Five years ago, that was the considered opinion of comedian Mike Yard, a panelist on Larry Wilmore’s old Comedy Central program, “The Nightly Show.” It came as candidate Bernie Sanders absorbed a crushing primary defeat in New York, and it was becoming clear he would not be the Democratic nominee for president.
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“I was a stranger, and you did not invite me in . . .”. A few words on creating God. Last week, Right Wing Watch, the liberal watchdog group, flagged online video of a recent interview with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene by one Michael Voris of Church Militant, a far-right Catholic organization. In it, the Republican congresswoman, whose website touts her “strong Christian faith,” unburdens herself of an opinion that is, to put it mildly, startling.
She was just trying to defend herself. It seems a Republican "colleague" had slimed Michigan state Sen. Mallory McMorrow in one of those ad hominem, free-of-facts, detached-from-reality, what-the-heck-are-you-even-talking-about attacks that have unfortunately become a staple of that party. Specifically, Lana Theis, also a Michigan lawmaker, sent out a fundraising email...
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Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin. Here’s what we’re not going to do here. We are not going to indulge the lazy rationalizations, false equivalence, cheap gaslighting and other forms of rhetorical chicanery that have become so common to political discourse in this era. Our country is in crisis, and we owe it better.
We don't need more unity. Apologies to Sean Penn, who last week made an earnest case for that virtue in an appearance with — of all people — Sean Hannity on Fox "News." The actor was discussing "what I experienced emotionally" in Ukraine, where he had been filming a documentary when Russia invaded.