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I Run to Win

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The legendary reporter contemplates a run with Norman Mailer.

Italy Will Crush Domino's Pizza

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Yes, the famed American fast-food pizza chain thinks it can sell pizza to Italians. Good luck.

Kim Davis Took Her Position With Intent To Deny Marriage Licenses

In defense of Kim Davis, conservatives often point out that ‘the definition of marriage changed’ after Davis, the Kentucky County Clerk who has been at the center of a battle between the right to marry and the right to prevent others from doing things based on religious belief, took office. Show More Summary

Unbroken and Unbowed in Belarus

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Nikolai Statkevich is out of jail and back leading protests in Minsk and admiration for his stubborn bravery is growing.

Meet Little Miss Overshare and Mr Selfie

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The humorist Dan Zevin has crafted a witty parody of the ‘Mr. Men,’ with characters—including Mr. Humblebrag and Little Miss Basic--whose self-obsessions skewer the most irritating people around us.

President? Unlikely. Pulitzer? Maybe

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Decorated Marine, Cabinet official, U.S. Senator, and now presidential candidate, James Webb has somehow found the time to write books, and they say a lot about him.

US, Russia to hold new Syria air safety talks, report

Russia and the United States are set to renew talks to avoid accidents in Syrian air space as the two countries conduct separate bombing campaigns, a US official said. The Pentagon expressed alarm this week after Russia failed to quickly answer proposals made during initial talks, even as it launched cruise missiles from the Caspian […]

Could Big College Towns Save America?

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

While everywhere else suffered in the recession, this new urban species somehow kept unemployment, costs of living, and crime rates down. What we can learn from ‘University Cities.’

Can Joc Pederson Kill the Jewish Cliché?

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Dodgers’ power hitting phenom is in a good position to destroy once and for all the stereotype that Jewish jocks are all brains and no brawn.

Porn’s Norma Rae Moment

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

After years of struggle, adult performers have banded together to create its first coalition: The Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC).

On Asperger’s and Umpqua

If Chris Harper-Mercer didn’t take the coward’s way out after the shooting at Umpqua Community College I imagine his defense would have been one of two things, either bullying or Asperger’s. In the 15 years I’ve been writing about school shootings those seem to be the two most popular scapegoats for those looking to escape […]

Scary potato man caught in underage Backpage sting

43-year-old Corwin Thomas Moose (I can’t make this stuff up folks), of Maple Grove, Minnesota, has been recently arrested and charged with two counts of prostitution of a minor. A 16-year-old girl was allegedly advertising herself on Backpage for sex. I see that Backpage’s age verification process hasn’t changed at all, but I digress. Moose […]

Echoes of Afghanistan in Syria

Paul R. Pillar Russia Syria Afghanistan, Middle East The Russian military intervention to shore up the Assad regime in Syria, coupled with the previously begun U.S.-led military intervention in the same country—amid uncertainty about U.S. Show More Summary

Monsters Among Us: Ali Salim raped and killed pregnant Deanna Ballman; Sentenced to just over 36 years in prison

Victims Deanna Ballman Mabel Lilly Ballman (unborn child) No Drama: The Craigslist Killing of Deanna Ballman (GREAT post with links for the other posts) Doctor accused in murder, rape of pregnant woman Deanna Ballman Murder: Ali Salim, Ohio doctor, charged in 2012 murder of pregnant woman Ohio doctor accused of raping, injecting pregnant woman with […]

Donation pages for the victims of the Umpqua Community College Shooting

The following are the GoFundMe pages for many of the victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting. Some are survivors and unfortunately too many are not. All their families need assistance with various costs stemming from the shooting. Please consider donating. Any help they can receive would go a long way in helping not only […]

You don’t have to be an old man to be a Kik Kreeper

Dispelling the creepy old man myth that permeates these stories 21-year-old Kendall Carter, of Milton, Tennessee, was recently indicted on child porn charges. Carter allegedly posed as a 14-year-old boy on our favorite messaging app Kik using the aliases of Kenny, mrstang76 and olliej2222. He reportedly would use the old pedophile trick of gaining explicit […]

Bernie Sanders gains ground on Hillary Clinton as first Democratic debate approaches

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Just days before she will take the stage in the first Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton’s lead over rival Bernie Sanders has narrowed, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Clinton’s support among Democratic voters fell 10 points within less than a week. From October 4 to October 9,...

Will Florida Judge Jerri Collins Be Impeached For Sentencing A Domestic Abuse Victim To Jail? [Video]

Florida Judge Jerri Collins is coming under scrutiny after a video showed her berating a domestic abuse victim for missing the trial of Myles Brennan, who was the alleged attacker in the case. Although the sobbing victim apparently wanted to let the case drop, and she claimed she was suffering from anxiety and depression, Judge... Show More Summary

ISIL advances on Aleppo despite Russia airstrikes

Group captures a string of villages near Aleppo in a lightning attack that brings them closer to the prized Syrian city.

SF Bay Area man accused of being social networking date rapist

20-year-old Kwangmin Jin of San Ramon, California, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting four women in the San Francisco Bay area, specifically Fremont, California. Drugging and sexual assault are the terms the article used but let’s call a spade a spade. That sounds a lot like date rape. Anyway, Jin is said to have […]

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