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Richard Thompson

A 2013 graduate of Hillsdale College in Michigan, Richard Thompson earned a degree in English with a specialization in journalism. He has written for Red Alert Politics, The Daily Caller, Accuracy in Media, Accuracy in Academia, Doublethink, the Collegiate Network Newslink and the Intercollegiate Studies Review. He is already making a name for himself as Rare’s resident wit for posts such as “Five cruise wrecks worse than Ted Cruz,” “8 things the NFL will probably get rid of next [after it banned profanity]” and a devastating deconstruction of Putin’s New York Times op-ed. He is an alumnus of the National Journalism Center.


A Portuguese man spent 43 years in a wheelchair before a neurologist gave him this life-changing news Rare News A Portuguese man spent 43 years in a wheelchair before a neurologist gave him this life-changing news Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 2:59pm, September 26
Louisiana cop is charged with killing a 6-year-old autistic boy, but he claims he did so in self-defense Rare News Louisiana cop is charged with killing a 6-year-old autistic boy, but he claims he did so in self-defense Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 6:07pm, September 24
Martin Shkreli admits he has low stamina and no friends during a “Between Two Ferns”- style interview Rare News Martin Shkreli admits he has low stamina and no friends during a “Between Two Ferns”- style interview Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 3:53pm, September 24
A 12-year-old scooter-riding boy is in big trouble after setting fire to an entire Walmart section Rare News A 12-year-old scooter-riding boy is in big trouble after setting fire to an entire Walmart section Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 1:45pm, September 24
While Charlotte demonstrators gathered for the fourth night of protests, this woman and three others looted a nearby Jimmy John’s Rare News While Charlotte demonstrators gathered for the fourth night of protests, this woman and three others looted a nearby Jimmy John’s Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 12:58pm, September 24
California mom writes one doozy of a late note for her daughter that blames her tardiness on a very serious condition Rare News California mom writes one doozy of a late note for her daughter that blames her tardiness on a very serious condition Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 11:08am, September 24
Gary Johnson thinks that he would make a great showing on the presidential debate stage — and he stuck his tongue out during an interview to prove it Rare News Gary Johnson thinks that he would make a great showing on the presidential debate stage — and he stuck his tongue out during an interview to prove it Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 4:53pm, September 23
Renowned Harvard linguist points out all of these common words and phrases that we’ve probably been misusing Rare News Renowned Harvard linguist points out all of these common words and phrases that we’ve probably been misusing Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 3:48pm, September 23
Shocking footage taken by Keith Lamont Scott’s wife shows the moment her husband was shot and killed by North Carolina police officers Rare News Shocking footage taken by Keith Lamont Scott’s wife shows the moment her husband was shot and killed by North Carolina police officers Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 2:07pm, September 23
South Korea wants everyone to know that it has a plan in place to assassinate Kim Jong-un Rare News South Korea wants everyone to know that it has a plan in place to assassinate Kim Jong-un Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 12:54pm, September 23
Police are looking for the man who yelled “bomb” on a subway hours before the New York City bombing that injured 31 people Rare News Police are looking for the man who yelled “bomb” on a subway hours before the New York City bombing that injured 31 people Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 5:32pm, September 22
Police body cam footage shows officers pepper spraying a 15-year-old girl moments after she was hit by a car Rare News Police body cam footage shows officers pepper spraying a 15-year-old girl moments after she was hit by a car Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 2:38pm, September 22
It was his hatred of the Dallas Cowboys that allowed this police officer to save another man’s life Rare News It was his hatred of the Dallas Cowboys that allowed this police officer to save another man’s life Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 12:49pm, September 22
Shocking footage shows a woman overdosing in a toy aisle while her 2-year-old daughter tries helplessly to revive her Rare News Shocking footage shows a woman overdosing in a toy aisle while her 2-year-old daughter tries helplessly to revive her Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 12:24pm, September 22
He had these Apple employees thinking that Siri was seriously acting up with these hilarious cartoon character impressions Rare Humor He had these Apple employees thinking that Siri was seriously acting up with these hilarious cartoon character impressions Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 5:46pm, September 21
A woman from Switzerland decided to kick her weekend off with a night of clubbing, but she forgot one important thing Rare News A woman from Switzerland decided to kick her weekend off with a night of clubbing, but she forgot one important thing Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 5:42pm, September 21
The ex-girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was just indicted for defrauding her own military charity Rare News The ex-girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was just indicted for defrauding her own military charity Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 2:14pm, September 21
While protestors gathered in North Carolina over another police shooting, a veteran pleaded with a police officer Rare News While protestors gathered in North Carolina over another police shooting, a veteran pleaded with a police officer Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 1:41pm, September 21
An Australian teen had police scrambling to find her, but it turns out she wasn’t even missing at all Rare News An Australian teen had police scrambling to find her, but it turns out she wasn’t even missing at all Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 12:51pm, September 21
Mexican drug smugglers came up with this explosive idea to get drugs into the United States Rare News Mexican drug smugglers came up with this explosive idea to get drugs into the United States Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 6:07pm, September 20
Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell got serious about their ridiculously over-the-top kissing scene from “Zoolander 2” Rare Humor Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell got serious about their ridiculously over-the-top kissing scene from “Zoolander 2” Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 5:50pm, September 20
This cafeteria employee was so outraged by a Pennsylvania school’s “lunch shaming” policy that she quit her job Rare News This cafeteria employee was so outraged by a Pennsylvania school’s “lunch shaming” policy that she quit her job Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 2:36pm, September 20
One person’s clowning around is another person’s terrorist threat, as this 22-year-old woman quickly found out Rare News One person’s clowning around is another person’s terrorist threat, as this 22-year-old woman quickly found out Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 1:45pm, September 20
When she realized she was driving the wrong way, this loose cannon Army sergeant took traffic laws into her own hands Rare News When she realized she was driving the wrong way, this loose cannon Army sergeant took traffic laws into her own hands Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 12:53pm, September 20
After a woman gunned down a man and wounded his brother, authorities say it may have all started as an online date gone wrong Rare News After a woman gunned down a man and wounded his brother, authorities say it may have all started as an online date gone wrong Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 7:55pm, September 19
Jerry Seinfeld was almost brought to tears during his interview with Jiminy Glick Rare Humor Jerry Seinfeld was almost brought to tears during his interview with Jiminy Glick Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 7:36pm, September 19
This pooch’s daily routine shows that humans and dogs may be more similar than we think Rare Humor This pooch’s daily routine shows that humans and dogs may be more similar than we think Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 6:28pm, September 19
Norm Macdonald stopped by “The Howard Stern Show” to dish on the story behind “Celebrity Jeopardy” Rare Humor Norm Macdonald stopped by “The Howard Stern Show” to dish on the story behind “Celebrity Jeopardy” Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 5:21pm, September 19
Melissa McCarthy broke into a sweat when Graham Norton showed some of her old headshots Rare Humor Melissa McCarthy broke into a sweat when Graham Norton showed some of her old headshots Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 4:15pm, September 19
This woman who went on an expletive-laced rant over a meatball sub needs to reevaluate her priorities Rare News This woman who went on an expletive-laced rant over a meatball sub needs to reevaluate her priorities Richard Thompson, Rare Staff 2:46pm, September 19