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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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My dad used to like to pretend bad things just didn’t happen. When asked about family feuds or crises d’jour he’d switch topics, ignore the issue, tell me to pray for him, or make up an innocuous answer. On the other ...
In Between All The Pokemon Go

How We Talk To Our Kids

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My dad used to like to pretend bad things just didn’t happen. When asked about family feuds or crises d’jour he’d switch topics, ignore the issue, tell me to pray for him, or make up an innocuous answer. On the other hand, my mom would give bizarre guidance when it wasn’t needed—like that using tampons [&hellip
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Recently I was asked why I support Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and want to see her become the 45th President of the United States. The tone with which I was asked indicated the questioner believed it was mainly because ...
She Can Be Prez But I'm Still Claiming Queen of Everything Title

Dear ‘Muricans: Why I Like Hillary

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Recently I was asked why I support Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and want to see her become the 45th President of the United States. The tone with which I was asked indicated the questioner believed it was mainly because she is a woman. To my own ears, my response sounded defensive and disjointed — like [&hellip
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Now that the hurdles of the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire primaries have been passed, election season is in full swing and that November date will be here before you know it. The new season has brought with it an onslaught ...
Another political podcast joins the race

FiveThirtyEight’s Election Delivers the Data-Based Politics you Crave, Now in Podcast Form

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Now that the hurdles of the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire primaries have been passed, election season is in full swing and that November date will be here before you know it. The new season has brought with it an onslaught of political podcasts, from Huffington Post’s Candidate Confessional to Futuro Media Group’s In The [&hellip
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With the 2016 election cycle heating up, so is our tendency to spout off our brilliant political prose. But perhaps we should refrain from engaging in such dialogue with our significant other for the following ...
Your Best Judgment

Top 15 Reasons Spouses Shouldn’t Talk Politics

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With the 2016 election cycle heating up, so is our tendency to spout off our brilliant political prose. But perhaps we should refrain from engaging in such dialogue with our significant other for the following reasons. 1. Rules of Relationship Engagement (RORE) don’t apply in political battles. When couples discuss standard relationsh
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When we found out Liberty University was having Donald Trump speak on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we were pretty sure it was a sign end times had finally arrived. And now, the Palin has emerged from her hole to ramble ...
Proof Nearly Everything Sucks

Pretty Please, Is It Time For The Apocalypse Yet?

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When we found out Liberty University was having Donald Trump speak on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we were pretty sure it was a sign end times had finally arrived. And now, the Palin has emerged from her hole to ramble on in semi-intelligible gibberish, commanding her legions to support Herr Trump, so this [&hellip
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For those of you who are already sick of the political campaign commercials and news coverage of each candidate’s latest slip up, you may find a surprising ally for your escape in one John Dickerson. Host of Face the ...
Overall Score: 6.8

Podcast Review: “Slate’s Whistlestop,” A New Take on Old Politics

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For those of you who are already sick of the political campaign commercials and news coverage of each candidate’s latest slip up, you may find a surprising ally for your escape in one John Dickerson. Host of Face the Nation on CBS News, political director of CBS News and a political correspondent for Slate magazine, [&hellip
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2016 is just a teeny newborn -- unable to hold its head upright and constantly crapping itself -- and I already want to slap a ton of people. I haven’t yet because I remind myself this is unacceptable behavior but I ...
Finding a Cure for Bigotry

Mythologically Unbiased

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2016 is just a teeny newborn — unable to hold its head upright and constantly crapping itself — and I already want to slap a ton of people. I haven’t yet because I remind myself this is unacceptable behavior but I don’t know how much longer I can restrain myself. Whether it’s candidates and pundits [&hellip
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In honor of the historic release and success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode 7) and the year coming to an end, I felt it timely to review 2015 in terms of the Dark Side and the Light Side, to see where the ...
Dark Side Versus Light Side

The Year 2015 in Review: Star Wars Style

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In honor of the historic release and success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode 7) and the year coming to an end, I felt it timely to review 2015 in terms of the Dark Side and the Light Side, to see where the year falls. For you non-Star Wars types, the Dark Side is all [&hellip
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