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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.

She was happy she voted for Trump, until she found out who he picked as his Treasury secretary Rare News She was happy she voted for Trump, until she found out who he picked as his Treasury secretary , Rare Staff 5:42pm, December 2
Kids tell the story of Christmas alongside a hilarious reenactment in this must-see viral video Rare Humor Kids tell the story of Christmas alongside a hilarious reenactment in this must-see viral video , Rare Staff 2:46pm, December 2
“SNL” cast member Michael Che tackles race issues in America with razor sharp wit in Netflix comedy special Rare Humor “SNL” cast member Michael Che tackles race issues in America with razor sharp wit in Netflix comedy special , Rare Staff 1:42pm, December 2
Hilariously foul-mouthed Bostonite Bill Burr goes after millennials hard in this epic takedown of the Mannequin Challenge Rare Humor Hilariously foul-mouthed Bostonite Bill Burr goes after millennials hard in this epic takedown of the Mannequin Challenge , Rare Staff 12:59pm, December 2
Police officials believe that an extreme hatred for Christmas was the primary motive behind San Bernardino shooting Rare News Police officials believe that an extreme hatred for Christmas was the primary motive behind San Bernardino shooting , Rare Staff 3:00pm, December 1
Finish the rest of the week off right and watch Donald Trump sing one of the hottest jams of 2016 Rare Humor Finish the rest of the week off right and watch Donald Trump sing one of the hottest jams of 2016 , Rare Staff 1:03pm, December 1
This 14-year-old girl has every reason to smile after the elk she nabbed back in September broke a Nebraska record Rare News This 14-year-old girl has every reason to smile after the elk she nabbed back in September broke a Nebraska record , Rare Staff 5:20pm, November 30
Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro reunite after 12 years for a tot-filled Burger King commercial Rare Humor Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro reunite after 12 years for a tot-filled Burger King commercial , Rare Staff 1:12pm, November 30
It’s soccer meets rodeo, so of course this foulmouthed Aussie had to rip it to shreds Rare Humor It’s soccer meets rodeo, so of course this foulmouthed Aussie had to rip it to shreds , Rare Staff 7:08pm, November 29
A Christmas light show set to this hilarious “South Park” rendition of “O Holy Night” is good for the soul Rare Humor A Christmas light show set to this hilarious “South Park” rendition of “O Holy Night” is good for the soul , Rare Staff 3:14pm, November 29
In case you missed it, here’s Rachael Ray testing out hot sauces like a crazy person Rare Humor In case you missed it, here’s Rachael Ray testing out hot sauces like a crazy person , Rare Staff 2:32pm, November 29
See the Kenny G tweet that set the internet off on a meme-splosion of epic proportions Rare Humor See the Kenny G tweet that set the internet off on a meme-splosion of epic proportions , Rare Staff 1:09pm, November 29
Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o tries her hand at raunchy comedy with interesting results on “Billy on the Street” Rare Humor Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o tries her hand at raunchy comedy with interesting results on “Billy on the Street” , Rare Staff 12:25pm, November 29
Helicopter pilot with ice water in his veins pulls off an unbelievable landing in treacherous conditions Caught on video Helicopter pilot with ice water in his veins pulls off an unbelievable landing in treacherous conditions , Rare Staff 5:07pm, November 28
Wes Anderson brings his wonderfully quirky style to this heartwarming H&M Christmas commercial starring Adrien Brody Rare Humor Wes Anderson brings his wonderfully quirky style to this heartwarming H&M Christmas commercial starring Adrien Brody , Rare Staff 2:35pm, November 28
This outrageous ad from one of the most intense attorneys in America has an important holiday message Rare Humor This outrageous ad from one of the most intense attorneys in America has an important holiday message , Rare Staff 1:51pm, November 28
All this toddler wants is a little taste of ice cream, but dad has other plans Rare Humor All this toddler wants is a little taste of ice cream, but dad has other plans , Rare Staff 1:08pm, November 28
Yoda sings about the danger of seagulls and gets Luke to sing along in this hysterical Bad Lip Reading Rare Humor Yoda sings about the danger of seagulls and gets Luke to sing along in this hysterical Bad Lip Reading , Rare Staff 12:30pm, November 28
He was a respected family man and loved by the community, but a Social Security secret will cost him big Rare News He was a respected family man and loved by the community, but a Social Security secret will cost him big , Rare Staff 3:20pm, November 26
22 days after her disappearance, this California mom was found bound and beaten with the suspects still at large Rare News 22 days after her disappearance, this California mom was found bound and beaten with the suspects still at large , Rare Staff 2:19pm, November 26
Breathtaking 4K footage of guys in jetpacks flying alongside airplanes is the must-see video of the week Caught on video Breathtaking 4K footage of guys in jetpacks flying alongside airplanes is the must-see video of the week , Rare Staff 10:55am, November 26
Target’s gender-neutral bathroom policy spawns #AnywhereButTarget boycott Rare News Target’s gender-neutral bathroom policy spawns #AnywhereButTarget boycott , Rare Staff 4:14pm, November 23
Gen. “Mad Dog” Mattis just gave Trump an alternative to waterboarding that impressed the president-elect Rare News Gen. “Mad Dog” Mattis just gave Trump an alternative to waterboarding that impressed the president-elect , Rare Staff 2:14pm, November 23
Classic movie lines with Australian subtitles are the latest trend sweeping Twitter, and we can’t stop laughing Rare Humor Classic movie lines with Australian subtitles are the latest trend sweeping Twitter, and we can’t stop laughing , Rare Staff 1:31pm, November 23
His dad wanted him to get circumcised, so this Florida man decided to be a pain in the neck — literally Rare News His dad wanted him to get circumcised, so this Florida man decided to be a pain in the neck — literally , Rare Staff 3:26pm, November 22
A 19-year-old Dave Chappelle proved he was a star in the making with these breakout “Star Search” performances Rare Humor A 19-year-old Dave Chappelle proved he was a star in the making with these breakout “Star Search” performances , Rare Staff 1:53pm, November 22
Puff, puff, pass the turkey? Marijuana sales are expected to be through the roof this Thanksgiving Rare News Puff, puff, pass the turkey? Marijuana sales are expected to be through the roof this Thanksgiving , Rare Staff 12:39pm, November 22
Meet the Georgia man who’s going out of his way to avoid knowing the winner of the presidential election Rare News Meet the Georgia man who’s going out of his way to avoid knowing the winner of the presidential election , Rare Staff 6:20pm, November 21
In Canadian political news, parliament members are arguing over the word “fart” Rare News In Canadian political news, parliament members are arguing over the word “fart” , Rare Staff 3:51pm, November 21
Netflix just dropped some major news about Dave Chappelle Rare Humor Netflix just dropped some major news about Dave Chappelle , Rare Staff 1:52pm, November 21