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This Is What It Looks Like When You Are Against Women and Children This Is What It Looks Like When You Are Against Women and Children

Friday marked the 45th annual March for Life, a day when hundreds of teenagers in church youth groups across the country are bussed into Washington, D.C., to hold signs that read “I Am the Pro-Life Generation” for several hours and then throw those signs in the garbage before being bussed home the next morning.

Did You Hear Ivanka and Jared Are Unhappy in D.C. Because They're Actually Very Happy in D.C. So I'm Not Sure Why You Would Have Heard That?  Did You Hear Ivanka and Jared Are Unhappy in D.C. Because They're Actually Very Happy in D.C. So I'm Not Sure Why You Would Have Heard That? 

Here is a Page Six item from earlier this week, though I’m not even sure why placing this kind of thing is necessary because it’s very clear to everyone that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are doing great?

The Trump Administration Wants to Help Transphobic and Anti-Abortion Health Workers Discriminate Against Patients The Trump Administration Wants to Help Transphobic and Anti-Abortion Health Workers Discriminate Against Patients

The Trump administration is considering a set of regulations that would offer new protections to health workers who refuse to provide care to transgender patients or women seeking abortion services, according to a report from Politico. This is what happens when anti-trans and anti-abortion ideologues are empowered at…

Mar-a-Lago Is a Shithole?  Mar-a-Lago Is a Shithole? 

Mar-a-Lago, which costs $200,000 to join and is owned by the president of the United States, was cited for poor maintenance and multiple kitchen violations in November of last year, according to the Miami Herald. Is the president of the United States running a shithole or something?

Scenes From a Sanctuary City  Scenes From a Sanctuary City 

The message that Ravi Ragbir had been detained went out at 10:09 a.m., but it seemed to reach people in waves. One by one, hundreds of protesters marching in silence around the federal building where Ragbir was checking in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement lifted their phones and registered the same look of…

American Markets Are Booming and American Babies Keep Dying  American Markets Are Booming and American Babies Keep Dying 

The United States is one of the wealthiest countries on earth. The small percentage of people who hoard that wealth are likely to have a very good year. The markets are booming with no end in sight, and the Republican tax plan is already doing what it was designed to do: entrenching the wealth and power of large…

The Right to Not Vote Goes to the Supreme Court  The Right to Not Vote Goes to the Supreme Court 

In 2015, a software engineer named Larry Harmon wanted to vote against a ballot measure to legalize marijuana in Ohio. Problem was, when he showed up to the polls that November, he learned he was no longer able to vote. After Harmon sat out a couple of elections, the state of Ohio started a process that eventually…

Jeff Bezos is Obscene  Jeff Bezos is Obscene 

Good morning to everyone except Jeff Bezos, who should be ashamed of himself.

Maybe Don't Invite Stephen Miller on Your Cable News Show  Maybe Don't Invite Stephen Miller on Your Cable News Show 

White House senior advisor and dick-voiced racist Stephen Miller wouldn’t answer any of Jake Tapper’s questions on this weekend’s State of the Union, so the CNN host abruptly ended the segment.

It Always Comes Down to Abortion It Always Comes Down to Abortion

In the final months of 2017, the Trump administration tried and failed to block three undocumented teenagers from getting abortions while in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. In each case, the young women sought access to the procedure only to be refused by the agency, which cited a policy issued in…

But Her Emails (Remix)  But Her Emails (Remix) 

Congressional Republicans forced through a wildly unpopular tax plan that will act as policy steroids for extreme wealth inequality, a provision of that same bill will likely destabilize national healthcare markets and force millions of additional people to go without insurance, the president of the United States is …

Please Join Me In Enjoying Larry King's 2012 Christmas Special, Starring Larry King's Family and Featuring Billy Bush  Please Join Me In Enjoying Larry King's 2012 Christmas Special, Starring Larry King's Family and Featuring Billy Bush 

“Welcome to a very Larry Christmas, starring my wife Shawn, my sons Chance and Cannon.” This is how Larry King begins his 2012 Christmas special, which lasts 21 minutes.

Unsealed Letter From Office of Refugee Resettlement Describes Abortion as 'Killing a Human Being In Our Care' Unsealed Letter From Office of Refugee Resettlement Describes Abortion as 'Killing a Human Being In Our Care'

The Trump administration tried and failed this week to prevent two undocumented teenagers from obtaining abortions while in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. The cases of Jane Roe and Jane Poe came just two months month after that office had tried and failed to block another undocumented teen,…

Ivanka Trump: 'Integrity' Means Doing the Thing You Said Would Be Very Bad for the Country  Ivanka Trump: 'Integrity' Means Doing the Thing You Said Would Be Very Bad for the Country 

Time to face facts: Ivanka Trump talks weird and writes weird. In 2010, the journalist and critic Tom Bissell described the surreal and bad film The Room as a “movie that an alien who has never seen a movie might make after having movies thoroughly explained to him.” This is something like how I feel about Trump’s…

It Sure Looks Like AT&T Is Spinning a Union Victory Into a Trump Talking Point It Sure Looks Like AT&T Is Spinning a Union Victory Into a Trump Talking Point

A few hours after the Republican tax plan cleared its final vote, AT&T announced it would be giving 200,000 of its workers a $1,000 bonus.

Donald Trump Told the Truth  Donald Trump Told the Truth 

Congress just voted to give rich people a massive tax cut. A little more than a year ago, Donald Trump told a room full of rich people—at a restaurant that charges $145 for an ounce of fish eggs—“we’re getting your taxes down.”

The End  The End 

2017 was bad. Here are some things I wrote in 2017 that were good, I think.

Republicans Think You Are Mad About the Tax Bill Because It Is Too Good  Republicans Think You Are Mad About the Tax Bill Because It Is Too Good 

This week it was revealed that the conference committee finalizing the GOP tax plan inserted a provision that would substantially enrich one of the Republican senators threatening to vote against it. By some miracle and for reasons that surely had nothing to do with that provision, Bob Corker of Tennessee then changed…

Bob Corker Has No Idea How the Provision That Will Make Him A Lot Of Money Made It Into the Tax Bill He Wasn't Going to Vote for But Now Is Going to Vote For Bob Corker Has No Idea How the Provision That Will Make Him A Lot Of Money Made It Into the Tax Bill He Wasn't Going to Vote for But Now Is Going to Vote For

Bob Corker was among the last remaining Senate Republican holdouts on the broadly unpopular GOP tax plan until he wasn’t. On Friday, the Tennessee Republican announced he would support the bill he had once criticized for ballooning the deficit.

Little Marco!  Little Marco! 

Let’s go back in time to Thursday afternoon. Zip, zip, zoom! Okay, here we are—it’s Thursday afternoon and Marco Rubio is a “no” on the Republican tax plan:

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