11 Stories We Didn't Write About, But That You Might Want To Comment On, Including The Second Coming Of Ted Cruz and "Swiftmas"

Let's talk courtroom outbursts, shall we?
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Let's talk courtroom outbursts, shall we?
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What a week. Folks have been up in arms, off the wall, and out of control. Thank goodness for the good eggs out there and thank goodness for all of you good eggs who might have something to say about these 11 stories:

December 12th marked the first day that women took to the voting booths in Saudi Arabia. [WashPo]

Carly Fiorina threw a temper tantrum when confronted (again) by her Planned Parenthood video lie. [Salon]

Robert Lewis Dear, the man accused of opening fire on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, declared himself a "warrior for the babies." [NPR]

Taylor Swift is attempting to copyright a few choice phrases, including "1989," and "swiftmas." [BBC]

More than 200 people have lost their lives in terrorist attacks over the course of two days in Burundi. [Buzzfeed]

Protestors have come out in solidarity against the NRA in remembrance of the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. [CNN]

Nicki Minaj refused to let critics "undermine [her] skill & diversity" in an epic Twitter feud. [People]

Over 200 countries have signed an international deal to halt climate change. [BBC]

Daniel Holtzclaw, the police officer who sexually assaulted over a dozen women, cried like an infant at his sentencing and no one felt bad. [Jezebel]

Ted Cruz has pulled 10 points ahead of Donald Trump in the Iowa polls. May God have mercy on our souls. [Gawker]

Melissa McCarthy has launched her first fashion line just in time for the holidays. [Celebitchy]

Until next week, let's all keep our chins high and faces free of exuberant palming.