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NY Lawmakers Propose Prison Reform Legislation After Shocking Escape

By all accounts, escaping from Clinton Correctional Facility was seemingly “impossible.” Yet, inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat managed to do...

Gotcha! Chris Matthews Pictured Marching for Hillary In July 4 Parade

Jamie Dupree sent this fascinating tweet on Saturday, a picture of Chris Matthews marching in a suburban DC parade next to a Hillary Clinton for President banner. Those MSNBC folks have a natural talent for appearing to be all wrapped up in partisan Democratic politics.

Saturday Gardening Thread: Hot as a Firecracker, Cool as a Cucumber [Y-not, KT, and Weirddave]

Please use the Open Thread below this one for political discussions and whatnot. Thanks. Y-not: Happy Independence Day, gardening morons and moronettes! Today's thread is brought to you by patriotic gardens: (Here are some ideas if you'd like to make...

Facebook is growing into a Major Force in the Instant Messaging Industry

We are all aware that Facebook is the king of social networking thanks to its fantastic user base that is well over 1.44 billion people from all over the world. Today, everybody has a Facebook account or page for that matter. However,...Show More Summary

On Iran, Obama Will Prevail

(Originally published at The Washington Spectator) Joseph Cirincione is the president of the Ploughshares Fund, a nonprofit global security foundation dedicated to reducing nuclear stockpiles and stopping emerging nuclear powers. He is also a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s International Security Advisory Board. Show More Summary

"Pomp and Parade"

On celebrating Independence Day, John Adams may have said it best: The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. Show More Summary

How American presidents have spent the Fourth of July

When America has a birthday, the president is expected to throw it a party. While most of us honor our nation with a cookout and some fireworks, US presidents deliver patriotic speeches, honor troops, and even plan wars. Others have used the time to recline in presidential fashion, and several have even died on America's birthday. Show More Summary

Red Skelton’s Pledge Of Allegiance

This Independence Day holiday is an excellent time to revisit one of Red Skelton’s most endearing works: his recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and what that pledge means. You

Government Run Civil War Site Eliminates Confederate Flag Without Consulting Historians

The Battle of Fort Sumter off the coast of South Carolina is one of the first major battles between the nascent Confederacy and the federal army under the newly elected

Stained Flowers

Observed at the corner of Q and 31 Streets, Georgetown, D.C.:

"My fellow commenters: I thought the whole point of a vacation was to do the things YOU want to do."

"That's exactly what this author did. And what's in so many comments but: 'You drove too fast.' 'You should have stopped more.' 'You obviously didn't see anything.' 'You're inexperienced at driving? How girly.' 'Your trip was too quick and too short.' "If all you wanted to do was drive 700 miles, you could have done it on a boring route.' Sigh. Show More Summary

Immigrant Groups Warn TPP Could Cause More Migration North

Today, another group rose up to voice opposition to the TPP. This time the opposition is based on an unintended consequence of the NAFTA and CAFTA trade deals. While these deals costs jobs and factories in the U.S., they also devastated small farms in northern Mexico, causing a massive forced migration northward. Show More Summary

A $6 Million Dollar Pick-Up? Where are Democrats Howling About “Income Inequality”

Really, a $6 million pick-up truck. We’ll just show it to you. It was up for auction, top bid was $50,000. Since there was a minimum bid, we don’t know what the minimum was, it didn’t sell. When we first saw the headline about a $6 million pick-up we thought the story was about Kim Kardashian. Show More Summary

Use Gmail’s Guess Method to Track Email Addresses of Unknown People

Hand shaking, exchanging phone numbers feels like communication tips from a different era. It is 2015, and we are in the world where every second is used by technology. Hence, asking for email addresses is often necessary for any communication. Show More Summary

OXI Dokey

As Greece prepares to vote on a bailout package that is technically no longer there, the Marxist clown who is its finance minister does his bit for diplomacy. BBC: Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has accused Athens’ creditors...Show More Summary

#FireDancey UPDATE: Journalists’ reaction reveals Canadian Media Party’s “sickness”

Our flourishing petition campaign to have Brent Dancey fired from Alberta’s NDP Ministry of the Environment continues, and the mainstream media is finally starting to notice. Sort of. These “journalists” think there needs to be an investigation into me, for daring to look into Dancey’s background. (Remember: Brent Dancey is the new chief of staff of […]

Next Steps in the Normalization of U.S.-Cuban Relations: Thoughts From the Cuban Five

Now that United States and Cuba are preparing to open embassies in each other's countries, what else needs to happen to support the process of détente between the two countries? During a recent visit to Cuba I posed this question toShow More Summary

Instagram is Trending with the New Wall Scout to Stand Out

More or less, Instagram has always been about fashion and outfit. People upload photos they like and share it with friends and followers. This brings them recognition and fame, which is needed in today’s world. However, there is a new culture that is creating a buzz in Instagram, nowadays. Show More Summary

Happy Independence Day - [BCochran]

AoSHQ's official baseball corespondent brings you some thoughts on the holiday Happy Independence Day to Ace, the Cobs, the Weekend Open Bloggers, all of you Morons, Ettes, Lurkers, Advertisers and whoever else frequents this den of iniquity. While, for obvious...

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