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How the entire internet is reacting to SCOTUS gay marriage ruling (and it's beautiful)

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Because #lovewins.

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A timelapse of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, from season 3 through 20

Seizure warning. Billy Chasen, who edited this amazing supercut, says try to watch in HD. He's right.

Chasen explains,

I've been watching The Daily Show ever since Jon Stewart took over for Craig Kilborn and I declared, "this'll never work!" This is my send off to his profound impact as host.

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AP: photos of Ted Cruz with gun pointed at head not intended to be negative

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Oops.

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Rent-a-crowd agency happy with business from politicians

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Are you occasionally confused by the sparkly, shrieking jubilation of political rallies? Easily put down to partisan ardor, it is like so much else, often plainly fake.

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Guns don't kill criminals as often as criminals use guns to kill innocent people

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There is one justifiable use of a privately owned gun to kill a criminal for every 34 murders committed with a firearm in America. Looking at the horrible gun death statistics recently shared by the Violence Policy Center, I can only shake my head and wonder what it'll take to reform America's love of guns.

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The libertarian case for patent reform

Derek Khanna, who spearheaded the legislative initiative that made phone unlocking legal, has published a report on patent reform with the libertarian-leaning Lincoln Labs that sets out the case for patent reform being necessary for economic liberty.

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Bernie Sanders is brilliant on inequality


"In the last 35 or 40 years, there has been an increasingly aggressive effort on the part of the top 1 percent to take it all. And that aggression has not been effectively countered by middle-class and working families."

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Stephen Colbert has an announcement

"I agree with Donald that America is dead--buried in a coffin, in salted earth with our enemies pissing on it and laughing. And Donald Trump is the only man who can--excuse me, I’m just moved--I’m physically moved by the knowledge that Donald Trump is the only man who can dig up the corpse of that nation and marry it.”

CNN interview with author of discredited Sunday Times story on Snowden is painful to watch

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If you haven't seen it, you owe it to yourself to watch this video. It's CNN's George Howell interviewing Sunday Times buffoon Tom Harper about his now-discredited report that said the governments of Russia and China have decrypted files leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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TPP: TODAY IS THE DAY! Call Congress now!

This is the day that Congress votes on whether to give "fast track authority" on the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership, ending any meaningful debate about a treaty that will prohibit America from passing environmental, labor and Internet laws that interfere with multinational corporate profits.

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Christian co-author of Mike Huckabee books accused of child molestation. Twice.

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Prominent Christian author John Perry (not John Perry Barlow!), who has also co-authored a book with Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, was twice accused of sexually molesting children, in two separate lawsuits.

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Duggars hired Huckabee’s political guru to manage PR for Josh's sexual molestation scandal

Mike Huckabee, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor, speaks during the third session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 29, 2012. JASON REED/REUTERS


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Why are the Duggar family's salacious tales worth following? Their ties to political power. Out this week, news that shows just how deep the connections between the Duggars and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee really are.

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Mapping the disciplined ranks of anti-vax Twitter


Anti-vax Twitter consists of several thousand vaccine denialists whose present project is stopping California's mandatory vaccine bill, through campaigns of lockstep tweeting to lawmakers, workplace and home-based harassment of dissenters, and coordinated SEO campaigns that muddy the waters for concerned parents who try to research the subject.

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Corporations influence politics, but not in the way you think you do


It's not that they buy politicians (there's some of that), it's that they order their workers donate to, write to, and vote for their preferred politicians, with reprisals for employees who don't toe the company line.

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Watch: “Rick Perry's Presidential Announcement (short version)”

By weird video humor expert Vic Berger.

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Great Pyrenees dog elected mayor of Minnesota town

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Boing Boing reader Cary (crenquis on our BBS) informs us that the world finally makes some sense: a Great Pyrenees has been elected mayor of a Minnesota town.

This week in Minnesota, a 7 year old Great Pyrenees named Duke was crowned the new honorary Mayor of Cormorant. The dog won the town’s recent election ‘by a landslide’, taking all but 3 of the votes.

(Via Can Dogs Eat)

House easily passes further anti-surveillance amendments


The USA Freedom Act was a very timid curb on surveillance powers, but it was also the first time since the 1970s that Congress limited spies' powers -- and it won't be the last.

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