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Repentance of a drug rebel: Six years later her son admits she was RIGHT to be tough

Jake Myerson, the son of famed Man Booker Prize-nominated author Julie Myerson, has gone public with the incredible story of how he became sober after years of rebelling against his parents

A Funeral In New York

(John Hinderaker) Some 25,000 policemen turned out for the funeral of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos in Queens, some of them flown to New York, free of charge, by Jet Blue. This was the sea of blue outside the church where the funeral was held: Ramos’s family, before the service. Show More Summary

[MUST SEE VIDEO] The Most Hilarious Fails of 2014 Caught on Video

Some of the best goofs, prat falls, and miscalculations of 2014 can be seen in this great compilation video of accidents and foolishness from all across the world. This video

NSA Christmas eve docu-dump contains bombshells about [redacted]

This stuff from [redacted] is absolutely [redacted] [redacted], dude.

When a Police Body Cam Is Accidentally Turned On, It Catches Officer Saving Child’s Life

While police body cams may be controversial, they can be very helpful when trying to determine what really happened when a suspect accuses a police officer of mistreatment. Lesser known

Quote of the Day: Hooray For Nerdy Details!

From Ben Goldacre, author of I Think You'll Find it's a Bit More Complicated Than That, a physician and author who debunks health fads and can be thought of as sort of an anti-Dr. Oz: I think the public want nerdy details more than many...Show More Summary

NYPD Throws Public Tantrum at Funeral

Do any of the cops who participated in this ugly public tantrum understand how crass and unsympathetic it makes them look? Police Outside Cop Funeral Turn Backs on NYC Mayor. NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of officers outside the church where a funeral was held for a policeman killed along...

21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: “I certainly felt like a pioneer posting about my divorce on Facebook…

21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: “I certainly felt like a pioneer posting about my divorce on Facebook.”

Right-Wing Media's Catastrophic ACA Predictions Still Haven't Materialized

Conservative media issued catastrophic predictions and myths about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014, despite ample evidence that the health care law is working. Media Matters looks back at six claims about Obamacare that didn't pan out for the right-wing media this year. Show More Summary

DISSENT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF PATRIOTISM: Cops Turn Backs On DeBlasio As He Takes Stage At Murdere…

DISSENT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF PATRIOTISM: Cops Turn Backs On DeBlasio As He Takes Stage At Murdered Officers’ Funeral.

SCIENCE: Scientists discover just IMAGINING exercising can make you stronger, tone your muscles, an…

SCIENCE: Scientists discover just IMAGINING exercising can make you stronger, tone your muscles, and delay or stop muscle atrophy. Well, it’s no substitute for actually working out, but I do remember Arnold Schwarzenegger saying that he spent a lot of time mentally visualizing his muscles growing and that he thought his superior efforts at this […]

Toll Taker Suspended For Writing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ On Motorists’ Ticket

The toll collector on the Mass Turnpike decided to make a political statement on the driver’s ticket, which didn’t sit too well with him. Someone had also written a profane expression cursing “the law” on the ticket, jolting the driver out of his morning routine Tuesday as he entered the Turnpike in Weston at 8:20 [...]

This week in the war on workers: How many more Americans could get overtime pay?

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

President Obama has told the Department of Labor to look at raising the overtime eligibility level for salaried workers. Currently, salaried workers making more than $455 per week are excluded from overtime protection, a ridiculously low level that's eroded dramatically over time. Show More Summary

SO SHOULD WE DESTROY THE IRS BECAUSE IT’S A POLITICAL THUG AGENCY? OR BECAUSE IT’S FATALLY INCOMPET…

SO SHOULD WE DESTROY THE IRS BECAUSE IT’S A POLITICAL THUG AGENCY? OR BECAUSE IT’S FATALLY INCOMPETENT? IRS Says it ‘Mistakenly’ Penalized GOP Candidate Christine O’Donnell For a Second Time. “Although IRS officials removed the levy, they first withdrew all the funds from her account. They said that, too, was in error and the funds […]

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: LSU Offers Buyouts (1 Year’s Salary) to Se…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: LSU Offers Buyouts (1 Year’s Salary) to Seven Tenured Profs Over 65; Dean Hopes They Will ‘Retire With Dignity.’ As opposed, I guess, to being kicked to the curb.

Zoinks! Screech Just Stabbed A Man!

Dustin Diarmond, who played Screech on the old sitcom "Saved By The Bell," now lives in Wisconsin and has had a slew of troubles ever since. While those troubles had involved money, he is now in more serious trouble and is sitting in...Show More Summary

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