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Jun 3 2017
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He is a libertarian. Always has been. Not a progressive, but shares stances on certain issues with progressives.

Jun 3 2017
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Jordan Carlos is great! His “food desert” short was one of the best things on Wilmore.

Mar 26 2017
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Carly Simon’s “That’s the Way I Always Heard It Should Be” is anti-marriage as they come. But people used to insist on playing it at their weddings.

Mar 9 2017
3

Yes, especially if you’re interested in politics, history, feminism, and the specific role of the collaboration between Italian fascism and organized crime. Also if you’re interested in a woman’s intellectual development over four decades, the process of becoming a writer, class antagonism, and female friendship. If Read more

Mar 2 2017
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If I remember correctly, he was kind of a Svengali to her. Inspiring in some ways but also manipulative. And I think he wanted a three-way and she wasn’t into it. Or that might have been another husband. But I think it was him.

Mar 2 2017
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I absolutely agree! And I think in this case her instinct was heightened by being part of the counterculture. But what was clear to me, also, from reading this passage, is that at the time she considered the rape more of an unfortunate event than a crime.

Mar 2 2017
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I read her biography, which was written with her blessing, and I don’t remember anything about that. I do remember an interesting story, about a hip movie-star party she hosted in the 70s, and a woman there told her she’d been raped by another of the guests. Fonda made sure she was okay and got her home safely, but Read more

Mar 2 2017
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In all fairness I think all the Bush women were pro-choice. Barbara (the mother) stated so; Laura (the wife) never endorsed her husband’s anti -choice views and chose to stay quiet — I always thought she was secretly pro-choice.

Feb 28 2017
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I got nothing against meanies but I have to say Gervais’s particular brand of misogyny is not my flavor of choice.

Feb 16 2017
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I assume he is talking about constituents who are going to Congressional town hall meetings with questions about what is going to become of their health care.

Feb 12 2017
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Du Bois was engaged in an ideological argument with Booker T. Washington, who argued that Black youth needed a solid foundation in the vocations rather than scholarship, in order to become “productive” members of society. Du Bois felt that they were entitled to a rounded liberal arts education, in order to become not Read more

Feb 12 2017
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Dark and weird like the Jon Cena “Through Donald’s Eyes” short. I want more of this, please. Surrealism is an appropriate response to our political reality.

Feb 12 2017
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I think people who were offended didn’t get that it was a line-for-line spoof of Fatal Attraction.

Feb 12 2017
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I agree. Sessions is ripe for lampooning and McKinnon’s impression was off the mark—although I’d like to see another SNL woman take a crack at it. (Sasheer Zamata would really piss him off.) McKinnon’s Elizabeth Warren, on the other hand, was astounding.

Feb 10 2017
2

He had to ask someone what “remarkably” means.

Feb 9 2017
28

I don’t know what the original poster’s qualms are, but I do know in many countries a great deal of corruption surrounds the adoption industry. Knowing wealthy Americans will pay top dollar for kids, black marketeers get involved, oftening kidnapping or buying children from desperately poor mothers; these are not Read more

Feb 7 2017
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I actually think this is a reference to Maggie Haberman’s piece in the NYT that depicted him as lounging around watching cable in his bathrobe while Bannon is downstairs making policy decisions.

Feb 7 2017
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I’d like to see Kate McKinnon take a crack at Trump, because apparently she can do anything.