Jonathan Chait: A week had passed since the 2012 election when Josh Barro finally said the unsayable. The 28-year-old Bloomberg View columnist is -- or, arguably, was -- the most precocious of a coterie of conservative reformists whose...Show More Summary
Manchester City knocked off Chelsea, 5-3, in what proved to be a thrilling friendly Saturday night. It didn't take long for the scoring to get underway. Henrique Hilario had a hard to time finding an open man to pass it out to. With the more compact pitch, his options were a little scarce. Show More Summary
While gay activists marched under police protection in the streets of Kiev, Ukraine today, some 30 people (from both pro- and anti-gay camps) were arrested by police in Moscow as they protested Russia's recently passed ban on "gay propaganda," Reuters...
A major milestone has been surpassed. Smosh, the YouTube brainchild of Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla, has become the first channel to collect more than ten million subscribers. In January, Smosh passed Ray William Johnson to become to most subscribed channel on YouTube. Show More Summary
Jose Canseco claims that he passed the polygraph test administered as an attempt to clear his name after a Las Vegas woman brought a sexual assault charge against him. He's still Tweeting her name non-stop. Read more...
"In fantasy land, we teach our kids abstinence---and they listen."
Jose Canseco took a polygraph test this afternoon in Texas and claims he passed with flying colors... which he feels proves he is innocent of the rape charges against him.The baseball legend was accused of rape earlier this week in Las Vegas by a…
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Friday that the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill doesn't have enough votes to pass the Senate. "We don't currently have 60 votes identified in the Senate," Menendez said in an interview with Univision. Show More Summary
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's characteristic stubbornness, hitherto used primarily to ensure discrimination against the Latino members of her own state, was on full display Friday for a jaw-dropping cause: Medicaid.
State lawmakers in Texas have passed legislation that permits public schools to display nativity scenes, menorahs, or Christmas trees, and allows students and school district staff to use greetings such as, “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” and “Happy Holidays.” According to Fox News in Austin, the legislation (HB 308), introduced by Rep. Show More Summary
Michael Clarke Duncan passed away last fall after suffering from cardiac arrest, and it seems as though the poor man has yet to be able to rest in peace. First, he was dragged into a cat-fight between Omarosa and LaToya Jackson this season on Celebrity Apprentice, and now, we have learned that some racist jerk [...]
On Friday, Basebook Baseball Magazine writer Paul Goode wrote a very intriguing feature that begged the question: Has Miguel Cabrera passed Albert Pujols as the premier all-round hitter in baseball? While reading Goode ’s feature, I could not help but notice one of Cabrera’s gaudy stats. Show More Summary
Emily Stoneking, an artist in Vermont, makes delightfully macabre knitted works, often of dissections. Here's an alien who had the misfortune to experience a breakdown while passing through our solar system. Link -via Lustik
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With the draft combine having passed and Tuesday's draft lottery having set the order for this year's picks, we're finally starting to get a sense of how things are going to play out in the 2013 NBA draft. Of course, it won't be until next month that things begin to crystallize, and we'll be able to get something concrete about these picks. Show More Summary
(The Hill): "Menendez: Immigration bill doesn't have enough votes to pass Senate" (Washington Post): "The Press must have the ability to ask questions" (Huffington Post): "Senate Republicans oppose budget blockade by Tea Party in growing...Show More Summary
Obamacare is one of the most controversial laws ever passed. But dealing with potential health-care issues in your financial plan is extremely challenging, and with more provisions of the Affordable Care Act slated to take effect soon,...Show More Summary
The weekend is a great time to catch up on some long form items that we passed up on during the week. Thanks for checking [...] The post Saturday links: career tournaments appeared first on Abnormal Returns.
Texas legislators have sent a bill to Governor Rick Perry that allows schools to train and maintain teachers as "armed marshals" on campuses. The bill, which had already passed the Texas house, enjoyed a bipartisan passage of 28-3 in the Texas senate. Show More Summary