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New York Times’ political reporter Lisa Lerer shared the lead story slot in Saturday’s edition with her take on the Democratic Party’s Andrew Cuomo problem, as allegations made against New York’s Democratic governor deepen in seriousness: “Party Struggles With #MeToo Moment.” Lerer brings up in passing some glaring Democratic inconsistencies, but her overall tone proposes
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The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo sparked online outrage after its latest cover evoked memories of the death of George Floyd. The controversial cover depicted a cartoon caricature of Queen Elizabeth II pressing her knee into the neck of Meghan Markle, which was labeled as “hate speech,” and lambasted as being “offensive” and “racist.” The
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President Joe Biden’s nominee for deputy budget director, Shalanda Young, believes that abortion is “a matter of economic and racial justice.” News of Young’s position on abortion was made public after her nomination was advanced out of the Senate Budget Committee and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee down party lines last week. What
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Poor Herbert Hoover. The Republican president had the misfortune of being in office when the Great Depression hit. While some of his policies contributed to the severity of the downturn, the depression was the inevitable outcome of ruinous tariffs and overproduction. But from 1930 to the 1960s, Democrats made the word “Hoover” synonymous with “disaster.”
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blasted President Joe Biden’s threat of potentially reinstating coronavirus shutdowns. DeSantis promised that he would not put the Sunshine State back in coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. During Biden’s address to the nation on the one-year anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, the president warned that the United States could
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Police in Galveston, Texas, arrested a woman on Thursday because she refused to wear a face mask inside a bank that required patrons to wear face coverings. An arrest warrant was issued for 65-year-old Terry Wright despite the Lone Star State’s mask mandate officially ending on Wednesday, March 10. What happened? According to the Galveston
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If the media has enough of a conscience to revisit what they did wrong in covering (or ignoring) sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo, they could start with Eric Lach of The New Yorker, who asked: “Who Ordered The Smear Campaign Against Cuomo’s First Accuser?” Lach looked into what happened after Cuomo’s first accuser, Lindsey Boylan, went
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been one of the few politicians who has regularly questioned Dr. Anthony Fauci’s decision-making during the coronavirus pandemic. In a new interview on “The Ingraham Angle,” Paul once again blasted Fauci for his public health recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that he spreads “noble lies.” Fox News anchor Laura
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If white and non-black people share internet memes related to Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, they’re guilty of “digital blackface,” according to a progressive climate advocacy group. What are the details? The Slow Factory Foundation — a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental justice and protecting human rights — made the astonishing
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It’s just too rich. One Taylor Lorenz, a tech reporter for The New York Times, gets criticized by Fox’s Tucker Carlson. And The New York Times – not to mention reporter Lorenz – freaks out. As detailed here by NB’s own Clay Waters  and also by Nicholas Fondacaro, Lorenz recently tweeted: For international women’s day please consider supporting women enduring online
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The National Guard’s presence in Washington, D.C., got extended last week when  Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin approved the Capitol Police’s request for 2,300 troops to remain in place for approximately two months. Americans heard about threats from QAnon devotees on Inauguration Day, during the impeachment trial, and on March 4th. Exactly nothing happened. Perhaps
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Following the summer of regular riots in American cities by Black Lives Matter and Antifa members as well as the January storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters, there is debate about which side of the political spectrum embraces violence to achieve their goals. A poll found that white liberals are far more likely to
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned Friday that House Democrats are trying to “steal” a House seat from Republicans. What is the background? The Democrat-controlled House Administration Committee announced Wednesday they would not dismiss Democrat Rita Hart’s claims that she is the rightful winner of Iowa’s second congressional district in the 2020 election. Hart lost
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Network TV seems pretty determined to have black people afraid of doctors. NBC’s The Blacklist is only the latest drama to accuse doctors of racism in the middle of a pandemic. The March 12 episode “Dr. Laken Perillos” has Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq), Raymond Reddington’s (James Spader) confidant, kidnapped by the criminal named in the episode
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