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Not every pitch can make it in. Better luck next time!

Want Your Stolen Kid Back? That'll Be $576.20  Want Your Stolen Kid Back? That'll Be $576.20 

Hmmm, how can we be more evil? There are so many ways, it turns out.

Farewell My Friends, and 'The Dame Jo' 

When I was hired at Jezebel in late 2014, life instantly and dramatically improved.

Trump on Roe v. Wade: 'You Never Know How That's Gonna Turn Out'  Trump on Roe v. Wade: 'You Never Know How That's Gonna Turn Out' 

In an interview with Fox News, the president did his best to hold his cards close to his vest as to whether he’s vetting Supreme Court nominees based on their position on overturning Roe v. Wade—which is to say, he was extremely candid about his administration’s strategy.

First Lawsuit Filed Against Awful 'Sex Trafficking' Law  First Lawsuit Filed Against Awful 'Sex Trafficking' Law 

The first lawsuit challenging the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (H.R. 1865), otherwise known as SESTA/FOSTA, was filed in federal court last week, claiming that the legislation violates the First and Fifth Amendments, Melissa Gira Grant reports at The Appeal. As anticipated by opponents…

Selfish  Selfish 

“I feel like my whole life is a question,” I declared dramatically to a group of strangers one night in early June, as I balanced awkwardly on a fat millennial pink pillow. Around me was a group of mostly women who’d paid $108 to participate in a “medicine reading ceremony” in SoHo, a neighborhood I don’t typically…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Nancy Pelosi: 'It's Not Just One District'  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Nancy Pelosi: 'It's Not Just One District' 

On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi gave reporters her take on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win: “They made a choice in one district.”

Immigration Attorney Says She Was 'Knocked to the Ground and Bloodied' by ICE  Immigration Attorney Says She Was 'Knocked to the Ground and Bloodied' by ICE 

Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Elizabeth Warren Describes 'Horrors' at Border Processing Center   Elizabeth Warren Describes 'Horrors' at Border Processing Center  

In an article published by Daily Kos, Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered yet more horrifying information about the family separation crisis at the border.

The Trump White House Made a Coin Featuring Mar-a-Lago  The Trump White House Made a Coin Featuring Mar-a-Lago 

One of the many burdens placed upon us by the Trump presidency is our collective inability to forget, even for a moment, that he is president. But in case you do, the Trump White House is making coins, known as “challenge coins,” to commemorate these terrible times. One of them features Mar-a-Lago, the New York Times …

Get This Look: Tactical Pants Get This Look: Tactical Pants

Hi, there’s something I really need to talk to you about. It’s been weighing on my mind for the past 24 hours. It starts with a “T,” and ends with an “-actical pants.” Yes—I’m talking about tactical pants.

Report: Don Jr. Continues to Be a Sad, Sad Man  Report: Don Jr. Continues to Be a Sad, Sad Man 

A new profile of Donald Trump, Jr., written by Julia Ioffe in GQ, underscores what we have long known deeply in our hearts: That he is very dumb, and has spent his entire life trying in vain to make his sociopathic father love him, to the extent that he has transformed himself into a living, breathing white…

Lawsuit Alleges Immigrant Children Forcibly Injected With Antipsychotic Drugs  Lawsuit Alleges Immigrant Children Forcibly Injected With Antipsychotic Drugs 

Affidavits filed in April claims that migrant children in a taxpayer-funded facility with a history of abuse allegations were forcibly injected with powerful anti-psychotic medications, Reveal reports. In an interview with Reveal, forensic psychiatrist Mark. J. Mills compared the practice to tactics used in the former…

Ask an Immigration Lawyer: Migrant Parents Face a Long, Complicated Road Ahead to Get Their Children Back Ask an Immigration Lawyer: Migrant Parents Face a Long, Complicated Road Ahead to Get Their Children Back

After the official launch of Jeff Sessions’ “zero-tolerance policy” in April, which mandates the criminal prosecution of everyone who crosses the border without authorization, at least 2,300 children—over a hundred of whom are under the age of four—have been forcibly separated from their parents. (The Trump…

'Congress and the Courts Created This Problem,' Lies Woman Who Helped Create Family Separation Crisis    'Congress and the Courts Created This Problem,' Lies Woman Who Helped Create Family Separation Crisis   

If you didn’t punch your TV screen today, please pat yourself on the back!

This Is What 'Zero Tolerance' Sounds Like  This Is What 'Zero Tolerance' Sounds Like 

At ProPublica, reporter Ginger Thompson has obtained what might be the most potent illustration of the impact of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” border policy: stomach-churning audio of the sobs and frantic pleading of young children who have been stolen from their parents by the U.S. government. The audio…

We Have a Policy of Separating Families at the Border  We Have a Policy of Separating Families at the Border 

On Sunday night, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielson tweeted: “We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period.”

Jeff Sessions Says the Bible Wants the Trump Administration to Rip Children Away From Their Parents  Jeff Sessions Says the Bible Wants the Trump Administration to Rip Children Away From Their Parents 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to be pleased with the outcome of his “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has resulted in the forcible separation of children—some only a few months old—from their parents, who often do not know where they’ve been taken. The psychological repercussions of these forced…

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