The Anti-Politics and Anti-Comedy of Norm Macdonald

When Norm Macdonald passed away last month at the age of sixty-one, most major outlets ran obituaries praising his long career in comedy. Many of us were reminded how funny Macdonald was and took to YouTube to dip into the deep reservoir of his material.
Notable figures of the online right did the very same thing, some of them claiming Norm Macdonald as one of their own. While they may have overstated their case, it can nonetheless be difficult to square appreciation for Macdonald’s comedy with his ambiguously conservative politics.

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DR ELLIE: Antidepressants ARE worth the risk – and I should know, I’ve been on them for 15 years

DR ELLIE CANNON: Antidepressants ARE worth the risk – and I should know, I’ve been on them for 15 years

Dr Ellie Cannon surprised millions on This Morning by saying she takes the pills
She discussed how prescriptions for the pills have increased during pandemic 
GP has been taking antidepressants, on and off, for about 15 years, for anxiety
In her case, medication has really worked and allowed her to live her best life

By Dr Ellie Cannon for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 17:01 EDT, 23 October 2021 | Updated: 17:07 EDT, 23 October 2021

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Op-Ed: The anguish of unintentional killing — and how Alec Baldwin can learn to cope with it

Even as he is surrounded by loving friends and family, actor Alec Baldwin may well feel all alone in the world. In a split second, he learned how capricious life can be, and how we have far less control over ourselves and our world than we like to believe.
By his own account, Baldwin is traumatized, in the grip of shock, grief and guilt after firing a prop gun Thursday on the New Mexico set of the film “Rust,” killing the film’s cinematographer and injuring the director. The actor had been assured the gun did not contain live ammunition, law enforcement officials said.

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What Dave Chappelle gets wrong about trans people and comedy

Toward the end of Dave Chappelle’s incendiary Netflix standup special The Closer, he says something revealing about the fight he’s waged against trans people — a fight that’s drawn Netflix itself into the fray and which led to a walkout and protest against the company on October 20.
After discussing the death of his friend, a trans comedian named Daphne Dorman who Chappelle also mentioned in his previous special Sticks and Stones, Chappelle makes a joke where the punchline is to blatantly misgender her.

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What Dave Chappelle gets wrong about trans people and comedy

Toward the end of Dave Chappelle’s incendiary Netflix standup special The Closer, he says something revealing about the fight he’s waged against trans people — a fight that’s drawn Netflix itself into the fray and which led to a walkout and protest against the company on October 20.
After discussing the death of his friend, a trans comedian named Daphne Dorman who Chappelle also mentioned in his previous special Sticks and Stones, Chappelle makes a joke where the punchline is to blatantly misgender her.

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Will More Eco-Authoritarianism Come From COP26?

Our international political class is set to descend on Glasgow this November for the United Nations climate change summit, COP26. A swarm seems to be an apt comparison given that 1,500 waste disposal staff are set to strike for the duration of the event, leaving the unnecessary trash produced by environmental devotees flowing out of bags and bins for all to see. And, like flies, the bad ideas proposed to revolutionize everyone’s lives for the worst are bound to be in abundance.

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How can Hollywood bad boy survive this grim tragedy? Writes ALISON BOSHOFF 

How can Hollywood bad boy survive this grim tragedy? Alec Baldwin is for once felled by a disaster which is not at all of his own making, writes ALISON BOSHOFF
By Alison Boshoff for the Daily Mail
Published: 17:00 EDT, 22 October 2021 | Updated: 17:32 EDT, 22 October 2021

For once, Alec Baldwin has been felled by a disaster which is not at all of his own making.

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‘Looks Like a Set-Up’: Listen to the 911 Calls From Murdaugh Shooting Fiasco

Listen to Alex Murdaugh’s 911 Calls From South Carolina Shooting Fiasco

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A Video Leak Reveals the Use of Rape as Torture in Russian Prisons

An investigator visits Regional Tuberculosis Hospital No 1 under the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, its staff charged with abusing convicts. Investigative Committee Office for Saratov Region. (Investigative CommitteeTASS via Getty Images)

Content warning: This article discusses torture and sexual assault in prison and includes graphic descriptions.

“They told me to take [their genitals] into my mouth, to suck,” an inmate from one of Russia’s correctional colonies told Novaya Gazeta in a recent interview.

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The future of vaccine mandates will likely come down to Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett

On October 29, Maine’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention will start enforcing a rule requiring all health care workers in the state to be vaccinated against Covid-19 — unless the Supreme Court intervenes to stop it.
Does v. Mills is the first significant case to reach the justices that places a Covid-19 vaccination requirement against “religious liberty” claims brought by individuals who refuse vaccination. It is unlikely to be the last.
It’s also significant that Does involves a government mandate requiring certain individuals to be vaccinated.

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