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An Abomination. A Monster. That's Me? (Frank Bruni/New York Times)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 22:00

Frank Bruni / New York Times:
An Abomination.  A Monster.  That's Me?  —  It used to be that when someone called me an abomination, I was in the presence of a homophobe.  —  But a recent opinion column in Texas State University's main newspaper damned me for a different reason.  I'm abominable because I'm white.

Roy Moore win would 'harken us back to days of segregation': Alabama congresswoman (Ellie Smith/ABC News)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 21:15

Ellie Smith / ABC News:
Roy Moore win would ‘harken us back to days of segregation’: Alabama congresswoman  —  The only Democratic congresswoman from Alabama said voting for Republican Roy Moore “will only take us backwards.”  —  “I really hope that the people of Alabama realize this election is about the soul …

Liberals Hate Being Held to Their Own Standards (Derek Hunter/Townhall.com)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 21:05

Derek Hunter / Townhall.com:
Liberals Hate Being Held to Their Own Standards  —  Aside from testosterone, the military, small businesses, the private sector, attractive women, private property, happily married heterosexuals, and people who refuse to conform to their Utopian-or-else drum circle mentality …

The Baker and the Empire - There are fine constitutional lawyers ... (Ross Douthat/New York Times)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 21:05

Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Baker and the Empire  —  There are fine constitutional lawyers who can argue back and forth about the Masterpiece Cakeshop case the Supreme Court heard last week, which will determine whether a Christian baker can decline to make a same-sex couple's wedding cake.

Trump should resign over sexual harassment allegations, Booker says (Alexandra Jaffe/VICE News)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 20:40

Alexandra Jaffe / VICE News:
Trump should resign over sexual harassment allegations, Booker says  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker called on President Donald Trump to resign Saturday night over the allegations of sexual harassment that have dogged him since the presidential campaign.

Fascism Runs in My American Family (Jared Yates Sexton/The Daily Beast)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 20:35

Jared Yates Sexton / The Daily Beast:
Fascism Runs in My American Family … The change first came in the weeks after September 11th.  Whereas my family had kept their slurs and fascist ideologies largely confined to the safety of our homes, now they were openly having these conversations with other likeminded people in public.

Nikki Haley on Trump accusers: Women who accuse anyone "should be heard" and "dealt with" (Emily Tillett/CBS News)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 20:35

Emily Tillett / CBS News:
Nikki Haley on Trump accusers: Women who accuse anyone “should be heard” and “dealt with”  —  U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday, in light of a growing number of probes into sexual misconduct against lawmakers, that “the time has come” to start bringing “a conscience” …

Fox News Anchor Falsely Claims WaPo's Dave Weigel Was Fired...During Discussion of 'Fake News' (Justin Baragona/Mediaite)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 20:25

Justin Baragona / Mediaite:
Fox News Anchor Falsely Claims WaPo's Dave Weigel Was Fired...During Discussion of ‘Fake News’  —  Isn't it ironic, doncha think?  —  This afternoon on Fox News, anchor Leland Vittert brought on talk radio host Jeff Katz to talk about a spate of recent corrections made by the mainstream media when it comes to the Trump administration.

Gingrich defends Franken: 'This is purely and simply hysteria' (Mallory Shelbourne/The Hill)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 20:10

Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Gingrich defends Franken: ‘This is purely and simply hysteria’  —  Former Speaker (R-Ga.) on Sunday came to Sen. Al Franken  —  's defense, saying the calls for the Minnesota Democrat to resign from Congress were “purely and simply hysteria.”  —  “He's never faced his accusers.  He's never had due process.

For once, the joke is on Al Franken (Salena Zito/Washington Examiner)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 19:55

Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
For once, the joke is on Al Franken  —  There is a strong argument to be made that Al Franken's central reason for resigning from his Senate seat is that he knew he would be reduced to being shunned by his peers and the press if he had remained to represent Minnesota in the congressional upper chamber.

Republicans step up defense of 'not qualified' judicial nominees (John Bresnahan/Politico)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 19:35

John Bresnahan / Politico:
Republicans step up defense of ‘not qualified’ judicial nominees  —  Senate Republicans have declared war on the American Bar Association.  —  Since 1953, the venerable legal organization has played a critical, behind-the-scenes role in assessing judicial nominees and their fitness to serve on the bench.

10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date (Lara Witt/Everyday Feminism)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 19:05

Lara Witt / Everyday Feminism:
10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date  —  As a queer femme of color, I keep close relationships with people who go beyond allyship; they're true accomplices in the fight against white supremacy, queerphobia, and misogyny.  If you're not going to support marginalized folks …

Transcript: Nikki Haley on "Face the Nation," Dec. 10, 2017 (CBS News)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:40

CBS News:
Transcript: Nikki Haley on “Face the Nation,” Dec. 10, 2017  —  President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has sparked protests across the Middle East.  The move made good on one of Mr. Trump's campaign promises, but also reversed decades of policy …

Doug Jones is a Terrible Candidate (Alex)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:55

Alex:
Doug Jones is a Terrible Candidate  —  A critique of Doug Jones from the left  —  Alabama's special senate election will take place in just a few days and to many around the country the choice seems particularly clear.  The Republican Candidate, Roy Moore, has been accused by multiple women …

Under Trump, E.P.A. Has Slowed Actions Against Polluters, and Put Limits on Enforcement Officers (New York Times)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:05

New York Times:
Under Trump, E.P.A. Has Slowed Actions Against Polluters, and Put Limits on Enforcement Officers  —  EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — The highway billboard at the entrance to town still displays a giant campaign photograph of President Trump, who handily won the election across industrial Ohio.

Alabama Sen. Shelby: 'I couldn't vote for Roy Moore' (Maegan Vazquez/CNN)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:05

Maegan Vazquez / CNN:
Alabama Sen. Shelby: 'I couldn't vote for Roy Moore'  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)Sen. Richard Shelby says he wants a Republican elected to the Senate on Tuesday to represent Alabama, but that he didn't vote for GOP candidate Roy Moore in the special election.

A battle for public opinion: Trump goes to war over Mueller and Russia (The Guardian)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:00

The Guardian:
A battle for public opinion: Trump goes to war over Mueller and Russia  —  In recent days, the rightwing media and Trump loyalists have been scrambling to discredit the special counsel and smear his Russia inquiry as a liberal plot … llegitimate and corrupt.  Using the FBI as a political weapon and America's secret police.

Most Alabama GOP leaders say they are voting for Roy Moore (Kim Chandler/Associated Press)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:00

Kim Chandler / Associated Press:
Most Alabama GOP leaders say they are voting for Roy Moore  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Most Republican leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday, despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that have prompted others around the country to say he should never be allowed to join the U.S. Senate.

Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican (Peter Wehner/New York Times)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 16:15

Peter Wehner / New York Times:
Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican  —  There are times in life when the institutional ground underneath you begins to crumble — and with it, longstanding attachments.  Such is the case for me when it comes to the Republican Party and evangelicalism.

Manafort and Gates discussed 'press strategy' after he left Trump's campaign, emails reveal (Jack V. Date/ABC News)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 16:15

Jack V. Date / ABC News:
Manafort and Gates discussed ‘press strategy’ after he left Trump's campaign, emails reveal  —  Newly unsealed court documents reveal August 2016 emails between former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his former deputy Rick Gates in the days after Manafort left the Trump campaign …

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