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Congress just passed a bill that will require all American users of social media to obtain certification and be registered in a nationwide database before they can post content to any U.S. based social media platform. In a ...
Words Have Consequences

License To Post

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Congress just passed a bill that will require all American users of social media to obtain certification and be registered in a nationwide database before they can post content to any U.S. based social media platform. In a rare bipartisan move, lawmakers said they had to do something “before the whole country lost its goddam [&hellip
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Many months ago I stopped reacting to every terrible thing that came out of Donald Trump’s mouth. It was an act of self-preservation otherwise I would have had to stop working, sleeping, and even breathing. Every time we ...
Angry Cantaloupe May Be the Name of My New Band

Questioning the Sisterhood of the Traveling Misogynist

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Many months ago I stopped reacting to every terrible thing that came out of Donald Trump’s mouth. It was an act of self-preservation otherwise I would have had to stop working, sleeping, and even breathing. Every time we turn around he is saying something new and terrible. Whether it’s mocking a disabled reporter, attacking the [&hell
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Fighting makes me feel icky. When people disagree, part of me wants to curl up into the fetal position and pretend it isn’t happening. That’s the part that just wishes everyone would get along. But everyone doesn’t get ...
1st Rule of Political Fight Club: Stop Being an Asshat

Political Fight Club

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Fighting makes me feel icky. When people disagree, part of me wants to curl up into the fetal position and pretend it isn’t happening. That’s the part that just wishes everyone would get along. But everyone doesn’t get along. Pretending there aren’t differing opinions on significant issues that impact our daily lives is not just [
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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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During a group exercise at my recent grad school interview, we were asked to consider a post-apocalyptic scenario where there were 12 survivors but only enough arable land to support 8 people. We were to review brief ...
Do We Trust Either Of Them Anymore?

Which Came First: Hatred of Politicians or the Press?

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During a group exercise at my recent grad school interview, we were asked to consider a post-apocalyptic scenario where there were 12 survivors but only enough arable land to support 8 people. We were to review brief descriptions of the survivors and decide which would make the cut. The one thing that everyone in the [&hellip
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I watch awkward scenes with my hands over my eyes, wincing at the uncomfortableness and wishing it were over. When debates devolve into nonsensical shouty fests with candidates making personal accusations, I turn down the ...
I Need A New Hobby

The Cost of Free Speech

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I watch awkward scenes with my hands over my eyes, wincing at the uncomfortableness and wishing it were over. When debates devolve into nonsensical shouty fests with candidates making personal accusations, I turn down the sound or turn off the coverage. I literally cringe at the cringe-worthy moments. I’m a peacemaker — I don’t
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When there's a problem, particularly a big one, we love blaming other people. There are few things more satisfying then identifying someone to blame and then blaming the bejeezus out of that person. It’s not the most ...
And Not Just For Actually Watching These Debates

What Can We Do When We Are The Dumbasses?

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When there’s a problem, particularly a big one, we love blaming other people. There are few things more satisfying then identifying someone to blame and then blaming the bejeezus out of that person. It’s not the most useful of actions; it doesn’t really fix whatever is wrong but crap on a spatula, does it feel [&hellip
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The U.S. Congress has spent 17 months and more than $4.5 million investigating the September 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Some have argued that this is egregious in comparison to the amount of time ...
This Is Why People Hate Us

Making a Circus Out of a Tragedy

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The U.S. Congress has spent 17 months and more than $4.5 million investigating the September 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Some have argued that this is egregious in comparison to the amount of time and money that Congress has spent on other issues (or when looking at the host of issues [&hellip
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Analogies. Just another item to add to a growing list of things that Mike Huckabee sucks at. I guess it’s not uncommon at least. A lot of writers at Fox News seem to struggle with complex ideas; with that in mind, I guess ...
Starring Mike Huckabee

Words With Mike

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Analogies. Just another item to add to a growing list of things that Mike Huckabee sucks at. I guess it’s not uncommon at least. A lot of writers at Fox News seem to struggle with complex ideas; with that in mind, I guess I can give him a pass. He’s just lucky he isn’t president; [&hellip
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