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Untruth and Consequences in Ferguson

thedailybeast.com — It's time we admit something: Increasingly, it's starting to look like Officer Darren Wilson acted appropriately that fateful day in Ferguson. Now, until now, I have not weighed in on the Michael Brown shooting-except peripherally.

Porn Stars Are People Too, Dammit: Lisa Ann’s Notre Dame Date and the Trolling of David Gregory

thedailybeast.com — A whole lot of people seem to have a big problem with images of sex, people who create said images of sex, and really just sex in general. Fifty Shades of Grey quickly broke records as not only the fastest selling paperback book of all-time but also the first one to sell over a million copies on Kindle.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @MissAuroraSnow: Porn Stars Are People Too, Dammit: Lisa Ann’s Notre Dame Date and the Trolling of David Gregory thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @MissAuroraSnow

Oct 25, 2014

Porn stars are people too, dammit: @thereallisaann's Notre Dame date and @Gawker's trolling of @DavidGregory: thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’: Country’s Prodigal Daughter Trades In Her Boots and Spurs For Louboutins

thedailybeast.com — The best pop stars are sponges. Ever present, they absorb the viscous lava of contempo culture through their pores, let it course through their veins 'til a diffuse plexus of melodies and rhythms form, and then release the bubbly potion onto an unsuspecting audience.

How Much Do You Tip A Robot Bartender?

thedailybeast.com — Call me old-fashioned, but I still want to go to a bar, watch the bartender mix something in front of me, engage in some small talk, and hear them thank and ask me to come again when handing me the bill at the end of the night.

The Homecoming Prince Who Tweeted His Killing Spree

thedailybeast.com — It was a sadly familiar sight on the afternoon news: students running from campus with their hands in the air, escaping from another shooting on school grounds. A young female student and her 15 year-old killer, Jaylen Fryberg, were dead inside Washington's Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria.

Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor, in Black and Blue

thedailybeast.com — Recently, Claire Conrad, 36, found herself trussed up in stirrups-and not in a fun way. Conrad was at the ob-gyn to check to see if, as the Maryland resident likes to put it, "My cervix is trying to kill me." She'd had an abnormal pap smear, and was getting a colposcopy to make sure it wasn't cancer.

Ukraine Rebels Love Russia, Hate Gays, Threaten Executions

thedailybeast.com — KIEV, Ukraine - In the breakaway region that calls itself the Luhansk People's Republic, in what used to be a Ukrainian government administration building, the place where rebels get together to exchange their most radical ideas is the smoking room. In the dense atmosphere of tobacco and conspiracy, one hot topic has been the death penalty.

Up to a Point: In Defense of Lobbyists

thedailybeast.com — Lobbyist. The very word sends a shudder through every upstanding citizen who believes in the dignity and gravitas of American government -- as if George Washington were being pictured naked, lowering himself into a bathtub full of live squid. Stand down, upstanding citizen. And go on, get outta here.
Oct 25, 2014

Up to a Point: In Defense of Lobbyists thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…? $ spent on lobbying (vs campaign contributions) down 9% since 2010 @PJORourke

The Battle for Aleppo: A Decisive Fight for ISIS, Assad, and the USA

thedailybeast.com — GAZIANTEP, Turkey - A battle is taking shape that could decide the fate of the Obama administration's strategy for defeating ISIS, and it's not around the Kurdish town of Kobani. It's for the future of the second biggest city in Syria, ancient Aleppo, besieged on three sides by the forces of the tyrant Bashar Assad and the murderous zealots of the so-called Islamic State holding part of the other side.
Oct 25, 2014

You will remember that you read this here first: The Battle for Aleppo, Decisive for ISIS, Assad, USA thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @jamiewrit

Oct 25, 2014

The Coming Battle for Aleppo: A Decisive Fight for ISIS, Assad, and the USA thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @jamiewrit

Oct 25, 2014

Must read to understand what's about to happen in Aleppo, the Decisive Battle for ISIS, Assad,the USA thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @jamiewrit

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Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History

thedailybeast.com — The Royals have made it to the World Series. Those true blue underdogs, the down-on-their-luck little guys of the American League, have made it-after one of the longest postseason droughts in baseball history, 29 years-to the championship. And two games in, they're holding steady.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @Style_Beast: A beautiful tale of Kansas City: at the center of our national psyche & this author's family. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via…

Oct 24, 2014

"Bootstrap can-do-ism & ingrained suspicion of lawful authority." Great @Katie_M_Baker read on K.C. family history thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @NoahShachtman: This is, hands down, the sweetest, naughtiest, most fun, most informative #longread of the week. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 24, 2014

This is, hands down, the sweetest, naughtiest, most fun, most informative #longread of the week. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Why Humanitarians Talk to ISIS

thedailybeast.com — In early October, Jan Egeland, the secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, delivered a keynote address at an annual State Department gathering of international humanitarian aid officials in Washington, D.C.
Oct 25, 2014

Oh, the angry comments on this one: my story from yesterday on why humanitarians defend talking to groups like ISIS thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @abuaardvark: Really thoughtful @joshuahersh piece on humanitarian orgs grappling with relief provision and ISIS thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @abuaardvark: Really thoughtful @joshuahersh piece on humanitarian orgs grappling with relief provision and ISIS thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

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Did Joni Ernst’s Des Moines Register Diss Just Destroy Her ‘Iowa-Nice’?

thedailybeast.com — In Iowa's Senate campaign, one candidate has been prone to making outrageous and controversial remarks that have garnered copious amounts of national press. The other one is the gaffe-prone candidate. Republican Senate nominee Joni Ernst had managed to sail by despite a litany of comments that sound like they come from bedtime stories that Huffington Post readers use to scare their children.
Oct 25, 2014

Joni Ernst's biggest gaffe of the campaign may be ducking the DMR editorial board thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

‘Whip it!’ Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet Of Horrors

thedailybeast.com — TOKYO, Japan-What do neo-Nazis, racists, necromancers, historical revisionists, bad accountants, and S&M fans all have in common? They all seem to have been represented in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @puttonyos5: 悲しいことに確かに言えてる…特定秘密保護法と組み合わせるとディストピアな感じ ‘Whip it!’ Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet Of Horrors thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… @jakeadelsteinさんから

Oct 25, 2014

If u can speak with the dead, like S&M & are a Korean hating nazi, u can be Prime Minister of Japan! thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @kazukazu881: このRTのデイリー・ビーストの「安倍恐怖内閣」記事スゴいw安倍内閣をネオナチ、レイシスト、靖国で死者と交信、歴史修正主義者、劣悪な会計処理、SM愛好家が揃った内閣と。thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… pic.twitter.com/NmYo8ENjxB

Oct 25, 2014

RT @shimachan196905: ▼「安倍恐怖内閣」笑い事じゃないけどワロタw ‘Whip it!’ Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet Of Horrors thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… pic.twitter.com/whDhUD87T6

Oct 24, 2014

安部内閣の日本語レッスン 霊媒師 Necromancer S&Mバー Women's Empowerment 戦犯 Hero 男尊女卑 Gender Equality 原発利権 Clean energy thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

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Lone Wolves, Terrorist Runts, and the Stray Dogs of ISIS

thedailybeast.com — The hatchet-wielding man who attacked four New York police officers Thursday has no known connections to foreign terrorist groups, but exhibited "extremist leanings" online according to police sources and a terrorist monitoring group. It's not clear what motivated Zale Thompson's ambush, which injured two officers before he was shot and killed.

Life After ‘Winter’s Bone’: Debra Granik on Finding J. Law and the Plight of the Female Director

thedailybeast.com — Four years ago, Winter's Bone was hailed as a triumph of independent cinema. The New Yorker called it "one of the great feminist works in film" featuring a heroine "more believable as a heroic character than any of the men we've seen peacocking through movies recently."
Oct 24, 2014

WINTER'S BONE director Debra Granik on state of TV: "Where's the cock?!" thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Life after "Winter's Bone": Debra Granik on discovering J. Law and the plight of female directors thebea.st/1oBmVl0

Oct 24, 2014

Life After 'Winter's Bone': Debra Granik on finding JLaw and the plight of the female director thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… pic.twitter.com/N63L6Lj5Dr

Amazon Lost $170M on Phones

thedailybeast.com — Sold only 35,000 units.
Oct 24, 2014

Going down in flames? Amazon lost $170M after selling just 35,000 Fire Phones thebea.st/1oBGUzR

Oct 24, 2014

Yes! Thank u all for boycotting. MT @thedailybeast selling only 35K, Amazon writing off $170 million of unsold Phones thebea.st/1oBGUzR

Inside the Political Fun House: How ‘Alpha House’ Became Amazon’s First Big Hit

thedailybeast.com — On the wall of the Alpha House set in Queens, New York, one of President George W. Bush's infamous paintings hangs, from where it will play a pivotal part in the second season premiere of Amazon's political comedy. "I think I saw it on Buzzfeed," chirps the daughter of Senator Louis Laffer (Matt Molloy), who purchased the so-called masterpiece.
Oct 24, 2014

Inside the Political Fun House: How ‘Alpha House’ Became Amazon’s First Big Hit thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @kpfallon

Why New York’s Ebola Case Will Hurt Infected Patients Everywhere

thedailybeast.com — Just before arriving in the Ebola-torn nation of Guinea, 33-year-old Craig Spencer posted a picture of himself on Facebook smiling in a yellow hazmat suit, face mask, and gloves-his new uniform.
Oct 24, 2014

New York's Ebola case could cripple the public health response to the epidemic worldwide thebea.st/ZPtNPQ

Oct 23, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: New York's Ebola case will cripple the public health response to the epidemic worldwide thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

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