Republicans seek to rewrite history in public school curriculums while whitewashing systemic racism and riling up the GOP base

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Last week, the Nevada Family Alliance suggested that teachers in the Washoe County School District wear body cameras to ensure that they’re not teaching critical race theory to students. I’m surprised they didn’t also suggest dogs be trained to sniff out signs of White guilt. Maybe at the next school board meeting?

“Creating a record that could be viewed by appropriate parties, if necessary, might be the best way to urge teachers to stick to traditional teaching,” said Karen England, executive director and founder of the Nevada Family Alliance, in a statement released last Wednesday.

“We expect that the teachers’…


No one voted to let the former president off for slander to deny sexual assault allegations

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She probably wouldn’t remember me, but around the time Barack Hussein Obama made history, I was seeking employment from columnist E. Jean Carroll in the dismal state that was the media industry during its digital-fueled implosion in the midst of the Great Recession.

“Michael, you are stunningly funny!” she wrote in one of the more polite rejection emails I received in that era. “You KILLED with your application to AskEJean’s Dope Astrology. I received 496 submissions and you made it into the TOP 12!!” …


It’s time to stop pretending that the West Virginia senator will stand up for voting rights

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I’m not convinced that Joe Manchin is actually concerned about the fate of American democracy. But I genuinely admire the level of faith exhibited by folks like Raphael Warnock when broaching the subject.

Speaking with Politico, the Georgia senator and senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta said that after talking with Manchin on Sunday, he was “hopeful” he would eventually win him over in supporting voting rights legislation to help thwart the state-by-state assault currently being led by GOP elected officials. “We’ve got to find a way to pass voting rights,” Warnock said of the Democrat senator. “I…


And as Republicans sink even lower, we have to take him seriously

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In the coming years, Representative Matt Gaetz is likely to be the inspiration for another Lifetime docuseries themed around sexual predators (or at least have a Law & Order: SVU episode based on his current scandal). But that apparently has not deterred his political ambitions at all. Not only has the Florida congressman not resigned from his job while in the midst of allegations of sex trafficking a minor, Gaetz believes he can make it all the way to the White House. When I say mighty, you say white.

I hate that I even have to mildly take this sad…


Never leave anything to chance with Trump and his violent, racist following

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At the start of the week, Michael Flynn, who once served as National Security Adviser at the advent of President Trump’s term in office, called for a Myanmar-like coup in the United States in order to reinstall Trump into power.

“I want to know why what happened in Minamar [sic] can’t happen here?” a member of the audience, who identified himself as a Marine, asked Flynn. “No reason, I mean, it should happen here. No reason. That’s right,” Flynn responded.

Speaking at the same event earlier in the weekend, Flynn also claimed: “Trump won. …


The NYC mayoral candidate is embarrassingly out of touch and clueless about the city he aspires to lead

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When Andrew Yang announced his bid to run for mayor of New York City in January, I rolled my eyes, yawned, and assumed residents wouldn’t consider someone not even fit for trash pickup to lead the municipality solely because they’ve seen him on TV. However, it didn’t take long for polls to remind me what planet I live on and all of its varying absurdities.

Though Yang was treated as an immediate front-runner by the media and his competition, it wasn’t until April that real numbers revealed that he’s not only a front-runner, but the leading candidate to win the…


If the congresswoman really cared about democracy, she never would have supported Trump in the first place

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In her last days as GOP conference chair, Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Post, “The Republican Party is at a turning point, and Republicans must decide whether we are going to choose truth and fidelity to the Constitution.”

Cheney was referencing what is known as “the big lie” about election fraud and chastising Republicans for joining Donald Trump and the conservative media ecosystem that caters to his ego by furthering the lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. …


Doughnuts, fish plates, cash… whatever works

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This past March, a corporate executive aware of his vast customer base had an idea to speed up the efforts to vaccinate more Americans and help end the ongoing hell that is this plague: a free doughnut in exchange for proof of vaccination.

Given the realities of life in 2021, of course this campaign prompted criticism from some within the medical community, including doctor and frequent CNN talking head Leana Wen, MD. Apparently, Krispy Kreme giving away some of their frosty-ass doughnuts is a bad example of how to incentivize vaccinations. (And don’t take that as shade, Krispy Kreme lovers…


The former vice president’s preliminary campaigning for a 2024 run is a waste of time and energy

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It’s almost adorable that Mike Pence is even bothering to tease a presidential bid, much less one in 2024.

The former vice president — who had to run for cover back in January as a violent mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol seeking his head due to his failure to help the ex-president steal an election based on a lie about Black voters — is doing the sort of things that politicians do to tease a White House run. Pence visited the state of South Carolina, which has often played a deciding factor in the presidential primary seasons…


I’m not dead, so I guess things are going okay

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When it came to the idea of Joe Biden becoming the third man to become the oldest president in American history, within my lifetime, I greeted it with headlines for essays like, “Tell Your Mee-Maw and Them to Break Up With Joe Biden, I’m Bored.”

I didn’t want an old White guy to be president — or at least not this genre of old White guy. Someone, who, as a Democratic primary candidate, told wealthy donors that, in a Biden administration, “nothing would fundamentally change.” Such thinking was a mistake of the Obama Biden administration, which was transformative in terms…

Michael Arceneaux

Author of “I Can’t Date Jesus” and “I Don’t Want To Die Poor.” Houstonian.

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