NY Times: Conservatives Adopting ‘White Nationalist’ Policies Like Opposing Affirmative Action, Supporting Tariffs

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A front-page New York Times story detailed Tuesday how the white supremacist and alt-right movements that many warned were on the rise now appear to be fractured and on the decline. The most obvious indication of the far-right’s slide back into irrelevance came Sunday when barely twenty people showed up to the much-hyped “Unite the Right” rally …

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Make The Galaxy Great Again: Better, Bolder Options for the Space Force Logo

Space Force is President Donald Trump’s gift to future generations of proud Americans who will one day bear witness to the greatest empire on Earth’s ultimate conquest: the final frontier. But first, he needs our help choosing a logo.

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Once the logo is sorted, we can all start stocking up on trendy Space Force gear, and wearing it to social functions. A selfie in a hot new Space Force tactical vest is sure to boost your swipe rate on Tinder. Unfortunately, the logo options the Trump campaign’s interns came up with are pretty lame, so we decided to design a few better, bolder logos for your immediate consideration. Let us know what you think!

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British Labour Party Crackup: A Warning of Things to Come

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Britain’s Labour Party has undergone a kind of gravitational collapse. Its fringes have fallen into its center, forming a black hole that is a maelstrom of anti-Semitism. Hard to imagine that only a decade ago it was the most mainstream of parties. Its leader Tony Blair preached a mixture of social justice and free markets. The speed with which Labour has fallen to extremists should serve as a wake-up call.

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Chris Cuomo’s Very Bad, Very Dumb, Very Dangerous Defense of Violent Thuggery

CNN’s Chris Cuomo seems to think it’s okay to assault Nazis. He did not say so Monday night. Instead he strongly implied it throughout a five-minute monologue, in which he dredged up every canard justifying attacking Nazi protesters without actually saying it’s okay to attack Nazi protesters, all while maintaining that he was scandalized by the …

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EXCLUSIVE: Crowdsourced Photos of ‘Baseball Fan’ Brett Kavanaugh Raise Troubling Questions

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanuagh is in hot water for, among other things, claiming to be a “fan” of the Washington Nationals baseball team. Media outlets have been asking their readers to send in photos of Kavanaugh “attending” Nationals games to bolster their journalistic investigations.

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Outside of All the Violence, Those Antifa Protests Sure Were Peaceful

The good news about Sunday’s “Unite the Right II” rally held in Washington D.C. is that it was an embarrassing failure. A year after hundreds of alt-right protesters clashed with Antifa counter-protesters in Charlottesville, resulting in the death of Heather Heyer, less than two dozen fringe-balls showed up for the sequel. By contrast, the counter-protesters …

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10 Ridiculously Old Celebs Who Are Still Younger Than Nancy Pelosi

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) is one of the most unpopular politicians in the country. According to a recent Gallup poll, 53 percent of Americans hold an unfavorable view of the woman in line to become Speaker of the House if Democrats retake control of Congress in this year’s midterm elections. According to Pelosi, …

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Make The Milky Way Great Again: Top Priorities for Trump’s Visionary Space Force

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday formally unveiled President Donald Trump’s visionary plan to establish a new branch of the U.S. military: the Space Force. The president marked the occasion by Tweeting, and liberals across the country were left with the odd yet familiar taste in the mouths that often results from being thoroughly owned.

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Five Idiotic Moments in the Most Recent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Interview

I can never thank enough the Democratic voters of New York’s 14th congressional district for giving us Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young Latina who stunned politicos by beating powerful Democrat Joe Crowley in the primary. Ocasio-Cortez’s win was greeted with enthusiasm by the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party, who hailed her as a rising star and a champion for democratic socialism

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#Resistance Is Fruitful: Former Obama Officials Fight Trump By Shilling for Corporations, Defending Sex Criminals

Looking back at the early years of the Obama era, one cannot help but be amused at the apparent earnestness with which the former president declared war on special interests, the “revolving door,” and excessive wealth. Knowing what we know now, it is easy to forget Obama’s pledge to ban lobbyists from his administration, or the time he …

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Using Twitter for Good (and Evil)

On the latest episode of the Substandard, I tell a story about using Twitter for good, and how even in the process of using Twitter for good you kind of have to use it for evil. If you don’t want the story spoiled, listen now (it’s in the first 20 minutes of the show) and then come back here for some visual depictions of what I was talking about on the show. Go, listen now, I’ll wait. While you’re at it, maybe you’d like to subscribe and leave a review? We’d surely appreciate it.

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The Oscars Wants to Be Popular. I Have Questions.

In an effort to boost flagging ratings for the Oscars telecast, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has set a three-hour time limit on the program and is introducing a category to reward “outstanding achievement in popular film.” Let’s set aside the asinine ways that they plan on saving time (relegating technical awards to the commercial breaks instead of, say, getting rid of the goddamn song and dance numbers or reducing the number of self-indulgent montages of past, better movies from 23 to, like, I dunno, 15) and instead focus on the TRULY stupid idea: Best Popular Picture.

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Joël Robuchon and the Quest for Perfection

Yesterday the French government reported that Joël Robuchon, the most Michelin-starred chef on the planet, had died from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He was 73. By most accounts, Robuchon was a tyrant in the kitchen, a madman obsessed with perfection, and a genius. Pete Wells of the New York Times breaks Robuchon’s career into two parts: the culinary wunderkind who, at age 36, received his first Michelin star after opening Jamin in 1981 (and the maximum three stars only three years later), and the seasoned veteran who opened L’Atelier de Joél Robuchon in 2003, not caring what those Michelin critics thought, and redefined high-end dining. (This whole gastronomic experience where customers can pay thousands of dollars to sit on stools around a bar while chefs cook what they want? You can thank—or blame—Robuchon.)

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Jim Acosta Deserves His Own Show, Here Are 4 Bold Suggestions

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta is an American hero who puts his body on the line every day to defend our most cherished freedoms. Much like a firefighter who charges into a burning buildings to save children, Acosta protects the U.S. Constitution from the rhetorical flames of tyranny by shouting questions at public officials from the back of a crowded room.

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Tell Me More About the Sexist Voters Who Think You’re Incredible But Can’t Vote for Women

If you’re a politician, someone complimenting you and also giving you a chance to claim aggrieved status is a coup indeed. And sometimes, female politicians tell reporters about people who just miraculously told them they’re terrific but aren’t sure about them because they’re … WOMEN. No proof of this, but pinkie swear!

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