Why Won’t Sheldon Adelson Cure Ebola?

The UN announced last month that we needed about a billion - specifically $988 million - to effectively fight the African Ebola outbreak. Putting aside the absurdity of pinning down such a precise number (really, $988 million? $987 wouldn’t do the trick?), the sad fact remains that we are not even halfway there. Richer governments, we arebeing told, need to step up.

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Supreme Partisanship

The Supreme Court – now a fully functioning arm of the Republican Party – has made another plainly partisan call. But it’s okay. They did it for the right reason – to make sure white people retain complete control of America. They decided that Texas’ voter ID law can stand, disenfranchising likely hundreds of thousands of minority and poor would-be voters. You know, in the name of making sure two or three of them don’t vote twice.

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The Price Is Irrelevant

A hilarious video is making the rounds on the Internet – but, to be fair, anything seems entertaining after months of watching people dump buckets of ice water over their heads. It’s a clip from “The Price Is Right” and the contestants are bidding to see who can come closest to the retail price of the “item up for bids,” which happens to be one of those lawn hammocks.

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