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A Children's Book About Aliens Turned Me Into a Socialist A Children's Book About Aliens Turned Me Into a Socialist

Two books in my 1993-era elementary school library had a waiting list to check them out: One of them was Draw Comics the Marvel Way. The other was the children’s novel My Teacher Is an Alien, by Bruce Coville.

Saying Farewell To Three Decades of Weird Sonic the Hedgehog Comics Saying Farewell To Three Decades of Weird Sonic the Hedgehog Comics

Remember that time Sonic cried because changes to the timeline caused his children to never be born? He had previously been king of the planet, but in the new timeline, Shadow the Hedgehog was actually king and had married Sonic’s longtime love interest, Princess Sally (Sonic the Hedgehog #166)?

Put your files in the file hole

That’s where they go, just drag’em over.

Trump's official White House website is already providing an ominous window into his priorities Trump's official White House website is already providing an ominous window into his priorities

Is Donald Trump president yet? Well, WhiteHouse.gov now directs new visitors to a giant picture of him, so it's probably safe to say that our nation's digital infrastructure is now under the new president's control.

Unhinged Trump supporter bursts in on Christmas Mass to rant about 'Pizzagate' Unhinged Trump supporter bursts in on Christmas Mass to rant about 'Pizzagate'

Despite the near-tragedy of a gunman strolling into a Washington D.C. pizzeria with an assault rifle and absolutely no evidence, the conspiracy theory known as Pizzagate just refuses to die.

Transphobic parents helped get an 8-year-old boy kicked out of their Cub Scouts chapter Transphobic parents helped get an 8-year-old boy kicked out of their Cub Scouts chapter

A New Jersey mother says her 8-year-old son was booted out of their local Cub Scouts chapter because he is transgender, just a month after he was first allowed to join.

After weeks of controversy, a West Virginia official was fired for racist comments about Michelle Obama After weeks of controversy, a West Virginia official was fired for racist comments about Michelle Obama

More than six weeks have passed since a West Virginia woman was suspended from her job for calling Michelle Obama an "ape in heels" on Facebook.

Donald Trump had a very busy (and totally insane) holiday weekend online Donald Trump had a very busy (and totally insane) holiday weekend online

Like your Aunt Marge after her third glass of spiked 'nog, Donald Trump just couldn't seem to do anything right over the holidays. From his cozy Palm Beach hearth, the president-elect used the holidays to fire off a series of tweets that managed to make basically everybody mad.

These are all the celebrities Donald Trump definitely doesn't want coming to his inauguration These are all the celebrities Donald Trump definitely doesn't want coming to his inauguration

Did you hear Donald Trump was desperate for top celebrities to attend or perform at his inauguration? You did? Who told you that? The media!? You should know better by now then to trust that sorry lot. Quite the opposite is true. After a lifetime spent schmoozing with the world's most famous, Trump has sworn off…

Obama just signed a law giving this group of Americans legal protections for the first time Obama just signed a law giving this group of Americans legal protections for the first time

Religious freedom is generally thought to include freedom not to follow any religion, but atheists aren't too fond of saying they're exercising their "religious freedom." A new law signed by President Barack Obama goes some of the way toward being more inclusive.

North Carolina Republicans are now issuing truly bonkers statements about HB2 North Carolina Republicans are now issuing truly bonkers statements about HB2

When the Charlotte City Council voted on Monday to repeal much of the city's non-discrimination ordinance, they did so on the assurance that Republicans in the Legislature would follow suit and repeal the state's transphobic HB2 "bathroom bill." This begs the question, have they met these guys?

Arizona adds critical 21st century skill to public school curriculum: Writing in cursive Arizona adds critical 21st century skill to public school curriculum: Writing in cursive

Public schools are facing a lot of challenges today. Trying to finding the best way to provide a quality education in a world where information of dubious quality is in unlimited supply and the future is far from certain is tough. But never mind all that: Arizona just wants to make sure students can write fancy.

North Carolina may repeal its transphobic bathroom bill—but there's a sickening catch North Carolina may repeal its transphobic bathroom bill—but there's a sickening catch

It was a little less than a year ago that Charlotte's city council took a stand on LGTBQ rights by passing a non-discrimination law that, among other things, allowed transgender people to use restroom facilities corresponding with their gender identity. That law inspired the North Carolina legislature to pass one of …

The Electoral College is not going to save us from Donald Trump. It's the only reason he won. The Electoral College is not going to save us from Donald Trump. It's the only reason he won.

The Electoral College is meeting on Monday afternoon to certify the results of the presidential election. Naturally, the electors have taken the last few weeks to heart and are going to stop the disastrous Trump presidency before it starts. Oh, sorry, I meant the opposite of that, because that's not remotely close to…

Republicans in Massachusetts are treating the homeless abominably, a new lawsuit claims Republicans in Massachusetts are treating the homeless abominably, a new lawsuit claims

Massachusetts is the only state in the country in which the government has a legal obligation to give shelter to homeless families. But Massachusetts also has a Republican governor. Can you see where this is going?

An eighth state has now officially legalized weed An eighth state has now officially legalized weed

Let's say you lived in a northeastern blue state, were feeling stressed about the direction the country is heading in, and craved some "herbal" remedies to help you relax. No need to buy that plane ticket to Colorado! Relief is now just a short drive away.

NASA says we're overdue to be wiped out by a comet, but not just because 2016 has been the worst NASA says we're overdue to be wiped out by a comet, but not just because 2016 has been the worst

A NASA scientist made a bit of a stir yesterday by saying something other scientists and chronic anxiety sufferers have thought to be true for a while: We could be destroyed by a comet any day now.

This Oklahoma anti-abortion law is completely deranged—and comes with a big bill This Oklahoma anti-abortion law is completely deranged—and comes with a big bill

It's bad enough when the government requires institutions to post political propaganda. Now it wants them to pay for it, too.

The man who Trump wants as one of his top diplomats is peddling some truly wild conspiracy theories The man who Trump wants as one of his top diplomats is peddling some truly wild conspiracy theories

John Bolton's background has led to people on both the right and left questioning his vetting by the Trump transition team for a role as the second-in-command at the State Department.

These churches are turning to a hallowed tradition to shield undocumented immigrants from Trump These churches are turning to a hallowed tradition to shield undocumented immigrants from Trump

Donald Trump's talk about deporting undocumented immigrants has spurred a lot of cities and organizations to talk about having "sanctuary" status, but some churches are talking about going even further than that. How far? Think Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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