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Open Thread: 'In Creative Battle' On MLK Day

Michael Bennett, Martin Luther King, and Colin Kaepernick kneel together on the cover of this week's New Yorker Magazine. Open thread below...

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Captain Beefheart

January 15th is the birthday of Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart. Yes, I do observe it every year and, yes, I still firmly believe it should be a galaxy-wide holiday. What are you listening to tonight?

Rick Santorum Declares Calling Trump's Immigration Policies Racist 'Ridiculous'

The panel of Sunday's State of the Union fell apart when former congressman Rick "Please don't Google my name" Santorum dutifully tried to normalize and justify Donald Trump's racism. See, because although Frothy can't quite be sanguine with Trump's vulgar language, he's a-okay with the implicit racism behind it. Show More Summary

U.S. Couple Fleeing Trump Arrive In Halifax

After a 35-hour drive from Charleston, South Carolina the Vargas's arrived just in time for a polar vortex. Welcome to Canada, eh? Source: CBC The idea to move north started as a joke on the night Donald Trump was voted in as the 45th U.S. Show More Summary

'Donald Trump Is An Asteroid Of Awfulness' Says UK Labour Party

Emily Thornberry is probably the number two person in Britain's Labour Party, and should the Conservative minority government fall, and Labour win an election, she would command a great deal more say in world affairs. Given her level...Show More Summary

House Majority Leader Segregates Starbursts, Caters To Trump's Desire For Pure Pink And Red Mix

Here is a story of Trump sycophant and Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's method of sweetening up Dear Leader. It involves, as you might imagine, Starbursts of a certain color, according to an article in the Washington Post. “We’re there, having a little dessert, and he offers me some,” McCarthy recalled in an interview. Show More Summary

Sen. Durbin Defends Himself, Says If WH Has Tapes, 'Release Whatever You Have'

Sen. Dick Durbin responded to the criticisms being heaped upon him by his Senatorial colleagues for confirming that Trump used the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and other black nations during Thursday's immigration meeting. WBEZ’s...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Echoes Richard Nixon: 'I Am Not A Racist'

After Trump's 'shithole' comment was reported on Thursday evening, a revolving non-denial/denial of excuses and subterfuge emerged before Trump came out to deny it two days later. Does Trump's denial remind you of anyone? On Sunday, Trump said, "I am not a racist. Show More Summary

Joy Reid Shuts Down Trump Talking Points: 'This Isn't Fox News'

Would that we could clone Joy Reid and re-staff the Sunday shows with them. Imagine how much less craziness we'd have infecting the national dialog. The White House, in damage control mode, after pretty much everyone in the media realized...Show More Summary

Lindsey Graham On Trump's 'Shithole' Comment: 'My Memory Hasn't Evolved'

Sen. Lindsey Graham, while not expressly saying Trump actually said "shithole," he did slap the hands of Senators Cotton and Perdue with his newest comments about sudden memory loss. Over the weekend, Senators Sen. Cotton and Sen. Perdue attacked Sen. Show More Summary

C&L's Music Club Remembers Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan, the singer of the band The Cranberries, has died at the age 46. The band was slated to tour in 2017 but canceled, citing health issues with the singer. The cause of death has not been made public at this time. Please keep comments on topic: music and memories of Dolores O'Riordan. Show More Summary

CNN Host Incredulous At Trump's 'Shithouse' Defenders:'Are You F-ing Kidding Me?'

CNN's John Berman took the right track after hearing how Trump defenders are now trying to peel away the racist he made by substituting the term "shithouse" instead of "shithole" after he described Haiti and other African nations onShow More Summary

Trump Was 'Allegedly' With Porn Star While Fat-Shaming His Pregnant Wife — HerbalifeVerda (@HerbalifeVerda) September 28, 2017 Just a reminder that three "adult film actresses" have come forward over the past weekend to say they engaged in extra-marital affairs with the so-called...Show More Summary

Joe Arpaio Suggests HI False Missile Alert Was Part Of A Conspiracy Involving Obama’s Birth Certificate

Joe Arpaio weighed in on the terrible incident in Hawaii Saturday, when residents were erroneously alerted that a ballistic missile was on its way, by suggesting it was tied to some kind of cover up of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Arizona's newly-minted U.S. Show More Summary

Joe Scarborough Imagines 'All' The Southern Republicans Who Don't Support Trump

A lot of parsing going on this morning as a couple of Morning Joe talking heads insist people didn't support Trump because he was racist. "The first time I campaigned for Congress, every door you knocked on somebody was either on the side of John Wayne or Jane Fonda," Joe Scarborough said. Show More Summary

Sarah Huckabee Blasts Amazon's Alexa

Sarah Huckabee Sanders used the official government account to voice her displeasure. Source: Hollywood Reporter Sarah Huckabee Sanders used the official White House press secretary Twitter account on Sunday to complain about her son...Show More Summary

Corey Lewandowski Is The ‘Shithole’

Corey Lewandowski lowered the bar even more if that's possible in his effort to mansplain away Trump's racist "shithole" comment about Haiti and other African nations. Many of Trump's surrogates defended Donald by making believe they...Show More Summary

Charles Blow: Trump Supporters Put Themselves In Basket Of Deplorables

Alysin Camerota welcomes Charles Blow and begins with a question: Is Trump a racist? Blow laughed at the question and noted there were "very few issues" of policy where Trump hasn't been all over the place, but "this particular issue of hostility toward people who are black and brown is one thing that he's been consistent with his entire life. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Indomitable: White privilege, laziness, and how Donald Trump is America's "white trash" president. Lawyers, Guns and Money: The Shelby decision cannot be used for progressive ends. Southern Beale: Trump...Show More Summary

Who Changed Trump's Mind About Leaving Marijuana Up To The States?

A few days ago, Roger Stone sent out a VICE News article, "The GOP has a marijuana problem only Trump can fix," reminding its readers that Trump said multiple times on the campaign trail that the issue of marijuana legalization "should...Show More Summary

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