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Kakistocracy: Everybody Wants to Rule the Worst

Kakistocracy: Everybody Wants to Rule the Worst
Are you coming to grips with the fact that we live in a world where pondering the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency is no longer considered completely delusional?
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Dr. Strangedrug or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big PhARMA

Dr. Strangedrug or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big PhARMA
I watched the Super Bowl with my father, and as a cord-cutting member of the millenial generation I will admit that the most expensive ad buys of the year are a guilty pleasure. My fave was definitey Mt. Dew Kickstart’s “Puppy Monkey Baby”. Great dose of weirdness for a product I will never buy. The real shocker though was an ad for a new drug, taking care of a problem one would like to think only a small, small minority of Americans face. Surely the market of people suffering from Opioid-Induced Constipation is not so great as to justify a multi-million dollar Super Bowl ad buy…. but apparently it is.
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CA Discrimination Suit Ends with Positive Settlement for Transgender Students

CA Discrimination Suit Ends with Positive Settlement for Transgender Students
A California school district settled a discrimination suit against a transgender student. The agreement ensures the school will take positive steps to guarantee equality for all transgender students.
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VT Senator Blasts Obstructionist Republicans Over Killing Embassy Security Funding

VT Senator Blasts Obstructionist Republicans Over Killing Embassy Security Funding
Leahy: "In time when a terrorist attack in Algeria has led to security alerts for U.S. facilities abroad, House Republicans once again blithely torpedoed embassy security funds approved by the Senate."
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Gay Couple Wins Discrimination Lawsuit

A Vermont inn will pay a fine of $10,000 and will place $20,000 in a charitable trust as part of a settlement in a lawsuit brought by a lesbian couple who were told the inn wouldn't host their wedding reception because they were gay...Ming Linsley and Kate Linsley (nee Baker) of New York contacted the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Vermont after Ming's mother was told last year by the Wildflower Inn's events manager that due to the innkeepers' "personal feelings," the inn did not host "gay receptions." The ACLU filed suit on the plaintiffs' behalf. The Vermont Human Rights Commission later intervened as a co-plaintiff in the proceedings.
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