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Kerry’s War

I’m on some annoying Kerry-Edwards e-mail list for donations and nonsense. The e-mail that just came in has the subject line: ” What we’re fighting for: health care.” Yep. That’s the war. Over health care. Can we please lay off the war/battle analogies while we’re actually fighting a war against people who WANT US DEAD RIGHT NOW?

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Jussie Smollett’s story has always sounded a little . . . extraordinary. Smollett, who appears on the television series Empire, says he was attacked on the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. by two men who shouted racial and homophobic abuses at him, beat him, doused him with bleach, and fastened a noose around ... Read More
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Let’s Chill about Hate Crimes

‘Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the television show ‘Empire,’ was attacked in Chicago by 2 assailants who yelled racial and homophobic slurs,” tweeted the New York Times on January 29. Mark the tone of absolute certainty about an unconfirmed claim. Many other news outlets took the same tack. ... Read More