THE GABBLER

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May 26, 2015


The arrest and death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore by the hands of the police outraged the country, and mobilized thousands of citizens to protest against police brutality. The...

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May 21, 2015


Last week, the United Nations had “no choice” but to give the United States a strict talking to at the UN’s Human Rights Council, citing police brutality and continued...

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Apr 29, 2015


Earlier this month, a study revealed that the Brontosaurus, long believed to be the same dinosaur as the Apatosaurus, was in fact its own genus. To celebrate getting back...

  •   Well folks, this is it. An epic showdown going back hundreds of years – basically since one of our ancestors invented a sharp rock and the other drew pictures on a cave wall. In one corner, we’ve got The Pen. In the other, we have The Sword. Who is REALLY Mightier? It’s time to […]

  • Facebook is proving that it cares more about expanding internationally than protecting users’ rights to privacy and expression. On Jan. 9, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a firm and emotional statement on the importance of free speech to Facebook, signing off with the ubiquitous hashtag, “Je Suis Charlie.” A few weeks later, Facebook complied with […]

  • We live in very exclamatory times. Thanks to the internet, we have a ton of outlets for our enthusiasm, most commonly expressed by the use (and overuse) of the exclamation point. But have you ever paused to consider how the Exclamation Point feels about this sudden turn in the spotlight? To find out The Gabbler […]

  • We’ve heard a lot about how ISIS uses social media to recruit new members and spread it’s message. And as MATTER pointed out- if ISIS was a start-up, they’d be working with some pretty impressive statistics. But we could never have guessed how much the start-up mindset is engrained in their culture. Recent documents acquired […]

  • Weeks after the shooting of Michael Brown, the media seems to have moved on. But the stark reality of racism in modern America had a solid fifteen minutes of fame before more important news (all SEVEN seasons of Girlmore Girls are coming to Netflix!) crowded it out of the spotlight. Below is a collection of some of […]

Drawn Aside by Dan Nott ››

Whereupon Webster Defined  ››

  • KLINGTON: The evolution of Hillary Clinton from an idealistic liberal who wanted to change the world into a hardened lifelong politician, characterized by Klingon-like attributes of ruthlessness, brutality, and aggression. “Hillary Clinton’s running for President! Finally!” “I’m sorry, I think you mean Klington. Sometimes I don’t even recognize her anymore.”

    Klington
  • SLATE OF THE UNION (sleɪt ov ðə ˈyun yən): A yearly speech given by the president of the United States in which he pretends that with the new year comes a completely clean slate and once again, anything is possible. “My fellow Americans, it’s time again for a fresh Slate of the Union. In 2015, there will be paid sick leave,

    Slate of the Union
  • FLUBOLA: (flu boʊ lə)a deadly virus, commonly known as “the flu,” responsible for the deaths of 50,000 Americans annually. “Nancy just got diagnosed with flubola.” “WHAT?! Nancy has Ebola?!?!” “No, FLU-bola.” “Eh, give her some Gatorade, she’ll be fine.”

    Flubola

D.C. Dissonance ››

  • Run Liz, RUN!

    March 11th, 2015
    Run Liz, RUN!

  • One Good Reason to Vote

    November 4th, 2014
    One Good Reason to Vote

      One good reason to vote – regardless of who or what you’re voting for – is that many Republican governors and legislatures  across the country have been working tirelessly to create barriers to the ballot. Much of this is done...

  • Repelling Child Refugees

    July 22nd, 2014
    Repelling Child Refugees

      Recommended Reading: Guatemalans Aren’t Just Fleeing Gangs by Saul Elbein for the New Republic The Process Congress Wants to Use For Child Migrants is a Disaster by Dara Lind for Vox Arizona Politician Mistakes Bus Full of YMCA Kids...

  • Backfire in Iraq

    June 13th, 2014
    Backfire in Iraq

    As Iraq’s corrupt and unpopular government fails to maintain control of its violently fracturing territory, Obama is finding that the catastrophic consequences of our occupation will not be so conveniently expunged by the withdrawal of our soldiers or the...