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Jimmy Kimmel hotly anticipates Wednesday’s impeachment hearing, despite its somewhat legalistic topic – and meanwhile, he still enjoys spearfishing those wacky Trump tweets. The president’s latest online alibi is that the president of Ukraine “exonerated” him in a recent interview. He’s just as innocent as the schoolyard bully whose terrorized victim won’t snitch.

Kimmel seems astonished to learn of a new poll showing that most Republicans think Trump is a better president than Lincoln. Say whut? He channels his outrage into a side-by-side comparison of Deceitful Donald and Honest Abe, with results that are hilarious and depressing.

That’s politics in our Republic these days.

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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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