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    The NFL’s Domestic Violence Witch Hunt

    As I watch the NFL’s player punishment apparatus spinning ever faster as it hands out random punishments to players who have perpetrated domestic violence and child abuse, I think of what Rodimus Prime of The Black Guy Who Tips podcast has said about the situation: it’s a witch hunt. There’s a lot about the NFL’s current troubles…

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    Torture, Fort Hood, and the Legacy of War

    “My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961 “…Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore, never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.” -John…

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    Hobby Lobby’s Poorly Crafted 401(k) Plan Stirs Controversy

    It’s delicious irony that Hobby Lobby’s 401(k) plan invests in pharmaceutical companies that provide contraception, while it’s been making headlines, and history, over the past year because it doesn’t want to give its employees access to health care plans that offer birth control. Notwithstanding, some say that this isn’t as devastating a tale of hypocrisy as…

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    Senate Rejects Iconic Civil Rights Lawyer

    The United States Senate failed on Wednesday to confirm Debo Adegbile as the assistant attorney general for civil rights. Adegbile’s nomination will not proceed to the Senate floor for a vote, because seven Democrats joined all of the Senate Republicans in voting 47-52 not to break the Republicans’ filibuster. This is the first judicial nomination that has…

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    Spoiled Brat Sues Parents, Probably

    The latest viral news story seems to have a perennial favorite of the American media consumer: a young, entitled woman making big mistakes in public. In New Jersey, an 18-year-old woman has sued her parents for $650 a week in support, high school tuition back pay, college tuition and legal fees. At first glance, the teen’s…

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    SCOTUS Opinion Update: Drug Dealing, Patent Stealing, and Crazy Pilots

    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), decided three cases this week, and one case last week, all of which shed light on several pressing questions in your life and mine. For instance, just how many lies can airline employees can tell about you, if they think you’re suspicious, before you can sue them?…

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    Sexual Assault Ignored in New Anti-Trafficking Rules

    Human trafficking is a little-known and devastating feature of the U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Third-Country Nationals (TCNs) from developing nations support the U.S. military presence in those and other countries: when you think of peeling potatoes or constructing barracks, you should be picturing TCNs, not PFCs. TCNs are extremely vulnerable: among other things, they…

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    Chris Christie’s Justice Problems

    In a nearly two-hour press conference yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attempted to take accountability for #Bridgegate (or, if you prefer, #Bridgeghazi) while simultaneously sidestepping any lasting blame for it. Christie struggled to explain, through a seemingly endless question-and-answer period, how rogue staff members hid from him their plan to shut down on-ramps to…

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    Did Unions Pay Wal-Mart Workers To Strike?

    Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest employer and one of the highest-profile anti-union corporations, has recently circulated the lie that  large unions have begun paying Wal-Mart workers to get them to go on strike. What’s actually happening is that unions are maintaining the long tradition of supplementing striking workers’ lost wages. Unions, especially large ones, maintain “strike funds“,…

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    Playing the Victim, Starring White Privilege

    As we enter the season of the War on Christmas, it’s important to remember how full of shit you’d have to be to claim that Christianity, or Christmas, is “under attack” in any way in American culture. Nevertheless, Christians yell louder every year that they are victims of religious discrimination, barred from expressing their faith…

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