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Trump Voter Cries Discrimination During Tirade At Michaels Over $1 Bag

The incident occurred last week at a Chicago store, and the woman accused the African-American employees of discriminating against her.
Jeff Taylor
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Think It’s Ok To Surround Yourself With Like-Minded People This Holiday? Think Again

The holidays are usually a time that brings people together, no matter their differences. But after the fierce polarization of the past election, story after story has outlined just how riven families and friends are over this year’s election results. Disinviting, unfriending, canceling trips, and other forms of social shunning have become commonplace because of the intensity [...]
JohnGallagher
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7 Silver Linings In The Dark Cloud Of President Elect Donald J. Trump

Life feels pretty bleak right now. But despite the unreality of the election results, there are bits of good news. A little silver lining comes in handy at a time like this. Here are seven potential upsides: A bunch of wingnuts lost A handful of really awful candidates lost their elections. Gay sheriff Paul Babeu–the one who [...]
JohnGallagher
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14% Of LGBT People Voted For Donald Trump And Other Loathsome Election Facts

9% of self-described Democrats voted for Donald Trump according to the New YorkTimes. If that shocks you, you might want to sit down for the rest. 14% of LGBT people admitted to pollsters that they voted for Donald Trump – who has said he thinks businesses should be able to discriminate against LGBT people. Let [...]
Dan Tracer
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Hillary Was The Most Pro-Gay Candidate In American History. And She Went Down.

Trump’s victory is so shocking that it’s easy to forget just how historical Hillary Clinton‘s campaign really was. And it’s also easy to forget she won the popular vote. So, America is actually on our side. Barely. The Electoral College was not. In the end, there was no shattering of the glass (at least in politics) [...]
JohnGallagher
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The Next Four Years Are Going To Be Awful. How Awful Is Anyone’s Guess.

President Donald Trump. Those may be the three scariest words in the English language. Unfortunately, they are also reality for the next four years. The pundits will spend countless hours trying to figure out just what combination of events led Trump to pull the most stunning political upset since Truman’s defeat of Dewey in 1948. [...]
JohnGallagher
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Twinks For Trump And 7 Other Nutty Moments From This Crazy Campaign

While we anxiously await tonight’s election results, it’s worth reminding ourselves just why 2016 will rank as one of the looniest election cycles of all time. There’s plenty to choose from, but here’s a look at just eight of the craziest moments to come out of the presidential campaign that seemed like it would never end. 1. The [...]
JohnGallagher
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The GOP Has Found Another Key Group to Suppress: 34,000 Transgender Voters

The primary, if (mostly) unspoken, purpose of voter ID laws is to keep down turnout among African-American voters who prefer Democrats. But one of the side effects of the laws is that they make it harder for trans voters too. An estimated 34,000 trans voters may find it impossible to cast a ballot this election because [...]
JohnGallagher
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5 Truly Awful Republican Candidates For Congress (Out Of A Long List)

There are currently 246 Republicans in Congress, and with any luck there may be a few less of the really bad ones next after Tuesday night. Every election cycle brings its own mix of incumbents and challengers who combine the disgusting with the stupid, and this year is no different. Here’s a look at five races–and [...]
JohnGallagher
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5 Reasons This Election Will Determine The Future Of LGBTQ Freedom & Equality

  We’re down to the wire, and with any luck we won’t wake up Wednesday morning to find it wrapped around our necks. Without a doubt, this is the most fraught election in modern memory. In Donald Trump, the Republican party has selected an authoritarian and narcissistic liar who threatens the basic norms of democracy. Hillary [...]
JohnGallagher
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Donald Trump Is Learning The Hard Way Catholic Bishops Have Lost Their Political Clout

It takes a special talent to get a roomful of rich Catholics to boo a Republican candidate, but Donald Trump has that gift. Trump’s disastrous appearance at the Al Smith Dinner, a forced march for politicians disguised as a fundraiser for Catholic Charities, was just one more sign of the candidate’s uncanny ability to alienate [...]
JohnGallagher
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7 Reasons We Love Hillary More Than Ever (And Not Just Because Of Trump)

The last few days haven’t been kind to Hillary Clinton. FBI Director James Comey resurrected Clinton’s email woes with a maddeningly vague letter to Congress saying that the agency was taking “appropriate investigative steps” after learning that some additional emails may have turned up on another device. (Subsequent reporting said the device belonged to sexting fiend Anthony [...]
JohnGallagher
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