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Storm Damage

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VIDEO: John Oliver on the Art of Regifting

Now that Christmas is over, here’s some funny advice from the “Last Week Tonight” host about what to do with the gifts you don’t need or want.

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Christmas and Christians in the Middle East (Video)

Whether Christmas, which in Eastern tradition is celebrated after Dec. 25, is joyous, sad or nerve-wracking for Christians in the Middle East this year depends very much on the country in which they live.

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Would Syrian Refugee Baby Jesus Be Allowed to Immigrate to the U.S.?

In this political season, in which Syrian refugees have become a political football, it is worth remembering that baby Jesus is depicted in the Bible, not once but twice, as being a Syrian political refugee.

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A Christmas Plea to the World From the Father of Drowned Syrian Child

“Hopefully next year the war will end in Syria and peace will reign all over the world.”

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VIDEO: The Real War on Christmas

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VIDEOS: Stephen Colbert on Hanukkah and Christmas

“The Late Show” host put out a series of eight videos, one for each night of the Jewish holiday, featuring various comedians, as well as a comical clip on Christmas party apologies. 

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The World Mocks the Promise of Christmas

Killing in the name of God is not a new thing in history—and nothing does more to discredit faith.

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I Wish You a Merry Christmas—Even Though I’m a Nonbeliever

Americans’ discomfort with other peoples’ religious faiths goes hand in hand with Islamophobia.

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U.S. Congress to Corporations: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The “good things” in the budget bill and tax cut package “come at far too high a price.”

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The Force Awakens

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Is That Drone Registered, Sir?

U.S. residents owning a drone that weighs more than half a pound will have to register the device with the Federal Aviation Administration before launching it into the skies.

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What the Red Cup Controversy Really Says About Christmas in America

With so much confusion and tradition not based on fact, can we lighten up on Starbucks?

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 READ MORE



Woman in San Bernardino Mass Shooting Made Pledge to Islamic State on Facebook (Updated)

UPDATE: The female suspect in the deadly shooting in San Bernardino pledged allegiance to Islamic State on Facebook, authorities said Friday. Meanwhile, friends and colleagues remember those who died.

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 READ MORE



The Common Denominator in Mass Shootings: Guns

Until our society recognizes that death comes from a gun, the list of place names that recently added Colorado Springs and San Bernardino will have no end.

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 READ MORE


Starbucks Boycotters

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Christian Persecution

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Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock: Christmas Charity and Revolution

“The love that Jesus seems to represent, at least in the Bible, is love of people that forces you to reject any system that organizes, orders, and backs with military force a force that oppresses those people,” says Rev. David Bullock in a special Christmas episode of The Real News Network’s “Reality Asserts Itself.”

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Christmas Joy Without Piety

Might it quell the kerfuffle around the “Christmas wars” if we acknowledged that the original war on Christmas was waged by very devout Christians?

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 READ MORE



NSA Releases Internal Reports of Abuse and Negligence

The National Security Agency took advantage of the holiday lull in press coverage and released 12 years of internal oversight reports documenting abusive and improper practices by agency employees, The Intercept reports.

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Merry Cromnibus

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Long Live the Christmas Truce

One hundred years ago today, German and Allied soldiers “defied their superiors to declare a truce … providing a glimpse of the power that people without rank or privilege have to determine their own destinies.”

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Sit and Listen to Handel’s ‘Messiah’

An uninterrupted evening with one of history’s most moving oratorios lets the heart glimpse the restorative power of truth, forgiveness and unconditional mutual solace.

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Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor

“ ‘Hurry, hurry, hurry,’ she said, for it was dark then, and she knew that we are bound, one to another, in licentious benevolence for only a single day, and that day was nearly over.”

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Another Fence Jumper

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Coal Bag

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Stephen Colbert on the 2014 Holidays

“The Colbert Report” may be over for good, but there are still plenty of holiday clips to enjoy from earlier this year.

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Pope Francis Diagnoses the Vatican’s Spiritual Diseases at Christmas Meeting

Just in time for Christmas, Pope Francis gave the gift of a reality check to Catholic cardinals, bishops and priests gathered at the Vatican earlier this week.

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Holiday Wish

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Xmas Shopping

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Driving While Brown ... And Furry

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Cheney Xmas Ghost

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Distance

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Sony Hackers Warn of 9/11-Style Attack on Theaters That Show ‘The Interview’

Whoever is actually behind the devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment knows how to play to the public’s imagination on the same super-sized scale as their targets in the film industry do for a living.

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Feliz Navidad

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Uber Santa

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Late Deliveries

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Done with Christmas

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113th Congress

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‘Jesus Rebranded: Now With More Capitalism!’

“Capitalism is the reason for the season,” says a new, rebranded Christ, imagined by Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore just in time to save Christmas from people who think sharing is an American value.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 READ MORE


GOP Inn

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Income Equality

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Amazon and Santa

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The Best of Jon Stewart’s Battle Against Fox’s Imaginary ‘War on Christmas’

“The Daily Show’s” segment on Fox News’ Christmas paranoia doesn’t get better than this clip where Jon Stewart takes down both Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly for their absurd statements about nativity scenes and Santa. Whether or not you’re celebrating the holiday, take some time to make it jollier with some Stewart inspired laughter.

Posted on Dec 25, 2013 READ MORE


Christmas Wish List

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Christmas Selfie

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