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Donald Trump’s Politics of Hate Began With a “Cynical and Evil” GOP Memo

President Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina.Gerry Broome/AP Donald Trump’s outburst of nativistic racism—viscerally and putridly displayed by his “go back” tweet-attack on four congresswoman who are people of color and the subsequent and shocking (even for Trump) “send her back” rally in North Carolina on Wednesday night—has been a clarifying…

Why Are Right-Wing Conspiracies so Obsessed With Pedophilia?

Zohar LazarThe children were being sodomized in secret underground tunnels. Their captors drank blood in front of them and staged satanic ritual sacrifices. Sometimes the kids were filmed for pornographic purposes. In total, some several hundred children were subjected to this treatment. And it all happened in the middle of a safe neighborhood where crimes were…

The House Just Voted to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15

Rick Majewski/Zuma The US House voted 231-139 on Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15, bringing Democrats one step closer to their goal of more than doubling the current rate of $7.25 an hour, which has not changed since 2009. Thursday’s vote fell largely along party lines, with three Republicans supporting it and…