While You Were Offline: Donald Trump Meets a Full-Courthouse Press

When this week started, I genuinely thought that I’d be writing about Madonna’s surreal VMA appearance or perhaps Cher’s continuing Abba tributes. Alas, that was not to be. It turned out to be a week in which all manner of big political events happened around the President of the United…

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This anti-smoking giant is taking on Juul

Christine HallquistImage: courtesty of the hallquist campaign If the only news you ever read came from Twitter, you’d think America was some kind of post-apocalyptic political landscape. And you wouldn’t be entirely wrong.  But it’s not all dystopia. If you travel to Vermont, for example, you’ll find Democrat Christine Hallquist,…

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People want their dogs to chill out with CBD treats and demand is sky-high

Werk that runway, ToadImage: jd hancock/flickr Facts: ChuChu is smolgender. Kirby is agender and panromantic. The two are madly in love.  That’s according to Tumblr, which still maintains one of the internet’s largest de facto libraries of queer Nintendo memes. There are, to put it roughly, zillions of them. Perhaps…

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Twitter drags Trump-backed Florida candidate for racist comment

Ron DeSantis (left) and Donald Trump (right): birds of a feather…Image: Getty Images Ron DeSantis is already in hot water less than a day after winning the GOP nomination in the Florida gubernatorial race because of a racist remark he made about his upcoming general election opponent, democrat Andrew Gillum. …

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Freaked-Out Americans Desperately Seek to Escape the News

Last week, Jen Wrenn, a children’s literacy advocate in San Diego, attended her first political protest after reading about the Trump administration policy of separating small children from their immigrant parents at the border. She had heard Deadline. “A character like Fred takes us back to how we treat each other.”…

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Elvis Costello reveals cancer diagnosis as he cancels tour dates

Small but very aggressive cancer has been operated on, but recovery forces songwriter to pull out of tour Elvis Costello has revealed he was recently diagnosed with a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy and has cancelled tour dates while he recovers from the subsequent treatment. Original Article : HERE…

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Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name removed from book award over racism concerns

American Library Association changes award name after examining expressions of stereotypical attitudes in books A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove the name of Little House on the Prairie novels, about pioneer life in the American west, which were published between 1932 and 1943. In 2010,…

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Spare me the calls for civility President Trump deserves our rage | Jessica Valenti

Samantha Bee and Robert De Niro have taken flak for foul language. But polite responses to Trump play right into his hands Can we stop pretending that the right cares about civility? Whether its the faux outrage over the television host yammering over Robert DeNiros fuck Trump battle cry at…

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