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A Look Far Into the Past

Here's a fascinating look at the Victorian origins of that seemingly ultimate 21st century thing, the "personal brand."

Harry Reid, His Romney Tax Allegations, and No Regrets

A recurring episode of the 2012 presidential campaign was Sen. Harry Reid (D., Nev.) assailing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for supposedly not paying personal income taxes for 10 years. This week, Reid, in a valedictory interview with CNN, said he has no regrets about pushing the claim about Mr. Romney’s taxes.

Walmart asks Arkansas governor not to sign hate law

Undeterred by the massive backlash against Indiana's license-to-discriminate law, the Arkansas House Tuesday afternoon passed its own bill allowing businesses to discriminate against (LGBT) people they object to on religious grounds....Show More Summary

Texas Republicans: Stop HIV By Abstinence

The dumbing down of Texas continues as lawmakers passed an amendment that defunds HIV/STD prevention programs and diverts $3 million over the next biennium to abstinence-only sexual education programs. House Democrats fought against the amendment to the House budget proposal which was presented by Rep. Stuart Spitzer (R-Kaufman). “Is it not significant that Texas has [...]

Conservatives Take Borowitz Satire Seriously; Go Crazy

Conservatives are losing their sht again after a unsourced post by QPolitical was published, which apparently was taken straight from a piece by Andy Borowitz, the political satirist. Conservatives are pissed, y’all. They’re also racists. One commenter writes, “Everything this filthy negro does has done is Madness!!” [sic] QPolitical claimed in their post that President [...]

Inventor of the Pet Rock Dies

Gary Dahl, the creator of one of the most inexplicable consumer fads in U.S. history, has died at age 78 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Dahl sold 1.5 million Pet Rocks for $3.95 in 1975. The fad made Dahl, a broke freelance advertising copywriter when he hit on the idea, a millionaire practically overnight. Show More Summary

"I could literally show you 20 charts, and 19 of them would show no relationship between the amount of parents’ time and children’s outcomes... Nada. Zippo."

Says Melissa Milkie, a sociologist co-author of "the first large-scale longitudinal study of parent time to be published in April in the Journal of Marriage and Family."The study’s findings shook some parents, many of whom had built their lives around the idea that the more time with children, the better. Show More Summary

Legislature Avoids Treating Vaping Like Smoking, For Now

The state Senate yesterday unanimously approved HB1186, which was one of two bills emerging from the House aimed at putting some restrictions on sales of vaping products (the other, HB1078, failed). There are a lot of things to dislike about HB1186. While it bans sales to minors, which isn’t all that controversial, it puts in...

It Begins: Indiana Pizza Joint Says They Won’t Cater to Gay Weddings

A Walkerton, Indiana pizza shop says it will not provide pizzas to a gay wedding. And we all know how gays love their pizza weddings! The O’Connor family says they are not discriminating against anyone. ABC57 News – See the … Continue reading ?

Rand Paul doesn't believe in gay rights because he's an idiot (and a bigot?)

By Michael J.W. Stickings Rand Paul, supposed libertarian but really not, doesn't much care for the gays. And he certainly doesn't think they have rights: Sen. Rand Paul said he doesn't buy into the concept of gay rights because they are defined by a gay person's lifestyle. Show More Summary

Another Megyn Kelly Fib About Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law And LGBT Civil Rights

Megyn Kelly continued her misinformation campaign in defense of Indiana's "religious freedom" law, claiming that the measure won't further discrimination against LGBT people because discrimination is already allowed in Indiana, due to a lack of statewide protections against anti-gay discrimination. Show More Summary

Howard Dean: Yeah, It's Time to Walk Away From the Iran Negotiations

According to some White House defenders'  simplistic and demagogic formulation, skeptics of the Iran deal are beating the drums of war. This...

First Openly Gay Congressman Says ‘Prejudice Is Alive and Well’ in Indiana

Barney Frank speaks out against the state's new law and says a federal version he supported was "overly drawn"

Slam Dunk! Soros Funds 3 Out of 4 Final Four Schools

Las Vegas bookies are betting on the University of Kentucky to win the NCAA men’s basketball title, ESPN reported. But that’s not where left-wing billionaire George Soros has his money. With the Final Four facing off next weekend, Soros has focused on the long game. He put his money into the other three remaining schools, albeit for non-sports related reasons.

Indiana's RFRA Threatens True Religious Freedom

There's an important debate going on in our country that lots of folks aren't paying much attention to. I can't say that I blame them. After all, with work, kids, bills, errands, and more -- how much energy is left over to think about...Show More Summary

IN THE MAIL: The Best 379 Colleges, 2015 Edition. Plus, today only at Amazon: SKLZ Pro Mini Ho…

IN THE MAIL: The Best 379 Colleges, 2015 Edition. Plus, today only at Amazon: SKLZ Pro Mini Hoop, $14.99 (50% off). And, also today only: Up to 50% off Popular Kids’ Games for Easter.

Where Is Hillary?

Brendan, it’s good to see one prominent Democrat speak up about this nightmare regarding Iran. Every single journalist in America should be demanding comments from Hillary Clinton (who has tweeted about Indiana but been silent about this), Chuck Schumer, and the other 45 Democratic members of the senate. Show More Summary

“Economics Is a Form of Brain Damage”

(Steven Hayward) That slogan, which you can see on display in this 1993 full-page New York Times ad nearby, is making a comeback of sorts on the left. A generation ago it was the slogan of the environmental left, which hates the fact...Show More Summary

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