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48% of Americans Would Definitely Not Vote for Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton for President

Abortion activist Hillary Clinton, if she seeks the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, would almost certainly become the party’s nominee. However, 48 percent of Americans already say they would definitely not vote for Hillary for president. A Wall Street Journal report indicates 48 percent of Americans are a definite no when it comes to […]

When Bioethics Has No Ethics: Pushing Medical Futility and Requiring Organ Donation

Julian Savulescu represents all that I find so objectionable about the mainstream bioethics movement. Rejecting the sanctity/equality of human life, utilitarian in outlook, embracing a eugenics point-of-view, the Oxford professor–what does that tell you?–would lead society in a way opposed by most of the very people bioethics claims to serve. Show More Summary

Slàinte mhor a h-uile là a chi 's nach fhaic!

Well, I didn't quite want to end the year this abruptly, lol, but my laptop really didn't cooperate with my plan! The good news is that it's back in working order, and that I had backed up everything before the hard drive died, so I didn't lose anything major. Show More Summary

The Year of Truly Awful Celebrity Sex Scandal

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.

A Thought for Christmas Eve

If you are a Christian, think about how bizarre it is to celebrate the birth of the one you call “Prince of Peace” with violence. If you celebrate Christmas, make it a vegan day. If you really believe in peace and love, make it a vegan life. Show More Summary

Lessons from 2014: If you care about green cities, you must care about justice too

Cities may hold the solutions to our global climate crisis -- but only if we address deep-seated inequities.

These fantastic maps showed us different worlds in 2014

From rising sea levels and acidifying oceans to rural roads and dollar buses, these exercises in eco-cartography will open your eyes.

The story behind a children’s literary classic

I made that up after my wife and I had two babies born dead. The song was my song to my dead babies. For a long time I had it in my head and I couldn’t even sing it because every time I tried to sing it I cried. It was very strange having a […] The post The story behind a children’s literary classic appeared first on Jill Stanek.

The Interview Will Finally Hit Theaters on Xmas

Terrorists can't kill the laughter Film The Interview James Franco Seth Rogen sony Sony hack

You Can't Kill Stan Lee

Marvel's Energizer Bunny still keeps going Comics Stan Lee Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Howard the Duck Avengers: Age of Ultron

Blackhat Capturing the Terror of Cyberattacks

Michael Mann could be right on time with his latest movie Film blackhat Chris Hemsworth Michael Mann

Mark Wahlberg Talks Six Million Dollar Man Reboot

Steve Austin may return in 2016 Film Mark Wahlberg The Six Million Dollar Man The Six Billion Dollar Man

Irvine grapples with how to launch language immersion program

Most days find Heather King describing the latest hot property in English and Spanish.

Your city services shouldn't depend on what neighborhood you live in

When Angelenos call City Hall for help, they have some basic expectations. They should be able to talk to a live person. They should be told how long, roughly, it will take to address the problem. And they should know that their requests will be handled with the same care and concern, whether...

Was revenge a hidden rationale for torture?

The Senate Intelligence Committee's "torture report" has reignited national debate on "enhanced" interrogation techniques. At the heart of this debate is the question: Do these methods work to prevent terrorist attacks?

A bit of good green energy news for your holidays, courtesy of New England

There are increasingly frequent moments in the New England power market when renewable energy is considerably cheaper than fossil fuel energy.

Former UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin hired by Notre Dame

Former UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin will have a gold helmet in his life. It just won’t say “UCLA” on it.

LAPD investigates Michael Brown parody at retired cop's party

The Los Angeles Police Department has launched a preliminary investigation into a video that has emerged of a song that plays on the shooting death of Michael Brown. It was sung at a party thrown by a retired LAPD officer.

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