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10-Year-Old Girl Petitions For American Girl Doll With Wheelchair

Melissa Shang is ten years old and she has more American Girl dolls than I ever had (read: none). But she’s not satisfied. Shang, who has Muscular Dystrophy, would love for Mattel to create an American Girl doll who uses a wheelchair.


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Whovians Petition the White House to Put a Replica TARDIS On the Front Lawn

You know, I’m not really sure this is the sort of thing the government’s official petition site was meant to host…


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White House Petition Organizers Make Critical Wishing-for-More-Wishes Mistake

Yesterday we brought you the story of the White House’s petitions website, where any American can post a petition on an issue, and if that petition is signed 25,000 times, it gets addressed by the White House in an official statement. Well, after petitions to do things like build a Death Star and deport a British-born American newscaster for saying stuff about gun control reached that mark easily, and the threat of other internet-friendly petitions, that ask to build the Enterprise or for each state in the union to name a state pokémon looming nigh, the White House decided this week to raise the minimum number of signatures a petition requires.

But according to a new petition on the site, they forgot a very important loophole.