Everything’s A Problem!

Eddie Redmayne Probelmatic

Introducing a new series, in which we occasionally look at the things that are rustling the jimmies of the angry PC crowd and determine just how problematic they actually are. 

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Which Hillary Clinton Laugh Are You?

Lulz. (AP)

Even in her old age, Hillary Clinton continues to enchant us with her natural charm. Who can deny the disarming allure of Clinton’s laugh? No one. Her cheery chuckle is an otherworldly sonic force that strains our physical capacity to experience beauty via the ear canal. And yet, at the same time, it holds within its coy harmonic grasp the raw essence of humanity. This is why we love her so.

That laugh we’ve all come to adore comes in many forms. Which one are you?

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Blue and Black? Or White and Gold? Kate Upton Edition

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Last night, the Internet finally lost its collective mind:

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Another Bad Omen for Hillary Clinton

Moments before the fall. (AP)

Another aging celebrity has taken a fall, casting further doubt on Hillary Clinton’s prospective candidacy for president.

Madonna, 56, took a nasty spill Wednesday while performing at the Brit Awards in London, after her cape snagged on the horn of a dancing satyr. See for yourself:

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The Clinton Foundation Scandals, Explained

An elderly homeowner dreams about money. (AP)

The national media has finally started to investigate the shady dealings of the Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The results have been, well, entirely predictable. Here’s what you need to know.

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Hillary Clinton Beclowns the Media

Lulz. (AP)

It is the year 2015, and this is an actual headline from one of the most respected institutions in the field of journalism—the Associated Press—for its story on Hillary Clinton’s paid speech to a group of female tech executives in California:

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All This Has Happened Before …

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I spend an unduly large amount of time thinking about the ways in which Outrage Twitter and the Hot Take Left operate. (As you may have noticed.) So this passage in Francis Wheen’s 2009 book, Strange Days Indeed: The 1970s: The Golden Age of Paranoia, jumped out at me. He’s referring to and quoting from Geoffrey Jackson, the British ambassador to Uruguay who was kidnapped by a claque of leftist terrorists in 1971:

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Joe Biden Is the Democratic Frontrunner, Explained

The 2016 Democratic frontrunner and Hillary Clinton. (AP)

There is a fever across this great land, and the only prescription is Joe Biden. The 2016 frontrunner has been touring early primary states, winning hearts and minds in the process.

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From the Clinton Foundation, a Heaping Pile of Corporate Bullsh*t

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The Clintons just can’t help themselves. As Bloomberg editor John Heilemann said on Monday: “Their obsession with money…has been a hallmark of their careers.” When the Wall Street Journal revealed last week that the Bill, Hillary, & Clinton Foundation had quietly dropped its prohibition on donations from foreign governments, many thought it was an especially sleazy move, even for the Clintons. The foundation’s initial response was defensive and evasive, agreeing only to reevaluate its acceptance of foreign donations “should [Hillary] decide to run for office.”

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For Your Consideration: Some More Oscar Hot Takes!

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In the wake of this weekend’s Oscars, the Internet was flooded with hot takes. Hot takes about Patricia Arquette’s failure to be a perfect leftist. Hot takes about Sean Penn making a joke with a friend. Hot takes about the hot takes responding to the hot takes. I noted a couple of them in my post yesterday pleading for some sort of sanity on the issue and Jonathan Chait highlighted a bunch more. Chait’s reaction was, of course, very problematic:

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Jim Amos, Hillary Clinton, and the Death of Another American Sniper

Rob Richards

Marine sniper Rob Richards died last August, not long after being compelled to depart the Marine Corps at the reduced rank of corporal. Richards had been a sergeant—not to mention a Purple Heart recipient, reportedly nominated for the Bronze Star, and a veteran of three combat deployments—when a video was put on the Internet showing him and three other Marines urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban fighters.

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Everything’s A Problem!

Shamed by Weird Twitter into fixing this; many thanks to deep_beige et al

For the last few weeks, I’ve had the tune of “Everything Is Awesome” stuck in my head. But the lyrics bouncing around my skull have been slightly altered. Because everything isn’t awesome. Everything isn’t great. Everything isn’t cool. Instead, I’ve been hearing

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Goldman Sachs Is Ready for Hillary

Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein embraces his preferred presidential candidate at a Clinton Foundation event. (AP)

Last week, we examined a number of fun ways to buy access to the Clinton political dynasty. Wealthy individuals and powerful interest groups in this country and around the world have sought to get in on the action over the years. But few corporations have done so more prolifically than Goldman Sachs.

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Oscar Highlights and Lowlights

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No real surprises at the Oscars last night, but plenty of highlights and lowlights.

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Hillary’s State Department Won Deals for Clinton Foundation Donors

Gotta get paid. (AP)

Donating large sums of money to the Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation is one of the many fun ways a corporation, billionaire, or foreign government can curry favor with the Clinton dynasty.

While the media was busy obsessively hyperventilating over Rudy Giulian’s comments about President Obama’s lack of love for America, the Wall Street Journal reported that, during her time as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton helped promote the interest of large U.S. corporations, many of which have donated larges sums of money to the Clinton Foundation:

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