The Erie County Sheriff’s Race Is a Matter of Life or Death

Erie County Sheriff and Trump superfan Timothy B. Howard should be as notorious as Joe Arpaio, the famously racist Republican sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, whom Howard sees as a kindred spirit. Yet few outside of Western New York have ever heard of Howard. That’s not for want of headline fodder: Thirty-one people have died in Erie County jails since his appointment, most as a result of suicide or medical neglect. Many more have attempted suicide.
Howard was first appointed and then elected sheriff in 2005, and reelected in 2009, 2013, and 2017.

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Yoo Hoo, Tucker Carlson, We’re Here and We’ve Got Your Back

Jonathan Greenblatt at the so-called Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is back at it again, demanding Tucker Carlson’s termination at Fox News for speaking simple obvious truths that have absolutely no bearing on matters pertaining to Jews or to bigotry. So it now devolves on me once again to join this nonsensical fray on the other side — to defend Tucker, to reiterate that Greenblatt simply is an Obama Administration holdover who managed to get hired by the ADL after Obama’s people found themselves out of jobs when that Administration’s tenure ended.

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How ‘Tooning Out the News’ Became TV’s Toughest Interview

Ten years before he created the hilarious, Stephen Colbert-produced Tooning Out the News, R.J. Fried spent time in the trenches of actual cable news, working for MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. That experience, along with his years as a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman and Robert Smigel’s Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, helped prepare him to run what has somehow become the most consistently funny and hard-hitting political comedy show on TV.

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How ‘Tooning Out the News’ Became TV’s Toughest Interview

Ten years before he created the hilarious, Stephen Colbert-produced Tooning Out the News, R.J. Fried spent time in the trenches of actual cable news, working for MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. That experience, along with his years as a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman and Robert Smigel’s Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, helped prepare him to run what has somehow become the most consistently funny and hard-hitting political comedy show on TV.

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An Entire County Just Paid Thousands to Join a Far-Right Group

Lander County, Nevada, is shelling out $2,500 for lifetime membership to a controversial, far-right law-enforcement group, The Daily Beast has learned. For their money, residents will get some lapel pins, a plaque, and a big party featuring an alleged participant in the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol.
A former mining boom community in the Nevada desert, Lander County is the rural home to fewer than 10,000 residents.

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An Entire County Just Paid Thousands to Join a Far-Right Group

Lander County, Nevada, is shelling out $2,500 for lifetime membership to a controversial, far-right law-enforcement group, The Daily Beast has learned. For their money, residents will get some lapel pins, a plaque, and a big party featuring an alleged participant in the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol.
A former mining boom community in the Nevada desert, Lander County is the rural home to fewer than 10,000 residents.

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An Entire County Just Paid Thousands to Join a Far-Right Group

Lander County, Nevada, is shelling out $2,500 for lifetime membership to a controversial, far-right law-enforcement group, The Daily Beast has learned. For their money, residents will get some lapel pins, a plaque, and a big party featuring an alleged participant in the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol.
A former mining boom community in the Nevada desert, Lander County is the rural home to fewer than 10,000 residents.

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