Lorraine Berry

Shocking New Report: Four Women Accused Same Student of Rape, but Cops and Utah State Did Nothing

Rape culture continues to flourish on American college campuses. In the most recent account, four women who reported that they had been raped by the same man were ignored by the Utah State University’s Title IX office, and by the police detectives investigating the complaints in Logan, Utah.

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Donald Trump Is Flirting With Anti-Semitism - and History Shows What's Next

When Donald Trump tweeted out an image of the Star of David and a pile of money to symbolize Hillary Clinton’s “corruption,” he was doing more than flirting with the juvenile fascists who hang around at alt-right websites or hide behind the white robes of the Ku Klux Klan. Critics were quick to accuse Trump of anti-Semitism, with some then offering as proof of Trump’s calumny images of Jews wearing yellow Stars of David in Nazi-era Europe. Others offered parallels between Trump and two of America’s most famous 20th century anti-Semites: Henry Ford, who saw “the international Jew” as the world’s greatest threat; and Charles Lindbergh, who admired Adolf Hitler and his ability to safeguard white civilization from the “Asiatic” threat.

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'Don't Worry. I Got You': These Clubgoers Risked Their Own Lives to Save Others in Orlando Rampage

"Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death." —Omar Bradley, WWII American general

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These 7 Ridiculous Snake Oil Products Prove Americans Will Buy Anything - Including Donald Trump

"No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public," is how the quotation from H.L. Mencken has come down to us. It’s a paraphrase of a paragraph from an article in the Chicago Tribune, but the part of the quotation that is almost always left off is the most relevant for understanding this year: “No one has ever lost public office thereby.”

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Masculine Insecurities Are Driving Trump’s Train of Lies - According to Science

Despite evidence that Donald Trump is a serial liar, the man continues to lie about his previous lies. While the origin of the oft-repeated joke is disputed (and perhaps funniest when told by the late, great Richard Pryor), Donald Trump treats America as if it were the wife who has just caught her husband in bed with another woman, “Who you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?”

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Here’s What ‘Social Liberal but Fiscal Conservative’ Millennials Just Don’t Comprehend

In the past several days, the news media have been reporting from airports such as O’Hare or LAX where the lines to go through security are longer than the waitinglist for Hamilton. Many of the folks standing in those lines have reported missing flights, which then creates flights that are overcrowded with the folks from the earlier connections that didn’t get made.

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History Shows the Religious Right's Batsh*T Crazy Version of Jesus Isn't Unique to Modern Times

When I was a kid in the 1970s, my itinerant parents, who moved us eleven times in ten years, would occasionally send my brothers and me to local “afterschool” programs or “summer” programs so that we might meet other kids prior to starting our next new school. Inevitably, these programs were sponsored by Christian churches. Along with chorus and drama arts/crafts and sports, the programs mixed in a type of Sunday school-level theology, often taught to us through the kinds of feel-good modern hymns that emphasized that Jesus was a great guy.

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Prince Didn't Die From Pain Pills - He Died From Chronic Pain

The media can’t seem to get its stories about Prince right. As the news feed overflows with stories with the words “Prince” and “addiction” in them, very few of them feature the phrase chronic pain. Multiple reports mention that Prince had suffered from years with pain in his hips due to injuries racked up during his performances. He relied on opiate pain medications to provide him some relief. Yet even today, the New York Times features a long article about Prince seeking “help” with an “addiction.”

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Christians Can't Wait for God to Punish 'Wicked' America With Trump - and Usher in the Apocalypse

Christians who claimed months ago that Donald Trump was foretold in Biblical prophecy must be feeling prescient today. Worrying in 2015 that Trump would be a major party nominee was treated as being about as likely as the 5000-1 odds that bookies gave Leicester City at the beginning of the 2015-16 season. But this week, as both unlikely predictions came to pass, it seems prudent to take a look at just what it is that those eschatologists claim to see.

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Yikes: KKK Grand Imperial Wizard Endorses Trump - 'a Lot of What He Believes, We Believe'

In an act of audacious reporting Chris Thomas drove out to the Virginia woods (albeit with an unmarked police car following him) where he met with the Grand Imperial Wizard (GIW) of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). Or, as the Grand Imperial Wizard continually pronounced it, the “Klu Klux Klan.”

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