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Another Justice Like Gorsuch, Please

“We have to STOP the next Trump nominee!” says a pop-up solicitation on People for the American Way’s website. Before you rush to “donate now,” you might want to consider the organization’s assessment of Trump’s last Supreme Court nominee. “Far from being a fair-minded constitutionalist,” …

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Conservatives #BoycottWalmart for Selling ‘Impeach 45’ Onesies

Enraged that Walmart’s website would dare sell clothing imprinted with the phrase “Impeach 45,” a group of conservatives has launched a #BoycottWalmart campaign. It started Monday night when Ryan Fournier, chairman of Students for Trump, tweeted about a line of “Impeach 45” onesies advertised on …

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Facebook Algorithm Flags, Removes Declaration of Independence Text as Hate Speech

America’s founding document might be too politically incorrect for Facebook, which flagged and removed a post consisting almost entirely of text from the Declaration of Independence. The excerpt, posted by a small community newspaper in Texas, apparently violated the social media site’s policies against hate …

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Ignore the Salaciousness of the Ali Watkins Affair. The Real Story Is Feds Spying on a New York Times Reporter.

New York Times Editor-in-Chief Dean Baquet announced Tuesday that he had reassigned Ali Watkins, a young national security reporter whose romantic relationship with James Wolfe, a Senate Intelligence Committee aide 30 years her senior, has raised ethical concerns. The story has “rattled Washington media,” according …

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Virginia Pot Dealer Sends Worst ‘U Up?’ Text Ever

The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) posted a note on Facebook yesterday about a man who texted one of their officers “offering to sell them marijuana.” “HMU if you wanna get together I’ve got some nice ins we can burn,” the text message read. The …

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Federal Judge Rules Against Suspending Poor People’s Driver’s Licenses for Unpaid Court Fines

A federal judge has blocked Tennessee’s practice of suspending driver’s licenses for unpaid court fees without first determining if the debtors are too poor to pay. The policy, U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger ruled yesterday, violates poor residents’ due process and equal protection rights under …

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Critics of Corporate Campaign Cash Silent When Donors to Light Rail Initiatives Ink Light Rail Contracts

Worries about corporate cash buying elections have far more to do with the candidates and causes that the money is being spent on than any principled objection to monied interests influencing votes. Nothing illustrates this better than the double standards applied to corporate donations to …

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Judge to Detroit Students: We Can’t Force Schools to Actually Teach You Anything

A federal judge has made it very clear in a new ruling that the government can force you to send your kids to school, but you can’t force the government to actually provide an education there. Judge Stephen Murphy III of the U.S. District Court, …

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62 Percent of Americans Want the Senate to Vote on Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Before Midterms

More than 60 percent of Americans think the Senate should vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy before the November midterm elections, according to a new poll. An NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll conducted between June 27 and July 1 …

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American-Backed Saudi Coalition Responsible for a Majority of Child Casualties in Yemen Conflict

A new United Nations report shows that the American-backed Saudi coalition in Yemen is responsible for a majority of child casualties in the region. Maybe it’s time Congress paid attention to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), one of the few Republicans who has consistently opposed American …

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