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If Democrats have been disappointed at the ballot box lately, the party has also succeeded in clearing up a time-honored conservative myth – that liberal Americans are not patriotic and do not think of America as exceptional. Comedians who are called “un-American” by Fox News have actually become the most stringent defenders of the Stars & Stripes.

In today’s clip, Stephen Colbert rips President Trump a new Putin after the pair of pols appeared to defend and congratulate one another for election meddling at the summit in Helsinki. Finding odd bedfellows among the conservative pundits disgusted at Trump’s “both sides are to blame,” Colbert executes a truly “titanic” gag in defense of Washington D.C.

In another clever bit at 5:30, Backbone turns 45’s “where is the (DNC) server” mantra into a world-historical humiliation.

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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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