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What will the GOP do when they realize they’ve canceled themselves?: columnist

Daily Beast columnist Wajaht Ali wondered how far Republicans are willing to go with their “cancel culture.” “Incredibly, the party that continually whines about ‘cancel culture‘ while at the same time practicing it is now on the verge of self-cancellation after turning on the big business allies it’s historically united with to push tax breaks, de-regulation, and the ‘creative’ destruction of the unchecked ‘free market,’” wrote Ali. Monday, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel mocked the GOP

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National Review Guy, 2014: Why Not Hang Abortion-Havers? Same Guy, 2021: Is Voting Even Good?

Amid all the backlash against Georgia’s new voter-suppression law (which will be followed soon enough by a lot of other states’ voter-suppression laws), the National Review‘s Kevin Williamson asks an important question: Do we really need all the voters we already have, anyway? Might not America be better governed if fewer people voted, instead of more? And he makes a compelling point: Haven’t most of the problems in American government been caused by those whom

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Mitch McConnell: Did I Do That?

On second thought, Mitch McConnell has decided that corporations are good, actually, and the Senate minority leader dearly hopes that they will continue making contributions to Republicans, in Jesus’s name, AMEN. It all started Monday, when McConnell took to the microphone to excoriate corporations for mildly tut-tutting about the wave of voter suppression laws being shoved through by Republican legislatures to make sure they can continue to get elected despite the will of their own

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GOP Governors Take A Pass On Those Satanic Vaccine Passports

Conservatives oppose government overreach, unless the government’s vetoing trans people’s personal medical decisions. What they actually resent is the government specifically regulating their own behavior. That’s no fun. Their latest freakout is over so-called “vaccine passports,” digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination but without the unflattering photograph. According to the New York Times, businesses, schools and many politicians consider this simple documentation “a path to reviving the economy and getting Americans back to work and play.”

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Republicans Just Lying Their Asses Off About Colorado Voting Laws

Last week, Major League Baseball pulled its upcoming All-Star Game from Atlanta in protest after Georgia Republicans passed their new cheaty voting law. MLB announced Tuesday that the Colorado Rockies in Denver will now host the July event. This should’ve pleased Republicans, for whom dragging Atlanta was their own national pastime. The former White House squatter once described the late John Lewis’s congressional district, which includes three-fourths of Atlanta, as “crime-infested” and “falling apart.” But

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Republican supremacy: Inside the GOP’s plot to hijack American democracy

Let’s be honest, America has a long history of vote suppression going back to the founding of the republic. It tends to come in waves, usually following one of our regular paroxysms of racist hysteria. In the bad old days of Jim Crow, vote suppression was enforced by physical violence. Thankfully that hasn’t happened in recent years. But our current surge of suppressive activity includes various forms of intimidation, from unscrupulous “poll watchers” to armed