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Thursday, July 22, 2021

The shooting he witnessed near 37th street is the 134th expressway shooting this year. That number is already higher than the total in 2020. read more


Six men and two women who had been using a party bus service were shot late Wednesday near a gas station in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood on the North Side, according to Chicago police. The shooting was at least the third with five or more victims in about six hours. read more


Monday, July 19, 2021

A look at the data reveals that the vaccine hesitant group, however, are not big Trump lovers. They're actually likely not to be Republican. Instead, many of them are people who are detached from the political process and didn't vote for either major candidate in 2020. read more


Saturday, July 17, 2021

The tell-tale phrase has the opposite meaning from what it is supposed to signal: the speaker has no respect whatsoever for the object of his scorn; he's not being at all serious. So when Joe Biden repeatedly used some version of the phrase "without hyperbole" this week in a big speech on the state of American democracy, you knew instantly that he was exaggerating wildly. "We're facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That's not hyperbole," he told a friendly audience at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. What is this threat the president identified " without hyperbole " as the greatest challenge to the integrity of the American republic since half the states seceded in defence of the right of their citizens to own slaves, triggering a conflict that resulted in the deaths of roughly one in 40 Americans? The end of drive-through voting in Texas.


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

In response, OAN sued Maddow, MSNBC, and its parent corporation Comcast, Inc. for defamation, alleging that it was demonstrably false that the network, in Maddow's words, "literally is paid Russian propaganda." In an oddly overlooked ruling, an Obama-appointed federal judge, Cynthia Bashant, dismissed the lawsuit on the ground that even Maddow's own audience understands that her show consists of exaggeration, hyperbole, and pure opinion, and therefore would not assume that such outlandish accusations are factually true even when she uses the language of certainty and truth when presenting them ("literally is paid Russian propaganda"). read more


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