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This anthemic get-out-the-vote video — created by Rachel Bloom and packed with fellow stars like Elizabeth Banks, Mayim Bialik, Patti LuPone, Jane Lynch, Moby, and Adam Scott — charmed us with its blunt messaging and parodic style. And yes, it’s as funny as it is urgent. Yet we hesitated to send this because the clever lyrics are a bit…nasty. Possibly NSFW! So don’t say we didn’t warn you.

OK, now click (and turn down the volume first).

Police confront George Floyd protesters

Photo Credit: Geoff Livingston

With a deranged narcissist in the Oval Office and his lackey controlling the Department of Justice, there is no point in looking to the federal government to curb police violence. Instead, President Donald J. Trump will do everything in his power to encourage it. In the wake of protests over the murder of George Floyd, he has demanded that governors crack down on protestors: "You have to dominate. ... If you don't dominate, you're wasting your time," he told them.

Moreover, most local police authorities are under local control -- mayors, city councils, district attorneys, police chiefs, sheriffs. That's where the accountability for police misconduct begins.

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