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Nick Wing
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If We Treated Other Public Health Issues The Way The Pro-Gun Crowd Treats Shootings

(21) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 11:38 AM

President Barack Obama's address to the nation on Thursday, hours after a gunman rampaged through a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, was the 15th time he has delivered remarks about a mass shooting during his presidency. Noting that the previous 14 killing sprees had failed to stir...

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Guns Kill An Average Of 36 People Every Day, And The Nation Doesn't Even Blink

(46) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 4:23 PM

The nation was once again confronted with the horror of a deadly school shooting on Thursday, this time...

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There Have Been 45 Shootings At Schools So Far This Year

(5) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 3:25 PM

A gunman opened fire on the campus of a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday, killing multiple...

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Jeb Bush Just Gave A Middle Finger To The Entire Native American Community

(9) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 3:32 PM

GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is totally fine with Washington's NFL team using an un-trademarkable, dictionary-defined racial slur as its name, he said Wednesday.

“I don’t think [they] should change it,” the former Florida governor said on “The Arena,” a Sirius XM radio program that...

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DEA Employees Fail Drug Tests, Shockingly Face No Serious Consequences

(10) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 12:44 PM

A number of federal employees with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have failed drug tests over the past five years, only to receive short suspensions or other minor reprimands, newly released documents reveal.

According to a Huffington Post review of internal DEA discipline logs,

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Police Arrested Someone For Weed Possession Every 51 Seconds In 2014

(1) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 1:28 PM

Law enforcement officers made just over 700,000 arrests on marijuana-related charges in 2014, according to data released by the FBI on Monday. Of that total, 88.4 percent -- or about 619,800 arrests -- were made for marijuana possession alone, a rate of about one arrest every 51 seconds over the entire...

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Holy Smokes, This Is A Real Campaign Ad!

(4) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 12:28 PM

Meet Kay Daly. She's running for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd District, and in case you can't guess from her ad, she's a Republican. A real Republican, Daly says, not a RINO (Republican In Name Only) like the incumbent, Rep. Renee Ellmers.

Ellmers, the ad charges, is a "feminist" who "voted to cut veterans benefits and gut the military budget." The ad claims that Ellmers also "voted to let homosexuals pretend they're married," "to fund planned butcherhood" and "to let convicted illegal alien child molesters stay in America."

Well, Daly, a former spokeswoman for the North Carolina GOP, hates that stuff. She's "hunting RINOs," and that's her message -- delivered with a shotgun blast.

As Tim Murphy reports in Mother Jones, an email sent out by Daly's campaign on Thursday contains some additional gems, including a jab at Ellmers for supporting a federal Equal Rights Amendment that "lesbians used to burn their bras over."

Ellmers has come a long way since winning her congressional seat on a wave of tea party momentum in 2010. During that campaign, she drew criticism for an ad that blasted her Democratic opponent for not vocally opposing the construction of an Islamic community center near Ground Zero in New York City. The ad referred to the project as a "victory mosque" and included a clip of Ellmers suggesting that Americans tell "the terrorists" that "there will never be a mosque at Ground Zero."

Now she's the one facing absurd attacks.

H/T Mother...

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CVS To Sell Overdose Reversal Drug Without A Prescription In 12 More States

(2) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 1:04 PM

At CVS pharmacies in 12 states, friends and family members of people suffering from opiate addiction will now be able to get the overdose reversal drug naloxone without a prescription, the company announced Wednesday. CVS has already similarly expanded access to naloxone in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, meaning...

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That Whole 'President Scott Walker' Thing Looks Pretty Stupid Now

(8) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 3:09 PM

We know it's not nice to laugh at someone's misfortune, but sometimes failure is so spectacular that you...

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America, Your Front Yard Is A Total Mess, And Drake Is Coming To Help

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 12:17 PM

Early one morning in April 2014, the water-damaged ceiling of the Jefferson Memorial portico finally surrendered to the elements, dropping a 5-foot-long, 3-foot-wide slab of limestone some 40 feet onto the marble floor below.

For months, the public didn't seem to notice. Then in October, a spokesman for the National Park...

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Operación Rey Desnudo: EE. UU. apunta al gobierno de Evo Morales en investigación secreta por narcotráfico

(16) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 4:12 PM

- Un informante secreto asegura que EE. UU. vigila al líder boliviano.

Los Estados Unidos han acusado de forma secreta a altos funcionarios relacionados con el gobierno del presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, de presuntos nexos con una red de tráfico de cocaína. Las acusaciones, contenidas en una operación clasificada...

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Jeb Bush Sheepishly Talks About Smoking Weed 40 Years Ago

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 10:29 PM

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday managed to nudge former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) into discussing his...

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Ted Cruz Introduces Himself To GOP Debate Audience, Gets Literally Zero Applause

(30) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 8:36 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced himself to the crowd at Wednesday night's GOP presidential debate, describing himself as...

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Operation Naked King: U.S. Secretly Targeted Bolivia's Evo Morales In Drug Sting

(5) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 2:10 PM

The United States has secretly indicted top officials connected to the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales for their alleged involvement in a cocaine trafficking scheme. The indictments, secured in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sting called...

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John Lewis Makes Emotional Plea For Peace In Iran Deal Speech

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 2:14 PM

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) rose on the House floor Friday to encourage his colleagues to support a resolution...

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Drug Warriors Say 'Bring Back The War On Drugs,' Because It Totally Worked

(13) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 12:22 PM

For most Americans, including some presidential candidates, the record on the U.S.-led drug war is settled: After spending more than $1 trillion on efforts that have taken or destroyed the lives of millions around the world, drug purity has risen, prices have fallen and rates...

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We'll Never Forget These Heart-Wrenching Images Of 9/11

(5) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 9:43 AM

Fourteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, these images still resonate, reminding us of the absolute physical and emotional devastation that so many experienced that day.

 WARNING: The below images contain graphic content.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the flight name of the plane that crashed...

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Dick Cheney Protester Says Overpowering The Guy Who Grabbed Her Sign Was No Big Deal

(8) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 11:34 AM

Michaela Anang, a 21-year-old intern with liberal anti-war group CodePink, says she

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Man Fails To Rip Banner Away From Dick Cheney Protester Half His Size

(5) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 12:24 PM

A protester with the anti-war group Code Pink drew a heated response from audience members on Tuesday, after...

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Satanists Move To Put Statue Of Goat-Headed Icon At Arkansas Capitol

(11) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 9:23 AM

His name is Baphomet. He's half man, half goat, with a large set of wings. If Satanists get their way, a large monument to the cloven-hoofed icon could be on its way to the grounds of the Arkansas state Capitol.

In a press release Tuesday, The Satanic Temple --...

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