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Respected Urban Policy Magazine Runs Column Sympathizing With Christchurch Shooter  Respected Urban Policy Magazine Runs Column Sympathizing With Christchurch Shooter 

The day after 50 people were murdered by a white supremacist at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, a U.S. political publication called City Journal ran a piece that edged right up to justifying the shooting. City Journal isn’t a fringe outlet—it’s a mainstream magazine, widely respected in the world of urban…

This Special House Election in North Carolina Is Already Wacky as Hell  This Special House Election in North Carolina Is Already Wacky as Hell 

On February 10th, Republican Rep. Walter Jones died at the age of 76, after holding office in North Carolina’s 3rd district for nearly 25 years. Jones was best known for coining the term “freedom fries” in the ‘00s, but he was a remarkably moderate Republican who eventually turned against the Iraq war. Jones voted…

Steve King Won't Say Whether He Believes White Societies Are Superior  Steve King Won't Say Whether He Believes White Societies Are Superior 

Today, at a town hall meeting in Iowa, Rep. Steve King refused to definitively answer a question about whether white societies are superior to others, according to the New York Times. That’s right: the most racist man in Congress is yet again hedging in answers to questions about his beliefs about white superiority.…

The U.S. Is Reportedly Keeping Immigrant Children in Secret Shelters The U.S. Is Reportedly Keeping Immigrant Children in Secret Shelters

The investigative journalism outlet Reveal reported on Monday that the U.S. government is keeping a number of unaccompanied minors—young migrants who came to the U.S. without their parents—in undisclosed facilities around the country.

Elizabeth Warren: 'Get Rid of the Electoral College'  Elizabeth Warren: 'Get Rid of the Electoral College' 

In her first CNN Town Hall event since announcing her run for president, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she supports abolishing the Electoral College.

Suspect in Gambino Mob Boss Murder Seems to Be a MAGA Dude Suspect in Gambino Mob Boss Murder Seems to Be a MAGA Dude

We still don’t have a motive to put with Anthony Comello—the suspect in the shocking murder of Gambino crime family boss Francesco “Frank” Cali, who was arrested last Saturday in New Jersey—but after his appearance in court today, it seems safe to say that he’s a Trump fan. Comello was photographed in court with …

Devin Nunes Is Suing Twitter Users Including 'Devin Nunes' Mom,' 'Devin Nunes' Cow'  Devin Nunes Is Suing Twitter Users Including 'Devin Nunes' Mom,' 'Devin Nunes' Cow' 

Our favorite California GOP Congressman Devin Nunes is in the news again, this time for suing Twitter for what he insists is anti-conservative bias, according to Fox News. Nunes will sue the company for $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages. The suit also targets several individual…

Seven Current U.S. Military Members Outed as Having Ties to White Nationalist Group Seven Current U.S. Military Members Outed as Having Ties to White Nationalist Group

Seven currently serving members of the U.S. military have been revealed to be involved with the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, according to HuffPost. The identities of these service members were discerned from leaked chat logs on Discord—a group chat app that’s geared towards gamers—that Identity Evropa…

Devastating Floods Are Breaking Records in Nebraska Devastating Floods Are Breaking Records in Nebraska

Amid a news week packed with presidential candidacy announcements and horrific mass murders, devastating flooding in many American states has barely made the news. Destructive floods have plagued the Midwest and South, with 9 million people in 14 states that line the Mississippi and Missouri rivers currently under…

Trump Reportedly Likes Acting Out Self-Driving Car Crashes Trump Reportedly Likes Acting Out Self-Driving Car Crashes

Last week, in response to the tragic crash of an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, President Trump let loose his opinion that planes have become “too complicated.” This week, we learn that our president also hates and distrusts self-driving cars. According to Axios, Trump believes autonomous vehicles…

JK, We're Not Pulling Out of Syria  JK, We're Not Pulling Out of Syria 

Months after President Wet Boy announced a total withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria within 30 days, the Wall Street Journal reports that half of the troops that are currently in the country will most likely remain.

At Least 49 Killed In Attacks at New Zealand Mosques; Man Charged With Murder [UPDATING] At Least 49 Killed In Attacks at New Zealand Mosques; Man Charged With Murder [UPDATING]

At least 49 people have been murdered in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealand’s prime minister called the killings a terrorist attack.

The Pentagon Doesn't Want to Pay to Clean Up Toxic Chemicals Released on Military Bases  The Pentagon Doesn't Want to Pay to Clean Up Toxic Chemicals Released on Military Bases 

The Environmental Protection Agency is pushing the White House to approve new standards that would require the Pentagon to fund expensive clean ups at military bases, where dangerous chemicals used by the military have often gone on to contaminate groundwater. But the Pentagon is fighting back, trying to convince the…

Rosario Dawson WYD  Rosario Dawson WYD 

Folks, we have some big news: the actress Rosario Dawson is dating a singular genius, an intellectual who grasps the current moment like no other, a man whose work has shone a light on the darkness that infests our society, giving us hope for a better future.

Jeanine Pirro Is Shedding Advertisers in the Wake of Her Racist Ilhan Omar Rant Jeanine Pirro Is Shedding Advertisers in the Wake of Her Racist Ilhan Omar Rant

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro has lost at least four advertisers since her Islamophobic on-air comments last week in which she suggested Rep. Ilhan Omar might not be able to faithfully serve America because she wears a hijab, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Turns Out That When You Test Rape Kits, You Find Rapists  Turns Out That When You Test Rape Kits, You Find Rapists 

In 2015, Manhattan Attorney General Cy Vance Jr. gave $38 million in forfeiture money to police departments around the country to test the backlog of rape kits. Since then, 64 rapists have been convicted thanks to evidence from the kits, according to the New York Times.

Senate Again Votes to End War in Yemen Senate Again Votes to End War in Yemen

The GOP-majority Senate issued a rebuke to President Trump today, voting for a resolution to end support for Saudi Arabia’s brutal war in Yemen, according to the Washington Post. The vote was 54 to 46, with all but seven Republicans voting against.

Beto's Ready to Rock Beto's Ready to Rock

“Dad, if you run for president, I’m going to cry all day,” one of Beto O’Rourke’s children says in the first few paragraphs of the potential presidential candidate’s Vanity Fair cover story.

Defense Department Approves Policy to Ban Most Trans People From the Military Defense Department Approves Policy to Ban Most Trans People From the Military

On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that the Department of Defense has approved a new policy that will prevent most transgender people from serving in the military. The new version of Trump’s proposed ban isn’t as all-encompassing as his original proposal, but it will have the same effect, barring nearly all…

California Governor Gavin Newsom Will Order Moratorium on Executions California Governor Gavin Newsom Will Order Moratorium on Executions

Tomorrow, California Gov. Gavin Newsom will announce he is halting executions in the state for the time being, according to the New York Times.

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