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  1. linguistics
    What Is a Tinkling Contest and Why Must It End With One Covered in Skunk Tinkle?A linguist explains what Nancy Pelosi meant when she warned against getting in a “tinkle contest with a skunk.”
  2. power
    Christine Blasey Ford Makes Her First Appearance in MonthsIn a video honoring the first woman to publicly accuse Larry Nassar.
  3. immigration
    When You Can’t Go Forward and You Can’t Go BackThe Cut went to Tijuana and spoke to five women fleeing poverty, domestic abuse, and gang violence in Central America.
  4. lawsuits
    Stormy Daniels Now Has to Pay Trump Almost $300,000 in Legal FeesA week and a half after she said she didn’t want her lawyer to file the suit in the first place.
  5. politics
    Which Circle of Hell Do You Think This Is?Trump spent 17 minutes screaming while a catatonic Mike Pence looked on.
  6. charlottesville
    Man Who Killed Young Woman in Charlottesville SentencedA jury sentenced James Alex Fields Jr., 21, to life plus 419 years, and $480,000 in fines for killing heather Heyer at the Unite the Right rally.
  7. very british chaos
    Oh No, He’s Gone and Grabbed the Ceremonial MaceA British Member of Parliament caused absolute chaos in the chamber when he broke the rules in an act of protest.
  8. junk food
    Trump, Noted Garbage Enthusiast, Wants Kids to Be Free to Eat More GarbageThe USDA is permitting more fats, refined flour, and sodium on school menus.
  9. parliament pooper
    Who’s Pooping All Over the South Australian Parliament?Frantic MPs are considering passing a motion to unmask the mystery defecator.
  10. politics
    Remembering John Kelly’s Obvious Misery at His JobAmid reports that the chief of staff may soon be resigning, a look back at his facepalms and more.
  11. immigration
    Trump Is Still Ripping Kids From Their Families at the BorderMore than 80 migrant children have been separated from their parents since Trump’s family-separation policy ended.
  12. politics
    Elizabeth Warren Is Reportedly Starting to Regret That DNA TestWho could have predicted that racially analyzing a politician would go over poorly?
  13. mysteries
    Ted Cruz’s Beard Is Only Growing StrongerTwo weeks in, the Senator’s facial hair is beginning to take shape.
  14. human rights
    What Happened to Roxana Hernández, the Trans Woman Who Died in ICE Custody?Senators are demanding that ICE release a report on the circumstances of her death.
  15. funerals
    Be Thankful You’re Not Sitting in This PewTrump made things extremely awkward at George H.W. Bush’s funeral.
  16. power
    Unlike Most of Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Actually Pay Her Interns“Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns. We will be one of them.”
  17. power
    History Will Recall, George Bush Did Nothing at AllI can’t forget the ways George H.W. Bush failed people with AIDS.
  18. editor's letter
    The Devastating Illusion of ControlThoughts for the end of 2018.
  19. lean in
    Michelle Obama Is Done With the Gospel of ‘Lean In’At her New York City stop on her book tour on Saturday, she said of Sheryl Sandberg’s popular manifesto, “that shit doesn’t always work.”
  20. new york city
    Here’s Why New Yorkers Think Shirley Chisholm Deserves a Monument“Chisholm’s story is the embodiment of the American Dream, and her trailblazing nature is quintessentially New York.”
  21. appreciations
    If Only All Twitter Threads Were Like ThisA surprisingly delightful dispatch from night court.
  22. temper tantrums
    Far-Right Activist’s Sad, Solitary Protest Against Twitter Is Already OverFar-right activist Laura Loomer is staging a “protest” after being banned from the social-networking platform, but no one really cares.
  23. politics
    Your Taste in Jeans May Have Influenced the ElectionHow Cambridge Analytica used fashion data from Facebook to help Trump.
  24. crime
    Jewish Columbia Professor’s Office Vandalized With Large SwastikasAmid a nationwide uptick in anti-Semitic hate crimes.
  25. legal trouble
    Stormy Daniels Is Getting Really Fed Up With Her LawyerShe has accused Michael Avenatti of suing Trump against her wishes, among other things.
  26. jeffrey epstein
    Trump’s Labor Secretary Once Helped a Billionaire Child Rapist Hide His CrimesProsecutors had enough evidence to put Jeffrey Epstein in prison for life. Instead they gave him – and his friends – immunity from federal charges.
  27. silent night
    Melania Thinks Those Haunted Christmas Trees Are ‘Fantastic,’ ActuallyShe says they look better in real life.
  28. reading the signs
    Searching for Meaning in Melania Trump’s Red Christmas TreesWhy are we so haunted by them?
  29. bassem masri
    Another Ferguson Protester Has DiedFamily and friends posted on social media to remember Bassem Masri.
  30. power
    Ivanka Says She’s Experienced Tremendous Personal Growth Doing Whatever She DoesShe insists she has really grown as a person during her time in Washington, D.C.
  31. politics
    The Cruelty of Cindy Hyde-SmithCindy Hyde-Smith winked glibly at Mississippi’s brutal violence toward black people. Then, she got elected to Congress.
  32. politics
    Wait, Does Paul Manafort Have Gout?He’s apparently suffering from serious foot inflamation.
  33. consequences?
    Brett Kavanaugh Is Already Back to Coaching Girls’ BasketballWeeks after he cried about Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations ruining his life, the Supreme Court Justice is back on the court.
  34. beards
    3 Theories About Ted Cruz’s New Facial HairHe’s changed up his look … but why?
  35. i feel pretty
    Donald Trump Would Like You to Know How Beautiful He Is“I shouldn’t say this, you’ll say I’m very conceited.”
  36. immigration
    What to Know About the Crisis at the U.S.–Mexico BorderOn Sunday, U.S. authorities closed off the busiest port of entry and sprayed tear gas at hundreds of asylum-seekers.
  37. silent night
    Melania Trump Ushers in Another Deeply Haunted Holiday SeasonThe White House Christmas decorations are up.
  38. power
    Christine Blasey Ford Speaks Out About the Threats She’s Faced“Words are not adequate to thank all of you who supported me,” she writes in her latest update on GoFundMe.
  39. power
    School Won’t Punish Students From Nazi Salute PhotoAdministrators said they couldn’t know “the intentions in the hearts” of 60 boys who were photographed appearing to do Sieg Heil.
  40. elections
    What’s Going on With Mississippi’s Scandal-Plagued Senate Runoff?Republican candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith has landed in hot water for her racist remarks and photos with Confederate memorabilia.
  41. crime
    What We Know About Michael Avenatti’s Arrest for Domestic ViolenceMareli Miniutti was granted a restraining order against the lawyer.
  42. reproductive rights
    Judge Strikes Down Mississippi’s Awful Abortion Ban, Calls It ‘Pure Gaslighting’He called the 15-week ban “clearly unconstitutional” in a blistering opinion.
  43. human rights abuses
    Saudi Arabia Accused of Torturing Jailed Women’s-Rights ActivistsA new report details the alleged torture of women detained by the Saudi government.
  44. power
    Ivanka Trump Claims She Didn’t Know the Rules About Personal EmailsAnd that is why she used her private account to send emails about official government business.
  45. 2018 georgia governor race
    Black Women Aren’t Done Fighting For GeorgiaStacey Abrams and her supporters are stronger than ever, even in apparent defeat.
  46. okay
    Trump Praises Dead Supreme Court Justice for Having a Ton of SexWhile honoring him at the Medal of Freedom ceremony.
  47. horny week forever
    I Miss the Thirsty Beto O’Rourke TweetWere we ever so young?
  48. title ix
    The Most Terrifying Parts of Betsy DeVos’s New Sexual-Assault PolicyThe proposed regulations will make it easier for students accused of sexual assault to escape unscathed.
  49. $$$
    Melania’s Day-Trip Somehow Cost $174,000 in Hotel BillsShe didn’t even spend the night.
  50. the ratio
    Here Are the Best Responses to That Tweet About Alexandria Ocasio-CortezEddie Scarry’s tweet about her clothing got him a lot of well earned scorn on Twitter.
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