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Samantha Grasso

Writer and graphics at Discourse Blog. Also, Texan.

The Worst Takes on Billionaires in Space

What is it about the topic of space billionaires that makes people lose their common sense?

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Listen to MSNBC Bosses Smoothly Trying to Bust Their Staffers’ Union

'It's kind of a shame that they used what could have been a nice moment to sort of spread these subtly anti-union talking points.'

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TikTok Won’t Stop Pushing Their Influencer Sponcon on Me

TikTok has taken advertising to a new level of aggressive weirdness. Who knew that was even possible?

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America Will Defend Its Myths to the Death Before Admitting the Truth

Texas Republicans preferred to go down with the lies of the Alamo than abandon the myth of American exceptionalism.

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Meg-GONE McCain!!!!!!

John McCain's daughter is leaving 'The View.' Let's remember her iconic flop era.

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Gwen Berry is Right

Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry has angered conservatives, but they're proving her right.

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#FreeBritney is Bigger Than Britney Herself

If Spears has felt this unheard and trapped, what chance is there for anyone else?

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How the Mainstream Media Lags Behind on Asian American Stories

Today in our What Now newsletter.

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The Texas Government Is Letting Us All Burn

As the state faces another energy grid crisis, our governor is busy trying to crowdfund for a border wall.

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BuzzFeed’s ‘Community’ Scam Is a Nightmare Come True

For every prize-winning post, countless other writers will work for free and never get a cent.

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All the Random YouTube Videos I Watched This Spring

Please take an unsolicited deep dive into my YouTube watch history.

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Kamala Harris’ Empty Words

The vice president's speech in Guatemala was hollow, cruel, and disingenuous—just like the Biden administration's overall immigration policy.

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The New York Times Can’t Stop Giving Us Weird, Cruel Advice About Our Friends

Being fat is bad, and so is being friends with fat people, because you might also get fat because of them — everyone knows this.

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What’s Really Behind the GOP’s War on Critical Race Theory

It's not just about shutting Black people down. It's about protecting whiteness.

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A Year After George Floyd’s Murder, Democrats Are Selling Out to the Cops

The party is set to weaken the already-feeble legislation named after Floyd.

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The Endless, Thankless Task of Making My Cats Lose Weight

What am I do to about my hungry little fellas?

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A Deep Dive Into Israel’s Fully Cursed Twitter Account

Israel's posters are working overtime—and the results are both strange and chilling.

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Ellen, Boss of ‘Ellen,’ Concludes That Ellen Is a Great Boss of ‘Ellen’

Ellen DeGeneres' un-apology tour begins.

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Meet the Leftist Trying to Unseat a Conservative Southern Democratic Congressman

An interview with Odessa Kelly, who could be Nashville's next representative.

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How Cori Bush Exposed the Endless Cruelty of Transphobes

Rep. Cori Bush shared her encounters with medical racism, and enraged a swath of transphobes in the process.

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