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Like so many Trump speeches, especially now, the president’s address to energy workers in Louisiana was a rambling mess. He got to the bayou on the taxpayer’s dime, but largely talked trash about his potential Democratic opponents, including “Boot-edge-edge,” “Pocahontas,” and “What the Hell Happened to Joe Biden.”

And like any other Trump speech, this one is much funnier with meta-commentary by Stephen Colbert. When the president veers onto a tangent about the dangers of wind power, Colbert knows what’s really on his mind: fried chicken, extra crispy.

But Colbert himself is preoccupied with Trump’s trade war. What is it good for? He explains, and you’ll laugh.

 

 

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Marchers at January 22 anti-vaccination demonstration in Washington, D.C>

Back when it was first gaining traction in the 1990s, the anti-vaccination movement was largely considered a far-left thing, attracting believers ranging from barter-fair hippies to New Age gurus and their followers to “holistic medicine” practitioners. And it largely remained that way … until 2020 and the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As this Sunday’s “Defeat the Mandates” march in Washington, D.C., however, showed us, there’s no longer anything even remotely left-wing about the movement. Populated with Proud Boys and “Patriot” militiamen, QAnoners and other Alex Jones-style conspiracists who blithely indulge in Holocaust relativism and other barely disguised antisemitism, and ex-hippies who now spout right-wing propaganda—many of them, including speakers, encouraging and threatening violence—the crowd at the National Mall manifested the reality that “anti-vaxxers” now constitute a full-fledged far-right movement, and a potentially violent one at that.

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