Author: Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.
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The Hedgehog Who Won

In short, the Republicans rule the Winter Carnival but sacrificed their tongue in order to do so.

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Kamala Harris

Symposium: Harris carries with her an opportunity that no other Democratic candidate brings: the possibility of beating back the white-nationalist/alt-right wing of the Republican Party

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No Cuts

Allowing lobbyists to pay people to stand in line for public hearings is only bad in a purely symbolic way. Which is to say, it’s really, really bad.

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The Rigged System

Why don’t more women come forward? Because we set up the system to make sure they wouldn’t.

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The Electrifying Aretha Franklin

I can’t say for certain when the first time I ever heard an Aretha Franklin album was. Her music was simply always there, in the the same way that Ella’s music was always there. I was weaned on her music, and to it.

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Conversations With Caricatures Who Hate Me

Dylan Marron’s highly anticipated new podcast promises to provide greater understanding across the political divide. Instead, it makes bank off of making that divide even more entrenched.

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Scaramucci Does the Fandango

Everyone is assuming new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is a neophyte who doesn’t know what he’s doing. It’s actually much worse than that.

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Roger & Us

Don’t say goodbye, because he hasn’t really left.

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The Gateway Pundit Presidency

Four years ago, I worried that fringe conspiracy theory-driven media would destroy American conservatism. As it turns out, it’s actually much, much, much worse than that.

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Viva la Resistance!

Because every evil dystopia has its band of ragtag resistance fighters with that one in a million chance of toppling an empire.

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Sunday!

What I saw instead of Rogue One, to my great surprise and delight.

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On Reversing the Tide

Musings on the inherent struggle between self-righteousness and empathy, and what it means to be privileged in a complex world.

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