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Jimmy Kimmel obviously loves Saint Patrick’s Day — and even a day later he can’t resist talking about fake news of a leprechaun sighting from Mobile, Alabama.

Having scratched that itch, he turns moments later he smoothly turns to the president’s manic St. Paddy’s tweetstorm — in which he called for government censorship of late-night comics. He thinks they’re in “collusion” not only with Democrats but Russia.

Kimmel has a few choice words for Trump. And he has conclusive proof that he is not colluding with the Kremlin.

Click and laugh.

 

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Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch

In the two weeks since Election 2020, the country has oscillated between joy and anger, hope and dread in an era of polarization sharpened by the forces of racism, nativism, and hate. Still, truth be told, though the divisive tone of this moment may only be sharpening, division in the United States of America is not a new phenomenon.

Over the past days, I've found myself returning to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who, in 1967, just a year before his own assassination, gave a speech prophetically entitled "The Other America" in which he vividly described a reality that feels all too of this moment rather than that one:

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