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Bill O’Reilly: Black people should wear “Don’t get pregnant at 14″ T-shirts

Dec 18, 2014

You're killing people who shouldn't have been killed. Oh yeah? Well someone who's your color got pregnant at 14. salon.com/2014/12/18/bil…

Dec 18, 2014

Falafel RT @jbouie: “Don’t get pregnant at 14…That’s what the African-American community shd have on their t-shirts” salon.com/2014/12/18/bil…

Dec 18, 2014

“Don’t get pregnant at 14…That’s what the African-American community should have on their t-shirts.” salon.com/2014/12/18/bil…

Dec 18, 2014

O’Reilly's moral instruction for black people, part 1,000: Why not wear “Don’t get pregnant at 14″ t-shirts? salon.com/2014/12/18/bil…

“Serial”s beautiful ending: How the final episode struck the perfect note

salon.com — "Certainty seemed so attainable. We just needed to get the right documents, spend enough time, talk to the right people, find his alibi..." So says "Serial" host Sarah Koenig in the closer of the finale episode of the record-breaking true-crime podcast.
Dec 18, 2014

The conclusion of “Serial" satisfies everything but its fans' most childish desires bit.ly/1AvqoCt

Hey, Sony and CBC, you can’t just undo your actions

salon.com — Let's just pretend this never happened. In a week that also fittingly brought us the holiday edition of the grimly dystopian hit "Black Mirror," Sony Pictures abruptly yanked one of its major holiday movies and the CBC announced it was "in the process" of removing its disgraced former radio host Jian Ghomeshi's old interviews.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @MediaREDEF: Hey, Sony and CBC, you can’t just undo your actions (@embeedub - @salon) redef.it/c6A6

Dec 18, 2014

"You’re also supposed to be about journalism, CBC. That means preserving the truth, even hard, ugly" - @embeedub salon.com/2014/12/18/hey…

Andrew Cuomo seeks to kick public employees out of union

salon.com — An estimated one thousand New York state government employees received notices Monday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration aims to reclassify their jobs as non-union, a move that could weaken a federation that has previously butted heads with the centrist Democratic governor. Workers at more than three dozen state agencies received the notices, the Times-Union of Albany reports.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @AFSCME: Salon: Andrew Cuomo seeks to kick public employees out of union afsc.me/1yYGVMV #1u

My week in the right-wing lie machine: When Fox News, Twitchy and Montel Williams declared war on me

salon.com — John Mellencamp first heard his 2003, antiwar, anti-Bush song on the radio while driving around his home state of Indiana with one of his sons. The DJ played "To Washington," his update of the Woody Guthrie protest anthem, and asked listeners to call the station to report their reaction.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @Salon: I dared question America's troop worship. The Fox & Friends goons treated me like a criminal slnm.us/Bxwt4hk http://t.co/…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Salon: My week as the right's whipping boy: A wingnut mob tried to make my life hell for challenging the US military slnm.us/PNdZXpL

Elizabeth Warren’s quiet (but huge) win: Why Wall Street lobbyists really hated her “cromnibus” fight

salon.com — Democratic defenders of the "cromnibus" - no, we haven't forgotten that horrid word quite yet - have defended the inclusion of a Citigroup-written rider relaxing derivatives regulation in much the same way: It could have been worse.

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio humiliate themselves on Cuba: Inside their Guantánamo hypocrisy

salon.com — It was heartwarming to see so many right wing Republicans jump to defend the concept of human rights and civil liberties yesterday. I'm speaking of their condemnation of the President's new policy on Cuba, in case you were startled by that bizarre comment. But it's true.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @Salon: The same politicians who defend the CIA's torture practices are now condemning Cuba's human rights abuses slnm.us/3l168ma

Clueless cop targets liberal: NYPD union chief says mayor thinks he’s running “a f**ing revolution”

salon.com — If you thought nothing could top Cleveland police union chief Jeff Follmer's brazen defense of police authority - "the nation needs to realize, when we tell you to do something, do it" - you need to read this story about New York Patrolmen's Benevolent Association head Patrick Lynch's meltdown in the wake of criticism over the NYPD's killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island.
Dec 18, 2014

NYPD union chief tells cops to follow "stupid rules" when dealing with "our enemies." Doesn't define enemies salon.com/2014/12/18/clu…

Dec 18, 2014

Clueless cop targets liberal: NYPD union chief says mayor thinks he’s running “a f**ing revolution” salon.com/2014/12/18/clu…

Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup

Dec 18, 2014

Report from Qatar on the contrasting conditions for workers in the 2022 World Cup host nation - haves and have-nots salon.com/2014/12/18/two…

Paul Krugman: It’s time for “trickle-up” economics!

salon.com — In his most recent piece for the New York Times, liberal columnist and celebrated economist Paul Krugman argues that the trade-off traditionally understood to exist in a modern economy between fighting inequality and promoting growth is, at least in the American context, no longer relevant. That's right, U.S.
Dec 18, 2014

@mims idk whether id call the UK a welfare state. that aside it could just be trickle up economics at work salon.com/2014/08/08/pau…

Goodbye, “Serial”: A comprehensive guide to the case’s baffling twists and turns

salon.com — The final episode of Sarah Koenig's runaway smash hit podcast "Serial" airs tomorrow, and it has been one hell of a ride. Here's a not-so-quick refresher course on the many ups and downs, red herrings, shifting allegiances and nagging questions we've been confronted with over the past eleven episodes.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @lbennett: .@annaesilman poured blood, sweat, & tears into this very comprehensive piece on everything we know about "Serial": http://t.…

Dec 18, 2014

Season one of the smash podcast @serial ends today. Here's a refresher from Salon before you listen: salon.com/2014/12/18/goo…

Dec 18, 2014

Heroic work by @annaesilman Goodbye, “Serial”: A comprehensive guide to the baffling twists and turns salon.com/2014/12/18/goo… via @Salon

Dec 17, 2014

.@annaesilman poured blood, sweat, & tears into this very comprehensive piece on everything we know about "Serial": salon.com/2014/12/18/goo…

Sony’s theater of the absurd: How “The Interview” became the most insane cultural-political spectacle in recent history

salon.com — Let me see if I have this right, because the whole thing stretches credulity: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has apparently managed to kill a major Hollywood movie. I mean, a stupid one, by all accounts, but still.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @Salon: The "Interview" debacle is a reminder what craven chickenshits studio executives really are slnm.us/v2mzWNy pic.twitter.com/R4WdwbWKDw

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Salon: The "Interview" debacle is a reminder what craven chickenshits studio executives really are slnm.us/v2mzWNy pic.twitter.com/R4WdwbWKDw

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Salon: Sony’s theater of the absurd: How #TheInterview became an insane cultural-political spectacle slnm.us/9uH5kXy via @andohehir

Dec 17, 2014

High praise from the Sugar Man. RT @jakesugarman: I know bitch-babies, and @andohehir is no bitch-baby salon.com/2014/12/18/son…

Dec 17, 2014

Movie titans revealed as chickenshits who can’t even successfully pretend to believe in value of their own products bit.ly/13zNMoi

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Ann Coulter: Women who say they are raped are just “girls trying to get attention”

salon.com — When Rolling Stone's Nov. 19 story about the University of Virginia's rape epidemic, "A Rape on Campus" was revealed to be full of holes, many anticipated an unintended casualty: some people's ability to believe rape survivors.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @Salon: Ann Coulter's take on rape culture is even more deranged than her ideas about soccer slnm.us/OG4Y3dS pic.twitter.com/SzM0SDP7EK

There’s nothing like train travel for tossing together people who’d never otherwise meet

salon.com — It was just after dawn on the California Zephyr, and my breakfast companion, a Texan, was considering the size of an Amtrak sleeper "roomette." On the other side of the window, the sun was turning the mountains pink. "You can't cuss out a cat in one of them things," he observed, "without getting fur in your mouth."
Dec 18, 2014

Yup, one of the best parts of my long-distance train travels is meeting all the cool (and sometimes weird) people salon.com/2014/12/17/the…

Rejoice! National Geographic Photo Contest Winners are finally here

salon.com — It's the most wonderful time of the year! That is, we've reached the announcement of the winners of National Geographic's annual photo contest. This year's grand prize winner, featured above, is an exquisite examination of public and private life in the era of smart phones.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @Salon: National Geographic's Photo Contest winners are here, and they are magnificent slnm.us/ePCjrRQ pic.twitter.com/dK9G1UHXSn

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Rula Jebreal: Torture defenders are driving America to moral suicide

salon.com — This article originally appeared on AlterNet. The release of the Senate Select Committee report on CIA torture of detainees has exposed America to great peril. But the danger of publication lies not in the threat of some sort of violent backlash from the Muslim world.
Dec 17, 2014

.@salon: "[Torture defenders] are driving America to moral suicide." @rulajebreal on the Senate report slnm.us/1YZR2NL

Dec 17, 2014

RT @Salon: America's moral suicide: Polls show we've become *more* accepting of torture over the past decade slnm.us/oPsvMIy

Eric Holder’s parting shot: Police abuse scandals mean the nation has “failed”

salon.com — Attorney General Eric Holder got himself virtually muzzled early in President Obama's first term, when he called the U.S. "a nation of cowards" for our inability to deal frankly with issues of race. On his way out the door, he's not worried about his critics.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @tribex_stl: Eric Holder’s parting shot: Police abuse scandals mean the nation has “failed” salon.com/2014/12/17/eri… via @Salon

Dec 17, 2014

Eric Holder’s parting shot: Police abuse scandals mean the nation has “failed” salon.com/2014/12/17/eri… via @Salon

“Listen when I talk to you!”: How white entitlement marred my trip to a Ferguson teach-in

salon.com — On Friday, I was on the train to New York to do a teach-in on Ferguson at NYU. Beats headphones on, lost in thought, peering out the window, I suddenly saw a white hand shoving my work carry-on toward me.