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Republicans rage at Obama for Mount McKinley name change: Will Washington Monument be 'Obama Monument' next?

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) has a new joke about President Barack Obama moving to rename Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America, to Denali. On Monday, the GOP presidential candidate asked why Obama would want to rename North America's tallest peak after the GMC Denali, the automaker's high-end line of trucks and SUVs. Show More Summary

You could probably guess which TV shows Hillary Clinton likes to watch

Buried in the 7,000 pages of emails released on Monday night from Clinton’s tenure as U.S. Secretary of State was a pop culture nugget, in which she asked her aide for the times of two popular TV shows with conspicuous ties to Hillary the politician.

Why Jeb Bush Is Taking a Right Hook to Donald Trump

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush fired back at Donald Trump Tuesday with a video questioning his conservative bona fides. The 80-second video hits trump with a hard right hook, showing clips of him talking about living in New York City, calling himself pro-choice, praising single-payer health care and saying that Hillary Clinton is “a terrific…

Hugos/Sad Puppies Guest Post by Jameson Quinn

Hi folks! Please enjoy this guest post on the Hugos!: Hi, I’m Jameson Quinn, the guy who came up with the basic idea for the E Pluribus Hugo proposal to fix the Hugo Award voting so that minorities like this year’s Sad and Rabid Puppy slates can’t take over the nominations. I’m also a board […]

Singers, Athletes, Stars

Part II of my “Salzburg Journal,” on the homepage today, has an assortment of items. They ought to be supplemented by links. Will give you a few. I mention “Beyond the Sea,” a perpetually appealing song. Bobby Darin sang the famous version. Show More Summary

CEO Defends Slavery-Themed Game For Kids: ‘We Didn’t Set Out To Make A Racist Or Inflammatory Game’

The CEO of a gaming company responded to criticism of a game on the slave trade. The post CEO Defends Slavery-Themed Game For Kids: ‘We Didn’t Set Out To Make A Racist Or Inflammatory Game’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The paedophile panic has more than a hint of homophobia to it

Harvey Proctor has done us all a favour. His press conference last week about the hysterical allegations being made against him by ‘Nick’ (an anonymous bloke) and the paedo-obsessed police has… Continue reading The post The paedophile panic has more than a hint of homophobia to it appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Morning Must Reads: September 1

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump are engaged in an all-out war of words, as Trump maintains his lead on the GOP field. Trump released a campaign video on Instagram juxtaposing Bush’s assertion that people cross into the U.S. illegally as an “act of love,” with the photos of several criminals in the…

NEWS YOU CAN USE: “Yes, ‘Hillary Clinton Really Is Coming For Your Guns,’ the Daily Beast’s Ja…

NEWS YOU CAN USE: “Yes, ‘Hillary Clinton Really Is Coming For Your Guns,’ the Daily Beast’s Jackie Kucinich reported Monday. ‘Clinton has been pushing to curb firearms for decades,’ added the subheadline.” Keep that in mind, when, if like Kerry in 2004 and Obama in 2008, Clinton tries to pretend she’s pro-Second Amendment. Perhaps someone […]

“THE SILENT MAJORITY:” “I’ve suggested before that 2016 is beginning to look more and more lik…

“THE SILENT MAJORITY:” “I’ve suggested before that 2016 is beginning to look more and more like 1968,” Bill Kristol writes at the Weekly Standard. “This is true in terms of the presidential contests—on the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders is Eugene McCarthy, Hillary Clinton is Lyndon Johnson, Joe Biden will be Hubert Humphrey, and (the big […]

Jorge Ramos Hammers Kate's Law as 'Completely Unfair' to Immigrants

During an interview with Brian Stelter, the senior media correspondent for the Cable News Network, Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos stated unequivocally that he does not support Kate's Law, which would mandate a five-year federal prison sentence for illegal immigrants who are deported and then return to the U.S. Show More Summary

The Problem With Poverty Statistics

After years of being swept under the rug, poverty is once again "above the fold." Journalists, politicians and academics are discussing the topic from every possible angle. A new study seems to come out every other week, not to mention the occasional bestselling book. Show More Summary

Trump gives Jeb! the 'Willie Horton' treatment on immigration

If you thought The Donald had gone as low as he could go on his racist crusade against undocumented immigrants, he's proven you wrong. In a nod to the infamous 1988 Willie Horton ad deployed by Jeb!'s father against his hapless Democratic...Show More Summary

The 22, With 22, For The 22

Every day 22 servicemen and women who served in the American armed forces commit suicide, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. It's tragic that people who have volunteered to serve our country commit suicide sometimes as a resultShow More Summary

What Media Should Know About The Fossil Fuel Industry's Latest Pro-Smog Pollution Campaigns

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Environmental Policy Alliance are each running TV ad campaigns attacking the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) forthcoming smog pollution reduction rule. But before members...Show More Summary

Donald Trump's new vicious jab at Jeb Bush is reminiscent of one of the most infamous attack ads

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday attacked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) through the release of an Instagram video that targeted Bush on immigration. Trump posted a video to his Instagram account that spliced...Show More Summary

The Conservative Tax Borg Has Finally Absorbed Donald Trump

The New York Times reports that Republican leaders are alarmed at one particular aspect of Donald Trump's popularity: In recent weeks, Mr. Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on American companies that put their factories in other countries. Show More Summary

So Much for States’ Rights

The story as I understand it — for some time, Alaska has wanted Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali, its original indigenous name. In fact, as far as the state of Alaska is concerned, the mountain is Denali, not Mount McKinley. Since the mountain is part of a national park, the state couldn’t rename the […]

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