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Stephen Colbert Goes Easy On Les Moonves For Sexual Harassment

P. GREANVILLE—Stephen Colbert and the recently dethroned Les Moonves typify the hypocrisy of hardcore centrist liberals. These are the folks that talk incessantly of morality, doing the right thing, are wedded to identity politics and racialism, but when push comes to shove, money and power always talk louder. Colbert made his reputation as a smirking, insolent subsidiary of Jon Stewart, cultivating the image of a rebel, speaking truth to power, yada yada. Later, as inheritor to the uber profitable Late Night Show franchise once presided by Johnny Carson, the man instantly became an apologetic CIA-asskissing, Democrat Russiagater and fervent neoliberal.

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“Why do they hate us so!”

ERIC SCHECHTER—About my campaign: I’m running for congress, but not in the conventional fashion. I might print up some leaflets, but I probably won’t knock on doors or raise money or a staff. I still might win if my message “goes viral,” but that’s not likely and not my main goal. Still, putting my name on the ballot will get more people to read my message, and that is my main goal. So if you like this essay, please send the link to your friends. If you like it a lot, start a similar campaign of your own in your congressional district!

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The Audacity of Super Wealth

PHILIP A. FARRUGGIO—Guess who was the guest on this Sunday of the Labor Day weekend? They had this attorney representing some ‘ Right to Work’ defense organization. He was on the air to trumpet the fact, in his organization’s mind, that we don’t really need unions. He claimed that the government, local and federal, has plenty of laws on the books to protect workers. Imagine the utter gall to suggest that workers shouldn’t worry about how the boss treats them… the government has laws to protect them!

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Common Enemy: Why Israel is Embracing Fascism in Europe

RAMZY BAROUD—On his visit to Israel, Orban asserted that Hungarian Jewish citizens should feel safe in his country, an odd statement considering that it was Orban and his party that deprived many Jews and other members of minority groups of any feeling of safety. Still, Netanyahu has welcomed Orban as a “true friend of Israel” and Orban called on his European counterparts to show more support for Israel. Mission accomplished.

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