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Americans Actually Love the Post Office

Poll finds that the beleaguered USPS is the nation's most-liked government agency

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part One’: Just In Time For Thanksgiving, Lots Of Delicious Stuffing

[whistling sound, three-finger salute] The post ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part One’: Just In Time For Thanksgiving, Lots Of Delicious Stuffing appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Hillary Clinton Will Suffer for Obama's Executive Amnesty

The march towards a Hillary Clinton presidency seems inevitable, but Clinton continues to be her own greatest opponent. After refusing for weeks to take a definitive stance on President Barack Obama's proposed executive amnesty, Clinton...Show More Summary

5 Reasons Liberals Tired of War Should Vote for Rand Paul Over Hillary Clinton.

If you've read my over 70 Huffington Post articles or my writing in other publications, seen my debate on immigration reform and my HuffPost Live discussion with Marc Lamont Hill about Ferguson, listened to my appearance on America's first LGBT sports radio show, or read my two novels, and still believe that I'm not a true liberal, then great. Show More Summary

How To Make A Simple Rice Pilaf (Or How To Keep Trying For 15+ Years)

When I was 18, my mother insisted that I needed to know how to cook for myself.  She insisted that I know five recipes. My reaction was that of the typical teenager, and for posterity’s sake, it is archived forever on YouTube. One of the five was her very simple rice pilaf. I am now…

FLASHBACK: Obama Said Executive Amnesty 'Would Not Be Appropriate' For Illegals 'Seeking Economic Opportunity'

Part of waiting for President Obama’s decision to announce executive amnesty is noticing just how far he has come in only a few years. During a Univision town hall event in 2011, Obama specifically told a student that executive amnesty for groups of immigrants was only used in emergencies such as natural disasters. Show More Summary

The Questionable Ethics Of AP’s Delayed Bill Cosby Rape Scoop

The Bill Cosby rape allegations firestorm has already resulted in questionable journalism like Don Lemon’s unsolicited dick-biting advice, at least one hoax, and endless dissections of Cosby’s past work (although the lyric “Nah, nah, nah, gonna have a good time!” is now, admittedly, super-creepy), but a recent Associated Press “scoop” seems to place the news [...]

Midday open thread: FBI thrilled by 90-minute DNA profiler, Jay Leno cancels gun-show appearance

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is The adventures of Bob: FBI excited about machine that can map your DNA in 90 minutes: The RapidHIT represents a major technological leap—testing a DNA sample in a forensics lab normally takes at least two days. Show More Summary

Thousands Of U.K. Students Take To The Streets To Demand An End To College Tuition

As student debt spirals out of control in the U.K., students call for a free higher education system. The post Thousands Of U.K. Students Take To The Streets To Demand An End To College Tuition appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Welcome To Dukeville: The Town Named After The Company Accused Of Poisoning It

"Since I've lived here, we have seen so many people diagnosed, watched so many people die," Sherry Gobble said. "Something has to be done." The post Welcome To Dukeville: The Town Named After The Company Accused Of Poisoning It appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Violence in Post-Verdict Ferguson: What We Should Really Be Worried About

Many reports out this week warn that if the grand jury sitting in the Darren Wilson case decides not to indict, there will likely be violence in Ferguson, Missouri. This, the media explains, is why Governor Jay Nixon has already declared a state of emergency. Show More Summary

Republicans Plotting Extreme Measures To Sabotage Obama’s Immigration Action

Expect threats of shutdown, impeachment, and all-out obstruction. The post Republicans Plotting Extreme Measures To Sabotage Obama’s Immigration Action appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Whistle a happy tune

Just a fun video, one of my favorites that’s been missing from the internet for years. Paul Simon, Connie Hawkins – Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard – SNL 1975 from Simon and Garfunkel News on Vimeo. What are your favorite pick-me-up videos? Mine are this, some random woman singing Macy Gray in her [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Call to Action for Trans People and Our Allies Alike

The following is a transcript of my keynote address at Transgender Day of Remembrance Louisville. Before I talk about building a movement that is more inclusive of transgender people and our issues, including violence against us, I'd...Show More Summary

The Greek Language's Foundational Role for Israel and America

Until very recently, virtually no one understood the crucial role the Greek language played in Israel and America becoming two of the world's most prominent nations. The founders of both of these countries learned to read the Greek language...Show More Summary

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