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Alan Grayson mulls a run for Marco Rubio's Senate seat

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is contemplating a Senate run Outspoken Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson represents a safe Orlando-area district, but it seems he has bigger things in mind. Scott Powers of the Orlando Sentinel reports that Grayson is talking about running for U.S. Show More Summary

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1. Why has this battery lasted for 175 years?  (Didn’t they read Coase?) 2. Scott Sumner movie and book reviews. 3. Ogilvie and Carus, a long essay on institutions and economic growth. 4. Daniel Davies on Greek scenarios.  And Alan Krueger: “But did the fall in wages lead to a fall in export prices?” 5. […]

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1. Scott Sumner on Keynesian excuses. 2. Alan Krueger working for Uber.  And dating average is over.  And rendering Tyler Cowen obsolete. 3. Newspapers are still deep in a financial hole. 4. Divorce machine gun markets in everything.  And Croatia wants to peg to the Swiss franc (!) for mortgage protection. 5. Department of Uh-Oh: […]

How a High Schooler Made it to the State of the Union

On Tuesday night, Michelle Obama was joined by a handful of people to watch the President’s State of the Union address in person. From astronaut Scott Kelly to Alan Gross, the foreign aid worker who was recently released after five years of imprisonment in Cuba, each of the White House’s guests personifies a story the…

Marc Alan Fishman’s Toy Story

In front of me stands Kyle Rayner, Saint Walker, and Guy Gardner, each behind their impenetrable clamshell wall. Next to them, Alan Scott’s power battery. It doesn’t grant me the power of the Starheart, but when we lost power last week it provided enough ambient light to get me to the staircase. Beside that, a … Continue reading Marc Alan Fishman’s Toy Story ?

Alan Dershowitz’s Recurring Nightmare: Accusations Of Involvement In Sex Scandal May Be Older Than You Thought

The saga of disbarred lawyer Scott Rothstein contains important context for the recent allegations against Alan Dershowitz.

‘Exodus’ Director Ridley Scott And His Egyptologist Expert Mined Ancient Details

The extravagance and ostentation of ancient Egypt can seem rather theatrical to modern eyes, but as realized in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, it couldn't be more true to life. So says Dr. Alan Lloyd, a professor of Egyptology...Show More Summary

Alan Gross' Release: How It Went Down

last monthNews : The Two-Way

American Alan Gross had spent more than five years in a Cuban prison where he suffered ill health. Then, on Tuesday, his lawyer, Scott Gilbert, told him in a phone call that he was going home.

Film Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings (Dir. Ridley Scott)

Exodus: Gods and Kings Dir. Ridley Scott [20th Century Fox; 2014] by Alan Zilberman Rating: Ridley Scott’s style is that he has no style. Whether directing a war film or a science-fiction film, Scott shoots with the same sleek polish and attention to production values. Show More Summary

Alan Rusbridger to Step Down as Editor of The Guardian

Mr. Rusbridger will leave the post next summer, and will head the Scott Trust, the nonprofit that is the sole shareholder in the newspaper.

Alan Rusbridger will leave The Guardian

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Alan Rusbridger, the editor-in-chief of The Guardian, announced Wednesday in a tweetstorm he will leave his role at the news organization to become chair of The Scott Trust. Scott Trust is the “sole shareholder in Guardian Media Group,”...Show More Summary

Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger Is Stepping Down

The editor in chief of The Guardian Alan Rusbridger is stepping down from his role next year, The Independent has reported. The Guardian has confirmed via tweet Rusbridger will become chair of The Scott Trust, the sole shareholder and...Show More Summary

House GOP Sues Administration Over Obama Health Care Law

J. Scott Applewhite/APHouse Speaker John Boehner of Ohio By ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON -- House Republicans sued the Obama administration Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped...Show More Summary

Billions and Billions for Botox

2 months agoNews : News Desk

In the nineteen-sixties, an ophthalmologist in San Francisco, Alan B. Scott, was researching a condition called strabismus, which makes people cross-eyed. He was interested in Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified form of the bacterial toxin associated with botulism. Show More Summary

Was This Guy Date Raped Or Not? He Isn’t Sure.

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

“I’ve never been in a situation where I thought I could be raped,” H. Alan Scott (pictured) writes in a blog post published on the Huffington Post. “I’m a big guy, strong, how could I be raped? Until the moment when my legs were in the air, totally vulnerable, looking into the eyes of a man insistent […]

Speaking of “near certainty”

(Scott Johnson) Alan Dershowitz’s Wall Street Journal column “The education of a wartime president” is behind the Journal’s subscription paywall but is easily accessible via Google. I learned something from it and urge readers to check it out. Show More Summary

Take a look at the characters from Disney and Marvel's BIG HERO 6!

Character images from BIG HERO 6, starring T.J. Miller, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph, Scott Adsit, and James Cromwell. Read the full article on AICN Disney unveiled character images for their first animated foray into the Marvel-verse, BIG HERO 6. Show More Summary

Rian Johnson Tweeted His Response to Star Wars News — He Just Doesn’t Want to Eff Up

Rian Johnson's response to the flurry of excitement surrounding the news that he's writing and directing Star Wars Episode VIII and writing the treatment for Episode IX? Tweeting a clip of Scott Glenn as Alan Shepard in 1983's The Right Stuff. And it's pretty much a confirmation. Rian's exact thoughts,... More »

Review: Marc Alan Fishman’s Snarky Synopsis – Ultimate FF #2

Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. Art by Tom Grummett, Mario Guevara, Juan Vlaskco, Scott Hanna, Mark Pennington, Jay Leisten and Rachelle Rosenberg. Once I adopted Eric Larsen’s creed of “all issues are jumping-on issues” I’d like to say I’ve become a better comic reader because of it. Show More Summary

Wright Stuff: Wright-Designed Usonian Home in Ohio Wants $1.7M

Photos by Scott Bultman and Alan Weintraub via Pentfield House One of the nine Usonian Homes that Prarie School pope Frank Lloyd Wright built in Ohio just careened onto the market, offered with two other cottages on 18.45 acres for....

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