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Seems Like a Strong Case

Seems Like a Strong Case

Attorneys for two Alabama doctors are seeking to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Johnny Lee Banks Jr. who claims that he entered the hospital for a routine circumcision but emerged from Princeton Baptist Medical Center without a penis . Lawyers for the doctors deny wrongdoing but “declined to answer questions about specifics in the suit, including whether the man had a penis when he left the hospital.”

George Zimmerman Missing the Shooting Life?

George Zimmerman Missing the Shooting Life?

Is George Zimmerman missing playing pretend cop and shooting people? A TPM Reader reader in The Hive (sub req) flagged this bizarre little story . It seems Zimmerman has been volunteering as a night security guard at a Motorcycle and gun shop in DeLand, Florida called Pompano Pat’s . Read More →

Farewell, Skype

Farewell, Skype

After eight years, this afternoon TPM officially signed off of Skype. That’s not something particularly visible from the outside. And to be clear, we only used the service as an instant messaging platform. We never used it for telephony or conference calls or video chats or anything like that. But as numerous current and former TPMers can attest, for almost the entire history of TPM as something beyond a single person blog (which ended in 2005), Skype has been deeply embedded in the organization’s DNA, functioning as the hive

McLiability

McLiability

This seems like a pretty big development in the labor activism surrounding the fast food service industry.

Here’s Why Obama Gets Impeached

Here’s Why Obama Gets Impeached

Democrats and Republicans are locked in an election aimed rhetorical war over whether the GOP House will impeach Obama. But when I saw the news last night about the sweeping move on immigration President Obama is considering, it immediately occurred to me: this is like waving a red cape in front of the Impeachment Caucus in the House. So could it happen? Absolutely. Sahil Kapur explains the dynamics and why, yes, it could definitely happen .

Inside the Takedown

Inside the Takedown

Meet the anonymous Twitter users who brought down Buzzfeed editor Benny Johnson .

The New Science of Crazyography

The New Science of Crazyography

This chart shows how Tea Party strength is actually fairly low in the key Senate races in play this year. But it’s also just a cool interactive chart that tells you how popular the Tea Party is in your county. Check it out .

GOP Having Some Cognitive Dissonance

GOP Having Some Cognitive Dissonance

Boehner: Impeachment is ‘scam’ for Dems to raise money . Also we may have to impeach the president.

Not Sure They’ve Thought This Through

Not Sure They’ve Thought This Through

Some of us think bringing AR-15s to the airport to pick up your spouse is probably a bad idea. But if you’re going to make it legal, this might be something to think through. Peter Steinmetz was arrested at Sky Harbor International Airport not because – as far as we know – he was threatening to shoot anyone but because “the way he was carrying it” scared a mother and teenage daughter who thought he was pointing it at them.

When You’ve Lost Jon Stewart

When You’ve Lost Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart goes off on Israeli criticism of John Kerry: ‘What the F*ck?’ Watch .

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