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  • Were militia groups in Charlottesville better equipped than Virginia State Police?
  • Trump says Lindsey Graham ‘lied’ about Trump’s Charlottesville comments. Did he?
  • The big picture: Where Obamacare stands, August 2017
  • Trump takes aim at Amazon in barbed tweet. What are the facts?
  • A look at the data on domestic terrorism and who’s behind it
  • Are there white nationalists in the White House?

fact check

  • Charlottesville Driver Mix-up
  • SciCheck on the Air
  • Trump’s Hollow Claim about ‘Inner Cities’
  • Trump Press Conference, in Context
  • Obama Center Not Federally Funded
  • Pompeo Distorts China’s Nuclear Policy

fact checker

  • The Trump administration’s claim that the U.S. government ‘certified’ 700,000 jobs lost by NAFTA
  • President Trump’s claim that he has done ‘far more than anyone’ for ‘inner cities’
  • President Trump’s false claim that counterprotesters lacked a permit
  • President Trump’s claim that ‘unemployment is at a record low’
  • President Trump’s claim that foreigners are responsible for ‘the vast majority’ of terrorism convictions since 9/11
  • Video: How did the 1994 deal with North Korea fall apart?

daily kos

  • Open thread for night owls: A short pause in our regularly scheduled program
  • Rice University: 'DREAMers at greater risk for mental health distress'
  • Top Democrats demand briefing on Trump administration plans for 2018 Obamacare enrollment
  • Women's health, patients' rights, and Planned Parenthood funding may be headed to the Supreme Court
  • Female broadcasters speak out about how they are forced to dress sexy for attention and ratings
  • Local police say Texas's 'show me your papers' law 'has already created damage'


  • Hilarious breakdown of Trump’s chaotic four weeks (video)
  • Trump says we should bury Muslims with pigs to stop terror
  • Former CIA Director: Trump is “dangerous”
  • Let’s elect America’s first openly-gay governor
  • Trump tweets, deletes, image of CNN reporter being killed
  • Trump retweets Alt Right leader diminishing Charlottesville outrage

glenn greenwald

  • Obama's NSA 'reforms' are little more than a PR attempt to mollify the public | Glenn Greenwald
  • On leaving the Guardian | Glenn Greenwald
  • As Europe erupts over US spying, NSA chief says government must stop media | Glenn Greenwald
  • The perfect epitaph for establishment journalism | Glenn Greenwald
  • Committee to Protect Journalists issues scathing report on Obama administration | Glenn Greenwald
  • NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users


  • Survivors Win Confidential Settlement In Lawsuit Against CIA Torture Psychologists
  • Here Is The NDA That George Soros Forced Professional Anarchist To Sign
  • Virginia Police Were Not Outgunned In Charlottesville, Documents Suggest
  • Before Trump, Clinton Democrats Engaged In Form Of Both Side-ism And Invoked ‘Alt-Left’ To Demonize Critics
  • The Neoliberal Record Of Kamala Harris: Reckon With It Instead Of Attacking Critics
  • Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Nazi Scum’ by Oi Polloi

media matters

  • On MSNBC, Ex-GOP Staffer Details How The Purpose Of Voter ID Laws Is To "Take People's Constitutional Rights Away"
  • Trump Adviser To MSNBC's Chris Hayes: "I Admire The Passion" In Stone's Threat To Disclose Delegate's Hotel Rooms
  • Bill O'Reilly Says Ted Cruz Is Right About New York City Values
  • How The Wash. Post Kicked Off The "Qualified" Argument Between Clinton And Sanders
  • Fox's Bolling Criticizes Paid Family Leave: "Socialism Is Spreading Across America"
  • Latest CMP Video Deceptively Attacks Planned Parenthood's Patient Consent Process

the raw story

think progress

  • First Trump faith advisor ‘resigns’ from presidential board
  • The sweet 16: Steve Bannon and everyone else who couldn’t survive 7 months in the Trump White House
  • Bannon may be out, but his racist legacy remains
  • Mayors nationwide take up effort to combat white supremacy
  • Kevin Durant says he won’t visit the White House because of Donald Trump
  • Trump administration eyes truck emissions standards for its next climate rollback

crooks and liars

  • Whack Corey Stewart Goes After CNN For 'Exploiting Heyer's Death' To Blame Far Right
  • Trumper Bashes CNN For Airing Susan Bro's Words About Trump And Her Daughter
  • Johnny Cash Family Tells Nazis: Don't Wear 'Man In Black' T-Shirts
  • CNN Documents Trump's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Month
  • Alex Jones Gets Coffee Dumped On His Head In Seattle
  • CNN Guest Cut Off After Claims Abraham Lincoln And Adolf Hitler 'Have A Lot In Common'



huffington post

kevin drum

  • Donald Trump Is a Very Serious Man
  • Friday Cat Blogging – 18 August 2017
  • We Need a Backup Plan In Case Robots Don’t Work Out
  • Here’s Who Has Survived the First Seven Months of the Trump Presidency
  • Bannon Out?
  • New Study Suggests Minimum Wage Increases Have Small Effect on Blue-Collar Jobs

political animal

talking points memo

  • Kal Penn To Trump: 'You Can't Break Up With Us After We Broke Up With You'
  • Trump's Evangelical Advisers Still Standing By Him Amid Fallout
  • Bannon, Jared and Russia
  • CNN Host Needs A Sip Of Water Just To Finish Describing Trump's Month
  • Charlottesville Mayor Calls For Swift Removal Of Robert E. Lee Statue
  • Hill Democrats Demand Meeting With Trump's HHS Over Obamacare Sabotage

liberal oasis

open left

  • Open Thread
  • Lasting impressions...
  • Thank you and a sort of goodbye...
  • Goodbye isn't a very good title because I hope it won't be.
  • Farewell thought: Conservatism is still the enemy
  • I'm not very good at goodbyes, so...


  • Cars Are Deadly Weapons
  • Do They Literally Not Have Anything To Do
  • Do They All Take Cocaine?
  • Nothing To Do But Knife Each Other
  • Also He's A Coward
  • Bothsidesing

talk left

  • Memo to Trump: Don't Forget to Turn Off the Lights On Your Way Out
  • White House Confirms Steve Bannon is Out
  • Friday Open Thread
  • Donald Trump is No "Teflon Don"
  • ISIS Claims Credit for Attack in Barcelona
  • National Revile at Donald Trump

the nation

  • Keep the Blame Where It Belongs
  • The Stain Steve Bannon Put on Donald Trump’s Presidency Cannot Be Washed Away
  • Trump’s White House Is Turning a Blind Eye to White-Supremacist Terrorism
  • The Secret to This Video Game? You Can’t Win.
  • A Mark Zuckerberg Presidency Isn’t Ridiculous—It’s Terrifying
  • Chris Long Makes the Gesture We’ve Been Waiting For


  • Friday Night Fights Open Thread: Bannon, the Mucker
  • Calm Before the Storm
  • Economic leverage
  • Early Planning: NYC Meet-Up, Labor Day Weekend?
  • Friday Afternoon Break Between the Breaking News Open Thread
  • It Might Be Breaking News: Bannon On His Way Out?


  • Friday Night Soother
  • Genuinely Sickening, On So Many Levels by tristero
  • 80% of Republicans back Trump on Charlottesville
  • The 2nd Amendment cannot be allowed to usurp the 1st
  • Two more chairs to go
  • Bannon vs Trump's "Democrats, Globalists and Generals"

the brad blog

  • The 25th for 45?; Plus: Bannon Out and Over One Million Chicago Voter Records Exposed (Again): 'BradCast' 8/18/2017
  • Fighting for Free Speech For and Against Nazis, Trump, and Israel: 'BradCast' 8/17/2017
  • 'Green News Report' - August 17, 2017
  • After Charlottesville, Trump's Presser: Something Happening Here?: 'BradCast' 8/16/2017
  • Federal Lawsuits Challenge Indiana's Wildly Disparate Precinct, Early Voting Site Laws
  • Pathway to Peace with North Korea? Also: New CBO Health Care Report Undercuts Trump Threat: 'BradCast' 8/15/2017

informed comment


  • Donald Trump Kicked a Hornet's Nest When He Fired Steve Bannon
  • Paul Krugman: We Have a Madman in the White House
  • The Human Carnage From Billionaires Trying to Carve Up the Planet to Build Their Empires Is Astounding
  • What Were Bannon's Motives for Calling a Liberal Journalist Out of the Blue?
  • Of Course, Weeping Nazi Chris Cantwell Started as a 'Men's Rights' Activist
  • Trump Will Resign Before Mueller Finishes Investigation, 'Art of the Deal' Writer Says

mother jones mojo

  • 2014 Donald Trump Landed a Sick Burn on 2017 Donald Trump
  • President Obama Just Surprised Joe Biden With the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Donald Trump Will Make His Son-In-Law A Senior White House Advisor, Which May Be Illegal
  • White Nationalist Leader Doubles Down on Support for Donald Trump
  • Michelle Obama Just Gave A Speech In Virginia and Hit Donald Trump Hard
  • One Perfect Tweet That Shows How Ridiculous Fox News' Latest Scandal Is

ezra klein

  • Steve Bannon believed in Trumpism. Donald Trump doesn’t.
  • What Steve Bannon gets right about Democrats — and wrong about Trump
  • Behind the Google diversity memo furor is fear of Google’s vast, opaque power
  • Trump is losing, and the weakest among us will pay the price
  • The biggest stories of the Trump era may not be about Trump
  • GOP Sen. Jeff Flake: Donald Trump is like the biblical flood, and we need to build an ark


  • IT bosses stand up against Donald Trump
  • Qualcomm is coming into technology with new chips to recognize active depth
  • Tencent blew past profit expectations
  • Cisco delivers – and warns
  • Strange But True Thing About The US Labor Market
  • Motorola is preparing a smartphone capable of repairing itself automatically

drudge retort

  • German Army Unit Investigated for Racist Extremism
  • Sonnenfeld: Cohn's Resignation Would Crash Markets
  • Lawsuit Settled Against CIA Torture Psychologists
  • Ex-RNC Official: GOP Used to Oppose Nazis
  • Bannon Fired
  • MSNBC No. 1 Cable Network in Total Viewers


  • The Virtual Pub Is Open
  • The Friday Blogaround
  • Congrats on Getting Three Magazine Covers, Donald!
  • Daily Dose of Cute
  • We Resist: Day 211
  • Bannon's Out

the blue voice

  • Looking forward to holiday political chit-chat (Arrgg-ggh!)
  • The NRA's solution to gun violence: more guns, more fear
  • If only ...
  • Financial recovery and recovery in the "real" economuy
  • The theology of distraction and the Newtown mass gun murders
  • Obama to seniors: Merry Christmas! I'm cutting your Social Security benefits!

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