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Wingnut Alex Jones And Troll Army Declare WAR On Toymaker For Selling Hillary Clinton Dolls

Jason Feinberg isn’t a political junkie. Sure, he follows politics in general. He votes. And in 2008. his little toy and novelty manufacturing outfit, FCTRY in Brooklyn, had something of a hit with a Barack Obama action figure, which sold around 200,000 units and allowed him to quit teaching high school English to be a full-time entrepreneur guy. Show More Summary

The Activist Left’s sympathy for Adam Mark Smith is worth its weight in gold.

If the Left truly feels that badly about what happened to Adam Mark Smith, they should have hired him a year or so ago. The post The Activist Left’s sympathy for Adam Mark Smith is worth its weight in gold. appeared first on RedStat...

Reid Will Not Run for Re-Election

“In a surprise announcement this morning, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said he won’t be running for what would be his sixth term in the United States Senate,” the Las Vegas Sun reports. “In a video to supporters, the Nevada Democrat [...]

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… One Poll to Rule Them All The first C&J "Who won the week" poll was posted seven years ago this week, on March 28, 2008. Despite efforts on the part of Gallup, PPP, Pew and RATSmussen to duplicate my secret formula, none survived more than a few weeks without going down in flames of ridicule and scorn. Show More Summary

U.S. Leadership on Global Food and Nutrition Security: We are Making Serious Progress

Despite encouraging progress combating food and nutrition insecurity over the past years, one in nine people worldwide still live in extreme hunger. This number can be further reduced by empowering small-scale producers and women through initiatives and programs that are sustainable and effective. Show More Summary

It's Time to Start Talking Seriously About Basic Income

Let's start with the bad news: The robots are stealing our jobs. That may sound like science fiction hyperbole to many of you, but it really shouldn't -- it's been happening for years, and there are now hundreds of jobs disappearing every day. Show More Summary

The Price That You Pay for Rocking the Boat

Last month, I gave this tribute to Aaron Swartz, an internet activist, when I hosted a special Capitol Hill showing of the documentary Killswitch. Aaron was targeted for prosecution for his political views and, facing decades in prison, he killed himself. Show More Summary

Taking Our Nation’s Daughters and Sons to Work

Watch on YouTube Each fourth Thursday of April, millions of children across the country participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. At the White House, we usually celebrate this day by inviting children of employees to join their parents at work for a series of educational activities. Show More Summary

HBO’s Scientology Documentary ‘Going Clear’ Will Bend Your Mind And Humanize Believers

It's easy to poke fun at Scientology, so long as you have good lawyers. It's much harder to understand how the group keeps members entranced despite a bizarre sci-fi backstory and allegedly abusive practices. A well-made new documentary...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz's Odd Obamacare Decision

So far presidential candidate Ted Cruz's announcement that his family will sign up for Obamacare has been treated with humor and, on a small degree, embarrassment. He recently told CNN's Dana Bash that "We'll be getting new health insurance...Show More Summary

Five Ways Harry Reid Left His Mark On The Senate

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on Friday that he would not be seeking reelection, putting an end date on an almost 30 year congressional run. The post Five Ways Harry Reid Left His Mark On The Senate appeared first on ThinkProgress.

FAR LEFT JERK Who Abused Chick-Fil-A Worker & Posted the Video — Is Now on FOOD STAMPS!

In 2012 medical device manufacturer CFO Adam Smith posted this video on YouTube of himself proudly abusing a Chick-Fil-A worker. Smith harassed and berated the worker and then posted the video online. Smith was fired after his video went viral. … Continue reading ?

Harry Reid Will Retire

The longtime Senate Democratic leader, battered by election losses, won't seek reelection in 2016.

Rick Perry, American Caudillo

The former Texas governor turned a constitutionally weak office into a source of tremendous informal power.

The Audacity of Talking About Race With the Klu Klux Klan

Can conversation help end bigotry? An improbable example suggests that it would be unwise to discount the possibility.

AP, Fortune, Other Media Overlook Communist Imagery in Taco Bell Attack on McDonald's

Many in the liberal news media again demonstrated their inability (or unwillingness) to identify communism when they see it. Fast food restaurant Taco Bell “pulled out all the stops” with its new ad released March 24, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Show More Summary

In Private, Scott Walker Has A Totally Different Take On Immigration

If these accounts are accurate, Walker's position literally changed overnight. The post In Private, Scott Walker Has A Totally Different Take On Immigration appeared first on ThinkProgress.

‘Cosby’ Is A Verb Now And It Means What You Think It Means

In a new interview with Esquire, Chelsea Handler says Bill Cosby "tried to Cosby me." The post ‘Cosby’ Is A Verb Now And It Means What You Think It Means appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Pete King vs. Ted Cruz

I can’t be the only Arrested Development fan who read about this and was put in mind of this (disclosure).

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