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Politics Gift Guide

Lest you thought you'd forget about the real world over the holidays

By Jordan Smith, Fri., Dec. 10, 2010

Politics Gift Guide

Morning Buzzkill

Mugs With a Message

Unemployed Philosophers Guild, $12.95

Need a present for the politically engaged early-riser on your gift list? Look no further than the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, which boasts all kinds of fun gifts – including these mugs that don't mince words, perfect for caffeine junkies who take their coffee black with no sugar-coating (available at www.philosophersguild.com):

Disappearing Civil Liberties Mug: Pour hot beverage in, watch liberties disappear. Thanks, USA PATRIOT Act!

Global Warming Mug: Pour hot beverage in, watch the polar ice caps melt, leaving behind a new landscape. No worries, though – Texas is still intact.

Supreme Court Mug: For the lawyer or courtophile on your list, this mug features the stylings of 30 famous cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Pour your hot beverage in, and the losers on each case fade away, leaving behind only the winning parties. Soon to be added: Citizens United and the fading Federal Election Commission.

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