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Tim Cook: Why ‘I’m Gay’ Isn’t Enough

thedailybeast.com — The story leading the news today is a man coming out as gay. Of course he's not any man, but Tim Cook, CEO of the world's most valuable company: Apple. "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now," Cook writes in Bloomberg Businessweek .
Oct 30, 2014

RT @TimTeeman: The media gushing over #TimCook's coming out is missing his bold, radical gay rights message. My piece thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… @thedailybeast

Oct 30, 2014

RT @TimTeeman: The media gushing over #TimCook's coming out is missing his bold, radical gay rights message. My piece thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… @thedailybeast

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The NRA’s Sexy Tom Cotton Grindr Ad

thedailybeast.com — In a crucial Senate election, the NRA is running ads for a socially conservative Republican candidate on a hookup app for gay men. The pro-gun advocacy group is putting out online ads in Arkansas touting its support of Rep. Tom Cotton, the GOP Senate candidate.
Oct 30, 2014

My article on the NRA's pro Tom Cotton now updated with the denials from the NRA's ad buyer as well as eyewitnesses thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

Love how the publication that got duped by Cuban intelligence is now saying that the NRA's ad for Tom Cotton is hoax thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

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Sexy Ebola Nurse & More of the Year’s Worst Halloween Costumes

thedailybeast.com — Ah, yes. Halloween, America's annual carnival of glutton, immorality, and bad taste, is upon us, coming up faster than your vomit after too many bite-sized Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Fireball whiskey shots ( now with antifreeze!) at your friend's boyfriend's annual costume party.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @kpfallon: Ppl are dressing as sexy Ebola workers and baby marijuana for Halloween. We are all the worst. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… pic.twitter.com/lZhwgS1EX1

Oct 30, 2014

Ppl are dressing as sexy Ebola workers and baby marijuana for Halloween. We are all the worst. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… pic.twitter.com/lZhwgS1EX1

Oct 30, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Sexy Ebola workers. Sexy ISIS terrorists. Sexy Ray-Rice-beating-his-wife. We are all the worst thebea.st/1DB8gHG pic.twitter.com/gpoDw6IwUQ

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The ‘Fingerprint’ That Helped Unravel the Mystery of Amelia Earhart

thedailybeast.com — The words that changed everything came after his wife had wandered off to photograph a collapsed building. Ric Gillespie continued to examine some of the flotsam washed up by the big storm that must have hit Gardner Island since their previous visit two years before.

When West Point Football Turned Fatal

thedailybeast.com — On October 30, 1909, in a football game between Army and Harvard, Army's left tackle Eugene Byrne died trying to stop a running play that ended with him at the bottom of a pileup. As the Harvard Crimson noted, Byrne "had been bearing the brunt of the Harvard attack" all afternoon.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Over the course of 1909, 26 college football players were killed, 70 seriously injured thebea.st/1p5rXGt

Oct 30, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Over the course of 1909, 26 college football players were killed, 70 seriously injured thebea.st/1p5rXGt

Oct 30, 2014

RT @timkmak: 105 years ago today, West Point player died in football game w/Harvard. Similarities w/now show little has changed thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @timkmak: In 1909, 26 football players were killed, 70 seriously injured. Lethality of the game was no secret even 105 yrs ago thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

In 1909, 26 football players were killed, 70 seriously injured. Lethality of the game was no secret even 105 yrs ago thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

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Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth

thedailybeast.com — Here's something to do today. Let's help Stacey Addison get out of jail at the ends of the earth Specifically, Addison, from Oregon, is in prison in Timor-Leste, which used to be known as East Timor until, after much suffering, it gained its independence from Indonesia a dozen years ago.
Oct 30, 2014

Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @csdickey

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Donsoldlady: Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @csdickey

Oct 30, 2014

RT @showtrialnews: New #ShowTrial in E.Timor? RT @csdickey: Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @csdickey

Oct 30, 2014

RT @gollum1419_g: Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @csdickey

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Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?

thedailybeast.com — The Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast has a tendency to lose its guests in the middle of the night. Last weekend a family slipped out at four in the morning, packing their bags and leaving out the side door without a word.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Style_Beast: Never convicted, Lizzie Borden’s ax-murder crime scene-turned-hotel may convince you of her guilt. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @ninastrochlic

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Style_Beast: Never convicted, Lizzie Borden’s ax-murder crime scene-turned-hotel may convince you of her guilt. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @ninastrochlic

This One Picture of Telly Savalas Refutes All Fears That Progress Has Ended

thedailybeast.com — I started receiving People magazine recently, and as I was leafing through its ho-hum 40th anniversary issue, I stumbled across this 1974 cover featuring Telly Savalas, the man who mainstreamed baldness into everyday life ( screw you, Yul Brynner!) and portrayed Kojak, one of the most memorable small-screen detectives up to that point in TV history.
Oct 30, 2014

This One Picture of Telly Savalas Refutes All Fears That Progress Has Ended thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @thedailybeast

Oct 30, 2014

This one picture of Telly Savalas refutes all fears that progress has ended thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MichaelSocolow: @nickgillespie Goes after Telly Savalas. Forgets Telly=WWII hero, innovative ABC programming exec b4 "Kojack" thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @EliLake: Read @nickgillespie on how the 1974 Telly Savalas cover of People Magazine proves western civilization is doing fine thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

Read @nickgillespie on how the 1974 Telly Savalas cover of People Magazine proves western civilization is doing fine thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

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Brittany Maynard May Extend Death Date

thedailybeast.com — Planned for November 1.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Brittany Maynard, the face of a new "death with dignity" movement, now says she may not die on Nov. 1 thebea.st/1p6Haaz

Pro-Life Group Sends Over The Top Mailer

thedailybeast.com — There are always some constants in the last days of October. Leaves fall from the trees, kids dress up in Halloween costumes and political groups send out wildly over-the-top attacks to voters. The latest is a mailer in Iowa first reported by Evan McMorris-Santoro of Buzzfeed that was sent out by Susan B.

Yes, ‘Aspergery’ Is A Slur And It's Time To Stop Using It

thedailybeast.com — Jeffrey Goldberg's column in The Atlantic detailing the Obama administration increasingly frosty relationship with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent geopolitical tongues wagging. Details of administration officials' list of private insults to describe Netanyahu include chickenshit, myopic, obtuse, blustering. But one description was abhorrent on a level far above politics: "Aspergery."
Oct 30, 2014

Yes, ridiculing someone as "Aspergery" is a slur, though it flies under most Beltway pundits' radar. #autism thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @WickedGood I'll say it again If using autism as an insult or a pejorative is OK with you, please unfollow me now. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

New Harvard Study Finds the Door to Millennial Vote Is Open to GOP

thedailybeast.com — Wednesday's newly released Harvard University Institute of Politics survey of Americans under the age of 30 suggests that GOP just might be on the road to recovery, though they've still got a long way to go. For years, young voters in America have been unenthusiastic about, if not outright hostile toward, the GOP.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: 51% of Millennials say that they'd like Republicans running the show thebea.st/1DCJbfx

Oct 30, 2014

The Door to Millennial Vote Is Open to GOP - New Harvard Study Finds thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @thedailybeast

Are Russian Bombers Flying Nuclear Drills Near Europe-Or Just Testing NATO’s Defenses?

thedailybeast.com — Russian bombers may be flying nuclear strike drills over the Atlantic Ocean and North Sea, current and former U.S. Air Force officers believe. At the very least, these officers tell The Daily Beast, the Russian Air Force is aggressively probing what NATO calls European airspace in an effort to gauge the reaction times of the western alliance's defenses.

50,000 Missing Georgia Voter-Registration Applications? Nothing to See Here

thedailybeast.com — Voting rights advocates are running out of time in Georgia, where civil rights groups say more than 50,000 new voter registrations have gone missing since they submitted them to state and local officials earlier this year.
Oct 30, 2014

50,000 Missing Georgia Voter-Registration Applications? Nothing to See Here thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @1patriciamurphy

Oct 30, 2014

Disappeared voters/ 50,000 Missing Georgia Voter-Registration Applications? Nothing to See Here thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @1patriciamurphy

In Defense Of Slut-O-Ween

thedailybeast.com — Americans, particularly younger and left-leaning ones, turn redder than a KitKat wrapper at the mention of sexy Halloween costumes. From to The Daily Show , news outlets of varying stripes have lamented and mocked the array of sexy (some would say slutty) Halloween costumes for women.
Oct 30, 2014

"Our Puritancial tirade against sexy costumes is crossing the line into slut-shaming and body-shaming." thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

In defense of sexy halloween costumes "Our Puritancial tirade against sxy costumes crosses into slutshaming" @eshire thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

The case for sexy Halloween costumes, from @eshire thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… or: TIL the term "Slut-o-Ween"

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Judges Behaving Badly: A Great American Tradition

thedailybeast.com — Judges just don't misbehave the way they used to. Gone are the days when an American judge could murder a Democratic senator and former comrade in a duel held over intense political differences-in this case, slavery, which the judge in question was for.
Oct 30, 2014

it was taken out in the final edit, but @Bencjacobs did contribute some penis-pump related research to this thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @brianbeutler: MT @swin24 Finally got to work "penis pump," "lust-pump," and "cylindrical tube" into a story. It's about @daveweigel thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

MT @swin24 Finally got to work "penis pump," "lust-pump," and "cylindrical tube" into a story. It's about @daveweigel thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

Finally got to work "penis pump," "lust-pump," and "cylindrical tube" into a story. It's about judges thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Time Is Running Out for Obama on Syria

thedailybeast.com — Only two days ago, President Barack Obama's envoy to the Syrian rebels, retired Marine Gen. John Allen, explained confidently that the U.S. would help to train and equip Western-backed fighters to become a credible force that would compel the Assad regime to negotiate a political deal and end the four-year-long civil war.

Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning?

thedailybeast.com — Liberal Democrats like to say they are from "the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party," the Massachusetts senator serving as a stand-in for progressive values on the economy, civil rights, and governmental priorities. But perhaps a better name for this crowd would be "the Dan Malloy wing of the Democratic Party."
Oct 30, 2014

RT @whateversusan: And yet liberals here hate him. Ah, the left. RT @capitolwatch The "Dan Malloy wing of the Democratic Party" thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @angelkcombs: Good reporting on Gov. Dan Malloy's accomplishments and one of the tightest races in the country. @thedailybeast thebea.st/1zNLwaL

Oct 30, 2014

CT's Dan Malloy is perhaps the most nation's most progressive gov, & his election could be the left's big 2014 test thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

The GOP’s Great Gay Hope Hits Trouble

thedailybeast.com — Richard Tisei was in the perfect position to become the first Republican elected to Congress from Massachusetts in 20 years. The openly gay, happily married former state legislator is running in the most conservative congressional district in the Bay State-albeit one that Barack Obama still won by 11 points in 2012-in a low turnout off-year with a popular Republican gubernatorial candidate at the top of the ticket.