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Donald Trump’s “toothpaste politics”

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Trump lies faster than the media, and his opponents, can keep up.
Thanksgiving Turkey

How much do Republicans hate Obama? A large plurality of them oppose him on turkey pardons

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“We’re not going to find a question that better measures reflexive opposition to the President”
Trevor Scholz, via Flickr

Meet the activists who would co-op(t) the tech industry

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As tech becomes increasingly powerful, workers are looking to take on — and ownership of — the platforms.
the flag of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or simply the Islamic State (IS). Via Shutterstock.

The Islamic State’s threat is closer to Paris than Syria’s refugees

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When we demonize refugees, the terrorists win.
Jesus, presumably telling someone to chill out and think for themselves, via Wikimedia Commons

Conservatives scrambling to explain why the Bible is negotiable for refugees, not for same-sex marriage and abortion

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This week’s been a madder-than-usual dash away from Jesus on the right.
Not even kids "under the age of five," right Chris Christie? (Image of interned Japanese children saying the Pledge of Allegiance via Wikimedia Commons

Mayor of Roanoke, VA invokes Japanese internment, says city won’t help resettle refugees

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Yes, this debate reminds us of Japanese internment…but in a bad way, not a good one.
Is $35 billion enough for David Koch? He'd tell you no.

The Koch brothers don’t just have their own political party, they have their own spy network

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There is no liberal analog to the Kochs. Not even close.
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November 1978: The month San Francisco unraveled

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Natural disasters aside, the city has never gone through a more turbulent time.
Thomas Jefferson, via Wikimedia Commons

Conservative plans for holy war are (obviously) un-American

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Religious pluralism in US foreign policy predates the Constitution.
President Obama speaks in Kenya, screenshot via YouTube

President Obama zings anti-refugee Republicans

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Folks who have spent seven years calling Obama a Muslim communist are about to get real sensitive about tone.
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