Michael Shammas
Michael Shammas

Second-year Harvard Law student, politico, Breaking Bad fan, cynical idealist, coffee addict, & Duke sports fanatic. Contact me at mshammas@jd16.law.harvard.edu.

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March 28, 2014

This Would Be a Great Way to Prevent Another Crimea and Just About Every Other Conflict

It could be our greatest weapon.

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March 10, 2014

Would You Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test? Take This Quiz

Only 66% of native-born Americans can pass the citizenship exam. Are you one of them?
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Jan. 16, 2014

Should You Be Outed For Posting a Negative Yelp Review? A Judge Says Yes.

The ruling, which is being appealed, should trouble anyone who cares about their online privacy.
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Jan. 13, 2014

The Story of Our Generation, in 14 Photos

We've been through a lot.
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Nov. 17, 2013

Why JFK Has More to Teach Us Now Than Ever

We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?
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Nov. 15, 2013

Obamacare Website Compared to Hurricane Katrina By Ex-Bush Official

He was not making a joke.

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Nov. 15, 2013
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Nov. 15, 2013

San Francisco Turned Into Gotham to Make a 5-Year-Old Cancer Patient's Dream Come True

Thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation, the San Francisco Chronicle, the police, and thousands of others, a five-year-old leukemia patient is getting the wish of a lifetime.
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Nov. 15, 2013

Ms. Bum Bum is a Real Thing in Brazil and It's Awesome

And like other beauty competitions, this one was plagued by scandal.
Nov. 15, 2013

This Reporter Couldn't Find Any People to Talk to, So He Interviewed a Cat

Proof that animals are equally as or more interesting than humans.
Nov. 11, 2013

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

And, no, politician isn't on the list.

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Nov. 9, 2013

Rand Paul Plagiarism: Decide for Yourself

In addition to plagiarizing his father's ideology, Rand Paul can't help plagiarizing other things, too...
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Nov. 8, 2013

Kevin Blackistone: National Anthem is a War Anthem

Should we sing the Star-Spangled Banner before sports games? Professor Kevin Blackistone doesn't think so.
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Nov. 8, 2013

Jews For Jesus Gets a Boost From George W. Bush

Are you Jewish? Do you deny Jesus Christ as your one and only savior? Well, George Bush has something to say about that!
Nov. 8, 2013

Home Depot Tweet Shows Amazing Tone-Deafness

Home Depot tweeted a racist photo that wasn't funny at all. The response to the photo, however, was hilarious.
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Nov. 8, 2013

Benghazi '60 Minutes' Report: Why the Mainstream Media Goes For Right-Wing BS

When CBS aired a "60 Minutes" Story on Benghazi last month, conspiracy theorists and tea partiers alike rejoiced. Unfortunately for them, the whole thing was a fraud.

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Nov. 4, 2013

Guy Fawkes Day: Why 'V for Vendetta' is More Important Than Ever

V for Vendetta reveals who we have to blame for unhindered NSA spying, drone strikes, mass incarceration, and the shredding of the Bill of Rights.
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Nov. 1, 2013

Jon Stewart Has a Profanity-Laden Message for the Mainstream Media

Jon Stewart's message to the media is one they've been needing to hear for a long, long time.
Nov. 1, 2013

This Is the Most Technologically Advanced Game of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" You'll Ever See

Scared of robots? Does an endless game of "rock, paper, scissors" sound like your worst nightmare? Well, prepare to be doubly frightened.
Nov. 1, 2013

Two Simple Graphs Prove Racism is Still Accepted in America

According to a new poll, a majority of Republicans find nothing wrong with blackface. Think you misread that? Unfortunately, you didn't.