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Today's the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," or at least the American Civil Rights Movement's version of it -- kind of makes you proud as an English-speaking human being that in addition to this one and the 1972 massacre in Northern Ireland, there are at least another 15 events that have earned the name, doesn't it? Here's Congressman John Lewis, briefly recounting the attempt to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965. The nationally televised brutality of the Alabama State Police against unarmed demonstrators helped shame the nation into passing the Voting Rights Act.

And speaking of shame, there's the unfortunate reality that not a single member of the Republican Congressional leadership had planned to attend the commemoration today, although quite a few rank-and-file Republicans from both the House and Senate will be there. For the leadership -- House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Majority Whip John Cornyn -- it just wasn't a priority. But apparently, to a lesser degree than in 1965, a good public shaming can still have an effect: late Friday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that he would attend the Selma anniversary commemoration after all. So, hey, the whole party is redeemed, and stupid liberals should stop complaining because Robert Byrd was in the Klan after all.

If you're in the mood for some personal history in graphic memoir form, we'd recommend John Lewis's own retelling of his story in the two volumes of March. We reviewed the first book last year, and it was terrific; the second volume is also available now. (If you're more of a Mobile Devices person, you can also find 'em at Comixology.) It's actually a pretty nice bit of circle-closing. In 2008, when Lewis's co-author and former press aide Andrew Aydin mentioned he was going to a comics convention, Lewis told Aydin that he had originally become interested in the Civil Rights Movement after reading a comic book as a teen in 1958: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Story, which told the story of the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and provided a basic primer in the methods of nonviolent resistance. Nerds, please remember this anecdote for whenever people say comics are garbage (then nonviolently whack 'em over the head with a copy of Maus).

Since we're on Selma, let's watch John Legend and Common blowing away the Oscars with "Glory" at the Academy Awards this year:

And let's not forget the acceptance speech:

And finally, the relevant episode of the peerless PBS documentary series, Eyes On the Prize. If you haven't watched the full series, you need to. Yes, we are giving you an assignment.

Now go and get some justice done. Yes, we are giving you another assignment.

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How do you do, fellow libs? We come together tonight to cheer and clap and cry and laugh, with our leader, Elizabeth Warren, and her fellow nice people Jay Inslee (the gold standard in climate action), Beto O'Rourke (excellent on being a good ally mostly), Cory Booker (best corny love hippie but also Wall Street, it's weird), Julian Castro (I don't know, people are super into him despite his creepy twinness and his too much pomade), Amy Klobuchar (bad bitch), Bill de Blasio ( ... ), John Delaney (???), and Tim Ryan and Tulsi Gabbard.

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We know, the thing we said in our headline is a thing you can say every day, but it's really intense today, maybe because Donald Trump is now filled with fear of the inescapable reality that millions of Americans who have not read the Mueller Report are going to see Robert Mueller testify on live TV on July 17, and Donald Trump will be exposed. Maybe the Big Mac vending machine next to his golden toilet is on the fritz and he hasn't had gotten to eat a Big Mac on the poop chair since last night. Maybe he's just a weak and sad person, a collection of shithole cells God meant to throw in the garbage, but accidentally implanted in Mary Trump's turkey incubator. We imagine that'd lead to a pretty constant state of anxiety and ennui.

Whatever it is, he's totally fucked right now. We were going to write a nice post about Trump's batshit interview on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo, but we were busy, and by the time we got to it, he had performed so many batshit feats that we're just going to stick them all in this one post.

Let's start with the fight he's trying to wage with US soccer star Megan Rapinoe, who in a now-viral video stated that she has no fuckin' interest in going to the White House to meet that idiot. He got into a quarrel with her on Twitter ... or at least with a Twitter account that didn't belong to her. It's now been replaced, in order that the adult president may shit-tweet at the soccer superstar who hurt his feelings, but Splinter grabbed the original:

The rant continued:

Right. And Megan Rapinoe just said win or lose, she has no interest in meeting your crusty ass, because no decent American would consider that an honor.

Besides, she has already been to the White House to meet a legitimately elected president:

By the by, the owner of the incorrect Megan Rapinoe account saw Trump's whining and told him to grow a dick and set it on fire:

Ya burnt!

But as we said, it was a whole day of batshit from Trump, so let's continue.

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