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White America refuses to look racism in the eye

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

We’ll see the video of George Floyd being killed over and over again.

Each time, anyone with a shred of humanity will recoil watching a black man, handcuffed and face down on the asphalt, slowly and painfully die with a white Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck.

It’s a slow-motion murder. And like the videotaped deaths of ...Read more

Rex Huppke: Trump should pull GOP convention from North Carolina, put in on cruise ships off the coast of Mar-a-Lago

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

The Republican National Convention, a humbly massive celebration of the awesomeness of President Donald Trump, is scheduled for August in North Carolina, but it may have to relocate.

“Why?” you ask, your voice not muffled by the tyranny of a liberal coronavirus mask. Because, as President Trump tweeted on Memorial Day, taking time away from...Read more

Welcome to the White House, where we are winning!

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

Hello, and welcome to the White House, where everything is fine and we are encouraging Americans to be warriors and get out there, get back to work and face the coronavirus head-on. Please excuse this recorded message. We are currently experiencing a coronavirus outbreak that is being handled perfectly.

Before entering, we must ask you to ...Read more

We can still show mom our gratitude

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

This will be a Mother's Day like no other.

Locked down. Zoom-centric, maybe. Minus the brunches out, the picnics in crowded parks. Absent the big gatherings. In some cases, hug-less, hard as that is to imagine.

No Mother's Day crafts coming home from school. No misshapen ceramic knickknacks from first grade art ...Read more

The president is sooooo good at sarcasm!

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

Ladies and gentlemen, I realize we're in the midst of a deadly global pandemic, but please pay attention to our very dumb president.

On Sunday, as more than 1,000 Americans died of COVID-19, Donald Trump sent the following three tweets:

"When will all of the 'reporters' who have received Noble Prizes for their work on Russia, Russia, Russia, ...Read more

Fox News seems intent on endangering its audience

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

It seems the Fox News network -- which is as much a "news network" as I am a "banana cream pie" -- is trying to kill off its audience.

Not directly, of course. I'm not suggesting Tucker Carlson has murder on his mind.

But the network's coverage of the coronavirus pandemic does appear perplexingly aimed at reducing the number of people alive ...Read more

We're a long way from normal, and it will look different when we get there

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

Americans are daydreaming a return to normal, eyeing the calendar -- May? Maybe June? -- as if a switch will get flicked and the coronavirus pandemic and its life-altering impact will fade to memory.

That's not happening.

I don't say that to frighten -- and I've never wished so hard to be proved wrong -- but we're a culture easily sold false ...Read more

Surviving staying at home may be greatest trick of all

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

Knowing that everyone is going a bit stir crazy sheltering in place to slow the spread of coronavirus, I have assembled a carefully researched list of extremely smart things you and your family can do to stay healthy, sane and only lightly cannibalistic.

Feel free to wire me large amounts of money to show your gratitude for this public service....Read more

Social distancing is a godsend for those who hate other people

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

One of the best things people across the country can do to combat the coronavirus pandemic is "social distancing."

It sounds like a new-age ritual you pay Gwyneth Paltrow $1,000 to learn about, but it's actually an effective public health technique aimed at slowing the spread of a contagious disease like COVID-19. 0%

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Social distancing ...Read more

Viruses aren't contained by lies

Politics, Moderate / Rex Huppke /

President Donald Trump will soon find lies don't kill a virus.

He can deflect and reassure Americans the novel coronavirus outbreak is "totally under control" until his tweeting fingers are raw, but the virus won't care. It will spread.

Viruses are stubborn like that, best contained by honesty and competence, not bluster.

There are now more ...Read more

 

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