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“Now There’s Revolution, But They Don’t Know What They’re Fighting…”

“Just one more thing: you know, I’m just as fearful [as you are of] Donald Trump, but, you know, but when it comes to that, I’m not exactly sure I’m down with Hillary [Clinton]. I’m gonna sit this one out, I think. I’m really gonna sit this one out, I think.”   “Luis,” a Bernie... Read more »

With A Teleprompter And Some Hack Ideologue Speechwriters, Trump Could Be (Moderately) Dangerous

Donald Trump's speech Wednesday got some good reviews. Slate's Michelle Goldberg wrote, Donald Trump’s Wednesday morning speech about Hillary Clinton’s record is probably the most unnervingly effective one he has ever given. In a momentary...Show More Summary

THE DANGER OF LOOKING AT HISTORY THROUGH A CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL LENS, Christina Hoff Sommers and C…

THE DANGER OF LOOKING AT HISTORY THROUGH A CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL LENS, Christina Hoff Sommers and Camille Paglia’s latest video: At Commentary, Daniella J. Greenbaum lists one antidote, in a post titled “How to Think About the Past:” Mark Carnes, professor of history at Barnard and Columbia, and author of Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games […]

The Sight of Two Men Kissing

His father told NBC News that his son was affected by a recent incident involving two men showing each other affection. “We were in downtown Miami, Bayside, people were playing music. And he saw two men kissing each other in front of his wife and kid, and he got very angry,” Mateen’s father, Seddique Mir... Read more »

Looking back on World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 37 refugees from around the world raised their right hands, swore a solemn oath, and became American citizens.

Open thread for night owls: First tiny, public stretch of Solar Roadway to be placed near Route 66

Lorraine Chow writes—Nation’s First Solar Roadway Coming to Historic Route 66: Missouri’s Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has announced plans to install solar panels at a rest stop alongside the iconic Route 66 as part of the department’s...Show More Summary

Embattled Whiteness Gave Us Brexit. It Won’t Give Us President Trump.

If there’s a dominant narrative in the story of the Brexit referendum, it’s the anger and disenchantment of working-class voters, who largely backed the “Leave” campaign and by extension its most vocal advocate, Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Show More Summary

Democrats hit Rob Portman over his support for privatizing Social Security

The Democratic Senate Majority PAC has a new ad out reminding voters of GOP Sen. Rob Portman's past support for privatizing Social Security, reports Caitlin MacNeal: The ad titled "Cicadas" from the Democratic group notes that Portman once supported privatizing Social Security. Show More Summary

Friday Cat Blogging - 24 June 2016

Here are the cultural references in this morning's four blog posts: Bette Davis, All About Eve. New York Daily News, October 30, 1975. The Sun, April 11, 1992. Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen Here. And here is Hilbert, one of the primary cultural references for Friday catblogging. How could you possible walk by this and not give him a tummy rub?

EVERYTHING SEEMINGLY IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL! Video: ‘Spaced out’ dog stumbles and stares into sp…

EVERYTHING SEEMINGLY IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL! Video: ‘Spaced out’ dog stumbles and stares into space after eating MAGIC MUSHROOMS as worried owner looks on. It’s doggy equivalent of the viral video of the groggy kid returning from the dentist, and even funnier. Roxy’s owner “claims the dog appeared to be ‘enjoying the experience’, adding […]

Brexit: Hated by All the Right People

As global equities markets tumble and gold soars, the world outside the United Kingdom tries to make sense of just what our British cousins did last night. There are many narratives. UKIP Leader Nigel Farage is calling it "our independence day." U.S. Show More Summary

Brexit, Trump, And The End Of The Post-WWII Global Order

I, as many Londoners, awoke this morning to the shocking news that the British people want out of the European Union. Needless to say there is a level of post-electoral trauma here that I have rarely seen expressed by the normally composed, stiff-upper lip British. Show More Summary

"And take careful note of the American man’s v-neck sweater. That’s the uniform of a man who is owned by a woman."

That's Scott Adams hating on the v-neck sweater in a blog post titled "The Humiliation of the American Male in 2016." He uses a Cascade TV ad to illustrate his point that "the humiliation of American men is now institutionalized in the media" — and he sees that as a big undercurrent in the rise of Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Pat Toomey courts danger with his hostility to Planned Parenthood

Leading Off: ? PA-Sen: EMILY's List and Planned Parenthood are teaming up to slam Republican Sen. Pat Toomey with a joint television and digital buy. The TV spot (backed by $1.1 million from EMILY) features a breast cancer survivor who...Show More Summary

It’s Official -- Bernie Sanders Is Staying In The Race And Will Not Concede

Contrary to the conventional wisdom saying that Bernie Sanders would never have been able to force a contested Democratic convention, Hillary Clinton has less than 2,383 pledged delegates. Thus, Bernie Sanders has recently confirmedShow More Summary

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