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Past articles by Matthew:

Watch: ex-Trump adviser dodges CNN questions whether bank deregulation caused SVB collapse

As the fallout continues from the implosion of Silicon Valley Bank, some lawmakers, like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), have pointed to a 2018 law signed by former President Donald Trump that weakened some of the post-2008 Dodd-Frank banking reforms, most notably eliminating the requirement for the Fed... → Read More

Trump-appointed judge smacks down Florida man's 'ridiculous' excuse for storming the Capitol

A man from Pensacola, Florida, convicted on a felony charge related to storming the Capitol on January 6, offered up a litany of conspiracy theories at his sentencing hearing — and was shortly put in his place by D.C. District Judge Trevor McFadden, BoingBoing reported this week."Tristan Chandler St... → Read More

Santa Rosa Diocese files for bankruptcy after being slapped with over 200 sex abuse lawsuits

The Diocese of Santa Rosa in California has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, after being deluged in hundreds of lawsuits over child sexual abuse, CBS Bay Area reported on Tuesday."This decision was made necessary due to the number of child sexual abuse lawsuits filed against the Diocese over the cou... → Read More

Author targeted by Florida book bans shreds 'truly egregious' censorship

Faced with mounting backlash, Gov. Ron DeSantis has denied that his legislation and policies in Florida are banning books, even though images are flooding out of the state of empty school library shelves. He is claiming that in reality, only a small subset of inappropriate content is being removed.A... → Read More

'Simply insane!' Trump team rages after news of potential Manhattan indictment

A new report from The New York Times on Thursday revealed that Manhattan prosecutors under Alvin Bragg are taking steps consistent with an imminent indictment of former President Donald Trump, for brokering hush payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels.And the former president is already respondin... → Read More

See the election deniers rewarded for embracing the 'Big Lie'

Despite fueling a violent insurrection, the conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election are alive and well — and many of the people who promoted them have gained power and status within the GOP because of it, according to an analysis in The Guardian Thursday."The belief quickly became ... → Read More

Republican senator refuses to discuss new footage of MAGA rioters smashing up his office

New footage shows insurrectionists on January 6 destroying the office of Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID). However, the conservative Republican has nothing to say about it when pressed by reporters, as NBC News revealed on Thursday."Video shows a rioter — who has pleaded guilty to driving a stun gun into a pol... → Read More

'Dynamite' Dominion evidence against Fox broken down by defamation attorney

Dominion Voting Systems has "dynamite" evidence in their $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, said Ken Turkel, the lawyer behind Hulk Hogan's suit against Gawker, on CNN Wednesday morning.Fox News continues to maintain its coverage was not defamatory and Dominion's examples of communica... → Read More

Arizona GOP in chaos after election deniers accuse them of taking Mexican cartel money: report

The Arizona Republican Party is turning on one another over a new set of conspiracy theories from election deniers that politicians and officials all over the state — including some of the Republicans themselves — are on the payroll of Mexican drug cartels, reported the Huffington Post on Tuesday."E... → Read More

Man arrested for killing reformed ex-gangster in botched on-camera robbery: NYPD

The NYPD has arrested a man who is believed to have carried out a botched robbery turned killing of a reformed ex-gang member in 2021, reported Law & Crime on Tuesday."Ron Reeder, 52, was arrested following a police raid in Teaneck, New Jersey, last month, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said ... → Read More

Fox 'absolutely knew' they were lying — and Dominion is about to secure a huge victory: legal expert

Fox News continues to vehemently deny the allegations made against them in Dominion Voting Systems' $1.6 billion lawsuit against their network, claiming that they were only trying to report both sides of a controversy.But to the contrary, argued former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance on MSNBC's "Dead... → Read More

Mother jailed for forcing daughter to fake illness for money

A woman in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to five years in prison for forcing her daughter to fake a serious illness and subjecting her to unnecessary medical treatment, Law & Crime reported."Shelley M. Noreika last summer pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements relating to health ca... → Read More

South Carolina teacher's aide broke child's finger by slamming it in door: complaint

An elementary school teacher's aide in South Carolina allegedly put a student in the hospital — and the child's mother is demanding the school take immediate action, reported Fox Carolina on Tuesday."A mother is demanding school leaders take action after she says a teacher’s aide slammed the classro... → Read More

DOJ arrests its 1,000th rioter — and has plans to arrest hundreds more

As of this month, the Justice Department has arrested 1,000 people for their involvement in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, per CBS News — but they are not even close to done finding all the perpetrators."A new wave of cases, many of which involve higher-level charges of assaults against p... → Read More

Arnold Schwarzenegger to neo-Nazis: Hate produces 'losers'

Former actor turned one-time Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) directly addressed neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups with a simple message Monday: recognize the error of your ways — or you will lose everything.“There has never been a successful movement based on hate,” said Schwarz... → Read More

'Stop embarrassing Florida': Backlash hits GOP lawmaker over blogger registration bill

Last week, Florida Republican state Sen. Jason Brodeur introduced a bill that would require anyone paid to write about Florida politicians like Gov. Ron DeSantis to register with a state media regulator — a proposal similar to a law signed in 2014 by Russian President Vladimir Putin to rein in press... → Read More

Right-wing 'crusaders' unjustly drove a top New Jersey teacher from his job: editorial board

A New Jersey history teacher named Scott Kercher, locally beloved and one of the top teachers in the state, was forced out of his job by right-wing activist officials in the Sparta Township for discussing racial issues with students honestly — and the editorial board furiously condemned the s... → Read More

Florida prosecutor blasts DeSantis' 'ridiculous witch hunt'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently booted a Tampa prosecutor from office after he refused to enforce state abortion laws — a move a federal judge declared unconstitutional. Now he has his sights trained on another local prosecutor: Orlando-based State Attorney Monique Worrell. His general counsel ha... → Read More

Automaker told Black workers to 'ignore' superiors calling them 'Buckwheat' and N-word: lawsuit

Two Black workers for the electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian argue in a pair of federal lawsuits that HR officials at their plant in Normal, Illinois brushed aside their complaints about racist abuse from coworkers and superiors, WGLT reported this week."The first plaintiff was a contracted employ... → Read More

Woman pleads guilty to sending shockingly gruesome threats to GOP Michigan election official

A New Hampshire woman has taken a plea agreement for sending graphic and violent threatening messages to Monica Palmer, a member of the Wayne County, Michigan Board of Canvassers, the Detroit News reported on Thursday.Palmer, a Republican, is one of the officials who voted against certifying the 202... → Read More