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Donald Trump Jr., Sub-Master of the Universe

Matt Bai, writing at Yahoo News: Say what you will about President Trump, and I’ve said plenty; you can’t say he ever lacked for what New Yorkers call chutzpah. He had the brass ornaments to risk his modest inheritance, to plow through bankruptcies, to court public humiliation in pursuit of far-flung enterprises. I actually admire […]

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Trump decides not to invoke executive privilege, not that he could

John Dean, writing at CNN: As a leading student and expert on the subject of executive privilege, Mark J. Rozell, has written, it is an accepted doctrine when appropriately applied in two circumstances: (1) certain national security needs and (2) protecting the privacy of White House deliberations when doing so serves the public interest. Clearly, […]

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How should the media cover a White House that isn’t afraid to lie?

Thanks for watching. Strikethrough is a new Vox video series focusing on media coverage in the age of Trump, or, as Sean Spicer would say, the biggest, most impressive video series of all time.

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Triumph the Insult Comic Dog at the Inauguration

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was at Trump’s inauguration Now coming up to the stand are the Trump sons, also know as the less-motivated Menendez brothers. Do you like Melania? Did you see those naked pictures of her? Oh my god… well, let’s just say they should call her Laura No-Bush It’s like a pickup […]

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President Obama interviewed by Dateline’s Lester Holt

President Obama on Dateline NBC, “Barack Obama: The Reality of Hope”, 1/13/2017: If you had told me at the beginning of my presidency, the day after in fact of my winning the presidency, that eight years later the economy would be stabilized, we would cut unemployment in half from its peak, that the stock market […]

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The Unchained Goddess (1958)

We’ve known about anthropogenic global warming for decades and decades… “The Unchained Goddess” (1958), produced by Frank Capra and the fourth film in the Bell Laboratories Science Series (1956-1964): Even now, man may be unwittingly changing the world’s climate through the waste products of his civilization. Due to our release through factories and automobiles every […]

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California governor signs controversial right-to-die bill

Physician-assisted suicide will become legal in California under a bill signed into law today by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, making it the fifth state in the nation to give terminally ill patients a legal right to die. As hard as it may be to believe in today’s ultra-political culture, my Mom–who was an RN–told me […]

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Tennessee’s Cosmetology Board Thinks It Can Regulate a Software Company

Or, could it be that the board is using its regulatory power at the behest of private businesses who don’t want to compete with Project Belle? That seems to be case.

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How Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh, and Other Blowhard Goliaths Meet Their David

Donald Trump’s ongoing feud with the parents of a slain soldier, like Rush Limbaugh’s personal attacks on a student before it, shows the modern bloviator’s greatest weakness: his inability to walk away.

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‘Why Can I Never Seem To Say The Right Thing?’ Weeps Trump Into Pillow

The Onion: “Every time I open my mouth, the words come out all wrong,” Trump reportedly said in between long, heaving sobs, his voice muffled by the pillow as he occasionally pounded a balled-up fist into the mattress.

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