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On November 19, 1863, Lincoln delivered a speech at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Ilia Blinderman flags the above video of various figures reading those famous words: Lincoln’s Gettysburg address (whose five versions can be found here) has shown little wear since its delivery on November 19, exactly 150 years ago. While […]
If you pay any attention to coverage or discussion of poverty issues, you've likely read or heard about this post by a woman named Linda Walther Tirado. Called "Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, Poverty Thoughts," it purports to be an autobiographical account of a poor woman struggling to make ends meet while attending school and attending two jobs. Show More Summary
The pastor at a Florida church thought it was funny. Not everyone agreed. “It was not really offensive, just poor taste,” said Rabbi Alon Levkovitz with Temple Beth Am. For 15 years, Pastor Michael Butzberger at Lighthouse Baptist Church has put a different slogan on his front sign every week. “Something encouraging, inspiring, informative and, […]
Under an unusual government-funded program, the city of Amsterdam is giving alcoholics street-cleaning jobs and paying them partly in beer. "I'm not proud of being an alcoholic, but I am proud to have a job again," said Fred Schiphorst, 60, who is paid six cans of beer a day. Show More Summary
Democrats won’t be able to put up a smokescreen to hide from Obamacare’s failures, Charles Krauthammer said Thursday night.Majority Leader Harry Reid can “argue all [he wants] that the sun rises in the West, it’s not going to work,”Show More Summary
MNsure, Minnesota’s state-run Obamacare exchange, has both good news and bad news.The good news is that the total number of people who have selected a plan and a payment method is up to 24,600, more than double the 11,000 that were trying to pay early in November. Show More Summary
In case you missed it over the weekend, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced plans on 60 Minutes to deliver packages in the future via drone....
On Monday, Sean Hannity called the Obamacare 1-800 number and spoke with a woman named Earline Davis who he questioned about the failing Obamacare exchange website. After asking her if, for example, anybody she has spoken to really likes...Show More Summary
GUNWALKER’S COUSIN: “Moneywalker?”
Although not strictly eligible, the judges quite liked this one…...
The Conservative MP Julie Kirkbride has now followed her husband Andrew MacKay in announcing she won't stand at the next election after the Daily Telegraph's expenses revelations. Over on Iain Dale's diary there's a contribution from the former NI minister Richard Needham defenidng the Bromsgrove MP. Show More Summary
Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison before emerging to lead South Africa out of apartheid, has died at age 95. The former president battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations. With advancing age and bouts of illness, Mandela retreated to a quiet life at […]
'Oh man, I crack myself up.' It looks like the months of negative attention given to the conservative ALEC group hasn't soured conservative poster boys on them: "I will tell you this, my advice to ALEC is very, very simple: Stand your...Show More Summary
Pass the popcorn. Wingnut Georgia Senate candidate Rep. Paul Brown bashes conservative Georgia Senate candidate Jack Kingston as Obamacare-curious.
National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent proposed a compromise that would trade closing the gun show loophole for closing what he deemed "the federal voting loophole," which allows individuals who do not pay federal incomeShow More Summary
It’s unclear how former MSNBC host Martin Bashir’s attack of Sarah Palin would stop an entrepreneur from opening a business, but that is the concern Sarah Palin expressed on Fox and Friends. “My role is to accept his apology and be humble enough and to, you know, accept it and move on,” Palin told the […]
Downing Street has released the following statement from David Cameron: ‘A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a towering figure in our time; a legend… Continue reading The post David Cameron pays tribute to Nelson Mandela appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Most U.S. adults assume the teen pregnancy rate has been going up. They couldn't be more wrong. The post Pregnancy, Birth, And Abortion Rates For U.S. Teens Have All Hit A Record Low appeared first on ThinkProgress.