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BBQ Joint Offers White People A Discount, To Fight Racism

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.08.2015 | Latino Voices

A Colorado barbeque joint called Rubbin’ Buttz will offer a 10 percent discount to white people in what it calls an effort to combat racism, KUSA-TV...

8 Things That Are A Lot Better In Concept Than In Reality

Nancy Roman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

There are quite a few things that I like the IDEA of a lot more than the thing itself. For instance: Boats.

White People Create App To Avoid, Um, 'Sketchy' Areas

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology

Two white people are launching an app that seeks to help people avoid "sketchy" areas. Watch out for all that sketchiness! That would all be we...

14 Ideas To 'Change The World' That Were Better In Theory

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business

If you've ever doubted the saying "the road to hell is paved with good intentions," then you're probably not paying close enough attention. The wor...

Why You Want To Generate Bad Ideas

Andrew Rossi | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Andrew Rossi

There are plenty of bad ideas out there. But here's the thing: the bad ideas might just get you further than the good ones.

Jason Linkins

Michael Kinsley Feels Your Pain, Middle Class, But Pain Makes You Beautiful | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

The austerity policies that gripped the world in the face of the global economic downturn have not worked. Unless the intent was to make a bad situati...

Jason Linkins

Terrible Revamp Of Terrible Show To Be Even More Terrible Than Anyone Imagined | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.24.2013 | Media

Way, way back in the day, CNN used to have this show called "Crossfire," because it was cheaper than actually reporting the news. Occupying an hour of...

Probably The Worst Advice Ever

Posted 03.28.2013 | Comedy

“Keep calm and carry on" is a great piece of advice to follow, but the only thing you'll find in the 23 awful suggestions below that's even close to...

Extremism Is Okay, Thoughtlessness Isn't

Eli Lehrer | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

It's not fine -- or good -- when legislators introduce bills that don't seem to reflect any thought at all. And that's just what one New Jersey Democrat has done.

Jason Linkins

Not Many People Noticed Or Cared About That Spat Between Bob Woodward And The White House | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Hey, everybody. Remember last week's huge kerfuffle over Bob Woodward, and his spat with the White House over an obsequious, groveling apology that Ge...

Jason Linkins

And Now It's Not Clear That Bob Woodward Understands What 'Regret' Means | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

The hilarious sideline story to this week's coming season finale of "Sequestration: The Musical" continues to be the whole Bob Woodwardämmerung B-plo...

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It Would Seem That Bob Woodward Does Not Understand How The Constitution Works | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

The threat of the looming sequester is a genuinely good reason to get very stressed out about what might happen to the domestic discretionary budget a...

Rep. Wilson's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea

Eli Lehrer | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Rep. Frederica Wilson's recent comments about disaster recovery rank among the most wrong-headed and poorly thought-out pieces of commentary ever to come from a sitting member of Congress.

Jason Linkins

Someone Wrote An Even Dumber Sandy Hook Solutions Article Than The One Megan McArdle Wrote | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

As the sun set on the state of American letters Tuesday evening, it was a better-than-even wager that Megan McArdle's "Would The Children Please Rush ...

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No, Kids, Do Not Listen To The Lady Who Thinks You Should 'Run At The Guy With The Gun' | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

You know what the dumbest thing I've read since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is? It's the same thing everyone else is calling the dumbest...

Jason Linkins

Poll Respondents Are Determined To Prove Me Wrong About The Viability Of An Ashley Judd Campaign | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Last week, I endeavored to explain why I felt the prospect of an Ashley Judd Senate bid was not a particularly great idea, despite the fact that she i...

Jason Linkins

Ashley Judd Runs For Senate In Kentucky? I'm Pretty Sure That Would Be A Bad Idea | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

According to POLITICO, Kentucky native and actress Ashley Judd is said to be "exploring" a run for the U.S. Senate, against Senate Minority Leader Mit...

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Thomas Friedman Has Some Dumb Ideas About Who Should Be Secretary Of State | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

As most of you may know, Hillary Clinton will be stepping down from her current position as the U.S. Secretary of State, and the reelected President B...

Man Tries To Turn Feces Into Gold, Ends Up In Jail

Posted 12.21.2011 | Weird News

The plan was to s!@# bricks -- gold bricks. Paul Moran hatched a scheme to get rich quick by turning his own feces into gold, according to authorit...

The Worst Idea Ever

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.03.2011 | World

By no means could we ever possibly condone this sort of stupidity. Train surfing, which is typically the domain of Hollywood stuntmen, may be more ...

5 Signs They're Probably Not a Coach

James M. Lynch | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business
James M. Lynch

Professional coaches can help people and institutions grow past the limits they've set for themselves and generally keep things moving forward in a world that often trends toward inertia.

Jason Linkins

Levi Johnston's Palin Tell-All Book Gets A Cover | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

Way back in the summer of 2009, Levi Johnston -- the estranged paramour of Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol -- was said (by "Tank," his "bodyguard/publ...

No, Canada: Our Neighbor To The North Gets Its Own 'Jersey Shore'

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Canada, you're supposed to be a refuge from the ugly shit that makes Americans, well, Americans, and, perhaps more importantly, not you. You know, sh...

10 Reasons Why a LGBT March on Washington is a Bad Idea

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

(Crossposted from The Bilerico Project) Chalk this up as one of the worst ideas ever. Speaking at Utah Pride yesterday, Cleve Jones announced plans ...