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Senators Want NASA To Give Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Space Company A $10 Billion Consolation Prize

Remember when Space X won that contract to build the new lunar lander? Well, the Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin wanted that money too and it looks like the plucky, upstart company just might get it and more, thanks to the magic of lobbying. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Riot Co-Founder Courageously Tweets, Deletes ‘Critical Race Theory’ Dog Whistle

“Critical race theory” is the right’s latest buzz phrase in service of silencing discussion of America’s racist past and how it informs the country’s still very racist present. Last night, Riot co-founder and chairman Marc Merrill tweeted and quoted an article about how critical race theory is “a threat” from a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Amazon Union Vote Fails in Bessemer, as Union Calls for Investigation

Amazon has won the first round in its fight to squash a union in its Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse. Hundreds of contested ballots remain, but Amazon has reached the minimum threshold of 1,608 “no” votes needed to prevent workers from joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). The public count of…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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‘OK, Boomer’ Girl’s Rise To Twitch Fame Was ‘A Perfect Storm’ Of Memes And Politics

Several decades ago, at the beginning of March 2020, when Bernie Sanders was still in the race for president, a streamer who goes by the handle Neekolul posted a short video of herself lip syncing and dancing along to a song by YouTuber Senzawa made up entirely of variations on the phrase “OK, boomer” to […]

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How Bernie Sanders Plans to Pay for Everything

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has spent the past several months promising to cancel student debt, provide Medicare for everyone, and stave off climate change. But pundits and fellow candidates have spent just as much time asking Sanders how he’s going to pay for all that. This week, the Sanders campaign…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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See How the Democratic Candidates’ Tax Plans Would Affect You

If you’re wondering how the top Democratic candidates’ tax plans differ from each other—and how those plans might change how much you pay in taxes—there’s a new online tool to help you visualize what each candidate is proposing.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Watch Tonight’s Democratic Presidential Debate

Now three debates in, it’s becoming clearer than ever which of theDemocratic candidates has an actual shot at the presidency. And tonight’s debate in Ohio will likely become another make-or-break moment for most of these presidential hopefuls, including those candidates still struggling to make a splash.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Here’s Every 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate’s Plan to Legalize Weed

On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders announced his plan to legalize weed by executive order if he were to become president. Like several other Democratic candidates (or all of them—except for one) who intend to legalize weed, many presidential hopefuls have wide-sweeping plans to expunge the records of those convicted…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What to Expect From Round Two of the Democratic Presidential Debates

The second round of Democratic debates are just a week away, with 10 presidential hopefuls set to appear on stage in Detroit on two separate nights—and the stakes are higher than ever. Come September, the candidates will have to have 130,000 unique donors and at least 2% of support in four polls to qualify for […]

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Bernie Sanders Finally Appears On His Own Twitch Channel—During Amazon Boycott

Last time we checked in on endearingly grouchy democratic socialist uncle and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ Twitch channel, it was notably lacking in Bernie Sanders himself. It also felt more like a campaign commercial than any sort of broadcast Twitch viewers were used to seeing. Yesterday evening, Sanders and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Bernie Sanders’ New Twitch Channel Needs Fewer Campaign Ads, More Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders, America’s favorite curmudgeonly socialist grandpa who happens to be running for President, is now on Twitch. Last night, his channel aired its first two streams. Sadly, neither involved Sanders sitting in a chair that looks like it belongs in a race car and playing Fortnite as a means to demonstrate…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s What You Missed on Day Two of the Democratic Debates

In case you missed all two hours of Thursday’s heated debate (and three hours of post-debate coverage), here are some highlights: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg called out the “hypocrisy” of the Republican Party, author Marianne Williamson discussed “love” as her campaign’s greatest weapon, and California Senator…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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