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Trayon White gets a pass when nobody else would

I assume by now you’ve heard about D.C. Councilman Trayon White’s rather “unusual” views on how the Jews are controlling the weather and his even more disastrous trip to the Holocaust Museum. One might imagine that this story is fairly well wrapped up at this …

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Unexpected nail-biter in AZ finally delivers for GOP

When Trent Franks resigned after allegations of sexual harassment and bizarre recruitment for surrogate pregnancy, his seat in Arizona’s 8th congressional district seemed pretty safe. It has a Cook index of R+13 and hasn’t elected a Democrat since 2012, when Ron Barber won a special …

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The curious DACA order from a DC District Court judge

Back in February, the Supreme Court bailed out on the DACA question, declining to hear an appeal to a ruling from a San Francisco judge who thought the President couldn’t end the program. Sadly, that decision has left the door open to additional mischief from …

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Blue city exodus could accelerate because of the GOP tax cut

A columnist for the Hill published a piece today outlining what she calls the “great exodus” out of America’s bluest cities. This is a well-established trend, one which our own Jazz Shaw has written about as recently as January. The author of the Hill piece …

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China wants to know: What’s your “social credit score”?

“It’s the ultimate version of ‘Big Brother’s watching’,” Gayle King remarks at the end of this segment on CBS This Morning, but that’s not quite right. China’s effort to assign a “social credit score” to everyone in the nation is the outcome of Big Brother, …

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Fresno State prof: Damn right I stand by my celebration of Barbara Bush’s death

Nowadays, when embroiled in controversy, it usually makes sense to double down. If you apologize your allies will resent you. And (most of) your enemies won’t forgive. It’s one of the many incentives in modern life to behave like a dipsh*t and be proud of …

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Internet Archive: We don’t see any evidence Joy Reid’s blog was hacked

Yesterday I wrote about Joy Reid’s deeply odd claim that her old, defunct blog, The Reid Report, had been hacked in an effort to make her look homophobic. That was odd for many reasons, not the least of which was that she had apologized for …

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Miss Universe 2013 host: Trump definitely stayed overnight in Moscow

I categorically refuse to believe the “pee tape” is real, as that plot twist is too implausible and low-rent even for the cosmic lunatics who are writing the simulation we’re all living in. But as the evidence mounts that POTUS did indeed spend one full …

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Lankford: It’s time to reimpose Democratic limitations on confirmation debate

Is sauce for the Republican goose good for the Democratic gander? Senator James Lankford (R-OK) plans to find out tomorrow in the Senate Rules Committee. Lankford told C-SPAN that he plans to introduce a rule change that will copy, word for word, a temporary changed …

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America’s got a fee-vah and the only prescription is … the Comey book?

Lotta people paying good money this week to be lectured about norms. Someday POTUS is going to figure out that tearing his enemies to shreds on Twitter when they have a new book out does not, in fact, damage sales for those books. On the …

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