President Obama

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Did you know Brenda Walsh has breast cancer? Do you even know who Brenda Walsh is? If your answer to the former is shock and dismay, or mournfully tsk-tsking the cruel passage of time, then you are “of a certain age.” If ...
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This Is When You Know You’re Old, Part Deux

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Did you know Brenda Walsh has breast cancer? Do you even know who Brenda Walsh is? If your answer to the former is shock and dismay, or mournfully tsk-tsking the cruel passage of time, then you are “of a certain age.” If you don’t know who she is, please quickly walk away from me and [&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, ...
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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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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. ...
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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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Soon President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, one of two Japanese cities the United States dropped nuclear bombs on at the end of World War II. Mr. Obama had said for several years ...
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The Game of Sorry

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Soon President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, one of two Japanese cities the United States dropped nuclear bombs on at the end of World War II. Mr. Obama had said for several years that he would like to visit the city and with his upcoming trip to the G7 [&hellip
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Happy Black History Month! Of course, now that we’re living in a post-racial society we don’t need to care about race anymore. I mean, only racists care about what race someone is, right? Between statements like that and ...
The Complicated History of Black History Month

Shortest Month of the Year

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Happy Black History Month! Of course, now that we’re living in a post-racial society we don’t need to care about race anymore. I mean, only racists care about what race someone is, right? Between statements like that and tweets from asshats asking when White History Month is (answer: every month), I’m about ready to staple [&hellip
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We’re gonna let you in on a really well-kept secret. You have to promise not to tell anyone. Okay, here it is… President Barack Obama has accomplished a lot. In fact, he has been a pretty damn effective ...
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Hope and Change? Done and Done

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We’re gonna let you in on a really well-kept secret. You have to promise not to tell anyone. Okay, here it is… President Barack Obama has accomplished a lot. In fact, he has been a pretty damn effective President. Some of you are already having apoplectic fits because you think President Obama is the worst [&hellip
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Even if President Obama came out singing “Proud to Be An American” with an eagle named Uncle Sam sitting on his shoulder and flying throughout the crowd delivering patriotic gift baskets, many politicians and regular ...
From Time To Time

Translating The State of the Union

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Even if President Obama came out singing “Proud to Be An American” with an eagle named Uncle Sam sitting on his shoulder and flying throughout the crowd delivering patriotic gift baskets, many politicians and regular ‘Muricans would have disagreed with him. This president enjoys a level of loathing and disrespect that seems unparall
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When we look back at history and recall memorable U.S. Presidents, we may think of their many accomplishments: unifying the nation (literally); drafting the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; ending slavery; facilitating ...
Former U.S. President

That Guy Barack Obama

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When we look back at history and recall memorable U.S. Presidents, we may think of their many accomplishments: unifying the nation (literally); drafting the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; ending slavery; facilitating peace accords; starting, ending, and occasionally mishandling wars; expanding and reducing government; economic high
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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 ...
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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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