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Curiously pro-IRA congressmen intervene in Brexit

Two appear to have been overt IRA sympathizers and one was a close friend of IRA leader Martin McGuinness

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Television

Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph’s funeral for satire

Can you parody someone for whose campaign you raised $6 million?

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UChicago declares that English is racist

Only ‘Black studies’ applicants will be accepted

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Education

David Hume and George Bernard Shaw…your time has come

Great British thinkers are no longer ok

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Beware the consultants! 

They are barnacles on the American establishment

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Woke capital is winning the left

Will Wall Street’s gamble pay off?

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Media

Sources: Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg weeps in his office ‘all the time’

Goldberg reported Friday that Trump derided fallen soldiers during a 2018 trip to France

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Media

Emmanuel Macron is a Karen

The French president berated a journalist who dared to try to cover his complicated maneuvers in Lebanon

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Architecture

Welcome to the District of BLMbia

Time’s up for the nation’s capital

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Media

What does ‘without evidence’ mean?

A particularly disingenuous new media stock phrase

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Cockburn looted the looting book

Why subscribe to racist ideas like ‘you should pay for things that you want’?

By Cockburn

Internet

Herman Cain, eternal COVID skeptic

The late Republican presidential candidate’s Twitter account describes COVID as ‘not as deadly as the mainstream media first made it out to be’

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Down and out at the RNC in DC

The Trump Hotel became a media-free GOP safe space

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Did Donald Trump have a ‘brief relationship’ with a former Miss Moscow?

Her ‘charms were not overshadowed even by Claudia Schiffer and Tina Turner’

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Faith

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of horniness

The downfall of Jerry Falwell Jr

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