Category: Media

The FBI’s lie about ‘black identity extremism’
To the FBI with its despicable fabrication of “Black identity extremism” as a terrorist threat, I offer this song that debuted seventeen years ago. The white singer, responding to the [...]
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Jimmy Kimmel, unlikely healthcare leader
Late night talk show host, comedian Jimmy Kimmel, is demonstrating this week that comedians are a lot smarter than a lot of politicians. For three nights running he has blended [...]
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Stop Graham-Cassidy
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, whose baby boy earlier this year required open-heart surgery, says that Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La) “lied right to me face” when he told Kimmel on-air that [...]
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Charlottesville
Charles Bethea of The New Yorker writes “Witness to Terrorism in Charlottesville,” in which he quotes an eyewitness account by counter-protester Kristin Adolfson: I was ten feet away, so I [...]
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8 months later, Tess Rafferty’s scathing election response is still spot-on
I only just discovered this fine rant by Tess Rafferty this morning, July 5. It feels as timely as when she wrote it after the election. (Hat tip: Morgan McDonald)
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Racial bias and the murder of Philando Castile
O.U.T.R.A.G.E. Without the assumption of black criminality, Philando Castile, a school worker beloved by students, would still be alive. Without dozens of pretextual police stops, the risk of tragedy would [...]
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Gay Is Good – Frank Kameny In Comics
Panel on using comics to tell history Rick Rosendall, Mattachine Society of Washington Awesome Con Washington Convention Center June 17, 2017 Frank Kameny was a Harvard-trained astronomer and a World [...]
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7 questions as Trump unravels
Elizabeth Drew’s excellent piece on Trump in The New York Review of Books begins: If Donald Trump leaves office before four years are up, history will likely show the middle [...]
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Trump’s Twitter secret revealed
Unlettered eloquence, as Dr. King said of Mother Pollard. (She said during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, “My feets is tired but my soul is rested.”)
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Ariana Grande: “One Love Manchester” benefit finale
Ariana Grande closed out her “One Love Manchester” benefit concert Sunday night by singing “Over the Rainbow.” The New York Times reports: The message onstage and in the crowd at [...]
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