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Georgia House Republicans want to silence dissent while padding their own caucuses with unlimited cash

Georgia House Republicans have hijacked a Senate bill dealing with ethics fines for elected officials and candidates by adding provisions that would allow for unlimited contributions to party caucuses while placing new restrictions on paid issue advocacy within 180 days of an election. Show More Summary

Pizza Hut’s Plan to Make Pizzas in a Gazillion Different Flavors Is a Flop

As unappealing as they look, apparently. Last fall, Pizza Hut's aggressive menu revamp purportedly gave customers "over 2 billion combinations of pizzas." That struck some people as a few too many, and, as it turns out, it was: The chain's...Show More Summary

Look: Sandstorm hits Gansu province, blankets city in unearthly haze

23 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The city of Dunhuang in China's Northwestern province of Gansu was blasted by a mighty sandstorm yesterday—and we don't just mean a blaring rendition of the iconic EDM anthem. [ more › ]

25 Things I Learned At Burgerama in Southern California

I know a Prius or Car2Go is better for the environment, but if you show up at a music festival in this, well... YOU WIN. Kelly O Burgerama is a festival curated by the excellent Burger Records label. The actual hamburgers at the fest were dry as hundred-year-old pieces of cardboard, and I firmly believe Burgerama should team up with In-N-Out instead. Show More Summary

Art, War, Gold

It's been exactly nine years since the glorious day when Michael Govan, the newly appointed Director of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, greeted a larger than usual crowd at a press opening in March of 2006. He started with a priceless...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: No More “Trustee” Sam, Potential Artscape Hub for Weston, and an UberX Crackdown

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A bit of good news to close the day: Former Toronto District School Board trustee Sam “@TrusteeSam” Sotiropoulos (Ward 20, Scarborough-Agincourt) has been banned from running in the next municipal election. A 2014 Villain on this very […]

"Build Your Own Lab Equipment" - TRend

The fabricate your own labware trend strengthens,At an upcoming "TReND in Africa" (Teaching and Research in Neuroscience for Development) workshop, application here, Participants their own fully functioning 3D printer (MOST RepRap delta) during the course and receive basic training in their use and maintenance. Show More Summary


The anxiety comes and goes. Sometimes it gets pretty heavy, enough to cause me to dry-heave, instantly. I don't handle it very well. It was Friday the 13th of March, just two weeks ago. I had recently been given an opportunity to present my business plan to a small group of well-qualified investors. Show More Summary

The Walking Dead Awards: “Everything gets a return”

Each week, we comb through the guts of “The Walking Dead,” much like a horde of hungry walkers, to bring you the episode’s best moments, surprises, and other post-apocalyptic curiosities. This week: Broken casserole dishes, broken jugular veins, and broken-down society.

An Apology For Anyone Who May Have Watched Saturday's Sounders Match

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I feel the need to apologize for Saturday’s Sounders match, which ended in a 0-0 draw with FC Dallas. Let’s be clear: it’s not the fact of a tie that was the problem, nor even the lack of scoring. 0-0 draws take a bad rap, but contrary...Show More Summary

‘The Breakfast Club’ 30th anniversary re-release at theaters

Anyone who was coming of age in the 1980s remembers the brat pack from “The Breakfast Club,” and we all have our favorite lines or scenes. For me, after a particularly tough day, dancing wildly, dropping...

RFRA backers are being dishonest in the name of God

The strongest argument offered by advocates for a Georgia “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” is that Senate Bill 129 is a virtual copy of federal legislation passed by Congress almost unanimously more than 20 years ago....

MRs: Sine Die coming, No RFRA hearing this morning, 2016 underway

National Who is the ideal GOP candidate? O’Malley rips Bush, Clinton Fiorina expects to announce next month or May Schumer gunning for Reid’s job Boehner: White House response to Netanyahu “reprehensible” Local What’s ahead before Sine...Show More Summary

Syrian Rebels Capture Idlib, by Aron Lund

– Guest post for Syria Comment by Aron Lund, editor of Syria in Crisis On March 28, Syrian rebels and jihadi fighters announced that they had captured the city of Idlib, posting pictures and videos online that showed them in control of government buildings and other landmarks. Show More Summary

House Judiciary Committee Will Reconsider Religious Freedom Bill

Just before the House adjourned Friday afternoon for a long weekend, Judiciary Committee Chair Wendell Willard announced that his committee will meet on Monday at 10 AM, presumably to take another stab at finding common ground that will...Show More Summary

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