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Washington Monthly: Hey, you know what would make the airlines more efficient? Nationalizing them!

GENIUS idea! #eyeroll RT @JonHenke: #HeadDesk — Washington Monthly wants to nationalize the airlines. Really. http://t.co/UdeWVxue — Dina Fraioli (@DinaFraioli) March 13, 2012 GENIUS idea! #eyeroll RT @JonHenke: #HeadDesk — Washington Monthly wants to nationalize the airlines. Really. bit.ly/xzRp71 — Dina Fraioli (@DinaFraioli) March 13, 2012 It takes a very special, very well-educated kind of […]

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Awesome: Chicago Tribune sends pizzas to exhausted Boston Globe employees

Pies from Pizzeria Regina have arrived in the Globe newsroom, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune. Thank you, Tribune! — Michael Levenson (@mlevenson) April 22, 2013 What a difference a pizza makes. To say that the past week has been difficult for Boston Globe employees would be a gross understatement. The tremendous weight of wall-to-wall Boston […]

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W.H. press lackey says no one will be forced out of health insurance plan

Don't be foooled. Nothing in the ACA forces people out of their plans. No change is required unless ins companies change their existing plan — Eric Schultz (@Schultz44) October 28, 2013 As the news reports mount of millions of Americans losing their health insurance, White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz is still confidently asserting […]

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‘Moral Mobday’: Ferguson area Walmarts targeted for protests, evacuated

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http://twitter.com/#!/akacharleswade/status/521856147142479872 #FergusonOctober protests continued Monday with a #MoralMondays Day of Civil Disobedience, which led demonstrators into at least three Ferguson-area Walmart stores to draw attention to the shooting death of John Crawford III in an Ohio Walmart in August. Police say Crawford was waving an air rifle inside the store and ignored their commands to drop his weapon and […]

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Mia Farrow sees white people

http://twitter.com/#!/MiaFarrow/status/234285254083489793 There may have been a speech or two at the USS Wisconsin when Mitt Romney welcomed Paul Ryan as his VP pick, but actress Mia Farrow was too focused on racial bean counting to notice. Gee, any guesses which candidate Ms. Farrow supports? https://twitter.com/MiaFarrow/status/234320796959518720 Oddly, she deleted that tweet. Maybe she’s having second thoughts? Nah: https://twitter.com/MiaFarrow/status/234322659096268801 […]

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Amanda Carpenter wants answers on FAA’ banning flights to Israel

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AIPAC says FAA "decision appears overly harsh and excessive." Because local armed conflicts would never bring down a passenger jet? — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 23, 2014 But Israel isn’t the only local armed conflict, as Ted Cruz advisor Amanda Carpenter points out @JakeTapper What was the FAA’s analysis that led to prohibiting flights to Israel, […]

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Fair share? President Obama’s effective tax rate drops to 18.4 percent

Obama pays just 18% tax rate on 2012 income. He must really hate those unpatriotic, greedy fatcats who don't pay their fair share. — Razor (@hale_razor) April 12, 2013 Remember when Warren Buffett’s secretary was invited to the 2012 State of the Union address to serve as the president’s human prop for raising tax rates […]

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37 Names You Can Give Your Child To Honor Their History

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We all know Dorothy, Malcolm, and Martin — but what about Audra, Josephine, and Baldwin? View this image › Sheridan Watson for BuzzFeed / Via Getty Images 1. Ashe View this image › Getty Images As in: Arthur Ashe, the first — and only — black male tennis player to win the U.S. Open, the […]

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