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Vanity Fair’s New Year’s Resolution Suggestions for Hillary Clinton Are Sexist AF

Why is no one telling Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden to take up freaking knitting?

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Former Bernie Sanders Staffer Erika Andiola and Six Other DACA Recipients on Hunger Strike

The deadline for the U.S. federal government to pass spending legislation in order to avoid a shutdown is December 22nd. Among other things up for debate is the question of whether any spending bill should be passed without a clean DREAM Act. In order to stress the importance of this, seven "Dreamers" are on a hunger strike.

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Things We Saw Today: Jada Pinkett Smith Calls Out the Hollywood Foreign Press For Refusing to Even Watch Girls Trip

There were plenty of snubs in the Golden Globes nominations, but Jada Pinkett Smith has some words for the Hollywood Foreign Press specifically regarding Girls Trip. Not only are a lot of people upset over the lack of nominations for the movie and Tiffany Haddish–"hands down the funniest person on screen in 2017"–in particular, but Pinkett-Smith says she couldn't even get voters to watch the movie.

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No Woman Owes You Her Story of Sexual Harassment, Not Even Sarah Huckabee Sanders

It is completely inappropriate to ask a woman–any woman–if she's ever been harassed. Especially in public. Especially by a man who is not engaging in any sort of empathetic reciprocal sharing, but instead demanding the story as if he's journalistically entitled to it. No woman owes anyone her story, not even Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Some Suggestions for Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are.

Today is Giving Tuesday, the day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Sunday and Monday where we forget about being capitalist consumers for five minutes and remember that there are amazing causes that need our help. Here at TMS, there are many issues about which we're passionate, and we love supporting the organizations entirely devoted to helping those causes and communities.

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Things We Saw Today: Google Sure Is Excited About the Hole Puncher

Happy birthday to a seriously undervalued device with roots in Rennaisance engineering!

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It’s National Run For Office Day!


There's one guaranteed way to make sure your elected representatives are as passionate as you are about the issues you care about: be that representative! 

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This Documentary on Danica Roem’s Campaign Will Warm Your Heart and Remind You We Can Win

This Broadly documentary about Danica Roem captures both the mundane political practicalities of a state legislature run and the far-reaching significance of Roem's candidacy.

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Just Look at All These Candidates Who Made History Last Night

Last night, dozens of marginalized candidates made history in mayorships, city councils, and state legislatures across the country. We can win this.

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Politician’s Sexist Women’s March Joke Motivated the Woman Who Unseated Him in Yesterday’s Election

Yesterday's election results were a warning to a lot of politicians (Republicans and Trump acolytes), but they sent a very clear message to one person in particular about doubling down on sexist politics: don't. A New Jersey politician who made a sexist comment about the Women's March on Facebook was unseated by a woman who didn't think his backwards garbage was funny, according to the Associated Press.

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Pissed Off and Pro-Choice, Women Are Running for Office in Record-Breaking Numbers

In the off-year state legislature elections in Virginia and New Jersey, women are running for office in record-breaking numbers.

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Brianna Wu Is Killing Virtual Nazis to Raise Funds for Her Congressional Campaign

She will also talk about her plans to grow the U.S. economy

To raise funds for her MA-8 congressional campaign, Brianna Wu will stream a Twitch playthrough of Wolfenstein II in which she kills virtual Nazis and discusses her plans for the U.S. economy. Multitasking!

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13 Political Podcasts to Help You Keep Up With & Actually Understand the World Around You

From (mostly) marginalized voices.

If it feels like the entire world has gotten political overnight, that's because it has. But it can be hard to keep up with the news, let alone fully understand it. Here are 13 podcasts, primarily from women, POC, and LGBTQIA voices, to help you understand the world around you.

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The GOP & Fox News’ Response to Hillary Clinton’s Graham Norton Appearance Is Straight-Up Gaslighting

Trump and Fox are a match made in gaslighting heaven.

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Chelsea Handler Quits Her Netflix Show, Because She’s Got Activism to Do

If it can be said that there's a silver lining about the election of the Trump administration, it's that it has gotten people for whom politics was a mere afterthought to bring the state of our country and the world front and center in their minds. That's certainly the effect Trump's election seems to have had on comedian and host, Chelsea Handler.

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Tonight Show Writers and Miley Cyrus Thank Hillary Clinton for “Being the Hillary Clinton of American Politics”

Wanna weep this morning? Well have I got something for you!

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Things We Saw Today: The U.S. Voted Against UN Resolution Banning the Death Penalty for LGBTQIA+ People

So, here's another addition to today's Terrible Parade: The U.S. Amabassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, voted against a resolution that would globally ban the death penalty for LGBTQIA+ people, joining Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, China, India, Iraq, Japan, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

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Free Speech So Important, the DOJ Is Demanding Info on Members of an Anti-Trump Facebook Group

As we all know, issues of free speech are of the utmost importance to the current U.S. government. Which is why the Department of Justice is trying to force Facebook to disclose information about thousands of people who "liked" an Anti-Trump page. Because you're allowed to freely share your long as they're in support of your President. Or white supremacy.

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Things We Saw Today: Hillary Clinton’s What Happened Outsells All Other Non-Fiction Books of the Past Five Years

Hillary Clinton's What Happened has already sold 300,000 copies in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook combined! That's more than any other non-fiction book in the last five years.

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Nancy Pelosi Got Tired of Being Talked Over, Straight-Up Asked Her Colleagues “Do the Women Get to Talk Around Here?”

"There was, at last, silence, and she was not interrupted again."

Nancy Pelosi got tired of being talked over at a meeting and asked her colleagues "Do the women get to talk around here?" You'd better believe they didn't interrupt her again.

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