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Here Are 16 of the Dumbest Things Americans Believe — And the Right-Wing Lies Behind Them

We’ve gone beyond Stephen Colbert's' truthiness' into a 'truth-be-damned' environment. Americans are often misinformed, occasionally downright dumb, and easily misled by juicy-sounding rumors. But while the right wing is taking full advantage of this reality, the Left worries that calling out lies is “rude.” Remember when Congressman Joe Wilson stood up during Obama’s State of the Union …

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Five things we learned from the James Comey interview

The former FBI director was not afraid to talk in detail about Donald Trump, his own family and the alleged pee tape Former FBI director James Comey has taken part in his first televised interview since the release of his book about his dealings with Donald Trump, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership. Speaking …

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Comey’s new book shows Trump obsessed over the dossier/pee tape, among other things

The new book by former FBI Director James Comey is circulating and it rehashes in vivid detail some familiar ground, including the fact that Donald Trump fixated on the lewd details of the Steele dossier and didn’t have any idea that the real mission of the FBI is to protect the American people, not his own …

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Paul Ryan’s Biggest Influence: 10 Things You Should Know About the Lunatic Ayn Rand

Here's a treasure trove of background info on the woman who inspired the exiting Speaker of the House “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand.” That's freshly minted GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan talking — statements he would eventually recant …

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump’s lawyers make a mess of things

We begin today’s roundup with Margaret Hartmann’s analysis of the clown show that is Michael Cohen and his lawyer: From his assertion that marital rape is legal to his insistence that a $ 130,000 preelection payment to Stormy Daniels doesn’t violate campaign finance laws because he paid it himself (which might actually be a bigger campaign …

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Rebecca Solnit on #MeToo, Mass Movements and the 10th Anniversary of ‘Men Explain Things to Me’

The writer and activist discusses the power of movements. This month marks the 10th anniversary of Rebecca Solnit’s groundbreaking essay, “Men Explain Things to Me.” In 2008, Solnit wrote, “Men explain things to me, and other women, whether or not they know what they’re talking about. … Every woman knows what I’m talking about. It’s …

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Stormy Daniels asked to preserve all things Trump-related as mounting evidence ties Trump to payoff

Buzzfeed has asked adult film star Stormy Daniels to preserve all materials related to her interactions with President Trump, with whom she alleges an affair, and his personal attorney, Michael Cohen. The request may be a prelude to a subpoena with the potential to make such documents and images public. The irony is, it’s Cohen himself who, after …

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Racist teacher gets vacation after doing a bunch of things that should have gotten him fired

Dammit, Florida. On the same day that Gunshine State lawmakers voted to arm teachers, a Jacksonville middle school teacher was not fired for being an outspoken bigot. In October, almost two dozen middle school students reported that teacher David Swinyar went full-on, MAGA-hat racist in math class, with a sprinkle of sexual predation.   This is just …

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Open thread for night owls: Trump regime’s phony infrastructure plan will make things worse

Hunter Blair is a budget analyst at the Economic Policy Institute, where he researches tax, budget, and infrastructure policy. At In These Times, he writes—The Trump Admin’s Infrastructure Plan Doubles Down on a System That Doesn’t Work: The Trump administration recently released its long-awaited infrastructure plan. Despite claims by administration officials that the plan will provide …

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Most Americans know Donald Trump is a racist. Most of the rest are … white, among other things.

Americans are catching on to the racist reality of Donald Trump … some of them faster than others. According to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 57 percent of Americans think Trump’s policies have been bad for Muslims, and 56 percent think they’ve been bad for Hispanics. Forty-seven percent, including …

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