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The GOP Just Got a Wake-Up Call
Eric Cantor's loss proves the Tea Party refuses to rest in peace
June 10, 2014 Politics

Eric Cantor's loss proves the Tea Party refuses to rest in peace.

Immigration Reform Died With Eric Cantor's Shocking Loss to a Tea Party Challenger
The GOP is damned if they do, damned if they don't.
June 10, 2014 Politics

The GOP is damned if they do, damned if they don't.

Hillary Clinton Can't Outrun Questions About Her Obscene Wealth
June 10, 2014 Politics

Hillary Clinton, the candidate, will need to find a new way to talk about her "houses."

Marijuana Might Make You a Worse Driver Than Alcohol Does
June 10, 2014 Marijuana

Driving stoned is still safer than driving drunk, right? Don't be so sure.

Fear of a Non-White Nation
The GOP's problem with Hispanics goes much deeper than immigration reform
June 10, 2014 Immigration

Republicans have a deep-seated fear of the country's changing demographics.

Republican Says Dinosaurs Killed by Climate Change, Omits Giant Asteroid

Yes, dinosaurs went extinct due to changes in the climate, but those changes were because a city-sized asteroid slammed into the Earth. 

Does Fox News Cause Ignorance, or Do Ignorant Viewers Prefer Fox News?
A new study reveals the gap between the channel's fans and the rest of America
June 10, 2014 Politics

Fox News viewers are not moderate Republicans. They're right wingers.

How Realistic Are the Trained Cockroaches on 'Orange Is the New Black'?
Entomologists weigh in
June 09, 2014 TV

Entomologists disagree on whether prisoners could ever train roaches to shuttle cigarettes between cells.

Hillary Clinton Was a Mediocre Secretary of State
Here's why that's not her fault
June 09, 2014 Job Report

Why nobody else could necessarily have done better.

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