Friday Talking Points [374] -- The Knives Come Out

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In every 1950s “gang rumble” genre film, there comes a point where the fighting gets more serious. This is, literally, where the knives come out. I begin . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [374] — The Knives Come Out

Flint, Freedom, and the State of the Union

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Gremlins and glitches prevented earlier postings; all fixed now, thanks to the great IT team (a solid one man operation by member, “There Is No Spoon”) at Democrats for . . . → Read More: Flint, Freedom, and the State of the Union

Sunday Talks for 1/10/16

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Another week of the weird and unsettling has come and gone. Though not without its comedic moments, thanks to the derpy stylings of the Y’all Qaeda bunch in Oregon who first forgot to . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks for 1/10/16

Friday Talking Points [373] -- Underpants Gnomes Will Defeat Trump!

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That sub-headline may take the prize for the most bizarre we’ve ever offered up, although it’d have to beat the current champion — which is, of . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [373] — Underpants Gnomes Will Defeat Trump!

Guns Or Lives?

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Who is out of touch? The President who cries at his personal memory of the dead? The twice-elected President overcome by the images of children shot to death in the classroom and halls of . . . → Read More: Guns Or Lives?

Sunday Talks for 1/3/16

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Happy New Year, everyone! Though the pessimist in me thinks we may just be in for a continuation of 2015, only uglier. But a girl can hope, right?

Republicans still outnumber Democrats on . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks for 1/3/16

A Pall Mocks Our Grief For Tamir Rice

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How many ways legally and psychologically can black bodies fallen on sidewalks and roadways be left twisting in the wind? In the pattern and technicalities of police killings in . . . → Read More: A Pall Mocks Our Grief For Tamir Rice

Sunday Talks for 12/27/15

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Perhaps the powers that be on the Sunday talk shows were feeling a bit of the Christmas spirit for this Sunday, because — hold on to your hats — for once the Republicans . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks for 12/27/15

My 2015

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Welcome back to our annual year-end awards column!

[Part 1 of this column ran last week, just in case you missed it.]

Before we begin with this week’s awards, . . . → Read More: My 2015 “McLaughlin Awards” [Part 2]

Step Right Up: It's Circus Time

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It’s circus time! The clowns circle and the lion roars! The clowns honk and beep and scoot but don’t fit into the car; they are falling out, throwing confetti for a . . . → Read More: Step Right Up: It’s Circus Time