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Good news—Ian Reifowitz, the author of The Tribalization of Politics: How Rush Limbaugh's Race-Baiting Rhetoric on the Obama Presidency Paved the Way for Trump (Buy a second copy, for the beach!), a regular on Daily Kos, will now be a Friday regular on KITM

Ian brings his historical and thematic analysis expertise to David Waldman’s virtual conference table to review Barack Obama’s July 30th eulogy of John Lewis. Obama framed John Lewis’ legacy as a bridge to the past, present and future of the Democratic party, America, and humanity, while giving Joe Biden a boost, and purpose.

Before taking off work on Thursday on route to the golf course, or church, whichever comes first, Donald Trump was forced to come to God’s rescue yet again because Joe Biden was making him cry. Mike DeWine presented his “get out of a photo op” doctor’s note and slipped out the back way. DeWine can use the same note to get out of his next Trump picture too. Dr. Amy “Action!” Acton is smart enough to know how to get to Sesame Street, and better yet, smart enough to get the hell out of the DeWine administration.

Two teenagers were suspended for posting a picture of their school hall stuffed with students, who if they wanted privacy should have worn a mask. This weekend, 250,000 Bikers will join together in individuality to rebel against their safety and yours. 

The Navy SEAL Museum can’t use blackface on their K9 victims anymore, but they made do.

The New York attorney general is actually suing the N.R.A. and is seeking its closure. The amount of corruption that requires is more than any individual Republican could ever muster, so Wayne LaPierre needed to recruit every friend and family member he could find to pull it off.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:41pm EST