Charles P. Pierce

Charles P. Pierce

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Capitol Police officer dies. To Seditionist, you can now add "cop-killer" to the president*'s CV.

It is not the Democratic Party's job to rein in the dangerous lunatics on which the Republican Party has depended for the last 30 years.

I think we're squabbling over the definition of "rein in." It is absolutely the job of the Biden DOJ to investigate and try the perpetrators of 1/6 and their enablers, as well as monitoring the groups whence they came. Politically, though, all the D's can do is win elections.

Dear Coach Belichick: This is one of those times. You don't get many moral and ethical choices that are this clear. Turn down the damn medal. It's the mark of fcking Cain.

Mitch's announcement that he isn't going to whip votes on impeachment is a bigger deal than Liz Cheney's announcement.

Scalise once called himself, "David Duke without the baggage," so, yeah, he'd have been a yes on secession.

Do not summon idly my favorite episode in the history of Holy Mother Church. https://

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@TimBrando -- how can you talk about 1976 Indiana in the tournament playing ALABAMA when you know they also beat what was arguably Al's best Marquette team in that regional final. (I'd still take the undefeated 1970-71 squad that lost to Ohio State in the tournament.) C'mon, man.

Aaron Rodgers is doing some Aaron Rodgers stuff on the Rams. #NFLDivisional 


Let us be clear. The hiring of Steve Bannon as a WH policy adviser is exactly the same as hiring David Duke. Please don't normalize this.

Dear Headline Writers: Mnuchin is not “declining a request.” He’s breaking the law.

Here's where we remember that the CDC is forbidden BY LAW from studying gun violence as a public health problem.

A major American city is being softly Pinochet’ed in broad daylight.

I think we all should take a step back and ponder the fact that the president* of the United States just admitted in a court finding that he’d looted a charity.

I will say this again — if Sanders is the nominee in the fall, and you don’t vote for him, the second Trump term is on you, not him and not his supporters and not the Democratic Party.

If you’re keeping score at home, it’s too dangerous to hold the convention in Jacksonville but safe to open schools.

I am not kidding. We need UN election observers in Georgia...the state, not the country.

A reminder that, when JFK made the commitment to go to the moon, the top tax rate was 91 percent. When Apollo 11 landed, it was 77 percent. Now we “can’t afford” to pay for anything.

In January, German scientists developed the first test for COVID-19 and the World Health Organization offered the test to countries around the world and 60 countries accepted. We were not one of them.