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October 23rd, 2015

When Your Teacher Asks If You Want Fries with That

    When it comes to predatory marketing to children, nobody’s lovin’ it like McDonald’s.

    In addition to selling unhealthy food, the chain lures kids in with toys and a playground — and its spokesperson is a clown. But it’s the fast food giant’s marketing to captive audiences at schools that really takes the cake.

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Seriously, Trump will not become president

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An Awfully Bitter Brew

    Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall/ 99 bottles of beer/ Take one down, pass it around… only one bottle of beer on the wall.

    Most people never sang that old song all the way to the end. But one multinational brewing corporation is finally ready to belt out the last verse.

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The NRA will fall

    The recent deadly shooting at an Oregon community college, like so many before it, isn't likely to lead to new federal laws designed to curb dangerous people's access to guns. While this understandably frustrates supporters of gun safety legislation, there is reason for them to be hopeful. The National Rifle Association's days of being a political powerhouse may be numbered.

    Why? The answer is in the numbers.

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When Your Teacher Asks If You Want Fries with That

    When it comes to predatory marketing to children, nobody’s lovin’ it like McDonald’s.

    In addition to selling unhealthy food, the chain lures kids in with toys and a playground — and its spokesperson is a clown. But it’s the fast food giant’s marketing to captive audiences at schools that really takes the cake.

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Ryan has made his conditions clear

    Will the radicals of the House Freedom Caucus accept the conditions Paul Ryan laid down Tuesday night for taking on the speaker post?

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A perverted campaign against LGBT rights in Houston

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That voodoo that they do so well

    Out of the murky depths of Donald Trump’s ego emerges something approximating a public policy position – or at least one that doesn’t involve walls or deportations.

    We speak of actual fiscal policy. And here’s the thing: Of those details that aren’t too vague to ascertain, factcheck.org says Trump’s plan would blow up the federal deficit like few proposals before.

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What Clinton Got Wrong About Snowden

    Hillary Clinton is wrong about Edward Snowden. Again.

    The presidential candidate and former secretary of state insisted during the recent Democratic debate that Snowden should have remained in the United States to voice his concerns about government spying on U.S. citizens. Instead, she claimed, he “endangered U.S. secrets by fleeing to Russia.”

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Oddballs Like These Make Hillary’s Odds Good

    Eight years ago in New Hampshire, when the question of Hillary Clinton’s likability came up during the Democratic presidential debate, Barack Obama said, memorably:

    “You’re likable enough, Hillary.”

    That condescending comment earned him the scorn among some liberals that he deserved. But it rang true, even to many Democrats.

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