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    • Context Matters: What Was Actually Said During Obama's Thursday Press Conference August 31, 2014
      Have you heard the news? The black guy in the White House is screwing everything up yet again and floundering around wearing the wrong color suit in front of the White House Press Corpse. At least, that's what the media would have you believe from the President's press conference's cherrypicked excerpts. But if you listen to the actual press c […]
      Trevor LaFauci
    • Dear Marco Rubio, PLEASE Shut Down the Government August 28, 2014
      Marco Rubio is raising the possibility of shutting down the government over President Obama's upcoming executive action on immigration. It had to happen, given the GOP's hatemongering base's contempt for the president and for immigrants. But the executive order comes at a fantastic moment: whether Rubio really wants to shut down the government […]
      Spandan Chakrabarti
    • Melting Pots and Salad Bowls: Lessons in Acting White from Bobby Jindal August 27, 2014
      Louisiana GOP Gov. Piyush - sorry, Bobby - Jindal used the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech to lambast multiculturalism, essentially saying that racism would go away if only dark people would act white. Fond of the "melting pot" metaphor but deathly afraid of the "salad bowl", Jindal […]
      Spandan Chakrabarti
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