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So What If Kids Vape?  So What If Kids Vape? 

Time passes, technology advances, and next thing you know you have newspapers writing scaremongering stories about teens doing different drugs than last time. Are you worried about your teen’s vaping addiction? Try looking at it this way: who cares?

A South Carolina pastor who was criticized for buying his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini SUV is drawing support from his own parishioners. “I think it’s great that his wife doesn’t have to drive a clunker,” one churchgoer said. Jesus also said that (basically).

Neman Lab's 2019 Media Predictions Neman Lab's 2019 Media Predictions

Neman Lab, the esteemed journalism think tank at Havard University, today releases its closely watched Predictions for Journalism 2019. Below, a selection of predictions from people who you have never heard of and are not reporters but are somehow employed in “media,” full time.

Jaguars Junction: Week 15 Jaguars Junction: Week 15

Jacksonville Jaguars v. Washington Racists “Week 15 action” news. What will be remembered from this day? Only these words:

Wow, a Financial Transactions Tax Is an Amazingly Good Idea Wow, a Financial Transactions Tax Is an Amazingly Good Idea

Imagine—just imagine—if a tiny, barely noticed tax on Wall Street could solve many of our nation’s problems. Well it can!!!!!!!!

New York City’s most expensive neighborhoods in 2018 were Tribeca and Soho, maintaining the city’s perfect correlation between real estate prices and density of dipshit Eurotrash cokeheads talking interior design.

“Oakland is effectively becoming the Brooklyn Heights of San Francisco,” Anthony Scaramucci told potential investors in his new real estate project. “We think we’re going to be building a swank, boutique hotel there that’s going to create excessive economic rents.” Cool.

The Leverage Against Amazon Is Here The Leverage Against Amazon Is Here

Amazon, the sprawling $800 billion monster eating the retail industry, is the most important union target in America. Now, Amazon is moving into New York City in force. The leverage has arrived. Stars are aligning. Here is how you change the world:

Point-Counterpoint: To Bernie, or Not to Bernie?  Point-Counterpoint: To Bernie, or Not to Bernie? 

Yesterday, a Splinter writer made the extremely unpopular argument that Bernie Sanders should not run for president in 2020. Today, Splinter’s own Libby Watson argues with him about whether or not he is very wrong.

New York City Wanted Amazon at Any Price New York City Wanted Amazon at Any Price

A major problem with allowing politicians to offer lavish tax incentives to private companies is that politicians tend to be egomaniacs who want to claim a “big win,” regardless of the long-term details. Exhibit A: the Amazon HQ2 bullshit.

BERNIE DON'T RUN BERNIE DON'T RUN

Since it is almost the end of 2018, we are well into 2020 presidential campaign speculation season already. Though it is still too early to know very much, I do know one thing: BERNIE DON’T RUN.

Prototypical evil big tobacco company Altria (formerly Philip Morris) has invested $1.8 billion in a weed company. Big Evil Weed is here to stay.

Who Can Be Blamed For the Recession Donald Trump Will Cause?  Who Can Be Blamed For the Recession Donald Trump Will Cause? 

The smart money agrees: a recession is inevitable, quite possibly in the next year or two. We can’t blame Donald Trump for this recession—that would be absurd! So who can Donald Trump blame?

The Next Big Legal Case to Assassinate Unions Is On The Way The Next Big Legal Case to Assassinate Unions Is On The Way

This summer, the Supreme Court gutted America’s public labor unions with the Janus ruling. Now, another case has the potential to further destroy the very basis of organized labor in America. This is serious.

White South African watch billionaire Johann Rupert, criticized as a racist, “claimed he had black American friends who would find his mixed reputation in South Africa ‘incredibly funny,’ before listing them as basketball star Michael Jordan, British racing driver champion Lewis Hamilton and the model Naomi Campbell.”

Here's a Good Protest Idea Here's a Good Protest Idea

In Wisconsin yesterday, protesters booed the hell out of evil white bastard Scott Walker as he attempted to light the state Christmas tree. A well-deserved protest, yes—but also a missed opportunity.

Reminder: Strikes Work Reminder: Strikes Work

After a nine-week strike, thousands of Mariott Hotel workers in San Francisco won a contract with significant wage increases and better benefits. How did they do this? Strike. Strikes work.

The First Essay By a Politician That Is Actually Good The First Essay By a Politician That Is Actually Good

Almost everything written by politicians for public consumption falls somewhere on the spectrum of “generally correct, but tepid and bloodless” to “absolutely wrong and full of lies.” They are all varying degrees of disappointing. Until today!

Every single Ivy League endowment—managed by some of the most “sophisticated” investors in the world—failed to beat the performance of a simple 60% stocks/ 40% bonds portfolio over the past ten years. The investment advice industry is a scam.

Jaguars Junction: Week 13 Jaguars Junction: Week 13

When the dust finally cleared, America’s jaws were agape—a 6-0 thrashing visited upon the hapless Colts by the Jacksonville Jaguars, in football. “It doesn’t get more one-sided than that,” America said. In how many ways were the Colts dominated? Let’s enumerate them all:

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