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Media’s Obtuse Un-Self-Aware Donald Trump Obsession

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For the past few weeks, Donald Trump has dominated the news commentary shows. A common melody intoned from the mouths of hosts and guests is that Donald Trump is, well, trumping media coverage of all the other Republican candidates. The obtuseness of the media in its coverage of Donald Trump is nothing short of remarkable. The…
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MSNBC And Keith Olbermann Kiss And Makeup?

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Are the rumors true? Is Keith Olbermann heading back to MSNBC? It’s no secret that MSNBC has experienced a multi-year ratings malaise. And it’s no mistake that the last time MSNBC actually competed with Fox News was during the 2008 and 2010 election seasons with a certain person named Keith Olbermann chairing the 8pm timeslot….
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Marriage Equality Fight Still Not Over After Supreme Court Ruling

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Would you say the fight for reproductive rights is over in 2015? I didn’t think so. Much the same can be said for marriage equality, even after yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling. Because no matter how much we may perceive a “rights issue” as finally reaching its pinnacle, in this case, capped by a 5-4 Supreme…
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Charleston Exposes ‘Individual Liberty’ Gun Ownership Lie

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The murder of nine innocent people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina exposes the America-born con that gun ownership is the thing that protects individual liberty. If only you could ask one of the dead how free they now feel. And if only there were more bullets flying in that church, might…
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Mike Huckabee Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

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On Tuesday, Mike Huckabee announced he is running for president for a second time. During a campaign launch speech in Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee cast himself as outside the Washington elite establishment, you know, just an average guy with humble roots from a small town. Of course, his small town upbringing is why someone is supposed…
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