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Paul Blest


Raleigh, NC, United States

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Past articles by Paul:

George Santos Ran Credit Card Skimming Operation, Former Roommate Says

Would it surprise you to learn that George Santos has been accused of yet another crime? → Read More

Legal Weed Just Took a Rare Loss in This Red State

Oklahoma just voted against legalizing weed, a rare loss for a movement that’s made enormous strides over the past decade. → Read More

The Right Wants to Boycott Hershey’s Because a Trans Woman Was in Its Ad

The right is furious that Fae Johnstone, a 27-year-old transgender woman, appeared in a Hershey's chocolate ad campaign. → Read More

Politicians Are Drinking the Water in East Palestine to ‘Prove’ It’s Safe

Politicians from Ohio and elsewhere are trying to “prove” the water in East Palestine is safe enough to drink—by chugging it themselves. More than two weeks after a massive Norfolk Southern freight train carrying toxic chemicals derailed, spilling five rail cars of toxic vinyl chloride and forcing local agencies to light a “controlled burn” to avoid an explosion, politicians have started… → Read More

Tesla Workers Say Twitter Shadowbanned Their Union Account: NLRB Charge

Workers alleged in an NLRB filing that Twitter intentionally made the Tesla union account to be “less accessible and functionally hidden.” → Read More

Tesla Fired Dozens of Autopilot Workers the Day After a Union Drive Started

Fired employees at Elon Musk’s company say the it’s retaliation for organizing. → Read More

Woof! George Santos Has Even More Sketchy Dog-Related Stuff In His Past

Now he’s accused of writing bad checks to an Amish dog breeder. → Read More

Starbucks Asked a COVID-Positive Employee to Work, Then Fired Him for Tweeting About It

Well over a hundred pro-union Starbucks employees have claimed the company fired them illegally in retaliation for union organizing. → Read More

Maryland Wants to Make Every Week a 4-Day Work Week

Well, guess we’re all moving to Maryland. → Read More

Where the Hell Are Biden’s Weed Pardons?

112 days after the president’s announcement, the pardon application is still “not yet available.” → Read More

Alec Baldwin Has Been Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter for ‘Rust’ Shooting

If convicted on both counts of involuntary manslaughter, Baldwin could face up to three years in prison. → Read More

George Santos Reportedly Has Yet Another Alias: Drag Queen Kitara Ravache

Santos, a newly-elected member of a party that has spent the last year demonizing drag performers, is denying claims he was a drag performer. → Read More

George Santos Accused of Stealing Thousands from Dying Dog’s GoFundMe

A veteran says Santos stole $3000 from a fundraiser for his sick service dog. → Read More

Madison Cawthorn Has Officially Become a Florida Man

But he still has at least two court dates in North Carolina. → Read More

She Started a Viral GoFundMe to Raise Money for a Homeless Man. It Was a Scam.

After defrauding thousands of donors out of more than $400,000, a woman just received a three-year sentence to state prison in New Jersey. → Read More

The Humiliation of Kevin McCarthy Will Continue Until Morale Improves

McCarthy has now failed to become Speaker of the House six times in two days. → Read More

Trump, Who Got Roe Overturned, Blames Midterms Loss on Abortion

“It wasn’t my fault that the Republicans didn’t live up to expectations in the MidTerms,” said the leader of the Republican Party. → Read More

Mark Meadows Threw Documents Into White House Fireplace, Ex-Aide Testified

Cassidy Hutchinson told the House committee investigating Jan. 6 that her old boss burned documents around once or twice a week before the Capitol riot. → Read More

Far-Right Republicans Shunned Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Fewer than half of House Republicans bothered to show up, and some of them spent much of the speech on their phones. → Read More

Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert Seem Like They Kinda Hate Each Other

Rep. Lauren Boebert implied some of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s beliefs are ludicrous, and then Greene called her “childish.” → Read More