3 Things Occupy Can Learn From Market Basket

September 19, 2014

 

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If you’re from the Northeast U.S. like me, your summer news cycle was likely taken up by the Market Basket protests. If you are from anywhere else, you probably have no fucking idea what I’m talking about, so I’ll try to get you up to speed.

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6 Important Things Everyone Needs To Admit About Gun Control, Part Deux

April 29, 2013

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For Part One, click here.

When we last left off, I said I was going to explain the main reason why no meaningful gun legislation will be passed anytime soon:

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6 Important Things Everyone Needs To Admit About Gun Control

April 15, 2013

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Back in December, I wrote a piece right after the Sandy Hook shootings that was partly about guns, and I stand by everything I said. However, I declined to emphasize a silver lining that occurs due to the media’s non-stop coverage of such tragedies – it gets people to at least talk about gun control.

I would like to consider this a pseudo-sequel to that last article, as a non-emotional response to the events that occurred last year, and also as a timely commentary on the current events surrounding gun control. I’m going to try and be as objective as possible, so here it goes: here are six things you will almost never see reported in the media about guns.

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Why Online Petitions Are The Best And Worst Things to Happen to Politics

November 19, 2012

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Possible Subtitle: And, I guess, Why I Am Agnostic.

The Obama Administration, being as tech-savvy as they are, has become the first to use online petitions to get feedback from citizens directly. These “We The People” petitions have become national news recently, because some apparently believe you can secede from the union via the Internet.

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How to Fix Elections, Part Deux

November 5, 2012

http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3qdh1x/

In Part 1, I spent way too long explaining why the electoral college doesn’t make sense any more as an electing body. In part 2, I will spend too much screen time with the back story of a minor character who gets killed off anyway and I’ll probably screw up the ending.

Here’s the rest of what we should do to fix elections.

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How to Fix Elections

November 2, 2012

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I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: You have never voted for the President, ever, in your entire life.

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This post was written before the results of the 2012 Presidential Election were revealed, but I can guarantee you this: it will be close, it will be historically important, and it will divide this country in a way previously unprecedented. (Of course, if all this doesn’t happen I can always retroactively edit this and still appear smart.)

But at the very same time, the final result will be probably be bullshit, regardless of who wins. Here are my ideas on how to fix future elections.

First, Abolish The Electoral College

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