Check out this map that shows just how far that fence jumper got into the White House. It's genuinely shocking that anyone could get that far into the compound without being stopped. I've been there. Lots of security.
Melissa Klein’s business couldn’t sustain itself once word got out that she wouldn’t serve gay couples. The free market is a bitch. In January 2013, Sweet Cakes By Melissa refused service to a lesbian couple looking for a wedding cake. The subsequent fallout included national media attention and a state investigation for anti-gay discrimination — [...]
• The star of the hit movie God’s Not Dead and the upcoming movie Let the Lion Roar, Kevin Sorbo, explains what he really meant when he said the Jews killed Jesus Christ. • Retired astronaut, Navy Captain and husband to Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, shares his argument for responsible gun ownership and what he is doing to make [...]
A GQ profile of George Zimmerman has some startling revelations. After running up debts hiding out in hotels around the country, the family apparently attempted to monetize their infamous name with a “Z” brand of self-defense products. As explained by George’s brother, Robert, who “[learned] a lot from Keeping Up With the Kardashians”: “There’s the [...]
We'll be posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day for the next couple of weeks. Our last installment looked at stagnating middle-class incomes. Today, we look at both sides of the income split and how they've traded places. Show More Summary
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George Osborne, Great Britain’s (still united since late September 2014) most popular monster is determined to drive the poor into a fine powder.
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Here’s another person we want protecting our communities and keeping the peace. WCVB reports that a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police Officer by the name of Jason Barriteau is the man behind an offensive Facebook page that attacked LGBT people, Jews, women, and people of different colors and races. Barriteau created the page under the [...]
The Brazilian boy was born at 6lb, 6oz, but can’t stop eating. Doctors believe the boy, Misael, may be suffering from Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). This rare genetic condition is characterized by a constant hunger and desire to heat, which can lead to not only dangerous weight gain but also to learning difficulties and reduced muscle [...]
Shortly before I retired as assistant director of the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division in April, I watched a bizarre kidnapping unfold. An older man was Tased, beaten and zip-tied, then forcibly taken from his home in Wake Forest, N.C. The victim was the father of a local prosecutor...
As a reader of Chicago Tribune opinion pages, you're a keen student of the moment — of whatever news and commentary drive the day. (You're also smart, accomplished and attractive even in deep puce.) Yet your focus on events du jour courts problems. Show More Summary
Twenty-five years after the unforgettable Tiananmen Square demonstrations, people in China are again massing in support of democracy and human rights, in defiance of the government in Beijing.
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There is a forgotten contest in this year's U.S. midterm elections. Actually, there are 435 of them: the races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Walmart is defending itself from a suit by comedian Tracy Morgan by saying the injuries he incurred were his own fault. In its response Monday, Wal-Mart denied any responsibility for the auto accident — and said Morgan’s claim that the crash came from their negligence was bogus. “Upon information and belief, plaintiffs’ injuries, if any, [...]
Via Southern Feminism. Open thread below...
From the September 29 edition of CNN's CNN Tonight: Previously: Religion Writers Slam Fox News' "Atrocious" Reza Aslan Interview Scholar Reza Aslan On Fox's "Inherent Anti-Muslim Bias": "They Know How To Sell A Product" And "Fear Sells A Product" Right-Wing Media Try To Make Boko Haram The New Face Of Islam
A 1911 photo of "breaker boys." Starting around 1866 in the United States, impurities were removed from coal by breakers, most of them between the ages of 8 and 12. They worked 10 hours a day, six days a week, perched on wooden seats...Show More Summary
Presumable taking a page out of Aphex Twin's book on "weird mediums through which you can release your album," Tomorrow's Modern Boxes dropped on BitTorrent. The software is known primarily for utilizing peer-to-peer networks in order to distribute large amounts of data over the internet. Show More Summary