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  1. what
    How Would You Even Begin to Explain This Space Force Tweet?The newest branch of the military shared a truly perplexing post this week.
  2. taxes
    Wait, So Why Did People in Rhode Island Get Checks Signed by Mickey Mouse?If Mickey owed you money before, he still owes you money now.
  3. coronavirus
    “When a Bear Is Charging at You, If You Are Not Energized, You Are Dead.”The bully governor meets his moment.
  4. government?
    Who Is Black Rod, the Lady Who Controls Parliament With Her Stick?Who is this stern woman who can make Ministers of Parliament get out of their seats?
  5. policy
    Emails Shed Light on Amazon’s Cozy Relationship With the U.S. GovernmentAn Amazon executive advised the federal government on a lucrative online marketplace before the passage of a law that created it.
  6. Federal Employees Discuss the Ethics of Sticking It Out With Trump’s GovernmentStay in an attempt to influence a hostile administration, or go when your personal red line is crossed?
  7. What Does Cuomo’s MTA ‘State of Emergency’ Declaration Really Mean?It could strip away some of the red tape to help the MTA move faster. But it’s not a long-term solution.
  8. select all
    Trump Adds Government Tech Reform to List of Projects He’ll Never FinishThe American Technology Council will try to do … something.
  9. The Absurd Marijuana-Research Monopoly Is Finally EndingHooray, capitalism!
  10. sexual assault
    Law Gives Sexual-Assault Survivors Basic RightsThe law will also focus on clearing up the U.S.’s rape-kit backlog.
  11. in formation
    The First Caucus for Black Women and Girls Is HereLaunched in response to appeals from Sandra Bland’s sister.
  12. video
    Samantha Bee Wants to Know Why Officials Keep Kondo-ing Untested Rape Kits“Texas, you’re not auditioning for Hoarders: Rape Kit Edition.”
  13. Governments Are Requesting Facebook User Data More and MoreNearly 18,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement.
  14. U.S. Infrastructure Night at the Landing Strip, by Luke Pohjala Good evening and welcome! How’s everyone feeling out there? That’s what I’m talking about! It’s Thursday, so that means it’s U.S. […]
  15. oops
    Super-Old Government Computers Make Pretty Easy Hacking TargetsThe OPM discusses the big data breach — and why federal employees’ information wasn’t encrypted.
  16. government
    Every Single Federal Employee HackedA government worker union says that the latest cyberattack against the U.S. was worse than originally reported. 
  17. The Law
    Subway Vendors Are Fighting for Their Right to Sell ChurrosPolice will confiscate doughnuts and eat them right in front of vendors.
  18. DEA Agents Host Cartel-Funded Sex PartiesA Department of Justice report reveals how the government deals with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. 
  19. Bans
    L.A.’s Radical Fast-Food Ban Didn’t Lower Obesity Rates at AllPeople actually got fatter.
  20. News You Can Booze
    Killjoy Government Really Wants Winemakers to Stop Aging Bottles UnderwaterApparently, they’re considered “adulterated.”
  21. Tipping
    How a Raised Minimum Wage Affects RestaurantsThe Pok Pok chef says new state regulations have the power to change the entire restaurant landscape.
  22. Pizza Time
    What You Need to Know About Washington’s Powerful, Vastly InfluentialPizza companies love Republicans!
  23. Tipping
    New York Raises Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers to $7.50Will this push restaurant owners to abolish tipping altogether?
  24. Health
    Internet Loves New Guidelines That Suggest Drinking Tons and Tons of CoffeeGo ahead and drink three to five cups per day!
  25. John Oliver’s Net Neutrality Segment Crashed the FCC’s Comments SystemOn Sunday’s episode of his new show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver called for creepy internet commenters to complain directly to the FCC about […]
  26. the military
    More Military Sexual Assaults Were Reported This Year Than Ever BeforeWhy that’s a good thing.
  27. A Note From the Principal About the Myths of Santa Claus and Democracy, by […]Dear Teachers and Staff, It’s that time of year when students begin asking questions about Santa Claus. Some are believers, some are doubters, […]
  28. Here Are a Bunch of FCC Complaints About ‘The Simpsons’The website Government Attic obtained a list of indecency complaints the FCC has received from viewers about The Simpsons from 2010 to 2013, […]
  29. When Nature Calls
    DOH Forces 80-Square-Foot Crêpe Shop to Install a ToiletThe bathroom will be “airplane-like.”
  30. Shticks
    City Council Candidate Using Fortune Cookies to Get Ahead“Ken Biberaj is in your future” — in bed?
  31. Government
    This Farmer Owes the Government 1.2 Million Pounds of Raisins“The rape of the raisin growers.”
  32. No More Jell-O
    Hospital Food Tastes Better, Thanks to ObamacareIs this the end of Jell-O?
  33. Food Safety
    New York Politicians Put a Stop to Olive Oil ‘Tax’Not a good move.
  34. Food Politics
    6 Things to Know About the World Food Prize’s PoliticsMonsanto and the Gates Foundation are big donors.
  35. The Chain Gang
    7-Eleven Store Owners Arrested for Human TraffickingFeds are investigating.
  36. Heaven
    The Smell of Cinnamon Will Waft Out of Harlem’s Gas PipelineThanks, Office of Emergency Management!
  37. Food Politics
    Breaking Down the Starbucks Tip-Jar CaseThe New York Court of Appeals is about to decide who’s entitled to all that cash.
  38. Pedigree
    Steak Labels Will Now Show Where Animals Were Born, Raised, and SlaughteredA new federal rule went into effect yesterday.
  39. jack lew
    Jack Lew’s Terrible Signature Has Gotten a Little BetterWhat a travesty.
  40. Truckin’
    The City Might Set Up Zones for Food TrucksThe NYC Food Truck Association supports the plan.
  41. Fur-Uh-Oh
    White House Chef Prepares for Furlough Owing to Budget CutsHe cooks for Obama several nights a week.
  42. Government
    Congressman Spends $2,500 on Qdoba in One DayKevin McCarthy expensed $10,000-worth of food and drink in three months.
  43. Weiner Rights
    Disabled Vets Win Back Right to Sell Hot DogsFreedom!
  44. City Politics
    Christine Quinn Gives Special Treatment to Pigs-in-a-BlanketEating is part of the job.
  45. New Rules
    How, Exactly, the Sugary-Drink Ban Will Affect You [Update: It Won’t Affect YouCan you drink venti Frappuccinos the same way? What about marshmallow vodka? Gatorade? We’ve got all possible scenarios covered.
  46. Food Politics
    Who’s in Favor of Bloomberg’s Sugary Drink Ban?Not black voters. Not women. Not Brooklynites.
  47. Silly Laws
    In Utah, Restaurants Still Can’t Pour Alcohol in Front of CustomersThe “Zion curtains” rule might get repealed.
  48. Safety First
    City Cracking Down on Food Delivery BicyclistsDon’t freak out if they’re slower than usual.
  49. Government
    Bloomberg Considering Ban on Styrofoam CupsWatch out, deli owners and frat boys.
  50. Truckin’
    Bloomberg Unleashes Team of Lawyers to Hunt Down Street Vendors’Law & Order: Special Kebab Unit.’
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