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Sunday, August 30, 2015

beautiful sunday

cannabis treatment threatens painkiller industry

sesame street moves to hbo this fall

sexual harrassment of female reporters in sports reporting

study finds more police are killed in states with more guns

what should we do if authority is wrong?

and here's the donald trump white supremacist round up
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Saturday, August 29, 2015

saturday's gone

majority of californians support bill to curb racial profiling

dem leaders accused of rigging the process

is fox news poisoning the well of public discourse

why biden won't run

lena dunham, white privilege and the myth that anything is possible

when innocence is no defense

cue the 2001 theme:  ancient monolith found in the mediterranean
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Friday, August 28, 2015

friday face

here's your labor day union-made shopping list

study: no techno-fix for ocean collapse from carbon pollution

dea agent: we were told not to enforce drug laws in rich areas

ufo sightings are more common than voter fraud

where did the anti-war movement go?

why "smart objects" may be a dumb idea
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

thursday dawn

critics are taking cheap shots at the local food movement

research shows catastrophic invertibrae extiction in hawaii and globally

scott walker is a dictator-in-waiting

16 states try to opt out of the clean power plan

how a firm that fought hillarycare and obamacare ended up in hillary's inner circle

why conservative billionaires are starting to talk lije bernie sanders
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

wednesday mourn

the dream of internet freedom is dying

austerity is the poor paying for the mistakes of the rich

why republicans embrace simpletons

protein powder abuse: study finds new eating disorder in men

"class warfare" and the lessons of history

corn is cooking the planet
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

psychadelic tuesday

mathematician may have uncovered election fraud; kansas trying to silence her

9 ceo's who are paid 800 times more than their workers

1in 4 women return to work 2 weeks after childbirth

the tesla battery marks the beginning of the end for fossil fuels

a single gene may determine how you vote

only the rich can afford to write about poverty

hospitals mark up 1000% because they can


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Monday, August 24, 2015

monday morning ant brigade

where did the growth in the gdp go?  not into wages

how the republican candidates want to destroy social security

royal dutch shell leaves alec because of the group's climate change denial

rent rise faster for mid-tiered than luxury apartments

the u.s. has had more mass shootings than any other country

sending angry emails only makes you angrier

hero dog dials 911; saves blind owner's life

someone really likes dominoes and taylor swift
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

any given sunday

clinton team on alert for james o'keefe-like undercover sting

are your devices spying on you? probably not

here's why trump will not win the republican nomination

studies show guns don't make you safer

doctors struggle with unconscious bias, same as police

almost 97% of good-paying jobs created since 2010 went to college grads

abortion supporters need to start fighting back

as president, ben carson will support a biblical sin-based tax rate

cocoa cola-funded scientists say obese people are too worried about what they eat
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Saturday, August 22, 2015

saturday's children

unions are among the last few interest groups that represent the middle class

here's how sanders could win

and jeb! 's super pac has a photoshop fail

these u.s. ceo's make a lot more money than their workers

couple arrested at w bush rally settles lawsuit for $80,000

here's a crowdfunding effort to build a 300-mile wall around san francisco during burning man (j/k!)

skippy endorses the membership first slate of candidates for sag-aftra union elections

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Friday, August 21, 2015

friday's child

the left's quest to create 100's of elizabeth warrens

office buildings set thermostats based on men's metabolism

cop with ties to kkk found working in elementary school

is scott walker losing support in wisconsin?

the godzilla el nino is headed to california

why black lives matter is targeting democrats and not republicans

your cats like to go on vacation, too

haunted by student debt to the grave

the long history of political idiocy 
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

thursday comes

the invisible network that keeps the world running

why 99% of wall street trading is pointless

10,000 government emails on leaked ashley madison accounts

stress builds healthy fat

darren wilson has applied for several policing jobs since ferguson

dubai is the most decadent place in the world

the 5 worst voting rights attacks since 2000

and rip tv's batgirl, yvonne craig
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

wednesday morning dew

thousand points of hate: couple puts up 1,000's of anti-gay billboards

new female ghostbusters visit children's hospital; mra trolls immediately pounce

jimmy carter:  the u.s. is an "oligarchy with unlimited political bribery"

humanity has exceeded the earth's budget for 2015

how music training changes the teenage brain

wall street's latest housing idea: more privatizing profits and socializing losses

skippy endorses the membership first slate of candidates for sag-aftra union elections

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

planet tuesday

the wettest rain forest in the united states has gone up in flames

politicians admit the corruption of government by money

why social security beats all rivals

slavery didn't end in the 19th century

death of rare rhino leaves only four in existence

the online library of animal sounds

skippy endorses the membership first slate of candidates for sag-aftra union elections

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Monday, August 17, 2015

monday morning again

study: gun ownership and uncontrollable anger go hand-in-hand

the world's wealthy are hiding $32 trillion in off-shore accounts

california's drought is so bad, thousands are living without running water

the doj says it's legal to sleep outside

exxon knew about climate change 35 years ago and bribed scientists to keep quiet

patrick stewart's fox news parody blunt talk is now streaming online

the republican party rape advisory chart (vol. i - ix)

skippy endorses the membership first slate of candidates for sag-aftra union elections

and rip civil rights pioneer, former chairman of the naacp and president of the splc, julian bond

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

another sunday

former fbi agent taking his anti-muslim training to colorado police

2 camper deaths, presence of plague casts a pall over yosemite summer

chicago pension cuts are ruled unconstitutional

5 ways to reform the supreme court

can bodycams prevent police brutality?

the world's oldest cat is 26 years old

the search for sustainable plastics

no more free cheese sticks for kraft employees

skippy endorses the membership first slate of candidates for sag-aftra union elections

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

saturday's child

they don't give a damn about governing: the conservative media's influence on the gop

latinos like bernie sanders; pundits do not

how olive oil explains greece's problems

drug sniffing dogs are not much more accurate than a coin flip

middle eastern repiratory syndrome spreading in riyadh

the greatest retirement crisis in history

the new american slavery

what baptists mean when they say old-fashioned

skippy endorses the membership first slate of candidates for sag-aftra union elections

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Friday, August 14, 2015

friday's angels

environmental scientist james hansen warns of the 'hypo-anthropocene age'

america has become a second amendment death cult

does the supreme court need a code of conduct?

u.s. companies are dying faster than ever

the gop's misogyny primary

alec confidential: tales from the supply side

stop us if you've heard this one about copyrighted humor

skippy endorses the membership first slate of candidates for sag-aftra union elections

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

thursday car

funds seized by oklahoma pd have gone missing or mispent

these simple steps could prevent another financial meltdown

what alaska's terrifying wildfire season says about climate change

the republocan party can't escape its past

more cities look to capping soaring rents

windows 10: a potential privacy mess

skippy endorses the membership first slate of candidates for sag-aftra union elections

and rip columbia house music company, and the dog actor from the artist, uggie

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

wednesday morning coffee

1,000 evangelical pastors are being trained to run for and win public office

great barrier reef at risk

how citizens united is turning the republican primaries upside down

hacker creates $32 device to open your garage and car doors

one year later, ferguson is still pumping out arrest warrants

the crime of living on the streets in los angeles

activists accused of freeing animals charged as terrorists
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

pineapple tuesday

lawmakers challenge big pharma about drug prices

8 skeletons in trump's closet that show he's the biggest jerk possible

white people support harsher criminal laws if they think more black people are arrested

55 dead in tokyo heatwave

at least 6 ways the 2016 election could get hacked

can natural foods work better than anti-depressants?

norway's approach to electric cars pays off in a big way

skippy endorses the membership first slate of candidates for sag-aftra union elections


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Monday, August 10, 2015

born on a monday

today's psychotrophic drugs are safer than the past, but they aren't any more effective

richard nixon's blueprint for 21st century america

how to disrupt the military-industrial complex

the remarkably high odds that you'll be poor at sometime in your life

the south korean neighborhood that banned cars for a month

the amazonization of everything

"before the police...kill you, they usually don't ask to see your diploma"

we were promised hoverboards... here ya go

and rip nfl great, hall of famer and monday night football stalwart frank gifford
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Sunday, August 09, 2015

another park another sunday


eric erikson, who chastised trump for sexism, thinks women are female animals without rights

democrats work to limit abusive work practices like split shifts

scientists find drug that may slow alzheimer's

the dead zone in the gulf of mexico has grown, says noaa

stemming the rise of bad jobs

things are looking bad for the environment

robot surgeons kill 144 patients

be sure to keep an eye out for perseid meteor shower this week!
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Saturday, August 08, 2015

saturday waits

7 key moments from the gop debate

why america is falling behind

obama tackles gun control

mississippi is all up in your google

nearly zero consequences for drunk execs who poured beer on native american children

did w create isis?

the old suburban office park is the new american ghost town

the 8 biggest military disasters in american history

skippy endorses the membership first slate of candidates for sag-aftra union elections

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Friday, August 07, 2015

friday you said goodbye

capitalism is "ecological suicide"

why the gop candidates fuel their campaigns with fear

15 things americans would know if we had a liberal media

hackers hack a jeep on a highway (don't worry, it was a test... so far)

u.s. prosecution of white collar crime hits 5-year low

rich people, surrounded by other rich people, think the u.s. is richer than it is

it's feasible to run florida's economy 100% on reneable energy

japan's teenage school girl exploitation industry
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Thursday, August 06, 2015

goodbye jon


and thanks for all the endorsements.

as you night know, tonight is jon's last night as anchor on the daily show.

we are beside ourselves with sadness, but we are only half the 'roo we used to be, so that evens everything out, we suppose.

you may remember when, in 2005, our patron saint jon stewart gave skippy and his blog a plug:

when i want hard-hitting news, i turn to cnn... and they... turn... to skippy, the bush kangaroo

everyone wishes jon the best in his future endeavors, and we don't know about you, but for us the daily show will become a little less daily.
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thursday blues

michigan's activists fight for water justice

how the american south drives the low-wage economy

1000's of california convicts will regain their voting rights

christian religiosity and intelligence are inversely proportional

sex workers tell lena dunham to stfu

woman acting in self-defense may have killed a serial killer

how decades of lies and hate gave us donald trump

america:  addicted to war

not just boston: why nobody wants the olympics anymore
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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

wednesday morning 3 am

hillary derrangement syndrome

iowa's wind energy production could reach 40%

archeologists discover evidence of earliest human agriculture

white right-wing terrorists are the biggest threat to americans

clinton is collecting a lot less wall street money than you think

black americans are killed at 12 times the rate of other developed countries

make love not porn

thanks to climate change, are we facing the end of coffee as we know it?

skippy endorses the membership first slate of candidates for sag-aftra union elections
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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

pigalle on a tuesday is charming

richmond california residents push back against gentrification

democracy, inequality, and voice

gop favorability has dropped in the first half of this year

the company getting rich of the war with isis

trump is the poison his party concocted

american racism in a white frame

less than 1% of women who had abortions regret it

and science decides there are 4 kinds of drunks
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Monday, August 03, 2015

monday morning, a rainy day and you

can living near a fracking site send you to the hospital?

how chicago's schools went broke on purpose

jeb bush suggests eliminating medicare

ebola vaccine trial proves 100% effective in guinea

american cops kill more people in a day than norwegian cops in 10 years

here's the random austerity measure generator

the man from alec

reports indicate the earth is gravely ill

man who gave up everything to hunt loch ness monster now believes it's a catfish
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Sunday, August 02, 2015

all the sundays

study finds homophobes likely to be closeted gays

you can't be pro-euro and anti-austerity

undercover at a christian gay to straight conversion camp

what to do if you're stopped by the cops

fewer than 400 families have contributed half the donations in the 2016 campaign

papa john's franchises accused of more wage theft

inside the disturbing world of online misogyny

the hard truths of ta-nehisi coates

we do have the hunger games in america
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Saturday, August 01, 2015

saturday they'll be back again

some things considered, mostly by white men

planned parenthood fights back

and speaking of which, here's a brief history of deceptively edited videos

the work we do while we sleep

b of a, wells fargo top the list of most complained-about mortgage issuers

the toll the sharing economy takes on everyone

jeb! wants to whip workers into shape, but not corporations and the idle rich

yellowstone park bison attacks tourist who tried to take a selfie with it

skippy endorses the membership first slate of candidates for sag-aftra union elections

and rip country singer (known for "i never promised you a rose garden")
lynn anderson; as well as wrestler and star of the cult classic "they live," 'rowdy' roddy piper
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