Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Politics / US Politics / Popular


Top Theologian Befriends Death Row Inmate in Georgia

Kelly Renee Gissendaner, a 46-year-old Georgia woman scheduled to be executed Monday for arranging the murder of her husband, has become pen pals with one of the world's most prominent theologians. Jurgen Moltmann, whose books on hope,...Show More Summary

JOHN HINDERAKER: The Obama Administration’s AR-15 Ammo Ban: What’s It All About? “Critics of t…

JOHN HINDERAKER: The Obama Administration’s AR-15 Ammo Ban: What’s It All About? “Critics of the ban suggest that the Obama administration is trying to achieve a ban on AR-15 rifles through the back door. This ATF standard won’t achieve that result by itself, of course, as most AR-15 ammunition will remain legal. But the fear […]

SO LONG AS IT’S NOT FULL OF COOKIE DOUGH WHEN YOU NEED IT: A Respirator Device That Looks Like Cool…

SO LONG AS IT’S NOT FULL OF COOKIE DOUGH WHEN YOU NEED IT: A Respirator Device That Looks Like Cool, Retro Kitchen Gear.

Woe Is Me

I don’t think any of you fully appreciate how extraordinarily difficult it is to replace a desktop power supply an re-wire a pc with a cat and two puppies in your household. This space reserved for your ad.

Channeling His Inner Ralph Kramden

It’s been a bit since our last open thread.  It’s been a while since y’all have had a chance to talk smack about my psycho cat.  Herewith, two stones undone by one bird: I do wonder whether Tikka’s trying to decide what evil lurks in his paw. This thread…it is open.   This space reserved for your ad.

Occupy Oak Flat asks Obama to declare site a national monument

Tonto National Forest One executive action most conservatives hate is the establishment of a national monument, which the president can do without congressional approval. He/She marks out some land on a map, declares it ecologically or culturally significant, gives it a name, and signs a piece of paper prohibiting most development on the site. Show More Summary

T.J. Maxx and Marshalls follow Walmart on $9 pay, but Target says no

Walmart's decision to raise 500,000 workers' pay to $9 an hour in April is having a ripple effect in the retail industry, with TJX, the parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods, saying it will raise its minimum pay to $9 an hour in June and, for workers who've been with the company for six months or more, to $10 an hour in 2016. Show More Summary

Links 2/28/15

Links for you. Science: US measles outbreak not linked to illegal immigration, health official says How to Develop New Antibiotics The Tangled Roots of English Nature is not at all serious about double blind peer review More than measles: The … Continue reading ?

A Little of This...A Little of That [CBD]

Pigs sighted flying over Georgia: The Student Government Association (SGA) of the University of Georgia on Tuesday passed the first college resolution this year calling for the school to invest more in its relations with Israel. The trend in our...

Kagan: At What Price Netanyahu?

Robert Kagan of Brookings takes the long view, and it’s not good. Even the most eloquent speech by Netanyahu will not add more than marginally to what has already been said and heard. But even if the drama of the situation and the prime minister’s eloquence were to highlight the already well-articulated case against a [...]

3-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Himself In The Head

Anomaly has yet another story of a child who found parents’ guns. Harris County Precinct 5 Captain Romeo Chapa told ABC 13 they believe the child’s parents have a concealed handgun permit and that the child may have found the gun and accidentally shot himself. The child was airlifted to a hospital, where he died. [...]

60-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth To Twins

The Austrian woman became pregnant via an egg donor. Until recently IVF treatment using donated eggs or sperm other than from a spouse was banned in Austria but an amendment to the law on reproductive medicine in January means donations are allowed as long as the recipient is aged 45 or younger… It is extremely [...]

Saturday History: The Hicklin Place

The farm my father purchased in 1920 was referred to as the "Hicklin place" because it was a hundred and sixty acres carved from the Hicklin plantation. The designation “plantation” was given to land owned by a farmer if he had at least twenty slaves. Show More Summary

Goodbye to Eric Holder, With One Question

(John Hinderaker) Eric Holder is on his way out, thankfully. In a farewell interview with Politico, he demonstrated again why he was unfit to be Attorney General. He trashes his predecessor, Alberto Gonzales: I had to take a JusticeShow More Summary

Inhabitants Of A Class M Planet Say Goodbye To Leonard Nimoy

A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP — Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015 Above is the final tweet posted by Leonard Nimoy, who died yesterday. His twitter feed remains open, retweeting messages of condolence. Among those with tweets in memory of Nimoy were [...]Show More Summary

Frank Rich: Ben Carson a ‘Front Man For the GOP’s Movement to Strike at the Heart of Democracy’

The writer-at-large for New York magazine identifies Carson as the latest of the Republican party’s three “Great Black Presidential Hopes,” but argues that Carson is more significant than Alan Keyes or Herman Cain because he’d be running...Show More Summary

NC State Sen. runs solo marathon session

Rachel Maddow discusses how the entire North Carolina legislature took the day off due to weather – except one state Senator who braved the storm and showed...

O’Malley serves notice to Wall Street ahead of possible presidential bid

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley signaled here Saturday that Wall Street regulation would be a major issue in his potential presidential bid, urging Democrats to fight for their principles on that and other defining issues. “If a bank is too big to fail without harming the common good of our nation, […]

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC