Baratunde Thurston is an American comedian and the digital director of The Onion. He co-founded the black political blog Jack & Jill Politics. He is also a prolific tweeter. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns in Tampa, Fla., on Monday. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Escorting a squadron of bombers, Andrew "Smokey" Salem (Ne-Yo) signals fellow pilots on the way into combat with German forces in the new film Red Tails, based on the experiences of the famed Tuskegee Airmen fighter group. LucasFilm hide caption

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