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Good Seats Still Available for All Herseth Sandlin Events

Boy, they really came out in droves in South Dakota to hear Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin.

Her GOP opponent, Kristi Noem, has a new ad up, hitting Herseth Sandlin for saying that Obama deserves a “C” so far.

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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