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ISIS Reportedly Beheads 2nd U.S. Journalist Despite His Mother's Plea

Post by Jenny Erikson. American journalist Steven Sotloff has reportedly lost his life, according to a video made public Tuesday by the Islamic militant group ISIS. In it, a masked terrorist threatens, "Obama, I am back," a reference to the video of photojournalist James Foley, who was beheaded by the group last month. Show More Summary

Pro-life blog buzz 9-2-14

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli Americans United for Life board member Monique Chireau was quoted in a piece at the New York Times, but AUL says the NYT failed to report some pertinent information: Abortion data in the United States is VOLUNTARILY reported by abortionists – and some […] The post Pro-life blog buzz 9-2-14 appeared first on Jill Stanek.

ISIS Beheads U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff

The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America," showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. The video also threatens the life of British captive, David Haines. Last week, Sotloff's mother Shirley Sotloff released a video pleading with ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi not to kill her son. Show More Summary

The Tea Party is timeless

For the ages For Hofstadter, pictured here in 1946, anti-intellectualism was an unavoidable part of a democratic society. (Erich Hartmann / Magnum Photos) nti-Intellectualism in American Life doesn’t seem like a catchy title, but, more...Show More Summary

Has Football Jumped the Shark?

The character-building cornerstone of American life has lately come under fire for ills ranging from racism to concussions. Three new books find the good, the bad, and the ugly.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Paul LeBlanc and Dianne Feeley, Imagine: Living In A Socialist USA

New York’s most progressive literary agent, Francis Golden, who is now ninety years old, once again put her energies where her mind is asking thirty-one progressive writers to imagine how life would change for Americans were we to enjoy a socialist-oriented government. Show More Summary

Should Americans Even Fear A Real Life Purge?

It was inevitable after a film like The Purge was released that threats of a real life “Purge” would emerge–that is, the threat of an uninhibited crime spree (Based on the popular horror films The Purge and The Purge: Anarchy). OverShow More Summary

Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA – Book Salon Preview

"Imagine: Living In a Socialist U.S.A., edited by Francis Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Steven Smith, is at once an indictment of American capitalism as the root cause of our spreading dystopia and a cri de coeur for what life could be like in the United States if we had economic as well as a real political democracy.

The Hard Life Of The First American

Submitted by Erico Tavares of Sinclair & Co. The Hard Life of the First American A forthcoming book titled “Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton” provides a very detailed account of what might have been the life of this remarkable American ancestor, who roamed Washington State 9,000 years ago. Show More Summary

Health insurers can still game the system, keep the sick out of their plans

Excellent start, but it's not done yet. Has Obamacare put health insurance in reach of millions of more Americans? No doubt. Has it made life that much easier for those millions? No question. But is healthcare reform finished in this...Show More Summary

Religion And Politics: Chart Shows Political Stance Of Every Major Religion In United States

Religion and politics are intertwined in American life, despite constitutional the guarantee the church and state must remain separate. But how does your religion influence your political views? And is it possible to tell where an individual stands politically, simply by knowing that person’s religious affiliation — or lack thereof? Most of us probably prefer

The dangers of our passionless American life

Many of my fellow conservative columnists have lamented in recent weeks that the troubling trend of Western men voyaging to the Middle East to become terrorists has its roots in the stultifying boredom of life in modern capitalistic society. Show More Summary

NBA Star Spreads Dumb Hoax About a "Real Life Purge"

Fueled by a potent mix of ignorance and teenage boredom, rumors of an upcoming "purge" raced across the country last week, with just about every major American city named as a target. A purge, in case you're not familiar, is the eponymous night of terror from 2013's The Purge, a dystopian horror-thriller where once a year all crime is legal for 12 hours. Read more...

Noted Fashion Plate Hillary Clinton Inspires Clothing Store Called “Hillary”

Move over, Michelle Obama — there’s a new woman in American political life vying for the snappy dresser crown. “Hillary,” a women’s clothing store in Kosovo, sells a wardrobe of power-dressing staples just like those worn by the former Secretary Of State. As reported by Yahoo Travel, the shop mostly sells matching pantsuits in solid [...]

Time to Pick America's Hero Dog - the Real Super Hero of Unconditional Love

Every dog has his day... If only each could claim the winner's purse as America's Hero Dog... that is my wish for the exceptional eight nominees - real life super heroes competing in the final round of the American Humane Association's (AHA) 2014 Hero Dog Awards. Show More Summary

$1 Will Buy You Free Taco Bell for Life — If It's the Right Dollar

It’s a simple idea that is likely to make Americans double-check their pockets: Taco Bell launched a campaign this week in which anyone who finds one of 11 specific $1 bills can win a $10,000 gift card The brand is touting it as “a lifetime...Show More Summary

Another Young Muslim American Man Among ISIS Fighters

A second American citizen ISIS fighter is being reported to have been killed in the same battle in Syria that claimed the life of fellow Minnesotan, and San Diego resident, Douglas McAuthur McCain. McCain has also now been linked to a high school best friend that died fighting for Islamic jihadi group al-Shabaab in Somalia in 2009. Show More Summary

Americans fear U.S. economy is permanetly scarred

Although the recovery is strengthening, many feel as if the Great Recession has caused lasting damage to their quality of life

Law School Rankings by BigLaw Associates' Satisfaction With Their Legal Education

American Lawyer, Which Schools Produce the Most Satisfied Big-Firm Lawyers?: As part of our Midlevel Associates Survey, we asked respondents to rate their law schools on how well they prepared them for firm life on a five-point scale, with 5 being the highest possible score. Of all the questions on...

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