The No. 4 Duke Blue Devils were far from their best on Friday and had to overcome a poor shooting night to beat the Temple Owls, 74-54, in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic inside the Barclays Center. Despite winning by 20 points, Duke was far from dominant for most of the game. Show More Summary
Every week Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting presents a mini-critique of a few stories the media have (or have not) covered. Here is this week's edition: Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2011—Newt Gingrich takes lead in CNN survey: It's been a decent week for Newt Gingrich. Show More Summary
Tar sands dragline Zahra Hirji at InsideClimate News writes Why Is TransCanada Playing Hardball With Environmentalists? Some excerpts: After TransCanada proposed its Energy East tar sands pipeline, the energy giant tapped the world's...Show More Summary
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) GOTV canvassing team in Miami-Dade. If our base turns out, we win. You've probably heard that line quite a few times if you read this blog. After all, the guy who founded the place says it often. Show More Summary
Here are excerpts from the December issue of Harper's Index: • Average amount U.S. customs officials paid to build each of twenty-one houses for employees in rural Arizona: $680,000 • Average market price of houses in the area: $86,500 • Number of U.S. Show More Summary
In spite of the lock-out laws there are still plenty of places where night owls can get a drink
For Cosmopolitan, Jill Filipovic went out to see what makes anti-abortion "sidewalk counselors" tick. As Amanda Marcotte notes, the answer proves to be remarkably straightforward. "Men and women are made different," Father Andrew Beauregard...Show More Summary
You've heard it all: The morning bird catches the worm, morning people are more successful than night owls, and nothing compares to making that 5:45am spin class.
I know what a bunch of kids with Tea Party grandparents will be getting for Christmas. Try to look happy, kids, this is as least as fun as those stupid video games you keep going on about. The makers of the “Ted Cruz To The Future Comic...Show More Summary
SEPTA'S subway trains will keep on a-rolling all night long on weekends, even though they cost more to operate than the Night Owl buses they replace.
Descent image from Philae lander, then 3km from the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko attribution: None Specified On this day, a robotic lander from the planet Earth touched down on the surface of a passing comet. So that's something. Blast from the Past. Show More Summary
Midnight movies at Music Box Theatre has a couple of upcoming goodies that seem perfect for night owl viewing. [ more › ]
'Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier', May 1943. Photograph by John Collier via the Library of Congress The New York Times reports on seminars held to help local law enforcement get the most out of America's increasingly-used civil forfeiture laws. Show More Summary
Howie Klein at Down with Tyranny writes Yes, But WHY Didn't Democrats Turn Out On Election Day? WHY? The AFL-CIO has post-election data that shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans favor Democratic Party progressive positions—from...Show More Summary
Someone obviously not interested in changing the American agenda. Here's an excerpt from Elizabeth Warren's Nov. 7 op-ed in The Washington Post that everyone should read—It’s time to work on America’s agenda: Americans understand that building a prosperous future isn’t free. Show More Summary
Fairness and Accuracy in Media posts a mini-critique of a few items covered by the media each week. Here is the latest edition: Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2011—Poverty threshold rises, but more people are poor,...Show More Summary
Scientists discover that there are more than two patterns when it comes to sleeping and wakefulness -- some folks are simply low energy all day.
Yes sir, Mr. Brennan, sir, whatever you say, sir. Jessica Schulberg at The New Republic writes The CIA's Favorite Senator Will Soon Be In Charge of CIA Oversight: Tuesday’s Republican takeover of the Senate effectively ruined any chance of Congressional oversight of the CIA. Show More Summary
Because you probably need it, here is an unrelated picture of some kittens. In Philadelphia, the public school system is collapsing. That's largely been by design. [T]hose who have wanted to wage “education reform” against Philly schools...Show More Summary
Paul Clements is giving Fred Upton in Michigan's 6th CD an unexpected contest. At InsideClimate News, Katherine Bagley writes Climate Hawk Gives Unbeatable Fred Upton a Run for His Oil Industry Money: The race in Michigan's 6th congressional...Show More Summary