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The Most Urgent Questions about American Violence

I found a sort of morbid comfort in the fact that Jon Stewart had the same problem that I did yesterday after the news broke about the attack in Charleston. No jokes. No mirth, no whimsy, no quips. No happiness. Just a head full of questions, and a heart that will...

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The Apprentice Season 11: The Donald’s Primary

  Celebrity Reality Show Host Donald Trump’s truth is that every man can be bought at a price. He’ll say anything to anyone to get what he wants and if that means lying then so be it. After his announcement, NBC said they have to re-examine their agreement with him....

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Why “I’m In Danger Til You See My Gun” Is Mistaken

  The idea that “if some of the churchgoers had been armed this wouldn’t have happened” is victim blaming, and patently absurd. People being somehow culpable or contributing to their deaths for not being armed at a prayer meeting is remarkable, but the desire for such a weaponized existence is...

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How To Be Perfect: Casual Sex

Welcome to How To Be Perfect; a no-nonsense advice* column from two women who know everything.  *We are “lifestyle experts” who have been trained by women’s magazines, men’s magazines, tabloids, celeb gossip and reality TV in the ways of the world. Advice need not be “good” in order for it...

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You Need To Separate Racism From Mental Health

  Dylann Roof, the alleged gunman authorities say is responsible for killing nine people at a predominantly black church in Charleston, South Carolina, had been “planning something like that for six months,” according to his roommate Dalton Tyler.   “He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He...

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What Happens When Heroin Comes To You?

  Rising heroin use in many conservative states have caused House Republicans to ease longstanding opposition to federal funding in support of needle exchange programs. The House bill taking shape now would still bar federal dollars from buying sterile needles or syringes, but officials could use federal grant money to...

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Looks Like A Bush: Jeb! Is In

  The Republican “autopsy” after the 2012 election suggested Mitt Romney’s line about self-deportation was his downfall. It was recommended that the GOP promote more Hispanic immigration as well as the standard pro-business agenda. Additionally, Romney’s background, demeanor and secretly taped comment about the 47% signaled to America’s working and...

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You’re Hired! How To Make Trump President

  From his hair to his “efforts” to unearth President Obama’s birth certificate last election, it’s easy to use Donald Trump as a political punching bag. We know that his conglomerate has been in bankruptcy in 2009, 2004, 2001 and 1991. He’s unqualified (never held office in any capacity before),...