From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… 7 weeks 'til the Netroots Nation convention! Here's your weekly update on all things #NN16 (July 14-17 in St. Louis), now with EXCLUSIVE exclamation points! $50 discount extended! After whining and pleading...Show More Summary
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its anticipated report on the State Department's handling of email and cybersecurity. The report covers Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, but also includes an examinationShow More Summary
It’s another great day in the presidential campaign of stately hot dog casing Donald Trump, whose spokeswoman accidentally emailed a Politico reporter the inside details about a new plan to attack Hillary Clinton over a very old real estate scandal. Show More Summary
Unfortunately, both parties have decimated the first principles that made this country great over the last 80+years. The Democratic Party, steeped in progressive, liberal philosophy, has consistently fought for consolidated, centralized political power at the expense of individual self-determination. Show More Summary
The new trade agreement with Vietnam? Historic, no doubt. And President Obama’s speech on the intertwined histories of Vietnam and the United States was thrilling — who knew that Thomas Jefferson was a fan of Vietnamese rice? But what caused a small portion of the food universe to explode Monday...
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Assorted Words of Wisdom for 2016 Grads “In a year when politicians traffic in anti-immigrant rhetoric, there is also a Broadway musical reminding us that a broke, orphan immigrant from the West Indies built our financial system. Show More Summary
The Big Ten is one of the best conferences for men's college basketball on an annual basis, and we can thank great coaches like Michigan State's Tom Izzo and Ohio State's Thad Matta for that. Power ranking the coaches in the Big Ten was no easy task. Show More Summary
In the third quarter of Sunday night’s Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, with his Oklahoma City Thunder beating the Golden State Warriors by a shocking 34 points, Russell Westbrook zipped a bounce pass between his legs on a fast...Show More Summary
22-year-old Stephanie Tavares of Vaudreuil, Quebec is an ambitious young woman, planning to beat three Guinness world records while visiting every country on earth (that's 201 UN-recognized states!) in a three year period. Speaking to Sputnik, Tavares shared the details of her trip, and explained what it was that motivated her to make the journey.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Between the loss of nearly a starting lineup's worth of NFL talent, but the return of arguably the Big Ten's best player and one of college football's winningest coaches, this much seems to be certain when it comes to...Show More Summary
The Governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, has just outed himself as a key member of the Beyhive: this week, he declared May 23, 2016 as officially Beyoncé day in that great state. This was, of course, a desperate plea to get tickets for Dayton and his family: they’ve been upset at him ever since he failed to […]
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A half dozen tornadoes spotted in Great Plains states caused no major damage but kicked off what’s expected to be a busy week of severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says six tornadoes were reported Monday in Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas, but there were no reports of […]
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "Fighting over bathrooms is the oldest play in the prejudice playbook" Seth Meyers takes a closer look: x YouTube Video "When conservatives claim that trans people are preying on children and that theyShow More Summary
The first frame shows David Schapira standing on the sideline, three fingers raised on his right hand, in the shape of the Arizona State trident. It would have been a great picture, if the memory wasn’t sullied by what happened next. The photos that follow show Sparky, Arizona State’s devil mascot, sneaking up on the […]
As corporate farming laws come under renewed and aggressive attacks, it is important to remember that for 100 years Great Plains states have battled against corporate farming. As we face the next 100 years we will need the wisdom ofShow More Summary
State os Play is really out to please its customers at the moment; after updating the great pinball game, INKS [Free], ridding it of its in-app additional world purchases, they are offering two great games, for free. For a limited time you can download and keep Lume [Free], a sweet, hand crafted point and
In the 1960s, the great folk singer Phil Ochs sang an ode to the state of Mississippi which had had torn out the heart of the nation as a result of its odious racial practices and the buffoonery of its political leaders. If Mr. Ochs were still around today, Oklahoma would serve as a good substitute for Mississippi. Show More Summary
The Stig may be illegal in 17 American states, and he may be scared of bells, but how good is he at things that aren’t driving? To answer that question, it was time to put the Stig (AKA Ben Collins ) through the ultimate crucible – NPR’s Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me! So now, listen to the star of Top Gear answer questions about Richard Gere. Read more...
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… They'll Be Brief. Very Brief. The annual Webby Awards---”honoring excellence on the internet”---were handed out earlier this month, and one the things I appreciate most about them is that their acceptance speeches are limited to just five words. Show More Summary
Score update: pic.twitter.com/MdDTbnQTwx — GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) May 23, 2016 See that? For real! The Golden State Warriors played the worst game of their record-setting 73-win season on Sunday night. They're the defendingShow More Summary