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Things you can learn from Mom and Dad

Dave Margulies via (with permission) “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned...Show More Summary

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A New Calendar of Holidays

A new calendar of peace holidays has just been published. And none too soon, if you’ve noticed the epidemic of military holidays around us. I can understand that Catholics have a saint for every day of the year. And I’m not shocked that various ancient religions have holidays for a high proportion of the year’s days. Show More Summary

The Greatest ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Confederate Flag- check American Flag vest- check Flask of whiskey- check Drunken southern drawl- check Fire- check All this needs is a pick-em-up truck, some chewing tobacco, and a shotgun, and this would be the perfect video. (via Wonkette) This space reserved for your ad.

What Jessica Valenti Gets Wrong About the Jennifer Lawrence Hacking

Feminist writer Jessica Valenti offers to explain why seeking out hacked celebrity photos is wrong but manages to completely botch the explanation. In a piece titled "What's wrong with checking out leaked nude photos of celebrities" Valenti argues that those who look at stolen photos are, in effect, continuing the violation of privacy. Show More Summary

Watch: Journalist Roughed Up And Arrrested At Georgia GOP Event

Journalist Nydia Tisdale is seen in a video that surfaced being forcibly removed from a local Republican event in Georgia, and later arrested. Nydia Tisdale went to Burt’s Farm in Dawsonville, Georgia, to record video of speeches by David Perdue, the state’s GOP nominee for U.S. Senate, as well as Gov. Nathan Deal (R) and [...]

Hensarling: It’s time to end the Ex-Im Bank

"Barack Obama is chasing business enterprises -- and jobs -- away."

NASA Approves Ginormous Mars Rocket

NASA's newest rocket will be the largest rocket ever constructed, standing 400 feet tall -- 40 feet taller than the massive Saturn V rockets that carried men to the moon. The new Space Launch System is designed to send astronauts to asteroids or even Mars. Show More Summary

Report: Philadelphia Police Confiscating Thousands of Families Homes

Monday on CNN's "The Lead With Jake Tapper," CNN justice correspondent Pamela Brown reported on Philadelphia police and prosecutors seizing the homes of people with no criminal charges. The report highlighted a family who's 22-year-old...Show More Summary

ROGER KIMBALL: John Maynard Keynes’s revisionist history of World War I has had enduring—and ha…

ROGER KIMBALL: John Maynard Keynes’s revisionist history of World War I has had enduring—and harmful—consequences. It is often said that the primary existential or spiritual effect of the war was disillusionment. Barbara Tuchman, for example, notes in one of her classic studies of the Great War that the war had many results but that the [...]

Bread and Roses

A woman that I went to highschool with posted this on Facebook today. Gratitude on this Labor Day: That I'm able to see some of the most influential grownups in my life—my high school teachers—enjoying wonderful, happy retired lives....Show More Summary

Philadelphia Foursome No-Hits Braves

Four Philadelphia Phillies pitchers combined to hold the Atlanta Braves hitless in a Labor Day afternoon game. Cole Hamels hit a batter and walked five but allowed no hits in six innings of work. After throwing 108 pitches on a day that...Show More Summary

Leading Keynesian Economist Uses the 'D' Word

Most Keynesian economists do not want to admit that we are in another depression. They find the word painful. They find it painful because it contradicts the idea that Keynesian economic ideas have ended depressions forever. It alsoShow More Summary

Fox Pundits Have The Gall To Complain About The Media's Loss Of Credibility

Howard Kurtz and his guests on this Sunday's Media Buzz took a walk down bizarro-lane and made believe they themselves and the network they work for are not exactly what's wrong with our corporate media these days. Driftglass already...Show More Summary

Careless CA Lawmakers Vandalize Historic Sculpture with Superstition Ritual

Hoping to bring good luck to their favorite bills, California legislators, staff, and lobbyists toss a penny off the second floor of the capitol rotunda, trying to land it in the hat of a statue of Queen Isabella sitting next to her pageboy and Christopher Columbus. Show More Summary

I Can Destroy Your Reputation and Career in Two Minutes

There is a new form of cyberbullying out there and it is scary, because it could derail the professional career of any conservative – even those working in apolitical jobs.

Nigerians Flee to Cameroon After Another Boko Haram Attack

Nigerians have begun to flee their homes in droves for neighboring Cameroon seeking refuge from the jihadist terror group Boko Haram. A three-day siege upon the town of Gamboru, in northeastern Borno state, led its residents to flee across the border to Cameroon border, where a burgeoning refugee crisis is developing. Show More Summary

Obama Gets Fired Up for 'Immigration Rights' at LaborFest

President Obama delivered a fiery speech at Laborfest 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin voicing support for unions and organized labor. He also voiced his support for “immigration rights,” lumping it together with civil rights, gay rights, and voting rights. Show More Summary

Vandals Deface Three Indiana Christian Churches with Islamic Graffiti

Sometime on Saturday night, vandals attacked three Christian houses of worship in Columbus, Indiana, spray-painting the word "infidels" and citations of verses from the Koran on the outer walls. St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Lakeview...Show More Summary

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