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The Afghanistan War Is Over! Or Is it?

After more than 13 years of bloody fighting that has cost the lives of more than 2,200 U.S. troops and over $1 trillion, the longest war in America’s history has finally come to an end — or has it? In a low-key flag lowering ceremony today at the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters [...]Show More Summary

SciFi Weekend Part 2: The Best of 2014

Part 1 of SciFi Weekend looked at shows from the past week, including Last Christmas, this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special. Part II lists some of the top and most improved shows of the year. The point is not really to rank them so much as to highlight shows worth watching. Really, how do you [...]Show More Summary

Islamic State Executed Nearly 2,000 People in Six Months: Monitor

The post Islamic State Executed Nearly 2,000 People in Six Months: Monitor appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Jeb Bush jumps to top of GOP Presidential poll pack

Yes, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is a contender for the Republican Presidential nomination, even if he has not officially announced. Bigtime. A new poll shows his leaping to the top of the GOP presidential poll pack: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has opened up a large lead over the Republican presidential field, according to [...]Show More Summary

Football: Win and you’re in

Win and you’re in by Booga Peters There is nothing like going into week 17 knowing that if you win, you’re in the playoffs. That is exactly what the Chargers are facing on Sunday as they travel to Arrowhead stadium to take on the division rival Chiefs. It was just announced today that Alex Smith [...] The post Football: Win and you’re in appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

SciFi Weekend Part 1: Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, And Call the Midwife Christmas Specials, Plus Homeland and The Affair Season Finales, The Interview

This year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, Last Christmas is a “dreamy-weamy”combination of a variety of Steven Moffat tropes and old movies. The early scenes combined elements of Doctor Who episodes such as Blink, Listen, the Silent from The Impossible Astronaut with the Alien movie series. Instead of not blinking, or not being able to see [...]Show More Summary

Thinking Jeb may be the least of several evils?

Thinking Jeb may be the least of several evils? Well, he’s not. Watch him as he scrambles, Romney-like, to make you think he’s a temperate, decent sort of multimillionaire. Not so much. Last week he quietly ended his association with Barclays. This week he’s sneaking away from his relationship with a company that made him [...]Show More Summary

After Calling Obama a ‘Monkey,’ North Korea’s Internet Reportedly Down

After Calling Obama a ‘Monkey,’ North Korea’s Internet Reportedly Down SHANGHAI (Reuters) – North Korea’s Internet and 3G mobile networks were paralyzed on Saturday evening, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. The network had not returned to normal as of 2130 local time, Xinhua reported, citing reporters in the country that had confirmed [...]Show More Summary

2015 Precap

2015 Precap By Peter Funt The year gone by was marked by a tangle of stories involving midterm elections, grand juries and scandalous outfits worn by Sasha and Malia Obama. No need for a tedious yearend recap. Here instead is a precap of news certain to break in 2015: JAN. 1 – President Obama ushers [...] The post 2015 Precap appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

North Korea Calls Obama a ‘Monkey,’ Denies Hacking Sony

North Korea Calls Obama a ‘Monkey,’ Denies Hacking Sony SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea called U.S. President Barack Obama a “monkey” as it blamed Washington Saturday for Internet outages that it has experienced amid a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures. The National Defence Commission, the North’s [...]Show More Summary

Critics loathe “The Interview”

There are two things you can now say about the withdrawn and now not (totally) withdrawn movie “The Interview,” which was pitchforked into the headlines by North Korea’s hacking of Sony Pictures’ website and threats to give a taste of 9/11 terrorismat movie theaters that dare to show it: 1. Seeing it is now a [...]Show More Summary

YouTube is the future of television

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online YouTube may have started off as a way to watch “fail” videos or enjoy illicitly-uploaded movies and television shows, but the online video platform could become a content behemoth on the same level as Disney or Viacom. That’s according to a recent TechCrunch article from Pete Borum [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: Dick Cheney

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit http://politicalcartoons.com The post Cartoon: Dick Cheney appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Anti-De Blasio Banner Flies Over Hudson River: “Our Backs Have Turned to You”

Anti-Bill de Blasio banner saying “Our backs have turned to you” being flown over New York City amid tensions with NYPD. This comes after cops Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were gunned down by Ismaaiyl Brinsley while they sat in their patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant. But former cop John Cardillo blogged that a “large and [...]Show More Summary

The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble

by Walter Brasch Gas prices have plunged to the low $2 range—except in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, the prices at the pump are in the mid-$2 range. That’s because Gov. Tom Corbett and the legislature imposed a 28-cent per gallon surcharge tax. Until 2019, Pennsylvanians will be paying an additional $2.3 billion a year in taxes [...]Show More Summary

Good Year for Government

George Packer reviews a good year for government in The New Yorker. Here’s a consolation to carry into next year, and the next election: in 2014, the maligned, left-for-dead U.S. government worked pretty well. Not perfectly—far from it. Our politics remain rancid. The midterms were a disgrace regardless of your partisan allegiance—flooded with special-interest money [...]Show More Summary

Gordon Pape’s letter to Santa

It’s been many years since I have written a letter to Santa, but with everything that’s going on in the world I decided it was worth a try. After all, if he can fly around the globe delivering presents to billions of kids in one night, maybe he can do some things, too. So here [...] The post Gordon Pape’s letter to Santa appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Cartoon: Peace on Earth – Quit – Install

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit http://politicalcartoons.com The post Cartoon: Peace on Earth – Quit – Install appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

FAA Issues Safety Warning As Drones Become Popular Gifts

The FAA is concerned that the thousands of Americans who find unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, under their Christmas trees this year might end up on Santa’s naughty list, and have issued a warning for budding pilots. Drones are among the most-wanted gifts this Christmas, and manufacturers have sold 200,000 units a month in 2014, [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon: Christmas

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit http://politicalcartoons.com The post Cartoon: Christmas appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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