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Really creepy

I wonder what the story is behind this?

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Two hours to execute a prisoner, and of course it’s Arizona: The controversy engulfing the death penalty in the United States escalated on Wednesday when the state of Arizona took almost two hours to kill a prisoner using an experimental concoction of drugs whose provenance it had insisted on keeping secret. Joseph Wood took an […]

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This trend toward punitive attacks on mothering styles has a lot to do with lost ground in women’s rights, to the point where a female parent’s decisions are open to criticism and criminal charges from everyone else: I grew up in the ’70s, when we kids were expected to entertain ourselves, which meant, largely, that […]

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Flashbacks! Please note: this conversation starts about 10 minutes in — by this point my wife and I are both completely flustered by the oppressiveness of the rep. So! Last week my wife called to disconnect our service with Comcast after we switched to another provider (Astound). We were transferred to cancellations (aka “customer retention”). […]

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It’s interesting to me that the people with the least in-depth knowledge and weakest powers of discernment are always the ones with the most fervent stance. It’s always that way: Seven times in eight years, Israel has assaulted the Gaza Strip. For many in southern Israel, the massive airstrikes shattering the cities of their Palestinian […]

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This shit needs to stop

Throwing cancer patients in jail? Bullshit. There’s a simple way to solve this: Declassify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug.

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You have to read this story to believe it.

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Is this the stupidest fucking thing you ever saw? Just when I think it can’t get any worse, they top themselves: Pickup trucks customized to spew black smoke into the air are quickly becoming the newest weapon in the culture wars. “Coal Rollers” are diesel trucks modified with chimneys and equipment that can force extra […]

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We don’t normally see them contradict their Republican guests like this! ABC News host Martha Raddatz on Sunday cut off Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) after he spent four minutes defending a conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama was plotting to fill up the United States with undocumented immigrants. Speaking to Fox News last week, […]

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Charlie Pierce: Over the weekend, I watched the PBS documentary on Freedom Summer, the effort 50 years ago to register African Americans to vote in the state of Mississippi, the effort that cost so many people so dearly, especially the families of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Mickey Schwerner, who were beaten and shot to […]

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