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wonk wire

  • King Of Fake IDs In Boston Area – Students Reviews
  • King Of Fakes IDs Review For Illinois and Indiana
  • Supply-Side Economics, But for Liberals
  • It’s Too Late to Compensate Free Trade’s Losers
  • The Handbook That Can Help Americans Rig the Government
  • How Left and Right Media Models Perpetuate Partisan Politics


  • Mitch McConnell “aided and abetted” Russia’s attack on our election, says Mueller-biographer Garrett Graff
  • Screaming Trump — sit down! sit down! — loses it at press conference over “national emergency” declaration
  • Right-wing Extremism 101, with guest David Neiwert
  • Cheri Jacobus’ 1st-hand account of a woman attacked by Trump
  • GOP far-right icon Candace Owens says Hitler would have been “fine” had he not gone global
  • Adam Schiff says there’s collusion

fact check

  • Spinning Trump’s National Emergency Declaration
  • O’Rourke Didn’t Trash Seniors and Veterans
  • Video: FactChecking Trump’s Fact-Checking Claim
  • FactChecking Trump’s National Emergency Remarks
  • Anti-Muslim Myth Gets A New Twist
  • Falsehood About Pelosi’s Brother-in-Law Resurfaces

drudge report

  • EU governments endorse copyright reform...
  • Commission calls opponents a 'mob'...
  • Will be 'anti-climactic,' says ex-intel director...

talking points memo

politifact truth-o-meter

  • What the 2019 Oscar movies get right, wrong
  • Medicare for All: What it is, what it isn't
  • Was the U.S. on the brink of war with North Korea before Trump? A review of the evidence
  • Trump rests national emergency declaration on border ‘invasion.’ Here are the facts
  • Fact-checking President Donald Trump’s claims about a national emergency
  • Roses are red, violets are blue, PolitiFact loves truth, what about you?

hot air

huffington post

the fix


  • Report: DOJ Expecting Completion of Mueller Report as Early as Next Week
  • James Clapper: Mueller Report Might Be ‘Anti-Climactic'
  • McCabe: Trump 'Similar' to Mob Boss in Obsession With Loyalty
  • Scarborough to McCabe: 'The Deep State Elected Donald Trump'
  • Nolte: CNN Fantasizes About Roger Stone Getting Raped in Prison... Again
  • Congressmen Call for U.S. Designation of Mexican Cartels as Terror Orgs — Los Zetas, Gulf in Crosshairs

new york times

fox news

kevin drum

  • Which Is Worse, Potatoes or Smartphones?
  • Donald Trump’s Space Force Bites the Dust
  • Supreme Court Says 8th Amendment Applies to States
  • Yet Another Trumpie Is In Trouble For Being Honest
  • NYT: Trump Tried Yet Again to Dump Robert Mueller Last Year
  • Do You Believe in Climate Change? Really?

little green footballs

  • You've Never Seen Anyone Like Lau Noah: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
  • The Bob Cesca Podcast: White Blood Cells
  • Comedians Cover Trump Best: Seth Meyers on Trump's Ridiculous, Delusional National Emergency Declaration
  • World's Most Unique Jazz Trio: House of Waters, "When I Play" [VIDEO]
  • Required Viewing: John Oliver's Exhaustive Take on Brexit III [VIDEO]
  • A Previously Unreleased Track From Tom Petty: "For Real"

power line

  • The indoctrination of Monica Witt
  • Defending our history
  • Nick Sandmann sues the Washington Post
  • Dissecting the Green New Deal
  • Media Alert

the volokh conspiracy

  • [Ilya Somin] Supreme Court Rules that Excessive Fines Clause Applies to States and Constrains Civil Asset Forfeiture
  • [Irina Manta] Nick Sandmann Sues Washington Post for $250 Million
  • [Eugene Volokh] "Free Speech Rules," My New YouTube Video Series -- Episode 2 (Hate Speech) Now Out
  • [Stewart Baker] How to draft an Executive Order on alien abductions
  • :@WilliamBaude: Justice Thomas's Skepticism of New York Times v. Sullivan
  • [Jonathan H. Adler] Let the WOTUS Wars Commence

crooks and liars

  • Hannity Goes Nuclear: Demands William Barr Re-Investigate Hillary
  • Jeanine Pirro In Hot Water With FEC Over Campaign Debt
  • You’re Not Alone: Social Media Is More Toxic Than Ever
  • Devin Nunes Knew About Investigations Into Trump From The Beginning
  • Consequences For Alabama Editor Who Longed To Bring Back Lynching And KKK
  • Trevor Noah: Fox News Is Like Reverse Marie Kondo

the moderate voice

  • Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize Bid?
  • The Barber from Sicilia
  • Republicans who abide Trump’s trashing of the Constitution should be expelled from public life
  • ‘In the Land of the Blind, the One-eyed Man is King,’ or at Least Mr. Fix-it
  • Taiwan Nearly Cured of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Trump’s red line is turning blue


  • Supreme Court Blasts Civil Asset Forfeiture; Explains to Indiana That the Constitution Applies There
  • BREAKING, CNN: DOJ May Have Mueller Report by Next Week
  • LGBT Media Does Its Best to Make Trump’s Decriminalization of Homosexuality a Bad Thing
  • Former DNI James Clapper Sets the Stage for “Anti-Climactic” Mueller Report; Noticeably Softens His Rhetoric
  • Trump Tweets Support for Covington Catholic Lawsuit (video)
  • CNN Staffers “Demoralized” By New GOP Operative On Staff

michelle malkin

  • Malkin’s Handy History of Fake Noose
  • Lost, Buried, Burned: Oklahoma’s Rape Kit Scandal
  • End the “TPS” farce: It’s time for ingrates to go
  • Conservatives: Don’t fall all over yourself defending Howard Schultz
  • The MAGA-phobic manure-spreaders of media sensationalism [UPDATED]; Smollett refuses to turn over phone
  • The Covington Rorschach test: What do YOU see?

washington monthly

news hounds

flopping aces

  • If your goal was to get liberals to make asses of themselves you could not have done better than Jussie Smollett.
  • Captain Adam Queeg is determined to find the strawberries
  • Liberals and the left wing media were again ready to lynch Trump for a fake lynching
  • Sunday Funnies
  • The Week in Radical Leftism, 02/15/2019
  • democrat hysteria over Trump’s national emergency suggests they are being bribed by cartels

political animal

gruntled center

  • In Types of Communication, Transmission = Report, Ritual = Rapport?
  • The Right is Moved By Wounded Status
  • What Churches and Parties Are For
  • Three Ideas for Expanding Congress
  • The Rainbow Party and the White Man's Party
  • The Difference Between Sex and Marriage is Like the Difference Between Swimming and Baptism.

the blaze

  • American who encouraged attacks on the US, ran off to join terror groups, and married three ISIS fighters now wants to come home
  • Writer for gay magazine says Trump administration's plan to end criminalization of homosexuality is racist
  • Last-minute phone call from Jussie Smollett's lawyers postpones grand jury testimony of two former suspects
  • Surprise, surprise: Jussie Smollett has a history of lying to police
  • Two members of Congress will speak at separate events for group with ties to Hamas
  • Border Patrol in Texas seizes more than $12 million of meth stashed inside shipment of strawberries

drudge retort

  • The Richest Cat in the World
  • 2 American Wives of ISIS Militants Want to Return Home
  • EPA Plans to Scale Back Federal Protection of Waterways
  • California Has Received 18 Trillion Gallons of Rain Water
  • Covington Student Sues Washington Post for $250 Million
  • Judge OKs Suit Aimed at Halting Obama Library in Chicago


  • Camille Paglia has a new column.
  • Japanese fireworks.
  • That was my question too.
  • "Dow, Bitcoin Price Wobble While Trump Gives Ridiculous Stock Market Analysis."
  • "Smollett—if he really did stage the attack—would have been acting out the black-American component in this eschatological configuration, the role of victim as a form of status."
  • "The suit alleges that The Post 'targeted and bullied' 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann in order to embarrass President Trump."

vox populi

  • The Promethean extended audio
  • No party for white men
  • The importance of morale
  • There is a lot to love
  • Too little, too late?
  • A legend has left us

crooks and liars

  • Hannity Goes Nuclear: Demands William Barr Re-Investigate Hillary
  • Jeanine Pirro In Hot Water With FEC Over Campaign Debt
  • You’re Not Alone: Social Media Is More Toxic Than Ever
  • Devin Nunes Knew About Investigations Into Trump From The Beginning
  • Consequences For Alabama Editor Who Longed To Bring Back Lynching And KKK
  • Trevor Noah: Fox News Is Like Reverse Marie Kondo

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