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Congress Hatches Plan To Reward Corporate Tax Evaders Because Why Not?
When you picture an “offshore holiday,” you might think of white sand beaches, gentle breezes, turquoise waves, and rum-based drinks served in coconut shells. However, when Congress conjures up an “offshore holiday,” it looks a little more like a $96 billion tax break for ...read more
Believe It Or Not, Eric Cantor's Loss is Actually a Bigger Embarrassment For the Democrats
When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor unexpectedly lost his midterm primary to a little-known Tea Party candidate named Dave Brat on Tuesday night, liberals around the country cackled and rejoiced, even as journalists scrambled to figure out who, exactly, Brat is. ...read more
Open Carry Texas Says NRA Has "Lost its Relevance"
In an astonishing turn of events, the National Rifle Association seems to have realized that when swarms of men with tactical rifles saunter into ice cream parlors and burger joints, it's something of a public relations disaster. On Friday, the pro-gun group released a statement ...read more
The Moon Has Wifi And It's Faster Than Time Warner Cable
On June 9, a team of scientists from MIT and NASA will announce that they have successfully transmitted a strong Wi-Fi signal all the way to the moon. The presentation, to be given at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics in San Jose, California, will detail how ...read more
Elliot Rodger's Massacre Isn't About You
Elliot Rodger’s murderous Santa Barbara rampage is, without question, tragic. It is also terrifying, disturbing, confounding, and abhorrent. However, as deeply upsetting as the stabbings and shootings are, and as many issues as they raise, there’s one thing that the massacre is ...read more
Iran Shows Us How To Prevent Lame Parodies Of Pharrell's 'Happy'
by Nina Ippolito On Tuesday, Tehran police chief Hossein Sajedinia caused an uproar when he disclosed that he had arrested six young Iranians for the unforgivable crime of — fair warning, sensitive readers may want to stop here — making a bland YouTube video in which they dance ...read more
We Have Seen the Future of Protesting, and It Involves Drunk Driving in Ferraris
by Nina Ippolito On Monday, 25-year-old Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan was sentenced to three months in jail for elbowing a police officer during her 2011 arrest in Manhattan’s Zucotti Park. Like Occupy Wall Street itself, McMillan’s case has raised more questions ...read more
Russia Just Might Have Done More To Revive NASA Than Neil DeGrasse Tyson
by Nina Ippolito The American people owe Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dimitri Rogozin a debt of gratitude. Last week, in a fit of pique, Rogozin announced that Russia is taking the fight over Crimea all the way to space, both restricting the United States’ use of Russian ...read more