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Gifts for the Friend Who Is Learning to Love Herself Before She Can Love Anybody Else  Gifts for the Friend Who Is Learning to Love Herself Before She Can Love Anybody Else 

Listen, you know her. We all do. Perhaps you are her, or were, in some past moment of personal upheaval. She’s the friend who is on a “personal journey.” The friend who is considering quitting her job and going wwoofing in New Zealand for three months to rediscover nature and her own inner strength. The serial…

Military Personnel on Trump's Asia Trip Reportedly Investigated for 'Improper Contact' With Women  Military Personnel on Trump's Asia Trip Reportedly Investigated for 'Improper Contact' With Women 

The Washington Post reports that three military personnel are facing allegations of “improper contact with foreign women” while traveling on President Trump’s recent Asia trip. The Defense Department has confirmed that an investigation into behavior of personnel on that trip is underway.

The Justice Department Is Rewarding Police Departments That Agree to Turn in Undocumented Immigrants  The Justice Department Is Rewarding Police Departments That Agree to Turn in Undocumented Immigrants 

On Monday, Jeff Sessions’s Justice Department announced that it would award over $98 million in community policing grants to local police departments that agree to give up undocumented immigrants to federal immigration authorities.

Trump's Justice Department Has Sued to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger  Trump's Justice Department Has Sued to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger 

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How to Win An Election, According to Danica Roem  How to Win An Election, According to Danica Roem 

Last Tuesday, the election of Danica Roem to Virginia’s House of Delegates—part of a wave of progressive electoral wins across the country—lit up the internet. A local journalist, proud metalhead, and the first openly transgender person seated in a U.S. statehouse, Roem defeated her loudly transphobic opponent,…

In a Bid to Do Every Awful Thing Imaginable, the Trump Administration Is Now Coming for the Elephants [UPDATE] In a Bid to Do Every Awful Thing Imaginable, the Trump Administration Is Now Coming for the Elephants [UPDATE]

We kind of knew this was coming, didn’t we, what with Don Jr.’s taste for shooting beautiful animals and Ryan Zinke’s “Big Buck Hunter” moment—still, somehow, the news that the Trump administration has lifted the Obama administration’s ban on exporting trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe and Zambia is a bit of a…

2 New Roy Moore Accusers Emerge 2 New Roy Moore Accusers Emerge

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Multiple Pastors Are Not OK With Roy Moore's Wife Hijacking Their Old Endorsement—Except This One Multiple Pastors Are Not OK With Roy Moore's Wife Hijacking Their Old Endorsement—Except This One

Accused child molester Roy Moore’s support amongst religious leaders has remained steadfast amid the mounting allegations against him—at least, according to his wife Kayla Moore’s Facebook page. She posted a letter of support of her husband, which, it turns out, repurposed the last four paragraphs of a signed letter…

Meet Jennifer Carroll Foy, the Public Defender and New Mom Who Just Joined the Virginia House of Delegates Meet Jennifer Carroll Foy, the Public Defender and New Mom Who Just Joined the Virginia House of Delegates

Jennifer Carroll Foy, a 36-year-old public defender from Woodbridge, Virginia, beat Republican Mike Makee for the 2nd District seat by a 26 percent margin last week. Hers was one of a small avalanche of Democratic wins—and in particular, women and minority wins—that marked the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s…

The RNC Has Dropped Its Fundraising Agreement With Roy Moore The RNC Has Dropped Its Fundraising Agreement With Roy Moore

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Kim Kardashian Is Releasing a Fragrance Inspired By Healing Crystals and Getting Robbed At Gunpoint  Kim Kardashian Is Releasing a Fragrance Inspired By Healing Crystals and Getting Robbed At Gunpoint 

I love it when celebrities get interviewed about their fragrances. What is there to say about a fragrance, ever? Usually: very little. This time? So much.

Senate Republicans Indicate They Will Attempt to Replace Roy Moore if Elected  Senate Republicans Indicate They Will Attempt to Replace Roy Moore if Elected 

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Joe Biden on Anita Hill: 'I Feel Really Badly That She Didn't Feel Like the Process Worked'  Joe Biden on Anita Hill: 'I Feel Really Badly That She Didn't Feel Like the Process Worked' 

Joe and Jill Biden spoke with outgoing Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive during the magazine’s annual Women of the Year event on Monday, and the conversation inevitably turned towards sexual assault. Over the course of his career the former VP has shaped himself into a prominent women’s rights advocate, leading the…

Roy Moore Denies Allegations As Alabama Republicans Scramble for Supportive Bible Verses Roy Moore Denies Allegations As Alabama Republicans Scramble for Supportive Bible Verses

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The Situation in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands Remains Shockingly Dire  The Situation in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands Remains Shockingly Dire 

Seven weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, only 18 percent of the US territory has electricity. On Thursday morning, Puerto Rico was around 43 percent electrified—an outrageous percentage, already, constituting the worst power outage in US history—when a main power line serving the northern part of the island …

If True, I Am Outraged If True, I Am Outraged

Below is a list of things I would do if other things were true.

What the Frick Is Going on With Rand Paul and His Neighbor, Someone Tell Me Right Now   What the Frick Is Going on With Rand Paul and His Neighbor, Someone Tell Me Right Now  

Okay, so we’ve been over the basics of this bizarre Rand Paul story, but let’s skim through it once more, because there are more weird updates and I am about to hitch a ride down to Bowling Green my goddamn self to investigate why a U.S. Senator is being so coy about getting physically attacked by his neighbor of 17…

The Republican Tax Plan Would Add $1.7 Trillion to That Deficit They're All So Concerned About  The Republican Tax Plan Would Add $1.7 Trillion to That Deficit They're All So Concerned About 

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The Dictionary of Trump The Dictionary of Trump

On November 9, 2016, Americans woke up someplace new—a terrifying, cartoonish underworld where the president-elect (and soon, the president) tweeted hostile typos at nuclear powers, the word “Russia” came up dozens of times a day, millions of people were suddenly watching White House press briefings, everybody knew…

A Nice Catalogue of Shockingly Good Things A Nice Catalogue of Shockingly Good Things

What is this strange new feeling? It’s like indigestion, but the opposite—everything inside of me seems to be running smoothly, for once. Are things... good? What is good?

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