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Heroes In Liberia

People play fast and loose with the word “hero” these days. (See: Republican carpetbagger Scott Brown and his courageous battle against government regulations.) But from now on, this will be the gold standard: Health care workers in West Africa. These people are risking their lives

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This Is What Democracy Tweets Like

OMG. If you are not following the post-election events in Iran, start. If you are not following the way that Iranians are using Twitter to respond to the recent election, start doing it right now. I’ve always had my questions about the utility of web-based

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I Seriously Can Not Think Of A Headline For This, For Some Reason

There’s a really great (and very very long) article at filmmaker Errol Morris’s New York Times blog about President Bush as he’s been portrayed through news photographs.  He interviews three photographers, from the Associated Press, Reuters, and the Agence French-Presse, and asks them to comment

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Mo mammals? No. Mo problems? Yes.

Indeed, the problem appears to be fewer mammals. All of your cute n cuddly favorites, from the super intelligent dolphins, to bulky, lovable whales, to apes and cats and hyraxes are dying off in a horrible evolutionary cataclysm, termed an “extinction crisis” by the International

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News Slap: Shitburger Supreme Edition

Ballot Measure in Massachusetts would eliminate income taxes. And all they have to give up are roads and public education! Out-of-character Colbert sez living under Bush has been “eating a shitburger supreme,” stays mum on how Mooseshitburger supreme tastes. McCain campaign literally wetting its Depends

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Greenspan: We’re fucked

Lehman’s toast. AIG needs a massive bailout. Just another day in the slow and steady collapse of our financial system.. Adding insult to injury, former Fed Chair and de-regulation advocate Alan Greenspan has come out and basically said we’re totally screwed, at least in the

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Palin Interview Previewganza

Holy Mooseburgers Batman! It turns out all of that nonsensical bloviating about Sarah Palin’s foreign policy experience was just that: nonsensical bloviating. Yes, Alaska is a mere stone’s throw from Russia, assuming you can throw a stone thousands of miles or that you live in

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It’s Peanut Butter Biden Time!

In case you didn’t get the 3 am text from ObamaWorld, OBAMA HAS CHOSEN BIDEN! LONG LIVE OBAMA/BIDEN 08! Sorry Tim Kaine fans. Biden’s as safe as Fort Knox, but, on the other hand, he’s got some obvious strong points – he’s a wicked smart

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Bush has the real shakedown crew

Itinerant reader Nathaniel tips us off to this smokin’ hot video of a Bush lobbyist shaking down representatives of Kyrgyzstan’s exiled ex-president for “a couple hundred thousand dollars” in Bush library contributions in exchange for a visit with Dubya. [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=XztpVvOm5js] And that’s legal?? The UK

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How do you disguise yourself as a FARC rebel?

Buried in the story of the daring rescue of FARC hostage Ingrid Betancourt last week was this ‘lil gem on how the Colombian commandos were able to infiltrate the rebel base and spirit her away: A white painted helicopter — backed by dozens of others

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News You Can Use*…

(…*To Inspire You To Hide Under Your Bed Until Jan. 21, 2009)  This must-read report just in from the New Yorker‘s “This Would Be Funny If It Wasn’t So Fucking Scary” Department: “Preparing the Battlefield: The Bush administration steps up its secret moves against Iran”

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“Everything seemingly is spinning out of control”

Look, folks over at the Associated Press… I know things are bad. Real bad. Still, when you’re penning the End Times journalism pick of the week, write a decent headline. Midwestern levees are bursting. Polar bears are adrift. Gas prices are skyrocketing. Home values are

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Miracle drug saves planet by eliminating sheep flatulence

Kiss livestock-generated methane goodbye, thanks to some plucky New Zealand fart-doctors. New Zealand scientists claim to have developed a “flatulence inoculation” aimed at cutting down on the massive amount of methane produced by its sheep and cows. Such animals are believed to be responsible for

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Controversial newscast shows the President answering questions

The controversial newscast, which shows the President repeatedly answering questions about his foreign policy decisions, is being called “deceitful…misleading and irresponsible” by the White House. In other news, the White House is berating the media for refusing to not cover the rightful criticism of his

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Fireworks shortage threatens America

Oh no! An explosion that destroyed 20 fireworks warehouses in China three months ago will probably dim night skies in the United States this Fourth of July. Fireworks vendors said that because of the sudden shortage, fireworks such as bottle rockets, ladyfingers and Roman candles,

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Best. Headline. Ever

I can’t believe I missed this in the New York Times yesterday:  “Possible Nazi Theme of Grand Prix Boss’s Orgy Draws Calls to Quit”  In a sublimely perverse, supremely hilarious article that at first glance seems like something ripped straight from the Onion, the Times reports