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Thanksgiving Watch: Let's Talk Turkey--Days of Good Cheer--And Evenings in Repose Thanksgiving Watch: Let's Talk Turkey--Days of Good Cheer--And Evenings in Repose

“Meep Meep!” The call of the wild turkey bird. It’s your pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Watch, where we watch Thanksgiving—thankfully!

Republicans Plan to Crack Down on Worker Centers, the Last Line of Defense Republicans Plan to Crack Down on Worker Centers, the Last Line of Defense

The Trump administration is sure to be hell for working people, but so far the actual Labor Secretary has been relatively quiet on the specifics. Today we have a new item to add to his list of Ways to Egregiously Stomp on The Poor: fucking with worker centers.

Jaguars Junction: Week 10 Jaguars Junction: Week 10

This week’s thorough dismantling of the hapless “Cleveland Browns” football group brings to mind an old joke famous in Jacksonville circles:

Inequality Is Too Strong For Our Puny Governments Inequality Is Too Strong For Our Puny Governments

Given the fact that economic inequality has been rising for nearly four decades, it’s natural to assume that government redistribution of wealth has disappeared. According to a new study: Not so! But that raises even more sinister questions.

The Best Prison Journalism Is Straight Out of San Quentin

San Quentin is beautiful from the outside. It sits on a sun-drenched point jutting out into San Francisco Bay, a short drive north from the Golden Gate Bridge, at the end of a small road overlooking the water. Right up to its front gate sit quaint houses with spectacular views, which go for around a million dollars…

What Jesus Would Have Wanted What Jesus Would Have Wanted

Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Jesus, Salvator Mundi, passed through the hands of some of Europe’s most powerful rulers on its path to Christie’s auction house, where it sold for $450 million last night. This is what Jesus would have wanted.

BAN GOLF BAN GOLF

“Golf is a good walk spoiled,” a famous man once said, speaking to the author of A Book of Quotes. Would it not, in our modern world, be more accurate to say, pithily, “Fuck golf—golfing ass motherfuckers?”

The Modern Pharaohs of the Global Wealth Pyramid The Modern Pharaohs of the Global Wealth Pyramid

When politics is a nonstop soap opera, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. And the big picture is this: A tiny handful of disgustingly rich people are hoarding all the wealth.

BAN COLOGNE BAN COLOGNE

Fellas? Fellas.

Jaguars Junction: Week Nine Jaguars Junction: Week Nine

The last time we checked in on the Jacksonville Jaguars, football, they possessed a record of three wins and two losses. And now?

Steve Bannon Says True Thing Steve Bannon Says True Thing

On the sensitive subject of race, we have often given Steve Bannon a hard time, just because he is a white nationalist who oversees a racist media outlet. But—credit where credit is due—in a new interview, he makes a point that, we must admit, rings very true.

Swamp-Draining Update: Betsy Devos Edition Swamp-Draining Update: Betsy Devos Edition

A glorious wave of POPULISM has swept America, propelling our Blue Collar Billionaire president into office and empowering him to DRAIN THE SWAMP of the self-serving and out of touch elites who have serving themselves, not the hard working people of this country. Let’s check in on how that’s going!

Yeah, CNN Is Getting Stepped On  Yeah, CNN Is Getting Stepped On 

After AT&T and Time Warner announced their planned $85 billion merger last year, it became clear that there might be a political problem: President Donald Trump’s seething hatred of CNN, which is owned by Time Warner. And now, it is all coming to pass.

Garrison Keillor Is Basically Larry King at This Point Garrison Keillor Is Basically Larry King at This Point

“I’ve been confused about politics ever since Republican states became red states, which to me, growing up in the era of Red China, suggested commissars and gulags and thought control, which of course Utah and Texas and Georgia do not have... Blue makes me think of Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, but that’s another…

Drink More Milk Rand Paul Drink More Milk Rand Paul

New details that have emerged in the case of this weekend’s stunning physical attack upon Senator Rand Paul confirm: You need more calcium Rand Paul.

It's Our Best Chance Ever For a Carbon Tax, And We're Blowing It It's Our Best Chance Ever For a Carbon Tax, And We're Blowing It

In their scramble to find a way to pay for their enormous tax cuts for the rich, Republicans have penalized the middle class, students, and sick people. This all could have been avoided with a carbon tax.

Hey CNN, You Feeling Lucky?  Hey CNN, You Feeling Lucky? 

A year ago, AT&T announced that it had struck a deal to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion. On the left, people were worried about the negative effects of media consolidation on our public discourse. And on the right? Well, it gave Donald Trump a potentially perfect way to get back at CNN.

Safety in Numbers Safety in Numbers

Yesterday, a bloodthirsty man drove a truck down a sidewalk in Manhattan, killing eight people. Are your friends in New York City okay? I can virtually guarantee it. Yes.

That Weird Analogy About Beer and Tax Cuts Was Dumb as Hell That Weird Analogy About Beer and Tax Cuts Was Dumb as Hell

Yesterday, Zoltar-esque Trump administration flack Sarah Huckabee Sanders opened the White House press briefing with a long, meandering story that purported to use an analogy about buying beer to explain the logic of the Republican tax cut plan. You may be flabbergasted to learn that this story, which was literally …

Why "Enlightened Capitalists" Never Seem to Win Why "Enlightened Capitalists" Never Seem to Win

On the day of Armageddon, when all is in flames, there will be a rich person saying that—though it may sound radical—it may not be too early to start undertaking a study of these problems we seem to have.

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