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Jussie Smollett Survived an Attempted Lynching: This Is America

Rosa Clemente and JLove Calderón; Color of Change Latino Rebels
Early Tuesday, actor, musician, and activist, Jussie Smollett was attacked at a Chicago Subway by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs and with “This is MAGA country” as they beat him, tied a noose around his neck, and poured bleach on him

Friday Nite Videos -- May 19, 2017

Fox News Doesn't Get the Comey Memo. Comedians Have Figured Out the Trick to Covering Trump. Watergate Prosecutor: Well on Our Way to Impeachment of President Trump. The Activists: Documentary. How to Close Guantanamo Under Trump.

'History is Watching': Dan Rather Rips Trump in Epic Facebook Rant; Challenges Colleagues: "This Cannot Be Treated As Just Another Outrageous Moment in the Campaign"

Dan Rather Dan Rather's Facebook page
"History is watching: - former CBS News anchor Dan Rather on Facebook rips Donald Trump's veiled assassination threat against his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Trump in a bid to his followers, who also oppose gun control, said his "Second Amendment people" might be able to stop Hillary Clinton's appointment of Supreme Court justices. This is a new level of the GOP's war on women, where the right has fueled attacks on women and the murder of abortion providers.

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit May Be the End for Roger Ailes

Gabriel Sherman NY Magazine
As the head of Fox News, Ailes has deployed his survival skills frequently to weather scandals of career-ending proportions and a bitter power struggle with Rupert Murdoch’s oldest son, Lachlan. But in the wake of Gretchen Carlson’s shocking sexual-harassment lawsuit against Ailes, there are signs that the 76 year-old’s luck may have finally expired.

Israeli Nukes

Dan Drollette, Jr. / Avner Cohen and William Burr Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists / Politico
While negotiations over limiting Iran’s enrichment program have taken center stage in news coverage, the history of Israel’s covert nuclear program draws relatively little media attention. Israel has long maintained a policy of nuclear ambiguity, neither confirming nor directly denying that it has a nuclear deterrent, and the United States government has officially taken the same stance.

It's the Racism, Stupid: Meet the Press's Epic NCAA Fail

Dave Zirin TheNation.com Blog
It is March Madness, after all, when the NCAA makes 90% of its billion-dollar budget. As the business of college football and basketball expands, and as more and more players find themselves used up and spit out with neither compensation nor education to show for their time, this is the moment to talk about the future of the so-called "student-athlete."
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