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Jay Connor Jay Connor today at 04:00.

'Does That Mean That the Dictionary is Now Racist?': Diamond and Silk Stump for Trump in Failed Nancy Pelosi Clapback

'Does That Mean That the Dictionary is Now Racist?': Diamond and Silk Stump for Trump in Failed Nancy Pelosi Clapback

Diamond and Silk live to say stupid things.

As the GOP’s sock puppets of choice and ardent proponents of all things loud and wrong, Shuck and Jive aren’t always there when you call, but they’re always on time to deliver their unique brand of high-decibel absurdity with a side of contrived blather.

In their latest foray into foolishness and fuckery, the one-time Black Lives Matter enthusiasts...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot yesterday at 20:00.

What They Mean When They Say 'Send Her Back'

What They Mean When They Say 'Send Her Back'

What is an American?

Is it defined by borders, treaties, laws and the Constitution or is it a nebulous set of mutable ideas and fluctuating standards? And who gets to decide? Is it as everchanging as this country’s boundary lines or was it set in stone by the cabal of white men who first conceived of this experiment in democracy?

What constitutes an American has always been a fickle concept....

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif yesterday at 08:00.

Ilhan Omar Slams Trump as ‘Fascist’ While He Cries ‘Wasn’t Me’ on the ‘Send Her Back’ Chants

Ilhan Omar Slams Trump as ‘Fascist’ While He Cries ‘Wasn’t Me’ on the ‘Send Her Back’ Chants

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar struck back Thursday against Donald Trump and his “Send her back”-braying fans, saying the raucous catcalls were not so much about her, but about what Trump stands for: fascism.

“I believe he is fascist,” Omar said Thursday, the Daily Beast reports. “I want to remind people that this is what this president and his supporters have turned this country [into]; this is...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 18, 2019 at 08:45.

#TrumpRally Erupts in Raucous Chants of ‘Send Her Back’ as Trump Goes After Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar

#TrumpRally Erupts in Raucous Chants of ‘Send Her Back’ as Trump Goes After Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar

Donald Trump ramped up his efforts Wednesday night to demonize the four progressive, freshman congresswomen informally known as “the Squad,” reveling in a raucous crowd’s chants of “Send her back! Send her back!” in reference to his latest target, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

Despite a House vote Tuesday to condemn racist comments Trump made telling Omar and her fellow “Squad” members to “go...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 17, 2019 at 20:00. 22 comments

The Unofficial Guide to Whitesplaining Racism

The Unofficial Guide to Whitesplaining Racism
Racism: Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior —The Oxford/English Dictionary

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) was born in Detroit. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was born in the Bronx. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) immigrated to America in 1992 and...

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Damon Young Damon Young Jul 17, 2019 at 01:00.

Yeah, Donald Trump's a Racist...and So Was Every Other American President

Yeah, Donald Trump's a Racist...and So Was Every Other American President

Remember that scene in literally every superhero origin story, when the superhero person did some super shit in public for the first time, and most people who witnessed it were like “Whoa!!! That was some super shit! Who knew we had super people here?” (And then a few are like “Well actually what just happened can be explained as a naturally occurring anomaly and there’s nothing super here at...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 16, 2019 at 07:45. 11 comments

#TheSquad Claps Back at Trump’s ‘Go Back’ to Your Own Country Comments, Saying They Won’t Take the Bait

#TheSquad Claps Back at Trump’s ‘Go Back’ to Your Own Country Comments, Saying They Won’t Take the Bait

Congress’ Fab Freshmen squad-ed up against Donald Trump Monday, calling his attacks on them racist clickbait that wasn’t going to deter them from working on the issues the people sent them to the House to solve—including impeaching him, if necessary.

The fabulous foursome, aka “the Squad,” aka the four progressive, freshman congresswomen closely aligned in the House—Reps. Alexandria...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 15, 2019 at 13:15.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Asked Twitter for Furniture Advice. The Answers Were Hilarious

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Asked Twitter for Furniture Advice. The Answers Were Hilarious

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not only new to Congress, she’s also new to buying furniture for her own place. So she decided to ask 3.52 million of her closest friends for a little help.

So Twitter did what it always does and had fun with the New York Democrat voted most hated by the Grand Ole Party.

Some people actually offered to give the congresswoman free stuff.

One woman tried to offer...

Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jul 15, 2019 at 01:51.

Queer Eye on Capitol Hill? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez May Get the Best Makeover Ever [Updated]

<i>Queer Eye</i> on Capitol Hill? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez May Get the Best Makeover Ever [Updated]

File this under: Please make this happen.

Political dynamo Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.-N.Y.) has taken more than her share of criticism about her aesthetics; how much she pays for her clothing ; where and how she can afford to live; her penchant for red lipstick; and even a need for occasional self-care have been welcome fodder for right-wingers who feel especially threatened by the...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 14, 2019 at 16:07.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tweet-Shames Congress Members for Not Paying Interns a Living Wage

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tweet-Shames Congress Members for Not Paying Interns a Living Wage

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly elected House representative, is continuing her crusade to not only change the way business is done in Congress but to pull back the curtain on the fugaziness that takes place on Capitol Hill.

On Tuesday, Cortez took to Twitter to bash both sides of the aisle for underpaying their overworked staff and relying heavily on work from unpaid interns.

“This week I...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 14, 2019 at 04:38.

Foul Ball: ‘Offensive’ Video Ties Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to ‘Enemies of Freedom’ at Minor League Game

Foul Ball: ‘Offensive’ Video Ties Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to ‘Enemies of Freedom’ at Minor League Game

As the great Beyoncé once said, “You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation.” And so it seems when it comes to the Notorious AOC, aka U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

A minor league baseball team is apologizing to the New York congresswoman known for her impassioned brand of progressive politics and policies after a video aired before a game that seemed to suggest she was...

Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jul 14, 2019 at 04:02.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Was Broke Like a Month Ago, Which Fox News Hosts Found Hilarious

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Was Broke Like a Month Ago, Which Fox News Hosts Found Hilarious

Fresh off her midterm election victory and the purchase of her first couch, representative-elect of New York’s 14th Congressional District, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, took a moment from representing the best of our political process to cut some faux-populist fat cats down to size.

After Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet celebrating her new lease on home decor and her remarks on Washington D.C.-area rent to...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 14, 2019 at 03:57.

NYC District Attorney Candidate Backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims Democratic Primary Victory

NYC District Attorney Candidate Backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims Democratic Primary Victory

In what will be a major upset to the Democratic Party machine and old-guard Democrats if it holds, a progressive and openly queer Latina attorney appears to have narrowly defeated the party’s pick in the primary election to become the next district attorney for the borough of Queens in New York City.

In overwhelmingly Democratic New York, the winner of Tuesday’s Democratic primary is expected...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 13, 2019 at 16:38.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kellyanne Conway Trade Barbs Over Conditions at Southern Border

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kellyanne Conway Trade Barbs Over Conditions at Southern Border

After what by all accounts was a harrowing visit to immigrant detention facilities, the last thing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) probably had time for was commentary from the peanut gallery, aka someone who wasn’t there: in this case, one Kellyanne Conway.

On Tuesday, one day after Ocasio-Cortez and a group of other Democrats witnessed what they described as vile conditions at three...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 13, 2019 at 02:47.

Come on Nancy Pelosi, Not Like This: Speaker of the House the Latest to Try and Come for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Come on Nancy Pelosi, Not Like This: Speaker of the House the Latest to Try and Come for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Nancy Pelosi is old-school backroom politics. Remember how she finessed the Speaker of the House position by cutting all kinds of deals with Democrats who initially wanted new blood up against Donald Trump and the White Walkers?

So the levels of shade she keeps throwing toward Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, makes her look nervous and like a hater and like an old woman who’s definitely afraid...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 12, 2019 at 13:45.

The Legacy of Jordan Davis Lives on in His Mother Lucy McBath's Congressional Win

The Legacy of Jordan Davis Lives on in His Mother Lucy McBath's Congressional Win

Six years after losing her son to gun violence, first-time candidate Lucy McBath has emerged victorious in her bid to claim a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Her opponent, Republican Rep. Karen Handel, conceded the race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District on Thursday morning in a statement released on Facebook:

After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 12, 2019 at 04:40.

Nancy Pelosi Keeps Coming for the Fab Freshmen of Congress but She Doesn’t Have the Range

Nancy Pelosi Keeps Coming for the Fab Freshmen of Congress but She Doesn’t Have the Range

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may have overstayed her welcome. For some reason—maybe it’s jealousy, maybe it’s because the new crop of freshmen members of Congress—Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) refuse to kiss the ring—the senior congresswoman keeps coming for them and keeps embarrassing herself.

Over the...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 11, 2019.

No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Didn't Call Ronald Reagan a Racist. But She Should Have

No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Didn't Call Ronald Reagan a Racist. But She Should Have

One of my earliest memories in life was the night Ronald Reagan was elected president because it was also the night I prayed harder than I ever have in life.

During the presidential campaign of 1980, I distinctly remember being terrified after I heard an adult say: “If Reagan is elected, he will send black people back in the cotton fields.” So, on the night of the election, when I heard my...

Terrell Jermaine Starr Terrell Jermaine Starr Jul 10, 2019. 13 comments

Kamala Harris and AOC Introduce Legislation That Protects Formerly Incarcerated People Against Federal Housing Discrimination

Kamala Harris and AOC Introduce Legislation That Protects Formerly Incarcerated People Against Federal Housing Discrimination

U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is introducing a bill Wednesday with freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) that aims to protect people with criminal records from discriminatory policies in federal housing.

According to Sen. Harris’s office, the Fair Chance at Housing Act is designed to cut down on recidivism by helping ex-offenders secure housing and...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 09, 2019.

Bronx, NY, Principal Wins Nod From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Backers in Long-Shot Bid to Oust Long-Term Congressman

Bronx, NY, Principal Wins Nod From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Backers in Long-Shot Bid to Oust Long-Term Congressman

In a political case of what was good for the goose may be good for the gander, a Bronx, N.Y., middle school principal is hoping the same political action committee that helped propel Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Washington, D.C., will do the same for him.

Jamaal Bowman has won the endorsement of Justice Democrats, CNN reports, in his bid to primary Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), who has served in...

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