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Author of Shuts & Failures t.co/oO3pnIYrzY. Writes for @dagblog, @Reuters, @Mcsweeneys, @esquiremag, @forbes, @tNYPress, @lostandfoundshow

Woody Allen's Progressive Legacy Is Worth Saving

talkingpointsmemo.com — Woody Allen's critics see his continued achievements as an affront. The chorus calling for his banishment from social influence has grown louder since last year, when Dylan Farrow wrote publicly about her sexual abuse allegations just as Allen received a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.

Bitcoin Could Make Zimbabwean Currency Look Like a Beacon of Stability

thedailybeast.com — The World Economic Forum in Davos is the new Time magazine of conferences, influential but always late to the party. If something was edgy, pressing or groundbreaking years ago, Davos is on it now. In 2013, our prophets of profits tackled systemic risk in complex, interconnected systems. Last year, the Masters of the Universe got hip to climate change.

Obama's Middle Class Legacy

dagblog.com — We wound up with a robust Fed response and a weaker response from the government that turned into a counter-productive response. The Fed actions structurally flow to the rich, so the middle class lost ground. Within the context of what Congress allowed, it's hard to be too angry at Obama.

51% of Children in School Live in Poverty-Shame on USA

dagblog.com — It is a real struggle for families with limited income to give their children the support they need in school. These kids enter school with out everything they need. There isn't money for music lessons or even the fees to pay for the school rent of a instrument.

FICTION: Bisbee, by Chris Offutt

michaelmaiello.tumblr.com — okeypanky: Lucy had been raised to hold grudges forever, but long ago realized it required more effort than she cared to exert. She remembered the very moment when she'd suddenly understood that forgiveness had nothing to do with an adversary, but would benefit solely herself.

Muhammad Blogs | dagblog

dagblog.com — Boko Haram militants opened fire on northern Nigerian villages, leaving bodies scattered everywhere and as many as 2,000 people feared dead, officials said. Islamist militants sprayed bullets as they stormed in, driving trucks and armored vehicles last weekend, local authorities said Friday. After they arrived, they unloaded motorcycles and pursued residents who fled into the bush, firing indiscriminately.....

Common Sense About Making Fun of Islam

dagblog.com — Still, this call for "common sense" of satirical restraint would surely give Thomas Paine an instant migraine. Or, to call on a contemporary, what must BIll Maher think of this? He was widely criticized for singling out Muslims for reacting to criticism and taunts with violence.

The Master List of Pro Wrestling Finishing Holds

The Master List of Pro Wrestling Finishing Moves

zouchmagazine.com — Once upon a time, professional wrestling in the United States was a "real" combat sport. The problem with this is that from the perspective of an audience, watching two men in a clinch can get pretty boring, especially in an arena where most members of the audience are far from the action.

Sony Produces a Hologram of FDR To Reassure America

dagblog.com — Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives: Monday, December 1st, 2014 -- a date which will live in internet - a Japan-based multimedia entertainment conglomerate doing business in the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by hackers from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
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Jan 23, 2015

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Jan 23, 2015

RT @daddy_san: RIP King Abdullah, the first head of state in the 21st century to die in the 14th century.

Jan 23, 2015

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Jan 21, 2015

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