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Closer to the Finish Line

With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination. For the first time in 13 years,...Show More Summary

'Ouija' Review: Five Dumb Teens Summon Demons, Audience Suffers

If you thought movies based on board games was a desperately bad idea, Hasbro's "Ouija" will only make you long for the genius of "Battleship." Five cookie-cutter teenagers upset and confused over the mysterious death of a friend, decide to use a Ouija board to end the confusion. Show More Summary

A Shot At Democracy For Tunisia

Noah Feldman previews the upcoming legislative elections, the country’s first since ratifying its new constitution in January. The main contenders are the ruling Ennahda party, which espouses a moderate form of political Islam, and Nidaa Tounes, a secular party whose main appeal to many voters “is that it isn’t Ennahda”: What will happen Sunday? Polls […]

Bloomberg Injects $1.7 Million for Gun Control Governor in Connecticut Race

Gun control proponent Michael Bloomberg is injecting $1.7 million into the Connecticut governor's race to help gun control Governor Dannel Malloy (D) pull out a victory. As Breitbart News previously reported, Malloy signed draconian gun laws passed by the state legislation in the dark of night on April 2013. Show More Summary

BBC: 29 Killed as Sinai Attacks Target Security Forces

This article originally appeared at BBC: A suspected jihadist car bomb has killed at least 26 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint in Sinai, officials say. The attack took place near El Arish, the main town in the north of the restive peninsula. Show More Summary

Anything But Conservative

I have often thought the ABC lacks TV current affairs shows with Left-wing hosts, and that tiny gap in its coverage is now being fixed:…

Zimbabwe: 'Gucci' Grace Mugabe Confirms Ambition to Succeed Dictator Husband

Grace Mugabe, the wife of longtime Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe, has announced that she intends to succeed her 90-year-old husband who has ruled over the country for thirty-four years. “People say I want to be president, why not? Am I not a Zimbabwean?” said Grace Mugabe, who at 49-years of age is over four decades younger than her husband. Show More Summary

Federal Workers’ Job Satisfaction Slips

More than 90% of federal employees say they are willing to put in extra effort to get their work done, but far fewer are satisfied with their jobs, pay or the agencies for which they work, according to an annual survey released Friday about the federal workforce.

When Misogyny and American Gun Culture Meet

The results can be horrible: Two students are dead after one of them opened fire Friday morning in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria before turning the gun on himself, according to law-enforcement sources. Police said four other people were wounded  in the 10:45 a.m. shooting. Austin Joyner, a student at the school, said on Twitter that he […]

Pennsylvania Governor Turns to Fear Factor in Final Push

Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania may be down in most polls by double-digits to his Democratic rival, Tom Wolf, but he can still make a scary ad.

Building a Better World: Seven Decades of U.S. Engagement With the UN

Today is UN Day. This year marks the 69th year since the UN Charter entered into force. To wish the United Nations a happy birthday, we pulled together a collection of quotes that span the almost seven decades of U.S.

These Two Charts Show The US's Multi-Billion-Dollar Failure To End Afghanistan's Opium Trade

Opium poppy cultivation sprawled to more than a half-million acres in Afghanistan last year, a record according to a report by the Inspector General responsible for overseeing Afghanistan's reconstruction. Two charts in the report convey the sheer depth of the US's failure to end a globally illegal industry that directly funds the Taliban. Show More Summary

From the Upshot: Senate Model Update

Recent polling shows Democrat Gary Peters continuing to consolidate his standing in Michigan, while new polls in Georgia suggest that David Perdue's lead over Michelle Nunn has evaporated.

Porn star Lisa Ann on her relationship with Notre Dame wide receiver Justin Brent: “YOLO”

"I am very entertained by the incredible amount of commentary about my date," the 42-year-old adult actress tweeted

Bernard Kerik: NYC Lone Wolf Ax Attack Just the Beginning

Friday on NewsMax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," the former commissioner of the New York Police Department Bernard Kerik said yesterday's New York City, hatchet attack on two police officers in Queens is "only the beginning." Kerik pointed to the recent lone wolf attacks in the U.S. Show More Summary

America's Number One Vote Suppressor?

The president and his fellow progressives are also trying this campaign season to make “voter suppression” an election issue.

I Can’t Even…

I’ve not bothered with Andrew Sullivan for a long time. His schtick — the reasonable man, “of no clique or party”–  just doesn’t work for me.  I’ve seen too much of his thumb on the scale in his sweet reason, for one thing, and for another, the real value he had as an aggregator of random interesting [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Whistleblowers, Protests, Investigations, OH MY!

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