The debate should have been a lesson for Bloomberg, one he doesn’t seem capable of learning

After that shellacking Michael Bloomberg took Wednesday night at the Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren predicted, “You know what I’ll bet he’s doing right now? I’ll bet he’s reaching in his pocket and spending $100 million more on advertising to try to erase everyone’s memory of what happened last night.” As a reminder, he […]

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Report shows how the radical right gets its financing from mainstream sugar daddies

People often wonder where the radical right—the neo-Nazis and white nationalists and alt-righters—get their funding, besides the occasional online fundraiser. The truth is somewhat bland but disturbing: Most of their money comes through discreet donations from relatively anonymous individuals with significant wealth accrued through nondescript means including finance, real estate, construction, and the like.  New York […]

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Roger Stone's sentencing showcased a Department of Justice that doesn't give a damn about justice

On Thursday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced longtime Trump adviser and Nixon-era dirty trickster Roger Stone to 40 months in prison for his conviction on seven counts, including perjury and obstruction. However, Stone hasn’t gone directly to jail. Instead, he’s gone straight to appeal, where some other judge will have to review the overwhelming evidence—including Stone threatening […]

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Local GOP chair shows up armed outside Virginia lawmaker's house to show 'we know where you live'

One of the rights the National Rifle Association has boosted in the last decade is the notion that individual gun ownership cannot be limited because gun owners may at some point have a patriotic duty to murder U.S. political figures whom they deem to be tyrants. The definition of “tyrant” is, in their view, gratifyingly simple: someone who tries […]

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