Barack Obama shook the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro on his way to speak at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. The moment is special and unprecedented since the U.S. has held an economic embargo on Cuba since 1953, and Mandela was praised for his ability to unite enemies across political and racial divides. Show More Summary
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Making omelettes, breaking eggs, etc.
Many more readers fuel the thread: “The obvious question is: Code what? And the fact that it apparently isn’t being asked suggests that those pushing this are massively ignorant of the IT field they are trying to prepare their kids for.” This reader’s argument is awfully reductive. When I think of introducing “coding” to public education, it’s […]
Martha Robertson promised to hire a computer forensic firm to justify her fundraising claim that GOP operatives hacked her website.
I’m traveling today for a conference, which I’ll be attending for the rest of the week. Posting will be light and sporadic. So, open thread and stuff. In related site news, the comment flagging we announced not so long ago seems to be working well. I’ve taken to deleting some of the more egregious comments...
Federal contractors who worked in war zones reported post-traumatic stress disorder and depression at rates similar to military personnel in a recent survey by the RAND Corporation. Twenty-five percent of private contractors in the study met the criteria for PTSD, while 18 percent screened positive for depression. About half reported alcohol abuse. By comparison, the rates […]
"I want to be with George"
No fewer than 10 of Wales's 40 MPs spoke during yesterday's parliamentary tributes to Nelson Mandela. Some speeches were more personal than others. Peter Hain, who grew up in South Africa and made his name fighting apartheid, remembered...Show More Summary
Killer's child was 4-days old on day of attack - “Al Qaeda...I love them, they're my brothers”
How the Ryan-Murray budget deal compares with other recent fiscal efforts.
We’ve gathered a few stories of interest on the latest in Obamacare developments and commentary this weekend. Apparently, some insurance agents are feeling left out of “Obamacare.” As the Associated Press reports Sunday, some frustrated insurers and agents wish they
- WED DEC 10, 2003 AT 07:33 PM EST - Dispatch from THE GREAT STATE OF MAINE... Cheers and Jeers (with apologies...but not really...to TV Guide) CHEERS to Howard Dean for his extraordinary Gore Score. The early endorsement is cherry on top of the whipped cream (union endorsements) on top of the ice cream (grassroots) on top of the cake (Dean). Show More Summary
The assailants got in and out without notice, the sign of a professional job.
Saturday Night Card Game takes the night off to remember.
In the year since the massacre of 26 schoolchildren and adults in Newtown, Conn., efforts to pass gun legislation have stalled in the U.S. Congress but shifted to the states, helped by the deep pockets of outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I). Show More Summary
Disney's computer animated movie Frozen topped the weekend's movie box office receipts at an estimated $31.6 million, enough to eclipse Lionsgate's Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which ended the three-day frame with $27 million, Variety reports. Show More Summary
Republicans trying to bring church and state closer together in Oklahoma have opened the door to an unlikely group: Satanists. A Ten Commandments monument was installed at the Capitol Grounds last year with funding from a GOP legislator, despite an outcry from legal experts who called it unconstitutional. Show More Summary
A statue of the inventor Nikola Tesla -- equipped with free w-fi and a time capsule to be opened in 2043 -- was unveiled in Silicon Valley Saturday. The statue is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign organized in May 2013 by Northern Imagination, a Palo Alto company started by entrepreneur Dorrian Porter. Show More Summary