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Puppy Bowl X Is Even Worse Than the Super Bowl

newrepublic.com — But the worst thing about the Super Bowl is that it is a game of football, a brutal sport suspected of causing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is science for "rotting brain" and associated with "memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and, eventually, progressive dementia."

Stalin might have been a scatologist who studied the stool of a fellow dictator.

newrepublic.com — According to the BBC, reports have surfaced in Russia of a bizarre program maintained by the Soviet tyrant Joseph Stalin to gather information on people based on their excrement. As the British news organization reports:According to Russian newspaper reports, in the 1940s Stalin's secret police had set up a special department to get its hands on people's faeces.The ambitious aim: to analyse sample...
Jan 28, 2016

Stalin might have been a scatologist who studied the stool of a fellow dictator. newrepublic.com/minutes/128585…

Women, please learn what it means to be a feminist.

newrepublic.com — Unless you are a human being who thinks women are fundamentally unequal to men and do not deserve equal economic, political, and cultural opportunities as men, you are a feminist. You may not always agree with everything feminist activists say and do, but there must be more Americans who support that broad concept than is suggested by a survey from The Washington Post and Kaiser Family F...
Jan 28, 2016

Men and women don't understand what feminism means, hence this ridiculous poll result: newrepublic.com/minutes/128552…

National Parks Popular With White People, But Not Minorities. Why?

newrepublic.com — White people simply love to spend their free time walking up and down mountains and sleeping in the forest. Search "hiking" in Google Images and see how far you have to scroll to find a nonwhite person. Ditto rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, and so on.

Does Kanye West have the worst handwriting in the music industry?

newrepublic.com — Last night, Kanye West released the tracklist for his upcoming "best album of all time" Slush Swish on social media. Time will tell if Swish is, in fact, the best album of all time, but it seems clear that Kanye-who once rapped, "My penmanship is so hard I need censorship"-has the worst handwriting of all time:So happy to be finished with the best album of all time pic.twitter.com/JBWa8O...
Jan 25, 2016

Can’t wait to hear “Kylie Was Here,” the closer on @kanyewest’s new album. newrepublic.com/minutes/128283…

Is America really clamoring for a President Michael Bloomberg?

newrepublic.com — The big news in the political world today is that the curmudgeonly former mayor of New York City is seriously considering an independent presidential bid. While the news should be taken with a grain of salt-the Bloomberg trial balloon has virtually become a staple of recent presidential cycles-it does raise the question of whether there is anyone in the country outside Wall Street and Bloomberg's ...
Jan 23, 2016

Rationale for a Bloomberg candidacy: the voters crave something that they have in fact expressed no interest in bit.ly/20l6cB0

Look at this panda, just chilling in the snow.

newrepublic.com — Giant pandas are notoriously lazy creatures. Like a college stoner, they only eat one thing-except instead of ramen, it's bamboo-and they even struggle to summon the necessary effort for sex. So it's no surprise that Tian Tian, a 264-pound male at the National Zoo in Washington, isn't terribly adept at playing in the snow, either.Tian Tian woke up this morning to a lot of snow, and he was pretty e...

Pope Francis on Dog Heaven: All God's Creatures Ascend in Afterlife

newrepublic.com — Pope Francis is cheating.In previous attempts to restore honor to Catholicism (if such honor ever existed) and to bring the Church into the 21st century (or into the 20th, at least), Francis has said that gays "have gifts and qualities to offer the Christian community" and declared that evolution and the Big Bang are not at odds with faith.

Macklemore has a new song about white privilege that you should listen to. Especially if you’re white.

newrepublic.com — The song released today, "White Privilege II," is a sequel of sorts. In 2005, the Grammy-winning musician released a song with recording partner Ryan Lewis entitled, natch, "White Privilege," in which the white Seattle-based rapper acknowledged his own role as a gentrifier of hip-hop.Where's my place in a music that's been taken by my raceCulturally appropriated by the white fa...
Jan 22, 2016

RT @NewRepublic: Macklemore has a new song about white privilege that you should listen to. Especially if you’re white. bit.ly/1nDClFK

Jan 22, 2016

You should listen to Macklemore's new song about white privilege. Especially if you’re white. My quick thoughts. newrepublic.com/minutes/128198…

Jan 22, 2016

"The biggest problem here is his mediocre talent. But you should listen to it." @JamilSmith on Macklemore's new song newrepublic.com/minutes/128198…

Jan 22, 2016

RT @NewRepublic: Macklemore has a new song about white privilege that you should listen to. Especially if you’re white. bit.ly/1nDClFK

Jan 22, 2016

RT @NewRepublic: Macklemore has a new song about white privilege that you should listen to. Especially if you’re white. bit.ly/1nDClFK

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Magazine plans to take down Donald Trump with special issue.

newrepublic.com — National Review is publishing its "Against Trump" issue tonight, which features an all-star cast of conservative writers, media personalities, and former government officials. Hoping to accomplish what several very well-financed presidential candidates, a host of sputtering Republicans, and Fox News have not, the magazine aims to halt Trump's momentum as he heads into the first primary contes...
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Feb 08, 2016

Good piece on why being from Vermont doesn’t mean squat in New Hampshire. nytimes.com/2016/02/08/us/…

Feb 08, 2016

@timkmak It also makes no sense whatsoever, if you know anything about how to play Marco Polo.

Feb 08, 2016

Is there a less-stable job in America than NBA coach? newrepublic.com/minutes/129436… (withhold earnest replies)

Feb 08, 2016

"Continuously cheated in their lives, the kids of Hillhouse are cheated anew” in David Denby’s latest book. newrepublic.com/article/129003…


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