WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday that former Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.) will serve as the Obama administration's special envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa, an appointment that covers Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. Show More Summary
If you follow Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange/Lightspeed Champion/one-third of Test Icicles, on Twitter, you’ll know that he’s had a great deal to say about the state of race relations in America of late, especially in the wake of the Charleston massacre. Show More Summary
Since Summer has rolled around, there are infinite opportunities to do a whole lot of reading. You might be looking for great books to take on a plane or in a car for your Summer vacations. Or maybe you're staying put, but you'd love a great read to bring to the beach or a local café. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Week Ahead Monday A burglary spree hits Maine as every resident of the state attends the Bernie Sanders rally in Portland except burglars. A new poll finds Democrats, Republicans and Independents in...Show More Summary
Andrew Sprung at XPostfactoid is doing a great series on the individual states and their performance on Healthcare.gov. His post on Florida generated an interesting insight and one hell of a comment that I want to expand on. In Florida, 856,092 private plan enrollees — more than half (53.6%) of the total — had incomes [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
The United States Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges establishing nationwide marriage equality will likely go down in history as one of the Court's great landmark rulings. The Court's opinion not only embraces liberty and marriage equality for LGBTQ Americans but reaffirms the fundamental principles of American constitutional democracy. Show More Summary
In 2008, Barack Obama was touted for, among other things, his great healing properties: He was going to heal our divisions, making us not the red states and the blue states but the United States. Awww. In reality, he is one of the most divisive leaders we have ever had. Show More Summary
Thanks to Brett Walton of Circle of Blue for bringing this article to my attention. He wrote a great piece on the research article, recently accepted for publication in Water Resources Research, the most prestigious hydrologic journal in the world (published by the American Geophysical Union - AGU). I I...
Great question (in the abstract). I clicked. The article (in the NYT) is (in the specific) about Tamil Nadu, India. I'm linking, if for no other reason, because I flat-out love the photograph at the top. As for the text of the article... Show More Summary
The Muppets have long been great at putting together hilarious short videos, and for July 4th, who better than Sam the American Eagle to commemorate the birth of the United States? Read more...
Happy Birthday, USA! This weekend is the celebration of the great nation of the United States of America. So using the rights I am granted by this great nation, I've thrown together a few videos from Japanese animes featuring some USA-related...Show More Summary
Most Americans still think the United States is great, but this Independence Day weekend, trends show that fewer and fewer citizens report being "extremely proud" to be Americans. A new Gallup poll shows 54 percent of citizens are "extremely proud" to be American, down 3 percentage points from 2013 and 16 percentage points from 2003. Show More Summary
America hasn’t always been the land of the free. The founders of the United States fought tirelessly for years to free themselves from Great Britain, and the Fourth of July is when we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the document that marked the separation of the 13 American colonies from the British Empire. Show More Summary
The Michigan State Spartans have a long history of great quarterbacks. The tradition continues with Messiah DeWeaver. The signal-caller will be at The Opening in Oregon. Bleacher Report's College Football Analyst Michael Felder breaks down DeWeaver's game in the video above. Read more College Football news on BleacherReport.com
Stars, stripes, and tiny horses. The 1930s and 1940s were tough decades for the United States. The Great Depression crippled the economy, and World War II tested the nation's resolve. It was also a golden age for documentary photography. Show More Summary
CALIFORNIA, United States (NATGEO) — Surf’s up! A video posted Friday shows some great white sharks surrounding a group of paddleboarders. How could anyone be that calm when surrounded by one of the ocean’s top predators? Gregory Skomal, a marine fisheries scientist and shark expert, chimes in: “I think where these guys were and what they were […]
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Intermission Holy Crosstabs, Ant Man! 2015 is halfway over! The second quarter ended Tuesday (nice $45 million haul, Hillary), and that means it's C&J number-crunching time. Every few months we post results...Show More Summary
From the desk of the Devil’s Advocate… Let me start today by saying I greatly appreciate Amex’s effort to create their own chain of airport lounges. They’ve sincerely tried to improve on the current dismal state of domestic airport lounges, which are generally only marginally better than sitting in the waiting room of a doctor’s office if [...]Show More Summary
The NFL slides into a largely uneventful lull in the early days of July, and this marks a great time for an in-depth look at the New Orleans Saints and their 2015 offseason. New Orleans, which completed OTAs and minicamp in June, is looking to bounce back into playoff contention after a disappointing 7-9 campaign in 2014. Show More Summary
Celebrate the destruction of brutish British colonial rule with the destruction of bulk Chinese explosives. Independence Day is fast approaching, and with it comes the thrill of playing with fireworks. In most states, certain explosive...Show More Summary