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“PC guy” John Hodgman rebuts Jonathan Chait’s anti-political correctness argument in epic Twitter essay

""PC" critiques, even at their most infuriating to me, almost always make me think and yes check my privilege."

Kanye’s “dad rap” era: Why Paul McCartney could be guiding Yeezy to his musical middle age

With help from Sir Paul, the new 'Yeezus' follow-up could be the dawn of a kinder, gentler Kanye

Kid Cudi is mad that his gay makeout scene was cut from film “James White”

"It's all about playing characters that are intriguing and stimulating" the actor and rapper told Billboard

CBS lets GOP off the hook: How 60 Minutes helped Boehner pose as inequality foe

Here's what Scott Pelley should have said when Boehner and McConnell pretended to care about income inequality

Bill Cosby’s latest accuser: Why “yet another” victim’s story is important to survivors

It's not about Cosby anymore. Whether she's the first or the 31st accuser, Cindra Ladd's story counts

GOP amnesty paranoia erupts: How a border security bill is roiling the right

House GOP leaders want to pass a tough border security bill. But conservatives see it all as part of an evil plot

Notas acerca de la situación internacional-AND

¡Proletarios de todos los países, uníos!   LA GUERRA DE AGRESIÓN IMPERIALISTA ESTÁ DE REGRESO A CASA La primera constatación y de mayor importancia para el desarrollo de la situación actual que tenemos que hacer con relación a lo ocurrido en Paris-Francia el 7 del presente mes y año es que la guerra [...]

Yao Wenyuan: Letter to Letter to Mao Tse-tung, 11 October 1967

“Closely follow Chairman Mao’s strategic plans, and set in motion a new upsurge of great revolutionary criticism.” This time I returned to Shanghai for the National Day festival and stayed there for 12 days. During the period, I made some investigations. I convened several investigation meetings and took a look at the basic echelon, [...]

Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for calling black people “colored”

He used the remark during a discussion about the lack of opportunities for black actors in the U.S. vs. the U.K.

Peoples War in India Clippings 27/1/2015

Andhra Pradesh: Maoists: Waning Support Communist Party of India – Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres, along with a large number of armed militia members and sympathisers, attacked and destroyed an Ashram(hermitage) of a local spiritual guru, Jaggamdora Simhachalam akaSatyanarayana, at Gurramveedhi village in the G. Show More Summary

The right’s Greece scare: Why neoliberals need to support new leftist government

Anti-austerity party's big win has global elites sweating -- but they should worry more about what could come next

WSJ columnist: A blizzard missed New York City, so climate change isn’t real

Someone needs to teach Bret Stephens about the difference between weather and climate

Jon Stewart mocks Sarah Palin’s “rambling” and “incoherent” Iowa Freedom Summit speech

"Incoherent, rambling, unintelligible, folksy idioms -- she's not speaking at a political event"

Barrasso v. Barrasso: A GOP Obamacare foe gets tripped up by his own record

John Barrasso says it's clear ACA subsidies aren't meant to go to every state. John Barrasso of 2011 might disagree

The “lonely” black Republican: Harvard historian on Ben Carson to Jackie Robinson

Professor Leah Wright Rigueur tells Salon how Republicans lost African-Americans — and how they might get them back

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