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The Most Extreme Republican Platform in Memory
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"It is as though, rather than trying to reconcile Mr. Trump’s heretical views with conservative orthodoxy, the writers of the platform simply opted to go with the most extreme version of every position."

What the plagiarism controversy tells us about Trump's campaign
By Maeve Reston, CNN
"Still, the lack of vetting of Melania Trump's speech was yet another example of the remarkable unevenness of the Trump campaign operation at this critical juncture."

Rudy Giuliani’s Racial Myths
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

The Promise of Regrexit
By George Soros
"The post-referendum turmoil has highlighted for people in Britain just what they stand to lose by leaving the EU. If this sentiment spreads to the rest of Europe, what seemed like the inevitable disintegration of the EU could be instead creating positive momentum for a stronger and better Europe."

Sorry conservatives, new research from Harvard shows a profound amount of racism by police…not less of it
By CHAUNCEY DEVEGA

A Slain Officer’s Example for Us All
By CHRISTOPHER J. TYSON

140 Silicon Valley leaders pen open letter protesting Donald Trump nomination
By SCOTT ERIC KAUFMAN

When Police Use Lethal Robots
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Yet the ability to kill remotely — and Dallas’s success in doing so — could encourage other police departments to use lethal remote-controlled devices, with potentially alarming consequences."

Fears of Trump muddling the electoral map are overblown: His Rustbelt weakness reveals a fundamental vulnerability
By PAUL ROSENBERG

The sad incurious case of Mike Pence: Why he’s a perfect fit for Donald Trump
By SEAN ILLING

Veterans for Trump: The military supports Trump for the same reasons civilians support him
Since no president has made much progress in ending the wars so far, voters have turned to outsider candidates

By Michael T. McPhearson, BillMoyers.com

Donald Trump and Mike Pence: The Political Reality Show
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"The suspicions that Mr. Trump stirs among evangelicals made Mr. Pence, who was one of the most socially conservative members of the House in his six terms there, the most strategic pick among the uninspiring politicians on Mr. Trump’s shortlist."

The Iraq lies still matter: Bush’s deceit and the seething distrust Americans have in their leaders
By HEATHER DIGBY PARTON

Privatizing extradition: Behind the investigation into the criminal justice system’s underbelly
By DANIEL DENVIR

Mr. Obama’s Dubious Detention Centers
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"But these privately run, unlicensed lockups are no place for children. Or mothers."

There will be another Trump: His views alienate some, but the ideas behind them represent every American’s worst fears
By SEAN POSEY, BILLMOYERS.COM

Israeli military’s new chief rabbi implied soldiers can rape in war, as government lurches to far-right
By BEN NORTON

“A Trump speech is just a story starring Trump”: Science proves The Donald is a textbook narcissist
By JEFF CARTER
"Symptoms include an excessive need for admiration, disregard for others’ feelings, an inability to handle criticism, and a sense of entitlement."

Trump Is Getting Even Trumpier!
By David Brooks
"Does anybody else have the sense that Donald Trump is slipping off the rails?"

Marketer-in-chief: Is Donald Trump only running for president to exploit the business opportunities?
By CODY CAIN
"Again and again, we see Trump standing before the global media cameras knowing full well that he would receive wall-to-wall coverage, and instead of talking about policy, he shamelessly hawks his own Trump products."

Let’s Grow Up, Liberals
By KEVIN BAKER
"I sympathize with those who believe that Hillary Clinton represents a tired, compromised, laggingly conservative wing of the Democratic Party leadership. They have a point. But she is the nominee and, as Mr. Sanders now concurs, the only alternative to an unspeakable alternative."

America is a wasteland: The U.S. produces a shocking amount of garbage
By REYNARD LOKI, ALTERNET

An enemy of progress: Donald Trump’s world view is stuck in the ’70s
Trump's "law and order" speech was a sign that he's grossly out of touch and has zero compassion for minorities

By Heather Digby Parton

A Lesson for Newt Gingrich: What Shariah Is (and Isn’t)
By NOAH FELDMAN
"Put simply, for believing Muslims, Shariah is the ideal realization of divine justice — a higher law reflecting God’s will...In effect, Mr. Gingrich was proposing to deport all Muslims who consider themselves religious believers."

With Obama, the Personal Is Presidential
By Timothy Egan
"No matter what you think of Obama the executive branch, it’s hard to argue that Obama the human being has been anything less than a model of class and dignity."

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels committing war crimes, torture, abductions; imposing harsh Sharia law: Report
Amnesty International report: Syrian rebel groups "committed serious violations of international humanitarian law"

By Ben Norton

Our Best Defense Against Terrorists
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"But whoever struck the blow, whatever its malevolent purpose or toll, the response cannot be to abandon the respect for human rights, equality, reason and tolerance that is the aspiration of all democratic cultures."

Press, politics and popularity: Report shows how the media — yet again — botched the election
By SOPHIA A. MCCLENNEN

Shedding New Light on the Gun Debate
By Lawrence Downes

The West escalates with Russia: Make no mistake, a second Cold War is now official NATO policy
By PATRICK LAWRENCE
"One, while talk of Cold War II has been common for several years, as of last week it is official policy in Washington and at NATO headquarters in Brussels. This is a grave, reckless step."

Puerto Rico’s Rude Awakening
By RAFAEL MATOS
"IT’S official now. Puerto Rico has about as much sovereignty as a United States colony."

The electoral “college” crowd: Clinton gaining a huge edge with educated white voters
By HEATHER DIGBY PARTON

“No justice for war crimes victims” 2 years after Gaza war, Amnesty International says
By BEN NORTON
"Israel killed more than 2,250 Palestinians in the war. According to the U.N., two-thirds of the Palestinians killed were civilians — 1,462 people, including more than 550 children."

Iraq War Lies, 13 Years Later
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"The report should not be read as an indictment only of Mr. Blair’s foolish decision. Though the United States was not the subject of the inquiry, it was the Bush administration that falsely sold and launched the invasion."

Donald Trump’s Appeal to Rust Belt Workers
By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
"Mr. Trump’s “Make America Great Again” message resonates with many of this region’s workers, whose wages — and hopes — have been tugged downward by the abandoned steel mills and coal mines."

The Big News About What We Already Knew
By Andrew Rosenthal
"The longest-running investigation was conducted by John Chilcot, a retired British civil servant, who took 2.6 million words to report that Prime Minister Tony Blair helped President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney mislead their countries into a war with Iraq in 2003 that was one of the most damaging blunders in history."

‘Star Wars’ and the Fantasy of American Violence
By ROY SCRANTON
"Whom we’re fighting against or why doesn’t matter as much as the violence itself, our stoic willingness to shed blood, the promise that it might renew the body politic."

Can Old-Style Politics Beat Donald Trump?
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Civil liberties be damned: Donald Trump — an enemy of the Constitution
By HEATHER DIGBY PARTON
"But it’s a mistake to think that Trump’s authoritarian tendencies are in reaction to current events. They are his nature."

The Purge of Ohio’s Infrequent Voters
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Should voting sporadically in past elections be grounds to remove a voter from the election rolls?"

Republicans can’t stand the guy: More than half of GOP voters wish Trump wasn’t their candidate
By ELIZABETH PREZA, ALTERNET

We’re Better Than That
By Timothy Egan
"But on this upcoming Independence Day, at a time when Trump’s response to our better angels is to go small, mean and tribal, an American ideal is in peril."

“A uniquely American tragedy“: The staggering myths about gun control
By DENNIS A. HENIGAN
"Across all those high-income nations, the United States accounts for more than 90 percent of the gun deaths of children under fifteen years of age."

U.S. claims drones only killed 116 civilians; experts say it’s way more
By BEN NORTON
"For years, the U.N., Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have criticized the U.S. government’s secrecy in its drone assassination program, and have even implied that the Obama administration may be guilty of war crimes."

The web poisoned our politics: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and America’s digital divide
By NEAL GABLER, BILLMOYERS.COM
"It’s impossible to say whether the media introduced a new political predicate or reflected and intensified what was already brewing — probably a little of both."

Did a Fear of Slave Revolts Drive American Independence?
By ROBERT G. PARKINSON
"FOR more than two centuries, we have been reading the Declaration of Independence wrong. Or rather, we’ve been celebrating the Declaration as people in the 19th and 20th centuries have told us we should, but not the Declaration as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams wrote it."

The Theology of Donald Trump
By Peter Wehner
"This fulsome embrace of Mr. Trump is rather problematic, since he embodies a worldview that is incompatible with Christianity. If you trace that worldview to its source, Christ would not be anywhere in the vicinity."

Don’t Let Iran’s Progress on the Nuclear Deal Go to Waste
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"One year later, the nuclear deal between Iran and the major powers is working."

“We have a right to engage in non-violent action”: Christian leaders refuse to be silenced in struggle for Palestinian rights
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues his controversial crusade against BDS, church voices defend the movement

By David Palumbo-Liu

Republicans want a do-over: The GOP finds itself trapped in the date from hell
By MICHAEL WINSHIP, BILLMOYERS.COM

America has had a tyrant like Trump before: We fought a revolution to get rid of him
By MATTHEW ROZSA

When Will the Killing Stop?
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Videos of two fatal shootings of African-American men have again documented what appear to be almost casual killing by the police."

It’s “political sleight-of-hand”: For their next trick, Republican magicians will make your federal land disappear
By AMANDA MARCOTTE

Can Obama Pardon Millions of Immigrants?
By PETER L. MARKOWITZ
"However, President Obama can still act to bring humanity and justice to an immigration system notoriously lacking in both. He can do so by using the power the Constitution grants him — and only him — to pardon individuals for 'offenses against the United States.'”

Don’t be fooled: Trump’s populist economic rhetoric is a fraud
Trump's "populist" economic policies would be downright harmful to the people whose interests he claims to defend

By Conor Lynch

“I don’t even think J. Edgar Hoover ever did this”: DOJ veterans weigh in on FBI Director James Comey’s handling of Clinton email probe
Former DOJ officials disagree on whether James Comey overstepped the bounds of his office with his statement

By Michael Garofalo and Brendan Gauthier

Istanbul and the empathy gap: Why was the West’s response muted compared to Paris or Brussels?
By JALAL BAIG

Is the Islamic State Unstoppable?
By HASSAN HASSAN

Everything I Learned From Prof. Donald Trump
By Emma Roller

A Real Estate Developer Can Go Bankrupt. A President Can’t.
By MITCHELL L. MOSS

The Secret Rules of the Drone War
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

A Trump presidency and ISIS: Aggressive U.S. intervention is exactly what they want
By SEAN ILLING

The NRA’s election strategy: Why the group’s latest ad campaigns have nothing to do with guns
By HEATHER DIGBY PARTON

The Not-So-Liberal Roberts Court
By Linda Greenhouse
"But to understand the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., it’s important to get beyond the binary liberal-versus-conservative label and see these and other recent cases in their full context."

Trump’s profitable bigotry: The takeaway from his anti-Semitic tweet — his run is more a grift than a real campaign
Is Trump trying to win? Or is his racist dog-whistling about building an audience for his next endeavor?

By Amanda Marcotte

Death in Black and White
By Michael Eric Dyson
"We, black America, are a nation of nearly 40 million souls inside a nation of more than 320 million people. And I fear now that it is clearer than ever that you, white America, will always struggle to understand us."

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Links to Tom Tomorrow, This Modern World cartoons

Links to Mark Fiore animations and other funny animations

Trump Succeeds in Delivering Speech No One Will Want to Plagiarize
satire by Andy Borowitz

Republicans Accused of Plagiarizing Entire Convention Scenario from Book of Revelation
satire by Andy Borowitz

Poll: Americans Worried About Keeping Families Safe from Rudy Giuliani
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Copy Cat Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Pokemon Go: The Trump Edition
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

The RNC's unscheduled events
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Ghost bluster
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

(Don't) Shoot the Cops
cartoon by Matt Bors

The cycle of Trump
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

MAKE AMERICA CRAZY AGAIN
animation by Mark Fiore

Ben Carson Confident That Trump Will Choose Him as V.P.
satire by Andy Borowitz

Cut from G.O.P. Convention, Tebow Hopes to Catch On with Other Political Party
satire by Andy Borowitz

Furious Christie Refuses to Pick Up Trump’s Dry Cleaning
satire by Andy Borowitz

Needs more guns...
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

7 steps toward police reform
cartoon by Brian McFadden

United in sorrow
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Open carry, closed mind
cartoon by Matt Bors

The truth revealed
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

THE AMAZING NON-BINARY BRAIN
animation by Mark Fiore

Congressional Republicans Vote to Abolish F.B.I.
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Lose, Lose or Draw Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Don 'The Con' Trump—Guide to Grifting
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Summer beach reads
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Brexit, Andy Capp!
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Beware the Xeno virus!
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Trump's Nazi tweets
cartoon by Matt Bors

Doctor Who vs. the Brexit
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

JOURNEY TO PLANET JUPITEARTH
animation by Mark Fiore  

Trump’s Bid to Become Born-Again Fails as Jesus Turns Down Friend Request
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Like a Gaffe Edition
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Winnie the U.K. gets into a tight place
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Policing after Utah v. Strieff
cartoon by Brian McFadden

AR-2016 Congressgun
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George Will's bowtie rebellion
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From my cold dead phone
cartoon by Matt Bors

An extremely normal year
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

THE WHAT ABOUT X COMMITTEE
animation by Mark Fiore

British Lose Right to Claim That Americans Are Dumber
satire by Andy Borowitz

Cash-Strapped Trump Campaign Auctions Chris Christie on eBay
satire by Andy Borowitz

LeBron Feeds Entire City of Cleveland with Loaves and Fishes
satire by Andy Borowitz

House Music Edition
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Finding Dory: The Republican story
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Alternative gun control proposals
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Armed and dangerous
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Sexual assault platinum pass
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Gun control that doesn't fly
cartoon by Matt Bors

Gun talk
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PAUL RYAN’S PUBLICITY STUNT
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Guns in the Nuz Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Mass shooting? It's Congress-Man to the rescue!
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

General election symptoms
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Don't politicize Orlando
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Punditspew, Orlando edition
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Shots and prayers
cartoon by Matt Bors

When we were great
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
animation by Mark Fiore

Cleveland Fans Mainly Hoping Cavs Avoid Being Subject of Another Depressing ESPN Documentary
satire by Andy Borowitz

Cavs Replace “All In” Slogan with Quote from Jean-Paul Sartre
satire by Andy Borowitz

Sanders Vows to Keep Fighting for Nomination Even if Hillary is Elected President
satire by Andy Borowitz

Trump: Mexicans Swarming Across Border, Enrolling in Law School, and Becoming Biased Judges
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Misfortune Teller Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

The Trump vision of America
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Peter Thiel's million-dollar legal maneuvers
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Trump gets a new Mexican judge
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Radical cleric vs. Trump
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

The American Meme
cartoon by Matt Bors

The real threat
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

GRRL POWER
animation by Mark Fiore

Stephen Hawking Angers Trump Supporters with Baffling Array of Long Words
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Boxing Day Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Childhood ruined
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Conservatives cure the Zika virus
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Brazil 2016 Olympics
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Intelligence tests of our times
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

The long slog
cartoon by Matt Bors

Even more primary phenomena
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

TRUMP NEWS TONIGHT!
animation by Mark Fiore

Hotel of Miseries Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

In line at the ladies' room
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Sketchy start-ups
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Trump has this thing tied up
cartoon by laloalcaraz

Canned patriotism
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

The mysterious Donald Trump
cartoon by Matt Bors

The great Trump overload
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

FUTURE SCOPE
animation by Mark Fiore

Obama Alienates Millions with Incendiary Pro-Knowledge Remarks
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Labor of Love Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Donald and John: A boy and his imaginary publicist
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Cut from commencement speeches
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Hillary is a sexist pig
cartoon by laloalcaraz

McTeacher Night is new low in marketing to kids
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

The Avenging Uterus vs. Donald Trump
cartoon by Matt Bors

The folly of aspiration
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

CHEAP-LABOR-FOR-YOU, INC.
animation by Mark Fiore

Trump Promises Paul Ryan That He’ll Sound Slightly Less Like Hitler
satire by Andy Borowitz

Animal Nuz - Loser I.D. Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

The Trump Monster returns to the laboratory
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Donald Trump's same old party
cartoon by Brian McFadden

I have the best elephant bowls
cartoon by laloalcaraz

The tragedy of baby-on-gun violence
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

The grueling primary
cartoon by Matt Bors

Primary pandemonium
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

EXTRUMPAGANZA!
animation by Mark Fiore

 

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