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So, A Man Walks Into A Women’s Dressing Room…

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No, this is not a joke. Today we learned a man “strolled into a Ross dressing room,” supposedly in response to the department store’s inclusiveness policy. On Monday, Lisa Stickles went to a Ross Dress For Less department store in Mesquite, Texas, where she claims management allowed a man, who made no attempt to appear to be a woman, into the women’s fitting room. Stickles explained that upon informing management about hearing a man’s voice in the women’s fitting room, she was told that the man was ‘representing himself as a woman today,’ and that she should wait outside the…
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Yes Trump Can Win. Democrats Are Deluded If They Think Hillary Is A Lock.

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The normal state of mind for the average Democratic voter is despair. Democrats and liberals fear their candidate will lose, always. But as it turns out, at least in presidential years, this fear of loss is a catalyst that gets Democrats and liberals to the polls. That has led to popular vote wins for Democrats in five of the last six presidential elections. The only exception was in 2004 when George W. Bush won the popular vote, giving him a second term as president. Unfortunately that pesky electoral college (and a controversial Supreme Court ruling) led to Bush, a Republican, winning…
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Enraged Trump Followers Subvert GOP, Country

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On Tuesday, Donald Trump won the Indiana GOP primary, and with that, his quest to conquer the Republican Party is complete. That’s because Ted Cruz bowed out of the presidential contest last night, and today John Kasich also dropped out. That leaves Donald Trump, the bigoted, hateful, misogynist, loudmouth, xenophobic symbol of American white supremacists, as the presumptive nominee of the Grand Old Party. But should this really come as a surprise? Okay, so all along we kept saying Trump was a fad, or that he couldn’t crack 30% support, then 40%, then 50%, etc. But is the nomination of…
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Will The Sanders ‘Revolution’ Fuel Voter Turnout This Fall?

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During this primary season, Democratic turnout has been stagnant at best, often underperforming the 2012 cycle. If Bernie Sanders is leading a revolution, it’s not at the polls. There’s no question Senator Bernie Sanders has led a “campaign revolution” that has energized millions of young Americans. Unfortunately this revolution has not translated into real votes, at least not enough to swing the delegate count in favor of Sanders. Now that it has become increasingly clear Sanders will not win the Democratic nomination, we have to ask, what’s next? Bernie Sanders has every right to keep his campaign going. He has…
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Why Do Conservatives Call It The ‘Democrat’ Party?

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Ever notice conservatives insist on “Democrat Party” over “Democratic Party”? There’s just something disparaging about the way it sounds, and I think I’ve figured out why. Aside from the fact that they sound like simpletons when they say it, there’s a couple reasons conservatives call it the “Democrat” Party. The most obvious reason is to disassociate their opponents from the word “democratic.” But I also think there’s another reason, and it relates to the phonetic connection “Democrat” has to another word. A long time ago in a dark smoky room, no doubt there was a cabal of crack conservative think-tankers  who “focus grouped” the…
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