The truth about cats and Trump’s puppies: civil discourse required

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Digested week: When Trump called Omarosa Manigault Newman a puppy on Twitter, some still managed to be shocked Monday The question of how to cover the revelations of Omarosa Manigault Newman, a woman who sorely tests the principle of my enemy’s enemy is my friend, twisted US journalists into caveat-issuing pretzels this week. She is […]

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Trump’s evangelical advisor supposes the flu season is fake

In what is surely the most head-scratching hypothesi during this terrible flu season, President Donald Trump’s faith advisor has denounced the existence of this time of year when the infection spreads–and yet also believes that Jesus devoted the world flu shots to combat” the curse of influenza .” ” Well, listen, partners, we don’t have […]

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A topic tune for Trump supporters- stand by your conman | Emma Brockes

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Though the president is ruining life for his fanbase, many would vote for him again. And the sneery haters merely make things worse Every week for the past few months, news has emerged from across the US that Donald Trump advocates are suffering. In February it was farmers in Californias Central Valley, a demographic who […]

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Boris Johnson ‘sees no reason’ to withdraw Trump state visit invitation

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Foreign secretary backs Sadiq Khan after US chairpeople criticism but tells visit hosted by the Queen should go ahead Boris Johnson has said he sees no reason to rescind the invitation to Donald Trump for a state visit, despite the US chairmen assaults on the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, after Saturdays terror attack. The […]

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Bill Maher Explains To GOP Voters Why Hillary Clinton Is Their Only Hope

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Bill Maher has a revolutionary suggestion for Republicans: They should take a punt on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this November. The “Real Time with Bill Maher” host said on Friday night the GOP would lose the presidential elections under Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz( R-Texas ), so he advised Republican supporters to do […]

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From conservative hip-hop to white power boulder, rightwing politics inspires woeful music | Jeff Sparrow

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While hip-hop is perfectly capable of conservatism, successful relationships between rappers and rightwing politics generally take a somewhat different form Last month, Mark Seymour instructed the anti-Muslim group Reclaim Australia to cease playingthe Hunters and Collectors song Holy Grail at its rallies. We stand together with refugees and asylum seekers the world over, he wrote. […]

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Is it too late to save the world? Jonathan Franzen on one year of Trump’s America

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As the ice shelves crumble and the Twitter president threatens to pull out of the Paris accord, Franzen reflects on the role of the writer in times of crisis If an essay is something essayed – something hazarded , not definitive , not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author’s personal experience and […]

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Why everyone is talking about US interest rates today- and why it matters

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Todays the day the US central bank will decide, is again, whether or not to raise interest rates for the first time since 2015 but its seeming unlikely Why is everyone talking about the Federal Reserve? Because todays the day the US central bank will decide, is again, whether or not to create interest rates. […]

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‘The Mangina Monologues’: Twitter trends #MichaelMooreBroadwayShows, these could win a Tony

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Like Twitchy reported yesterday, Michael Moore’s next big “play” in taking Trump down is to superstar in a Broadway reveal. Because that’ll display him! And hey, Michael Moore could win a Tony … Ok, probably not but theseshow ideas from the Twitter trend #MichaelMooreBroadwayShows should definitely be in the running: A Streetcar Nam…hold on, is […]

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