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Sep 18

America's Enormous Prison Population Got Even Bigger -

The Harkin Steak Fry: A Meta-Critical Media Pseudo-Adventure!

A man stands in a field in Iowa. His name is Peter. Peter is standing in a field because there are “200 other reporters” standing in that field. Those “200 other reporters” are observing an event. The event is called the “Harkin Steak Fry.” Peter is observing those “200 other reporters” observing the “Harkin Steak Fry.” For Peter, these meta-observations are the event.

The intrinsic nature of the Harkin steak fry changes because it is being observed by 200 other reporters. Otherwise, it would just be a bunch of people, cooking steaks in a field. By dint of the fact that 200 other reporters are witnessing the steak fry, the value of the steak fry increases. It becomes the Harkin Steak Fry, with capital letters and such.

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DEA Chief Struggles To Explain Position On Drug Sentencing Reform -

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women’s economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women’s economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond.

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How A Failed Experiment On Rats Sparked A Billion-Dollar Infant-Care Breakthrough -

Sep 17

“Having people close to us who say who they are — that made the attitude change in this country.” — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the shift in public perception of gay marriage

Newt Gingrich And Julian Castro Explain Why America Can't Have Nice Things -

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Air Force Will No Longer Require 'So Help Me God' In Enlistment Oaths -

Women Invited To Apply To U.S. Army's Elite, All-Male Ranger School -