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What It Do: When You’ve Lost Manchin

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is one of the United States Senate’s most reliable advocates for gun ownership rights. The NRA itself has consistently given him an “A” score for his voting record, which ma...
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What It Do: Nestlé Quikening

Peter Brabeck, chairman of Nestlé Group, believes organic farming is rubbish. He insists fresh water should be considered a “raw material” and controlled entirely by private interests. For good measure, he also...
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What It Do: Happy Dead Soldier Day

The first Memorial Day occurred in 1865, when black residents of Charleston, SC organized with teachers and ministers to transform a field of unmarked graves into a proper burial ground. Over 250 Union troops h...
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What It Do: Rotten To The Core

Let’s first dispense with the obvious: Abercrombie & Fitch, a major component of the pop culture zeitgeist that began in the mid-‘90s, has been revealed to be the brainchild (in its modern incarnation) of a...

Jazz Fest 2013: Spirits Of The Delta

NOTE: Some names and identifying characteristics have been changed out of respect for the privacy of the individuals involved. All situations and quotes are faithfully recounted.   The New Orlean...
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What It Do: The Gravity Of Reality

George W. Bush’s second term was marred by the albatross of Iraq, an ascendant Democratic Party, and the chickens of his administration’s shitty policy choices coming home to roost. Bill Clinton was hamstrung b...
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What It Do: Things That Don’t Suck

It’s easy to get caught up in the seemingly unending torrent of things in the world that, frankly speaking, suck nasty toe cheese. There’s the ongoing effort by the world of high finance to turn the global econ...
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What It Do: The Conspiracy Hustle

The first information I saw about the Boston Marathon bombing was a Facebook post from BuzzFeed. Within minutes, Huffington Post had a “live update” page going. Over the next few hours, media outlet updates mix...