John Boehner
1:42 AM

Blackface, as shitty as it indeed is, is protected under the first amendment. That just means they can’t be legally arrested for it. It doesn’t protect someone from the social consequences of their actions.

10:59 AM

Thank you for this, I have spent all morning looking for a website to tell me who won last night’s game.

12:09 PM

A question for the Funbag: why should I keep reading anything on this website after Jim Spanfeller and Paul Maidment went to the lengths of firing Barry, like cowards, for the dumbest of reasons?

I want to support the writers here—this is both the best website that exists, and has ever existed, and the best sports Read more

11:36 AM

I can only hear this in the Car Talk guys’ voices - “John Bugsy Lawler, back from the dominant, prominent, malcontent, nonevent, rubber cement, breach of trust with fraudulent intent pussy...”

10:07 PM

People, Black people, Black people in Trump’s America in 2019, here in The Root, are advocating for a 12 yo girl, not even a young lady, to be beaten, have her head shaved for public humiliation and diagnosing her as having serious mental problems for telling a lie. Tell me how these Black people not only haven’t Read more

11:14 PM

The climate hysteria movement is not about science,” he said. “If it were about science, it would be led by scientists” Read more

2:53 PM

Or the one with the twins who THINK they are fraternal twins but it turns out there was an accident during one of their circumcisions and the parents decided to raise the child as a girl and once the twins find out they murder their doctor, but since they’re biological twins there is no way to determine who actually Read more

9:53 AM

As a survivor, I can safely say that Mariska Hargitay and Raul Esparza have more than once saved me from losing myself in the darkness of the aftermath of my assault. I will never not be grateful to the writers for this: “whether you’re a john in the South Bronx or a $3-million-a-year talk show host, no means no.”

9:22 AM

lesbian fanfiction, mariska, march and later michaela mcmanus. glad to know i wasnt just making things up. Read more

6:21 PM

At this point Splinter should just have a permanent general “Active Shooter [UPDATING]” article that they can just update appropriately when the inevitable next situation arises

11:19 AM

Corporations now need strikebreakers like they used to have in the old days. They would tie an onion to their belts, which was the style at the time. And they should tell us the boring stories that don’t go anywhere. We can just play Candy Crush on our smartphones until their voices give out, and then take what we Read more

1:45 PM

I’m also keenly aware of the division between the Times’s opinion desk and newsroom; which is why I will take great pains to never read the latter or allow my colleagues’ work to alter my opinions or worldview in any way.

2:51 PM

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