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You Might Not Get to Choose the President This Year

But your vote still counts.
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First of all, your vote definitely counts. A representative democracy only works if people vote, and the more informed we are and the more we vote the better it works. And your vote counts a ton in your state and local elections. For instance if you live in Eastern Tennessee please go out and vote [&hellip
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First of all, your vote definitely counts. A representative democracy only works if people vote, and the more informed we are and the more we vote the better it works. And your vote counts a ton in your state and local ...
But your vote still counts.

You Might Not Get to Choose the President This Year

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First of all, your vote definitely counts. A representative democracy only works if people vote, and the more informed we are and the more we vote the better it works. And your vote counts a ton in your state and local elections. For instance if you live in Eastern Tennessee please go out and vote [&hellip
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This past weekend I went to see Ghostbusters with three other ball-busting women and afterward we were so enraged at the yoke of oppressive misogyny and sexism holding us back that we kneed every man we saw in the balls and ...
Psych! I Found Men Irrelevant Way Before Ghostbusters

I Just Watched Ghostbusters and I Now Find Men Irrelevant

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This past weekend I went to see Ghostbusters with three other ball-busting women and afterward we were so enraged at the yoke of oppressive misogyny and sexism holding us back that we kneed every man we saw in the balls and set a bunch of dumpsters on fire. Okay, it wasn’t that dramatic. We really [&hellip
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We have to hand it to the Donald: The Republican National Convention was sure-as-shit entertaining to watch with him dry-humping the corpse of the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt into the ground. Seriously, ...
All Trump Was Missing Was a Majestic Escalator

Everything You Wanted To Know about the RNC in Cleveland (But Couldn’t Bear to Watch)

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We have to hand it to the Donald: The Republican National Convention was sure-as-shit entertaining to watch with him dry-humping the corpse of the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt into the ground. Seriously, this was some good TV. It wasn’t so good if you thought in terms of “Oh, sweet baby Jesus this [&hellip
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I missed all of the initial hype about Pokémon Go when it was released earlier this month. At the time, I was vacationing in Iceland and doing my best to avoid the mostly-depressing news from both the U.S. and rest of the ...
Not Just Another Game

I have avoided Pokémon Go so far. Here’s why I’m about to give in.

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I missed all of the initial hype about Pokémon Go when it was released earlier this month. At the time, I was vacationing in Iceland and doing my best to avoid the mostly-depressing news from both the U.S. and rest of the world. I would occasionally peek at The New York Times and ESPN during [&hellip
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I was going to write about how dogs are better than people but given the news all around us that seems too obvious. Of course dogs are better than people. Dogs are all about love. Dogs love us even when we're terrible. They ...
Though Sometimes It's Tough To Remember

Dogs Make Me Believe in Humanity

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I was going to write about how dogs are better than people but given the news all around us that seems too obvious. Of course dogs are better than people. Dogs are all about love. Dogs love us even when we’re terrible. They spend their lives waiting for us to come home and spend time [&hellip
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In case you hadn’t noticed it, the world decided to go to hell in a handbasket the exact same moment The Snap Download took a brief hiatus from illuminating all the ways the world sucks (for all the ways the world ...
Just Kidding! The World is Imploding!

Nothing To See Here, Folks

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In case you hadn’t noticed it, the world decided to go to hell in a handbasket the exact same moment The Snap Download took a brief hiatus from illuminating all the ways the world sucks (for all the ways the world doesn’t suck, listen to the final section of our podcast, This Week in Jackassery, [&hellip
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The recent FBI announcement of the scale of Secretary Clinton’s disregard for regulations when it came to her official government email has me at a loss for words. From the beginning, the “scandal” didn’t bother me ...
You're Still My Girl But Come On!!

What The Hellary!?!

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The recent FBI announcement of the scale of Secretary Clinton’s disregard for regulations when it came to her official government email has me at a loss for words. From the beginning, the “scandal” didn’t bother me as much as many friends and readers thought it should. I was more troubled by the news of some [&hellip
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Last week another batch of frozen foods was recalled due to possible listeria contamination. This time it was frozen peas and mixed vegetables from Bountiful Harvest, Great Value, Live Smart, Market Pantry, First Street, and ...
Listeria doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

The Outbreak that Won’t End

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Last week another batch of frozen foods was recalled due to possible listeria contamination. This time it was frozen peas and mixed vegetables from Bountiful Harvest, Great Value, Live Smart, Market Pantry, First Street, and Sprout. These products are just the latest to become part of a listeria outbreak that has already affected hundreds
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It’s been a long, shitty week but at this point I’m feeling numb. A big chunk of time was taken up with shaking my head to the point of banging it into the wall over the horrific mass murder and hate crime in Orlando. ...
Or Do I Just Need a Breather Between Ragings?

Am I Tapped Out of Outrage?

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It’s been a long, shitty week but at this point I’m feeling numb. A big chunk of time was taken up with shaking my head to the point of banging it into the wall over the horrific mass murder and hate crime in Orlando. Then came the smaller and more personal crappy moments including waking [&hellip
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In the wake of this latest mass shooting we are already hearing versions of “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” This pithy expression may feel truthy and it fits nicely on a bumper ...
We really need good guys with gun policy reform.

The Good Guy With A Gun is Not The Answer

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In the wake of this latest mass shooting we are already hearing versions of “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” This pithy expression may feel truthy and it fits nicely on a bumper sticker, but it falls apart pretty quickly under even minor [&hellip
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Like many of you, I’ve been reading a lot about the violent mass killing in Orlando. I guess I’ve been trying to make sense of it but that is as pointless as trying to stop the tide; you can’t make sense of something ...
This Was An Attack On All Of Us

So Bright and Gay

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Like many of you, I’ve been reading a lot about the violent mass killing in Orlando. I guess I’ve been trying to make sense of it but that is as pointless as trying to stop the tide; you can’t make sense of something senseless. Immediately this tragedy has been taken by some as a chance [&hellip
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When I was a heinous teenager, I remember the fights I had with my mom when she annoyed the bejeezus out of me. She would start off saying “I’m sorry”, pause for a millisecond and say “No, I’m not sorry…”, and ...
20 Minutes of Action?!?!

I’m Not Sorry

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When I was a heinous teenager, I remember the fights I had with my mom when she annoyed the bejeezus out of me. She would start off saying “I’m sorry”, pause for a millisecond and say “No, I’m not sorry…”, and then finish up with whatever statement would most rile her emotionally charged, hormonal daughter. [&hellip
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On June 2nd the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced proposed new rules for Payday Loans, Vehicle Title Loans, and some High Cost Installment Loans. These types of loans are all characterized by a few ...
We can do better than what we have, and better than what’s being proposed.

Payday Lending Needs Better Regulation

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On June 2nd the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced proposed new rules for Payday Loans, Vehicle Title Loans, and some High Cost Installment Loans. These types of loans are all characterized by a few things: they’re generally very short term, payment is usually due by the borrower’s next payday, hence the name; they
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