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This Is Not Normal Episode 23: Populism vs. Pragmatism

Bill Scher, Traci Olsen and special guest Bob Williams debate why Democrats struck out in the special elections. Check out this episode!

Hot enough for you? It's likely to get worse. Much worse.

Individual daily heat records are being matched and shattered across the country and around the world. And new research predicts that by the year 2100, climate change means that such heat could expose three-fourths of the world’s population...Show More Summary

Trump Ends Tradition of Celebrating Ramadan

For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing it with an iftar or Eid celebration, as had taken place each year under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In recent weeks,...Show More Summary

Few Republican voices seem to consider Trump campaign collusion with Russia unthinkable

This is an odd segment of Fox News coverage, or at least it would be if it hadn't been preceded in recent months by iterations of the same notion. Even if we find out that the Republican presidential campaign of 2016 did indeed actively...Show More Summary

Restaurant Owner Cursed by Confederate Flag

A Confederate flag flies high above a South Carolina restaurant. Some customers hate it, including the restaurant's owner, but he says he can't do anything about it.... A year after his death, Tommy Daras and his wife bought the Orangeburg [Edisto River Creamery] location from [Maurice] Bessinger's children, but not all of it. Show More Summary

Breaking 200 Year Tradition, Trump Skips WH Ramadan Celebration

Way back in 1805, Thomas Jefferson hosted the first official White House iftar dinner, recognizing the holy celebration of Ramadan. Between the third president and today, celebrations have been admittedly varied. But since 1996, when...Show More Summary

HHS Secretary Price Lies About Medicaid Cuts In GOP 'Health Care' Bill

The Trump administration was out in force this Sunday spreading lies about the disastrous effects of the proposed Republican so-called tax cut for the rich "health care" bill. As Ryan Koronowski at Think Progress discussed today, the bill being proposed by the Senate "makes massive cuts to Medicaid. Show More Summary

Prince Harry Considered Quitting

Prince Harry has admitted that he once "wanted out" of the Royal Family and considered turning his back on the privilege he was born into to live an "ordinary life."... "I felt I wanted out but then decided to stay in and work out a role for myself," he said, making it clear he was primarily motivated by his loyalty to the Queen. Show More Summary

Right-wing 'news' sites distract from nightmare Trumpcare with scary fairy tales of freedom lost

Do you know people who like to watch horror movies? It’s puzzling why people want to have the bejeezus scared out of them, but to each his own. When it comes to politics, however, fear is a useful thing. In fact, there’s no better way...Show More Summary

Republicans settle on public strategy to sell their healthcare repeal bill: Lie, lie, and lie.

Both Senate Republicans and the Trump "administration" have quickly settled on how they'll be selling the Senate's gargantuan $800 billion cut to Medicaid and subsequent loss of coverage for millions of Americans. See if you can spot...Show More Summary

No Phil Donahue, We Don't Need The Media To Interview More Trump Voters

Sorry, Phil Donahue, but I don't need the media to interview more people who voted against their own economic interests to know they're living in a right wing bubble created by Fox "News," right wing hate talk and the endless stringShow More Summary

Saving Nancy Pelosi?

Part of the fallout of the John Ossoff loss is that a number of people are now calling for Nancy Pelosi to step down as Minority Leader in the House. I understand Handel used the terrifying specter of Pelosi in her ads against Ossoff, and it worked. Last year I saw a lot of Republican […]

Brit Hume: If Trump Campaign Did Collude With Russia, 'It's Not A Crime'

Brit Hume, sub(par) host for Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, opined that while being distasteful, if the Trump camp did collude with Russia to steal the general election "it's not a crime," so what's the big deal? While leading a panel...Show More Summary

The Democratic Party does not need a civil war, now or later

As a Bernie Sanders delegate at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, I supported the policies he articulated then—and still support them today. My goal in attending was to fight as hard as possible to ensure that we would get a more progressive platform. Show More Summary

Sen. Susan Collins Says She's 'Optimistic' They'll Make AHCA More Humane

I'm a little worried about Susan Collins' higher cognitive functioning. She appears to be living in a completely different reality from the rest of us. In her world, the Republican Party is a party that CARES about the most vulnerable among us. Show More Summary

Eric Trump: The Head Of The DNC Is A 'Nut Job'

Eric Trump on Sunday accused the head of the Democratic Party of being a "nut job." Fox News host Maria Bartiromo began her friendly softball-question-filled interview with the son of Donald Trump by asserting that president "has not...Show More Summary

Joe Biden Rips Into Obnoxious Billionaire

Daniel Politi, Slate: At the private event, former GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush asked [Joe] Biden why he didn't run for president. Biden then went into an explanation of his decision and how much it was affected by the death of his son, Beau Biden. Show More Summary

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare" and signaled that last-minute changes were...Show More Summary

The consequences of voting against your best interests

When I was in high school, my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, was much smaller. Less than a mile from East Towne Mall, on the other side of Interstate 90/94, were acres upon acres of cornfields. Between my junior and senior year I took...Show More Summary

Stelter: 'Fox & Friends' A 'Daily Infomercial' For The Trump Administration

Stelter asks his viewers what a daily informercial for the Trump White House would look like. And he answers it himself -- Fox and Friends. Yes, that (formerly) "Fair and Balanced" news channel is so blatant that even other media sources...Show More Summary

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