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You’re a soldier in the information war, but do you know what the endgame feels like?

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Imagine two combatants of relatively equal strength. They’re both very good, very well practiced. They know all the moves.

The only way one of them can win is when the other one slips up and lets their guard down. Maybe it’s exhaustion that causes the slip. Maybe it’s the surprise of a secret move they’ve never trained against, a move their opponent was holding onto for just the right moment.

Whatever the reason, the match ends and a champion is declared.

Some in the crowd erupt in joy while others fall into a shocked silence. …


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No dog.

Why can’t Democrats make this their primary talking point?

People love dogs. America loves dogs. Americans in red states love dogs, I’m sure of it.

But for the first time in many years, there’s no dog in the White House.

There isn’t even an animal in the White House.

President Obama had two Portuguese water dogs, Sunny and Bo.

George W. Bush had two Scottish terriers.

Bill Clinton had Buddy, a Labrador retriever. And even that great conservative icon, Ronald Reagan, had Lucky and Rex.

Why does this matter so much? Because it means our President is emotionally unable to care for an animal. …


A salty take on why you should choose red or blue at the ballot box

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Here we are again — 16 years since a giant douche and a turd sandwich held their first presidential debate at South Park Elementary school — and it seems like nothing’s changed.

When it originally aired in the lead-up to the 2004 election, the now-infamous South Park episode featuring two generic presidential candidates, a douche and a turd, hit my young brain with revelatory force.

Like many Americans, I felt I was being asked to choose between “the lesser of two evils” for president, but I’d never seen my dilemma illustrated in such a crude and hilarious way before. …

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Jack Luna

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