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Apr 18, 2014


CADVORACITY: /kædvɔˈræsɪti/ The state of being physically, mentally, and emotionally unable to stop eating Cadbury Creme Eggs during the days leading up to and during Easter. “I stole Cadbury Cremes from...

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Apr 15, 2014


Unpaid internships are often portrayed by the media as placing unfair barriers to entry in key industries. Since many can’t afford to work 40 hours a week for free,...

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Apr 11, 2014


  One of the most significant arguments contained in Supreme Court’s recent decisions on campaign finance is the narrow definition of corruption. Chief Justice John Roberts writes that the...

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Drawn Aside by Dan Nott ››

Whereupon Webster Defined  ››

  • CADVORACITY: /kædvɔˈræsɪti/ The state of being physically, mentally, and emotionally unable to stop eating Cadbury Creme Eggs during the days leading up to and during Easter. “I stole Cadbury Cremes from my 5-year-old niece’s Easter basket – has my Cadvoracity hit a new low?”

    Cadvoracity
  • KOCHTIPS: (kɒtʃ tɪps) The wingtips worn by the Koch brothers as they make discussions of government tyranny meaningless. “If you want a vision of the future, imagine Kochtips stamping on a human face – forever.”

    Kochtips
  • PDST: Post Daylight’s Savings Time confusion, characterized by completely losing your sense of time. I’m suffering from a severe case of PDST. This morning I was convinced that I had left for work an hour early for at least 15 minutes.

    PDST

D.C. Dissonance ››

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