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Consumer spending jumps in November as incomes rise

Consumer spending jumped last month as Americans' incomes continued to rise, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

New Jersey Supreme Court: Methadone Treatment While Pregnant Not Child Abuse

The unanimous decision overturns a lower court finding that a mother may be charged with civil child abuse and neglect because her newborn exhibited transitory and treatable side effects of methadone treatment that the woman received...Show More Summary

Intrigue: Doth Chuck Schumer Protest Too Much When Called 'Enabler' of Bad Budget Deal?

This article originally appeared at The Huffington Post. L ast week, I wrote a piece in this space lamenting the fact that so many Democratshad voted for a budget package that gutted a key provision of the Dodd-Frank Act. The so called...Show More Summary

The 10 Most Important Econ Charts of 2014 Show Ongoing Looting By the Top 1 Percent

This article was originally published by the Economic Policy Institute at their website, epi.org, under the title "The Top 10 Charts of 2014."   T his last year saw the pace of job growth pick up, a welcome development. Yet the economy remains far from healthy. Show More Summary

Why are Abortion Activists So Upset That a Dead Woman Will Give Birth?

So a woman is declared brain dead in Ireland, but not taken off maintenance so her unborn child can gestate long enough to survive. The family wants to bury her.  But a human life can be saved! This really upsets Emer O’Toole in The Guardian. From, “A Brain Dead Irish Woman’s Body Is Being Used […]

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Quotes From Abortion Activists

(LiveActionNews) — Sometimes pro-choice activists say things that show they are completely out of touch with reality.  On my website Clinicquotes, I have a collection of quotes from pro-choicers that show a stunning lack of logic or an almost delusional  set of opinions. Here are ten  statements made by pro-choicers that might make you shake your […]

Blog Note

Welp, my laptop just died. It started making a horrendous grinding sound, and then crashed, and won't restart, so I think the hard drive is fucked. The local repair shop opens at 10 CT, so I'll take it over then and hope they can sort it out quickly. In the meantime, I'm without a computer. I'll keep you posted.

Feministing Jamz video of the week: The Body Electric by Hurray for the Riff Raff

In another case of a video which should have made the best of 2014 list but came out shortly after the list was published, we have “The Body Electric” by Hurray For The Riff Raff. The video and song, which tackle racist, gendered, and transmisogynist violence — while managing to be gorgeous at the same […]

FBI looking for suspect in 6 bank robbery cases in L.A. County

The FBI is searching for a suspect they say robbed or tried to rob six Los Angeles County banks in 10 days.

Starbucks: That’s a Latte Progress for Animals

As we approach the January 1st implementation date for California’s Proposition 2 and A.B. 1437– two historic animal welfare laws that ban the production and sale of eggs from hens kept in extreme confinement – I’m elated to share the...       ...Show More Summary

Last-Minute Christmas Gift? Church Suggests Donating to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Looking for a unique gift this year? The Unitarian Church has published their Alternative Gift List for 2014. Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, in Pasadena California describes themselves as, “a religious community where our focus is on living meaningful lives of service, integrity, and joy.” 2014 Alternative Gift Market Shopping List. It is no secret the […]

Justice Department: Transgender Rights Are Protected Under Federal Law

Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that it is the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that discrimination against transgender people is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, representing a reversalShow More Summary

The Year Cheerleaders Fought Back

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

That’s a Latte Progress for Animals

As we approach the January 1st implementation date for California’s Proposition 2 and A.B. 1437– two historic animal welfare laws that ban the production and sale of eggs from hens kept in extreme confinement – I’m elated to share the...       ...Show More Summary

Absolute temperatures and relative anomalies

Most of the images showing the transient changes in global mean temperatures (GMT) over the 20th Century and projections out to the 21st C, show temperature anomalies. An anomaly is the change in temperature relative to a baseline which usually the pre-industrial period, or a more recent climatology (1951-1980, or 1980-1999 etc.). With very few […]

Beyond 'The Interview': A short list of films banned for political reasons

"The Interview" may not be much of a film, but then again, it doesn't take much to put a Hollywood movie on one or more countries' blacklists.

As economy improves, caterers see a growing appetite for holiday parties

Inside the kitchen of catering firm Heirloom L.A., chefs buzz with adrenaline. Cooks jump from one task to another, some peeling onions while others braise short ribs or tackle risotto. All hands — and spatulas — are on deck for the holiday season.

Man who lived in storage unit full of child porn sentenced to prison

A 73-year-old man who was arrested while living in a Cathedral City storage unit full of child pornography was sentenced Monday to 2-1/2 years in federal prison.

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