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If I Leave Here Tomorrow: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant on Gun Control

If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd (Passion Pictures/Showtime 2018) at 51:21: Interviewer: ‘Saturday Night Special’ is a song that deals with a very real and dangerous subject in today’s America. Our interview of Lynyrd Skynyrd focuses on this now. Ronnie Van Zant: ‘Saturday Night Special’, we’d just known some friends, that, […]

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Dear Young People, “Don’t Vote”

This country belongs to whomever shows up. And do you know who shows up for every election? Old people. But only 46% of people 18-34 years old voted in the last election. Do vote. Please, please vote.

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Kavanaugh Lied to the Judiciary Committee—Repeatedly

Thursday’s hearing didn’t prove whether Kavanaugh assaulted Ford. But we do know the Supreme Court nominee wasn’t honest in his testimony. William Saletan at Slate: Maybe Kavanaugh is an honest man in other contexts. Maybe he’s a good husband, a loving dad, and an inspiring coach. And maybe there’s no way to be certain that […]

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Taibbi: Why Did John McCain Continue to Support War?

Matt Taibbi writing at Rolling Stone: But he did have one unshakeable conviction: Wherever America had a foreign policy problem, the solution was always to bomb the fuck out of someone. Long before he became a symbol of anti-Trumpism (despite having contributed significantly to the Trump phenomenon by unleashing Sarah Palin on national politics in […]

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prosecutors

Unfortunately, John Oliver is—once again—right on point:

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5 things white people can do before they call the cops on a black person

Reasonable list from Mashable, should be filed under “common fucking sense.”

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Donald Trump Jr., Sub-Master of the Universe

Matt Bai, writing at Yahoo News: Say what you will about President Trump, and I’ve said plenty; you can’t say he ever lacked for what New Yorkers call chutzpah. He had the brass ornaments to risk his modest inheritance, to plow through bankruptcies, to court public humiliation in pursuit of far-flung enterprises. I actually admire […]

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Independence Day, Rain and Neighbors…

Today’s forecast: 4-6 inches of rain over the next 24 hours! Say what you will, but over the last couple years I’ve come to love it when it rains on the 4th of July, and so does my homeowners insurance carrier (ba-doom-ching). That’s because the people who live on our cul-de-sac (and the neighboring streets, […]

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