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The Worst People in America: Matthew Specktor

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The Worst People in America: Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson as symbol—a carefully constructed image of heroism and virtue undermined by a poorly concealed ugliness—is America. Not as we like to see ourselves, but as we truly are—primitive, bigoted, enthralled by superstitions, waving our flags in the blind certainty that we are the greatest race of beings that ever erected a colonnade or scribbled guidelines on a spool of parchment.




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The Worst People in America: Wayne LaPierre

Like shooting fish in a barrel.




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The Worst People in America: Jonathan Franzen

A poem about the alleged Great American Novelist.




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The Worst People in America: Jenny McCarthy

Joanna Schroeder calls out anti-vaccination mouthpiece and calculated repudiator of science, Miss Jenny McCarthy




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The Worst People in America: Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge

Peter Mountford wrestles around with young scions and dueling boy wonders, Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge.




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The Worst People in America: Dept. of Wildlife Services

If we are in the midst of the sixth extinction, we can credit the Department of Wildlife Services for hastening our fate. Responsible for the deaths of some four million wild creatures a year, this government agency has been in business of “wildlife damage management” since 1895. Yet it flies under the radar, killing animals with impunity.




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The Worst People in America: Barack Obama, Bringer of Drones

What is the difference between West Baltimore and Western Pakistan? Drones and American policing at home? Jennifer Kabat on Obama and his “signature strike.”




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The Worst People in America: Suge Knight

Former Ram, Death Row Records owner, and hip hop villain.




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