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Ahead of California Primary Clinton Releases Visual Album “Unsweetened Iced Tea”
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Ahead of California Primary Clinton Releases Visual Album “Unsweetened Iced Tea”

Following the raging success of Beyonce’s visual album, “Lemonade”, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has decided to release her own visual album, “Unsweetened Iced Tea.” We sat down with Clinton for an exclusive (and brief) interview after the visual album (featuring short vignettes named after states she has already won in the primaries) dropped. TCO:…

The Grand Jury Routine
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The Grand Jury Routine

  My mother was elected to serve on a Midwestern Grand Jury this summer. She wasn’t allowed to disclose any information about the cases she reviewed, but her jury duty took an obvious toll. She would come home from hearings looking defeated. The routine was always the same: she would drop her keys on the…

Sign My Petition to Make Sure the Next President is Hot
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Sign My Petition to Make Sure the Next President is Hot

After receiving the news of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the U.S., I suddenly became aware of a startling injustice to the American people. Why do they get a super hot leader, when our options for the next election are between a man who looks like a cross between several different fruits and…

The Joyful Effectiveness of John Oliver’s ‘Drumfinator’
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The Joyful Effectiveness of John Oliver’s ‘Drumfinator’

  Last week John Oliver devoted a 20-minute segment to the anomaly (is that the right word? Maybe it’s “horror show”) that is Donald Trump and his rise to the political spotlight. Oliver, much like what Trump’s supporters claim their messiah is doing, told it like it was. He rebuked each and every possible reason…

Overview of Obama’s Plan to Close Guantánamo
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Overview of Obama’s Plan to Close Guantánamo

  Last Tuesday, President Obama announced his plan to close the American military prison at Guantánamo Bay. This plan, one of his original campaign promises, is seven years in the making. Here is a brief outline of what would happen to the 91 current detainees if this plan were to follow through. * 10 of…

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