• Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler gives a roundup of the biggest Pinocchios of 2014, including claims by Rep. Paul Ryan, the National Riffle Association, Senator Rand Paul, and many more. • I’ll have the latest on the release of Alan Gross and U.S.-Cuba relations.
The National Labor Relations Board has been so hyperactive lately reshaping the law for the benefit of labor unions that it gets a roundup all to itself: NLRB announces new right to use employer’s email system for union organizing [Daniel...Show More Summary
The brief spasm of productivity on Capitol Hill continues: Vivek Murthy is expected to be confirmed Monday as the nation’s surgeon general, months after the National Rifle Association and its allies opposed him for his support of gun-control laws. Senate Democrats are expected to bring nearly all of the votes for Murthy, who would […]
The Baseball Hall of Fame will recognize Dick Enberg, who has called baseball games in Southern California for many seasons but is better known for national broadcasts of other sports.
National Education Association has spent estimated $35 million on politics this year [Jason Hart, Watchdog] Not everyone in academia admires the federal law entitling tenured professors to stay on “until they’re carried out of the classroom...Show More Summary
This week, the nation experienced yet another collective shock as a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. As Chris Rock tweeted, "This one was on film" -- a nod to the grand jury in Ferguson declining to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown just a week earlier. Show More Summary
If you’re looking for classified ads for egg donors, sperm donors, or surrogates, you’ve come to the right place. In this installment of the Classifieds Roundup, I’m highlighting the most interesting ads posted to Fertility Nation Classifieds in the last month. Show More Summary
National Law Journal, Law School’s 3Ls Ineligible To Take July Bar Exam
A nesting Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. Nearly 1,000 sea turtles, most of them Kemp’s ridleys, stranded off Cape Cod over the past month. (Photo: National Park Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons) - Scientists are sounding the...Show More Summary
This week, our nation paused to give thanks -- a ritual that, when done regularly, has been scientifically proven to increase happiness. And if we make it a habit, we can get the benefits without the offsetting headaches of that dreaded modern malady, Black Friday. Show More Summary
N.J. National Guard grapples with three suicides after a decade of none In six months, three suicides, and a possible drug-overdose death. Jersey money NJ job growth ranks 49th; 2nd slowest in nation. NJ paid 500 hours of police overtime over 3 weeks to police stationed 'round-the-clock at empty Hunterdon hospital set aside for Ebola. Show More Summary
Jonathan Capehart: Through a powerful and emotional address that was a forceful reminder of who we are as a nation and our values, President Obama declared his plan to bring an estimated five million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. [...]Show More Summary
Racist-y Snicket, Le Guin's passion is a win, and Phil Klay takes home the biggie. News by Peter Derk Last night's National Book Awards was certainly a night to remember with three big stories blowing up the internet this morning. First, Phil Klay was the big winner in the fiction category for his novel Redeployment. Show More Summary
Boat people: Fran Kelly on Radio National Breakfast plays an ad created by activists to protest against children in detention. She and commentator Michelle…
“How Operation Choke Point Hurts the Unbanked” [former FDIC chairman William Isaac, American Banker] A nation of snitches: “U.S. rules would expand white collar crime informers” [Reuters] Courts should stop giving deference to agency...Show More Summary
Newark's chaotic schools mess: Why Chris Christie's new debacle is mired in protest We know this about Christie. And about Booker. And it's a relief to see this story when it's told to national audiences. Democrats Howard Dean's guy:...Show More Summary
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom were named the American League and National League Rookies of the Year, it was announced Monday.
Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Young were named the National League and American League Comeback Players of the Year on Friday.
It is a lovely autumn in our nation’s capital – at least looking at the trees and the light. It is always remarkable how the light angles change and the sun will suddenly appear beneath clouds instead of over them … Continue readin...
Queen conchs will not be protected under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo: Daniel Neal / Flickr Creative Commons) - The National Marine Fisheries Service ruled not to list queen conch under the Endangered Species Act, which will allow groups to still import queen conch into the country (it’s been illegal to harvest in Florida waters for years). Show More Summary