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How Do We Know President Obama Is Right That Iran Is 2-3 Months From a Nuclear Bomb?

No sane person wants Iran to have a nuclear weapon. That would be catastrophic to the entire world. In this post, I am stepping back, taking a deep breath, reviewing recent history, and playing devil's advocate. I don't pretend to have the answer but I think I should try to provoke the debate. Show More Summary

How Do We Know President Obama Is Right That Iran Is 2-3 Months From a Nuclear Bomb?

No sane person wants Iran to have a nuclear weapon. That would be catastrophic to the entire world. In this post, I am stepping back, taking a deep breath, reviewing recent history, and playing devil's advocate. I don't pretend to have...Show More Summary

US Recession Imminent As Factory Orders Plunge For 8th Consecutive Month

For the 8th month in a row, US factory orders fell YoY. Down 6.2% in June, this is the longest streak of declining factory orders outside of a recession in history. MoM, factory orders rose 1.8% - as expected - the most since May 2014 but historical orders and shipments were revised lower. Show More Summary

Jurg Frey -- Another Timbre reaches its century in top form

17 hours agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Another Timbre's three latest releases bring up a significant landmark in the label's brief history. Since the label released its first CD in the autumn of 2007, it has now put out over 100 discs--at a rate of more than one a month. Lest anyone wishes to point out that the latest release--the James...

An oral history of the making of The Aristocrats movie, 10 years later

"The Aristocrats!" the punchline to an old myth of a joke that few people knew or had even heard of, became an instant classic film 10 years ago this month when Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette convinced dozens of their famous funny friends to tell their own distinctly dirty and unique versions of the joke. […]

AFER Calls It Quits

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Last month Freedom To Marry triumphantly declared that it was "going out of business." Today we get the same news from the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Via press release: Together, we made history. Nearly six years ago, theShow More Summary

Between GOP Debate and Stewart Finale, Get Ready for Greatest Night of Political TV

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Thursday night may be the greatest night in the history of political television. And the best part? It's happening in the least-watched month of the year.

Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories Of July

July was CleanTechnica‘s third-best month in history in terms of traffic (only slightly trailing March & May of this year, which isn’t surprising given that it’s the summer). Coming out on the top of the story list is harder and harder, with more content, more big cleantech news in general, and Tesla’s continual growth and awesomeness. Show More Summary

Man accused of stabbing boyfriend in gym had violent history

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The bizarre stabbing at an L.A. Fitness gym in Indianapolis last month was the bloody climax of a violent romance.

Matteo Darmian’s arrival proving a sound decision by Manchester United

4 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

The majority of Manchester United supporters were asking the same question when news broke last month of the club’s interest in Torino right-back Matteo Darmian – “Who?” Fans quickly searched the player’s name and history on Google and watched various footage … Continue reading ?

Revealing @SeanTrende-@Dale_E_Ho Exchange in NC Voting Rights Trial

I excerpt it in this post at The Monkey Cage: North Carolina passed its 2013 restrictive voting law just a month afterShelby. So is the change connected to is history of race discrimination? Real Clear Politics’ Sean Trende, testifying as … Continue reading ?

July 2015 is GSN’s Most Watched Month Ever in Primetime; Original Programming Reaches Viewership Milestone

July 2015 is GSN’s most-watched month ever in its 20-year history, in Primetime (8p-11p), in Total Viewers (P2+) and its key demo, Women 25-54.

Cher: GOP Frontrunners are 'Cro-Magnon Cretins'

Cher has a history of disdain for all things conservative, and she’s been particularly active on Twitter in the month of July, tweeting out nearly daily bashings to her 2 million followers. Thus, there are a lot to pick from, but here are her 6 most liberal-worshiping, conservative-bashing tweets from the past month.

John Kerry hasn't even seen one of the most crucial parts of the Iran agreement

John Kerry has spent the better part of the past 20 months working toward the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, a stretch that included some of the longest continuous negotiations in the history of American diplomacy. Nevertheless, there...Show More Summary

Everything we know so far about the next iPhone (AAPL)

If history is anything to go by, the successor to the iPhone 6 is due for release in September. That's only a little over a month from now, so we've compiled a list of everything we know about the next iPhone. Here's what (we think) we know so far. Show More Summary

AT&T pushes back on $100 million throttling fine

AT&T is asking the FCC to not make it pay the largest proposed fine in the agency’s history as punishment for throttling customers’ data speeds. After being slammed with the $100 million fine by the FCC last month when the government agency found the carrier had throttled speeds for customers with ‘unlimited’ data plans, AT&T […]

Neil Young Removes Majority of His Music From Streaming Services

Earlier this month, Neil Young said he intended to remove his music from streaming services. "I don't need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution," he wrote. As of today, it appears that Young has made good on his promises, as Variety reports (via Rolling Stone). Show More Summary

Reading Children

My Darling's A.B.C. (1830s-40s) in the collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Photograph by author. Last month, I traveled to the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) to take part in the 2015 Summer Seminar in the History ofShow More Summary

A Cultural Biography of Silas Chandler

Last month I shared a brief update concerning my book manuscript on the history and memory of Confederate camp servants and black Confederates. At the…

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