Politics

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Over the past decade the right-wing mediasphere has devolved from telling half-truths and lying by omission to simply propagating the most fantastical, stupid, and hateful lies imaginable. We of course all remember the bullshit birther hoax as well as Benghazi-gate — and who could forget the scandalous Buttery Males?

Most…

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The Netflix series Squid Game’s thrilling, bizarre, and macabre setting — a tournament on a remote island where players compete to win tens of millions of dollars in a death match of children’s games — combines gory, high-stakes drama with uncanny black humor. But the show overflows with social commentary…

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In the wake of the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse for the Kenosha, WI killings that left two dead and a third injured, conservatives in the media launched into attack mode, accusing the left of waging a misinformation campaign against the Illinois teen.

Among other things, the right says that the…

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Hail Caesar! Tuckus Hannitus here with today’s roundup of news from around the empire.

The radical Judean zealots have long been trying to cancel Rome. It seems they’d love nothing more than to give to Caesar that which is Caesar’s and give to their God that which belongs to their…

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Despite the raving critical success of Netflix’s I Care A Lot, many ordinary viewers have given the film the thumbs down. According to Rotten Tomatoes, 81 percent of professional film critics have reviewed I Care A Lot positively while just 36 percent of viewers approve.

The reasons for the audience’s…

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A recent interview with a Capitol Police officer reveals a lot about how Americans expect the police to react to dangerous situations, and how such expectations are rooted in white supremacy.

On March 10, Michael Barbaro of the New York Times podcast The Daily interviewed Harry Dunn, a Capitol Police…

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