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The Rise Of America’s Democratic Socialists

And they’re making democratic socialism more inclusive for everybody.

Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is joined by New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon at her victory party in the Bronx on June 26. Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images.

When Cynthia Nixon announced her run for governor earlier in 2018, a lot of people didn’t take her seriously. The immediate headlines made jokes about the actress’s iconic “Sex and the City” character, portraying her campaign as a vanity exercise in a time when a reality TV star actually became president and other celebrities like Kanye West and the Rock have expressed an interest in running for our country’s highest office.

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This Teen’s Terrifying Ploy Might Be The Worst ‘Promposal’ Ever Imagined

… and now the video’s on a police department’s Facebook page

Thanks to the rise in social media usage by teens, prom invites are no longer simple “yes” or “no” questions. For the sake of posterity, shareability, and Instagram likes, asking a girl or guy to the prom is often a big production that adds even more pressure to the already stressful proposition of asking someone out.

Many handle it with grace, creating a cute event or sign to pop the question:

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Donald Trump’s Use Of Exclamation Points Is A Terror Tactic

For Donald Trump, fear comes in 140 characters

Donald Trump loves the exclamation point—a lot. And he uses it on his Twitter feed—a lot. Trump, who boasts nearly 20 million Twitter followers—still deep in the shadow of Barack Obama and his 80 million followers—uses the exclamation point in so many ways.

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When Memes Are Therapy

How memes are healing for women, people of color and queers

Before Doge, memes held no significance for me. Despite being active on the internet, I didn't understand what they were supposed to mean or what place they had within a larger cultural grasp of my own identity. Early memes—All Your Base Are Belong To Us, Fail, It's A Trap!, and others—represented a kind of toxic, mainstream humor that I found boring and distasteful, something I preferred to distance myself from as a queer woman of color because I #cantrelate.

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Registering To Vote Is Way Easier Than You Think

In less than a minute, you can be a registered voter

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After watching Monday’s presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, you’ll likely be feeling a lot of things. Hopefully, the most powerful feeling you come away with (in a close second to anger-fueled horror) will be to get out and vote.

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