It's the end of the week, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our most interesting, inspiring and innovating news of the week. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the shining new week. If you do have...Show More Summary
After six weeks, a tentative deal was reached on Friday between Verizon and the two unions representing nearly 40,000 striking workers, from Massachusetts to Virginia to get people back to work, and winning big gains for workers. #VictoryAtVerizon!...Show More Summary
Succinct Summations for the week ending May 27th 2016 Positives: 1.Fed Chair Janet Yellen makes it clear the FOMC will continue what was started in December, and begin to “normalize” rates. 2. S&P 500 had its best week since February. Show More Summary
39,000 workers on strike for over a month could be back on the job next week. U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez has announced that Verizon and its nearly 40,000 striking workers have reached a tentative agreement that would secure a four-year contract for employees. Show More Summary
We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending May 22, 2016.
A rare event occurred this week on the syndicated game show “Wheel of Fortune” when the game ended in a tie for the first time in more than 10 years, ET Online reports. Contestant Danielle Gilseth came up with the...
by Eli Sanders We had a presidential primary in Washington State this week, and if you're confused as to why this happened at the end of May, when Donald Trump is already the Republican nominee and Washington State already had its Democratic...Show More Summary
Students on liberal arts college campuses may have just jumped the shark for special-snowflakedness. As The Week reports, students at Oberlin College are asking the school to put academics on the back burner so they can better turn their...Show More Summary
NOTE: Graphic images. Chinese activists rescue 200 dogs from the exceptionally-brutal Asian dog meat trade weeks before the 2016 Yulin Dog Meat Festival. They stayed three days until the dogs were negotiated for release, though sadly 20 dogs were already found dead inside. NOTE: 2016 UPDATES from last year's post. Show More Summary
Pro-abortion lawmakers continued their attacks this week against anyone who dares to question the abortion business Planned Parenthood. The Hill reports 178 U.S. Congressional Democrats signed a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, demanding that he stop a federal investigation of the abortion industry. All but 10 House Democrats signed the letter, which accuses the […]
The DOL reported:In the week ending May 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 268,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 278,000. The 4-week moving average was 278,500, an increase...Show More Summary
All good things must come to an end. As you surely know, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard shocked fans this week when news broke of their impending divorce after only a year of marriage. So what happened? Well, according to TMZ, the twosome's relationship had become incredibly bitter due to the feuding between the blonde beauty and [...]
This week is a special edition of OP Up! and Week Ender, where I am featuring openings and endings from the long running live action super hero series for kids from Japan called "Super Sentai". This franchise belongs in the "Tokusatsu"...Show More Summary
And now, the end is here for ABC's hit musical drama TV series "Nashville," as it returns this week with its Season 4 and the series finale. It was heartbreaking for most of the fans to know that the network has decided to axe the show. Show More Summary
Dwight Freeney is in Cincinnati on Wednesday to meet with the Bengals, but it doesn’t look like that will be the end of his search for a home for the 2016 season. Jim Trotter of ESPN reports that Freeney told him that he expects to visit with the Falcons next week. The Falcons came into…
Our kids have both been a hot mess for the past few weeks. I briefly considered blaming their behavior on the fact that Mercury was in retrograde, but I wised up and realized that it's more likely because they are anxious about the end of the school year. Show More Summary
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, I organized a 13-state funeral for the Confederate flag on March 25, 2015--three weeks before the Emanuel A.M.E. Church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina. This in turn led to my call to burn and bury the Confederate flag in all 50 states on the following 4th of July. Show More Summary
Passover for Gays starts now. Fleet Week, a celebration of the country's sea services, kicks off with the Parade of Ships, which starts at 10 a.m. and ends around 3 p.m. [ more › ]
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi officially unveiled its first drone today, ending a week of teasers about it, and the low price of the product might bring some serious competition to the space. Read More
When A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin laid out his endgame for the series to Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, they identified “three holy shit” moments, reports Entertainment Weekly. The first happened in Game of Thrones Season 5, when Stannis Baratheon...