Ben Dreyfuss

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Ben Dreyfuss is the engagement editor at Mother Jones.

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If This Is What Bipartisanship Looks Like, Count Me Out

| Wed Jan. 7, 2015 12:38 AM EST

Earlier today Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner shared a deeply awkward moment that inspired me to make the following joke on Twitter:

Then @darth, our nation's greatest Twitter account, turned that joke into art.

@paulythegun added some keepers as well.

Please add your favorite Pelosi-Boehner/romcom Photoshops in the comments.

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Future Scientist Investigates Ice, Falls Adorably, Wins Everything

| Mon Jan. 5, 2015 6:52 PM EST

This video is from last year but it popped up on Digg today and I really don't care that it's old because today is the first real work day of 2015 and that's sad because work and the passage of time are two of the main reasons I'm going prematurely gray. So, instead of letting that frown sit unturned upside down, press play and, awwwww.

Here is a GIF of the moment when, in Mother Jones copy editor Ian Gordon's words, "someone takes her batteries out."

RIP Mario Cuomo

| Thu Jan. 1, 2015 8:10 PM EST

Former three-term governor of New York Mario Cuomo died Thursday, the same day his son Andrew was inaugurated to a second term of his own as governor of the Empire State.

Here is Mario Cuomo's famous speech criticizing Ronald Reagan from the 1984 Democratic Convention.

This Is What Your Dog Goes Through When You Leave It At Home

| Tue Dec. 30, 2014 2:03 PM EST

Reddit user nigelandtheghost attached a GoPro to his dog to find out what they did when left the house. Turns out the dog has super bad separation anxiety!

I was pretty sure he was going to play guitar in his underwear or solve crimes or something.

(via Junkee)

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