True, the GBI report into Don Balfour’s expenses has been completed for quite some time. And it’s true that Balfour received a censure from his peers over some ridiculous charges that he felt we the taxpayers needed to pay. And, as noted by Senator McKoon in the story above both when the investigation began and [...]
Above: today in history; Below, today in news: National: We are all Slaves to the Math (Intelligent Life) Japan isn’t a cautionary tale, it’s the path (Opinionator) “Happy Birthday” owners get sued for being less than snugly (ArsTechnica) When The Beautiful Game Turns Ugly (ESPN) About Glass-Steagall, FDR was less than thrilled (Echoes) How mortgage [...]
Last night eight of the nine mayoral candidates showed up at the downtown Seattle Public Library to read from their favorite books. Mayor Mike McGinn read from Joseph Heller's Catch 22, Bruce Harrell from Doris Kearns Goodwin's Lincoln...Show More Summary
During a recent interview with the Washington Blade, the 52-year-old rocker was asked her opinion on Jolie's double mastectomy, and her sentiments did not echo those of other celebrities who lauded the 38-year-old mother of six. Etheridge...Show More Summary
? Black Tree on the LES is launching a summer "Slip and Slide-r" happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. A slider-size sandwich board ($9) offers three sandwiches with daily changing fillings like ale-braised short rib. Chase your sliders with local craft beers on tap ($4) or a glass of wine. Show More Summary
I recently attended Celebrating Pride and Building Movements: An Evening Dedicated to LGBTI Rights in Uganda. Before I arrived, I had no impressions of what the night might hold, other than a discussion of the situation in Uganda.
The Lone Ranger Comes to Atlanta: Find Him For a Chance to Win a Trip to New Mexico This post is sponsored by Disney, so you know it’s going to be good:) Find The Lone Ranger and Tonto around... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
June is Torture Awareness Month, and this year the National Religious Campaign Against Torture has declared its theme to be "healing a culture of torture."...
In the 8,000 foot altitude of Aspen Colorado, while the famous Food And Wine Festival took over the town, the local residents continue on with daily life of outdoors, and always the arts.
This NYTimes article looks at what happens to women who are denied abortions, and how they compare with women who successfully had the abortions they sought, while also delving into a fascinating tangent on Czechoslovakia's abortionShow More Summary
Fred rules. "He's not coming back." —Dunkin' Brands Group CFO Paul Carbone doesn't want to talk about Fred the Baker anymore. [AP] Read more posts by Hugh Merwin
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Gripping the suspended bar, he vaults off the platform and flies into the air, pumping higher with each sweep.
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In the book section this week, we pit brother against brother for your amusement: Bill Savage reviews Dan Savage's new book, and Dan Savage reviews Bill Savage's new book. If Dan's review of Chicago by Day and Night didn't convince you to give the book a try, you should watch this interview with Bill and his co-author Paul Durica. Show More Summary
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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made his most direct comment yet about his future political plans in a conversation with "Airtalk" host Larry Mantle on KPCC. He doesn't say when he would run for governor, which is kind of crucial. More inside.