Emily Guy Birken, Christian Science Monitor: My first experience with an "As Seen on TV" products was the mid-'90s Miracle Thaw Defrosting Tray. The infomercial claimed you could defrost completely frozen steak and chicken in minutes. Show More Summary
SCIENCE: This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns.
ISIS reportedly slaughtered over 400 Syrian soldiers in Palmyra this week after the terrorists captured the ancient Roman city. Al-Arabiya reported: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters have executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the … Continue reading ?
No flip-flops and sunscreen needed for these trips. Summer 2015 is gearing up to be the biggest yet with these theatrical release dates. You opt to take a “Vacation” to “Jurassic World.” You can join the “Minions” for some evil fun or become a “Spy” for the good guys. Viewers can go big with “Magic [...]Show More Summary
Andrew Sprung has written a fascinating article in which he lays out the different ways President Obama and Senator Warren talk about the roots of income inequality. He does so...
We can only hope … A judge in Las Vegas has ruled that a lawsuit involving accusations of graft and organised crime ties to casinos owned by the multibillionaire and Republican party funder, Sheldon Adelson, will be heard in the US. The decision raises the prospect of Adelson facing difficult questions about his business practices […]
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Investigative reporter and author Bob Woodward delivered an honest assessment of the War in Iraq today on FOX News Sunday. Bush did not lie and Barack Obama blew it. You can make a persuasive argument there was a mistake. But … Continue reading ?
If national Democrats had done their job, she'd have had a living wage years ago. Before she was the tart-tongued grande dame on Downton Abbey, Maggie Smith was the tartan-clad elder stateswoman of Hogwarts. In the sixth Potter film,...Show More Summary
Here’s a view from a bridge we crossed during today’s hike: The water looks low, but we’ve had plenty of rain. We didn’t see any wildlife aside from a little black snake, assorted wading birds and a swallow-tailed kite. I guess all the other critters had enough sense to stay in a cool spot during [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
So Friday was Pac-Man's 35th Anniversary. ArcadeHeroes did a cool writeup on Pac-Man arcade games through the ages. Personally, I'm more of a fan of the cool Pac-Man merch that came out where we got stuff like this Or This...
Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared on this Sunday's Reliable Sources and spoke to host Brian Stelter about his recent criticism of the media and their demands for a food fight between Sanders and his opponent in the 2016 Democratic presidential...Show More Summary
If people voted in their own self-interest, the Republican Party would never come close to getting 1% of the vote. It would fade away into an obscure footnote in history. That will be its destiny, if people make it their business to find out what is going on in this country. The simple truth is...
Last week, ISIS forces took over Ramadi. It was their most significant victory in months. It also showed that airstrikes weren’t working in...
The news of the morning is that sociopathic stalker Chuck C. Johnson has finally crossed the line again, and been suspended from Twitter for the fourth time. The reason this time: he posted what many construe as a threat to black activist DeRay McKesson: So, I woke up to this. Hate is...
Most teachers who have sex with young students end up behind bars for years. Right? Nope. Women teachers in particular tend to get out of suffering the consequences. Claudia Tillery, a
With Clinton only taking rare questions from reporters, and generally only providing evasive answers, an increasing amount of the campaign coverage has turned to Hillary Clinton avoiding the press. McClatchy, one of the country’s better news services, has joined in: Here’s how Hillary Clinton campaigned for president this week: She took a private 15-minute tour [...]Show More Summary
SHOULD YOU DRINK WATER AFTER GETTING A MASSAGE? The New York Times Is On It!
Who said it? 1. “[R]elying on the federal government for your balancing your budget is really, I think, a fool’s bet.” 2. “Iran wants the money… they want it for more terror.” 3. “The people in Cleveland protest, and they ought to protest, that’s their right. But violence has been kept to an absolute minimum […]
(John Hinderaker) Steve wrote an important essay here a couple of weeks ago, titled Science Versus Scientism. Ken Haapala, President of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, leads off this week’s The Week That Was with an appreciation...Show More Summary