12 Stories We Didn't Write About, But That You Might Want To Comment On, Including Islamophobia And Martin Shkreli's Twitter Tantrum

Two debates in one week! Are you sick of politics yet?
Publish date:
December 20, 2015
politics, transphobia, xonews, HIllary Clinton, News Roundup, Donald Trump

If you're here with me in the U.S., you've probably been suffering from "political debate over-saturation syndrome." I don't want your condition to worsen. I want us all the feel our best. Less than 25% of these 12 stories are presidentially-oriented, but 100% of them are wholly yours to discuss with each other down in the comments.

Alison Freer just sent me this link about my alma mater, Oberlin College, where rad students are shutting down cultural appropriation in the school's cafeterias. [The Daily Beast]

Supermodel Bar Refaeli has been arrested and is being investigated for tax fraud. [Celebitchy]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoga has agreed to withdraw Turkish troops from Iraq. [BBC]

Caitlyn Jenner's recent transphobic comments are part of a much, much bigger problem. [Buzzfeed]

Martin Shkreli has stepped down from his position as evil pharmaceutical overlord and CEO after being arrested and melting down on Twitter. [Jezebel]

Los Angeles schools were closed this week after a terror threat officials now say was "not credible." [LA Times]

Tennessee teen Zaevion Dobson gave his life shielding three young girls from a random shooter. [NY Daily News]

Bernie Sanders sued the DNC for claiming he illicitly obtained Clinton's confidential voter data (but he and Hillary are totally cool now). [Gawker]

Hillary Clinton referred to Donald Trump as "ISIS's best recruiter." [CNN]

And O'Malley thinks he's a fascist. [Salon]

Dozens are reported missing after over 22 buildings collapsed in Shenzhen, China. [Buzzfeed]

An entire Virginia school district shut it's doors after a lesson on Islam prompted idiocy and outrage. [NYT]

Whether you want to talk about these issues or not, please do say something here about the state of our world. I really like to know what you think, A, and, B, I like when the comment counts are in the quadruple digits on my weekend posts, because you = my weekend reading. Thanks a ton.