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President Obama says screw it, and proposes a tax on oil.

newrepublic.com — The new proposal for a $10 tax per barrel of oil, phased over a five-year period, would put $20 billion towards modernizing America's transportation system, one that Obama envisions is centered on efficient public transit like high-speed rail. Another $10 billion would incentivize state and local investment in infrastructure projects.

All these pro-rape misogynists want to do is meet publicly, but women keep messing everything up.

newrepublic.com — If you haven't heard of Daryush Valizadeh, then congratulations! You have been living in a slightly happier world than I. He is better known by his nom-de-web RooshV, a radical anti-feminist who has advocated for the subjugation of women and decriminalization of rape (in a post he later labeled as satire after people criticized him).
Feb 04, 2016

RT @NewRepublic: All these pro-rape misogynists want to do is meet publicly, but women keep messing it up! bit.ly/1PXbgdl pic.twitter.com/V5JjV8kCtm

People are getting tattoos of their favorite presidential candidates.

newrepublic.com — In Seabrook, New Hampshire, dozens of people have been getting Donald Trump's likeness permanently inked on their skin, after local tattoo shop owner and Trump supporter Bob Holmes announced he would be giving them away for free.In response, a Vermont tattoo shop has begun offering free Bernie Sanders tattoos.
Feb 04, 2016

People are getting tattoos of their favorite presidential candidates bit.ly/1NSOoUC

Ted Cruz’s Super PAC can’t spell “country.”

newrepublic.com — Earlier today, the Cruz-affiliated Super Pac "Courageous Conservatives" dropped a new ad in support of their man. Unfortunately, there was one little problem with it: If @tedcruz's PAC is going to attack people as "lightweight," you really need to spell every word right … "COUNRTY" pic.twitter.com/GVlZbNcIrX- Joe Pounder (@PounderFile) February 4, 2016 The ad has since been deleted, but its i...

The Zika conspiracy theories are here and they’re insane.

newrepublic.com — Zika is spreading in the United States-Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in four Florida counties on Wednesday-but Zika conspiracy theories are arguably spreading faster. A week after the WHO declared the virus-which can result in birth defects-a global emergency, here are what crazies are blaming for the virus's spread: Genetically modified mosquitoes: Oxitec genetica...

It’s hard out here for a white Oscar nominee.

newrepublic.com — At least that's what The Hollywood Reporter editor Stephen Galloway argues in a tone-deaf column published this morning. "Pity the plight of Oscar's all-white acting nominees. Instead of celebrating, they're entering a minefield where any comment can explode in their faces," Galloway writes. (Galloway's previous greatest hits include "Why Every Actress on The Hollywood Reporter Roundtabl...
Feb 04, 2016

It’s hard out here for a white Oscar nominee. bit.ly/1nJCKWU

The Sanders and Clinton campaigns are in the middle of a Twitter flame war and it’s great.

newrepublic.com — Both Hillary and Bernie have done their level best to grin at one another over clenched teeth and avoid the kind of mudslinging that has characterized the Republican primary.But with one contentious contest in the rearview mirror and another fast approaching, their two campaigns are starting to get a bit feisty.
Feb 03, 2016

RT @NewRepublic: The Sanders and Clinton campaigns are in the middle of an excellent Twitter flame war. bit.ly/1ULEQjZ pic.twitter.com/bsSl66TqPF

What is this House GOP tweet even trying to say about Black History Month?

newrepublic.com — I honestly have no idea. It's clearly trying very hard not to address race at all, but beside that... what? Which men and women? All men and women? All black men and women? Or just the ones growing and be a better version of itself?

Amazon’s retail plans are bigger than a chain of bookstores.

newrepublic.com — It seems Tuesday's reports that Amazon may be planning to open up hundreds of physical bookstores were incorrect. Instead, Re/code reports that the retailer may not be planning hundreds of new bookstores, but it is planning a vast expansion into physical retail:Amazon will indeed open up more bookstores, but it also plans to eventually unveil other types of retail stores in add...

Why doesn’t Ben Carson just buy new clothes?

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Feb 05, 2016

RT @alex_shephard: When will Younger give us the Elena Ferrante plotline we deserve? bit.ly/1Rb9Xq2

Feb 05, 2016

I didn't plan to spend Super Bowl Sunday on a plane to the British isles, but it certainly is on-brand for me

Feb 05, 2016

The kibbutz that Bernie Sanders volunteered for has a "Nostalgia" section on its website bit.ly/1S5IZkR

Feb 05, 2016

RT @ezwrites: Justin Bieber’s dog is named Esther. I have nothing else to add instagram.com/p/BBY5S7qgvgM/

Feb 05, 2016

"If you’ve seen one sequence of beautiful lasses dispatching zombies, you’ve seen them all." bit.ly/1K2Twe1

Feb 04, 2016

RT @theferocity: IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW. Robert Lowell died and was reincarnated as Drake.

Feb 04, 2016

This Huffpo feature tracking Islamopobic incidents in the U.S. is impressive/depressing huff.to/1QJgq9P

Feb 04, 2016

"I’m very close to Jamie Lee Curtis and I know she was there, but she’s not young anymore." nyti.ms/1PlzfgB

Feb 04, 2016

It’s hard out here for a white Oscar nominee. bit.ly/1nJCKWU

Feb 03, 2016

I leave the internet for a couple hours and suddenly everyone's talking about rabbis


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