Meet the DNC’s Advisory Board on Cybersecurity

The A-Team

The Democratic National Committee announced a new advisory board on cybersecurity on Thursday. The announcement comes on the heels of the recent DNC hack that resulted in the resignation of several high-ranking Democratic officials, including DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.).

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Sonny Bunch’s Top 5 Man Crushes

Guardians of the Galaxy

Washington Free Beacon executive editor Sonny Bunch is a man of many opinions. And he voices them constantly on the internet. Bunch may have several terrible opinions, from loving Mad Max and Man of Steel and Anne Hathaway to describing cargo shorts as “great.” But one thing is clear, Bunch has great taste in men. Who doesn’t appreciate a good male lead who can make a brooding, troubled man with a withering stare look sexy?

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‘or, The Numbers,’ Redux

Hollywood sign

So here’s a fun fact: Every film in the top 10 of the box office so far in 2016 is either a.) about talking animals, or b.) a comic book adaptation. Check it out:

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ISIS Just Threatened Miss Universe Pageant, Crossing My Red Line (Pictures)

ISIS just threatened Olivia Jordan. It is time for them all to die. / Instagram

The porn-crazed animals of the Islamic State have called on “everyone who can” within their global terrorist network to attack next year’s Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines.

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How a DNC Staffer’s Murder Is Being Used by Russia


No one knows for sure why Seth Rich, a 27-year-old staffer at the Democratic National Committee, was shot to death last month in D.C., but the circumstances strongly suggest he was the victim of street crime, and very possibly a robbery gone awry. The killing happened at 4:20 in the morning on Sunday, July 10th, near the house Rich rented with friends in Northwest D.C.. Some reports describe Bloomingdale—the neighborhood where the killing occurred—as “affluent,” but this is a partial truth at best. Bloomingdale is a recently gentrified part of Washington, and was until only a few years ago the scene of regular gun violence and a robust narcotics trade. As recently as 2012 there were signs posted in the neighborhood by the D.C. government stating that people arrested for buying drugs there were liable to have their cars seized. Today, it still borders unsafe areas, and is easily the kind of place where a criminal, or group of criminals, could prey upon an unprepared young man who had been drinking.

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Why I Hate Economists

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Am I going off the rails if I say that at this point “signaling” is a religion?

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‘Suicide Squad’ Was Particularly Stupid

This movie is stupid and you're stupid if you liked it

Many, many spoilers below. This post is aimed squarely at the people who saw the movie and were like “This is good, critics are dumb.” No, sir. No. YOU are the one who is the dumb one.

Seriously, spoilers below. Here’s a Harley Quinn gif to create some separation and allow you to leave now without being spoiled:

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There Are Three Definitive Jokers (And Jared Leto’s Isn’t One of Them)

The Jokers

There are three definitive visions of Batman’s nemesis, The Joker: Jack Nicholson’s, Mark Hamill’s, and Heath Ledger’s.

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Under President Trump, How Much Would America’s Friendship Cost?


Donald Trump was widely criticized after telling the New York Times last month that he would not offer military support to NATO allies attacked by Russia that have not “fulfilled their obligations to us.”

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Hillary Clinton Is Jack Donaghy From 30 Rock

Clinton Donaghy

Cranky Clint Eastwood Is the Best Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

I may have told this story before, so apologies if I’m repeating myself, but back in the day—the long long ago, the before times—I was a film critic for the Washington Times. And being a film critic for a mid-tier paper in a major market involves, in part, attending events where celebrities are hanging out and trying to get them to talk to you. The best—the most fun, the most intimate—of these events in D.C. takes place at the State Department each year before the Kennedy Center Honors: a black tie dinner with the winners and a bunch of celebrated friends hanging out at a reception before and after in which reporters mingle freely with people who actually have talent and bug them for quotes. I only got to do this once, but I had a legitimately pleasant chat with Dave “The Coolest Man in America” Grohl, as well as more professional encounters with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, and a slightly embarrassing, but thankfully brief, discussion with Ethan Coen about how one should interact with one’s artistic heroes.

There was one celebrity who I tried to get a quote from, however, and failed. I waited until he was done talking to a well-wisher, stepped up, and said “Hi, I’m with the Washington Times, was hoping to get a—”. Mid-sentence, this famed actor/director turned his head and looked at me something like this:

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Cargo Shorts Are Great

the shorts america needs right now but not the ones we deserve

I think we all know that there is nothing more sickening in this day and age than female privilege. And there’s no variety of female privilege more galling than their sneering at men who wear cargo shorts. “Oh, what do you need all those pockets for?” they snap as they carry around a gigantic purse with 18 quarts of cubic space in which to carry all their ridiculous crap. “How could you possibly want to look so ridiculous?”

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Three (or so) Gifs From Watchmen that Explain the 2016 Election

What happened to the American Dream? It came true. You're looking at it.

This is important. This is the key to understanding the 2016 election. Pay attention.

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The Lesser of Two Evils Is Still Evil

Hillary Clinton

There’s an argument emanating from certain corners of the left that goes something like this: “If you Never Trump people don’t vote for Hillary, you’re actually supporting Trump.” Amusingly, this is an exact mirror image of the argument made by the right-wingers supporting Trump: “If you don’t vote for Trump, you’re backing Hillary.”

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DNC Closing Night Speeches, Ranked


Let’s get right to it, shall we?

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