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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Barbara Bush Was All That

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

In 1989, first lady Barbara Bush publicly disclosed that she had struggled with depression after her children had grown. The women’s movement, she added, was a contributing factor.

“I believe it made me feel inadequate. I’m not quite sure how. You were made to feel demeaned a bit.”

The following year, she was invited to deliver the commencement address at the all-female Wellesley College. This didn’t sit well with the 150 seniors who signed a petition in protest:

“To honor Barbara Bush as a commencement speaker is to honor a woman who has gained recognition through the achievements of her husband, which contravenes what we have been taught over the last four years at Wellesley.”

I never thought Barbara Bush would remind me of my working-class mother, but there it is.…

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Trump’s Strange Appeasement Of Putin

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is used to being surrounded by diplomats representing murderous regimes, has found out the most dangerous place for her to be: between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

In a TV interview Sunday, she said the administration would shortly impose additional sanctions on Moscow for its role in Syria’s chemical weapons program. The president was watching and “yelled at the television,” reports The New York Times. The next day, the White House said it would not add to the sanctions because the president would “like to have a good relationship” with Russia.…

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Debunked: Hannity’s Shameless Lies About Mueller’s Record

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

Sean Hannity, the Fox News host and adviser to President Donald Trump who has turned his broadcast into a nightly attack on special counsel Robert Mueller, smeared the head of the Russia probe by referencing one of the darkest chapters in the FBI’s history on four consecutive broadcasts last week. “During Mueller’s time as a federal prosecutor in Boston, four — four men wrongfully imprisoned for decades framed by an F.B.I. informant and notorious gangster, Whitey Bulger, all while Mueller’s office looked the other way,” Hannity said in one such report last Wednesday.

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