Tag: Favorite

Feb 13

The Right’s Favorite New Intellectual Has Some Truly Pitiable Ideas About Masculinity

Click here for reuse options! Why does anyone take Jordan Peterson seriously? More than a decade ago, when he reviewed Harvard curmudgeon Harvey Mansfield’s book, Manliness, Walter Kirn asked: “In just which far-off galaxy has Mansfield set up his telescope to scrutinize the doings of us earthlings?” Mansfield’s book, whose port-and-pipesmoke fantasy of masculinity was …

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Feb 13

Trump’s favorite terrorist Duterte tells his soldiers to shoot female rebels in the vagina

This is the man Donald Trump has been praising non-stop. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told soldiers last week to shoot female rebels in their genitals, the latest in a series of violent, misogynistic remarks. […] Tell the soldiers. ‘There’s a new order coming from the mayor. We won’t kill you. We will just shoot your …

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Feb 06

Verizon Just Torpedoed the Right’s Favorite Talking Point About the Trump Tax Cuts

Surprise, surprise: The telecommunications company has no intention of investing its savings. Remember how FCC chair Ajit Pai told everyone that repealing net neutrality protections would boost investment by big telecoms? Remember how the Republican Party told you corporations like big telecoms would invest their big tax breaks? Yeah, about that. Verizon reported $ 17.2 billion …

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Jan 11

Major Court Ruling Knocks Out Favorite GOP Tactic to Manipulate Democracy

State Republicans are expected to appeal the decision. In a ruling hailed as a major and historic “victory for democracy,” a federal court on Tuesday deemed North Carolina's 2016 congressional map unconstitutional on the grounds that it was drawn to discriminate against Democratic voters—marking the first time a federal court has struck down a redistricting …

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Jan 02

Trump Favorite David Clarke Gets Himself Suspended from Twitter for Berserk, Liberal-Bashing Rant

This is who the president very nearly added to his administration. David Clarke Jr., the former Milwaukee County Sheriff who may or may not be currently gainfully employed at a Trump PAC, had a terrible, no good weekend. First, the news broke that the FBI got a search warrant for his email. The whole affair started …

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Dec 25

What is your favorite (and least favorite) holiday movie?

Right now, there’s probably about a kajillion kilowatt hours making lights blink on various homes and businesses around the country. Some of my best memories are connected to the holidays. I remember this time of year holding so much “magic” as a child. As we grow older and the commercialism becomes more apparent, some of …

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Dec 19

New Wall Street Journal Report Might Totally Destroy Republicans’ Favorite Anti-FBI Talking Point

The GOP still won't shut up about a "Deep State" conspiracy though. A new report from the Wall Street Journal adds some needed context to FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s text message about the Russia investigation being an “insurance policy” in the event that Donald Trump won last year’s presidential election. According to the Journal’s sources, Strzok’s talk of an “insurance policy” against Trump’s …

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Dec 09

Are Your Favorite Jeans Part of the Climate Problem?

Click here for reuse options! Clothing companies might be ignoring as much as 90 percent of the climate pollution they generate. As the fashion industry prepares for the holiday season, many high-profile brands will pump out new trends and products faster than ever before. All too often, however, that business helps drive severe damage to …

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Nov 18

‘Passing’ for Lower Class Is Manipulative—and a Favorite Tactic of Duck Dynasty and Trump

The real reason Trump won't release his taxes or be honest about the prestige of his education is so he can pass for whatever his voters want him to be. The following is an excerpt from the essay “Class Acts: Ways to be Something You’re Not” by Clarence Page, from the new book We Wear …

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