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“Moderate” Martha McSally votes to yank health care from millions

Martha McSally stood up in GOP conference meeting and said let's get this "fucking thing" done. Yes, direct quote — per members and aides. — Erica Werner (@ericawerner) May 4, 2017 About ending protections from lifelong coverage caps on children born with illnesses, making being a rape or domestic violence victim a preexisting condition, etc. […]

Beware anti-choicers’ calls for “common ground”

A Handmaid’s Tale is not a dystopic novel to them, it’s a how-to manual AZ Republic‘s Alia Rau reported last Thursday on SB1367, the lastest “born alive” anti-choice bill: Maureen Williams testified that the bill would have changed the final minutes she had with her daughter, Zoe. At 23 weeks pregnant, she said, she learned […]

Apparently there is no problem caused by Republicans that cannot be solved by adding more Republicans

Margaret Sullivan I like Margaret Sullivan and think she did a solid and thoughtful job as NYT’s Public Editor when she was in the position. Now she’s at the Washington Post as a media columnist and her latest on fake news and Trump supporters makes a decent observation about how the false info spreads and […]

Listen to a sensible moderate centrist Republican Arizona State Senator say a totally non-wingnutty thing in a committee!

Remember these paragons of civility? Big hat tip to the friend who works on Arizona legislative matters who tipped me off to this. The Senate Transportation and Technology Committee was discussing HB2324, a noncontroversial bill that would exempt Purple Heart recipients and their spouses from vehicle registration fees. After some hashing out of minor details […]

CLICKBAIT: This take on both David Brooks and “identity politics” is everything!

From Timothy Burke, Professor of History at Swarthmore College, comes a magnificent rebuttal to David Brooks’ latest pile of festering sanctimonious hooey in the New York Times. Swarthmore thoroughly pastes Brooks for his tedious habits of hypocrisy and useless moralizing, but he also takes down the “identity politics” canard peddled by guys like Mark Lilla […]

Colin Jost and the problem with bloodless opposition to “identity politics”

On the Weekend Update portion of the November 19 SNL broadcast Colin Jost made a joke a lot of viewers of the show found offensive. What the fuck is this @SNLUpdate pic.twitter.com/Q3PTZghM5g — Sam Escobar 👻 (@myhairisblue) November 21, 2016 The dating app Tinder announced a new feature this week with gives users 37 different […]

I turned them off. You should too.

@MaeveReston Really? I don't remember seeing those tax returns. Maybe I missed them as CNN broadcast his rallies from start to stop. — The Klute (@the_klute) November 9, 2016 Maeve Reston works for CNN. Note her sneering contempt for you and never forget it. Protests have erupted in big cities all over the country in […]