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Open thread for night owls. Cole: Kaplan's call for renewed imperialism in Middle East is boneheaded

Let's have some more cakewalks, 'kay? Robert D. Kaplan recently wrote a piece (behind a paywall) saying it's time to bring imperialism back to the Middle East, although the editors at Foreign Policy changed the original headline to tone it down a bit. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. On Memorial Day, remember: 'They didn't fall, they were pushed'

Flag-draped caskets on their way back from Iraq to the United States. Ray McGovern writes—Remember This on Memorial Day: They Didn't Fall, They Were Pushed. "Of all the world’s holidays commemorating wars, Memorial Day should be oneShow More Summary

Open thread for night owls. A reprise: 'Lies, Damned Lies, a Searchable Database of Lies'

Most wars are started or joined because of lies. The Mexican-American War of 1848, the Spanish-American-Cuban War of 1898 and the Vietnam War are all good examples. Lately, thanks to Judith Miller's whiny piece seeking to whitewash her...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. OECD: Growing global inequality gap 'has reached a tipping point'

Nadia Prupis at Common Dreams, writes Growing Global Inequality Gap 'Has Reached a Tipping Point': With the gap between the rich and poor growing worldwide, a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Democracy Now interviews Matt Taibbi on confessed bank crooks

Matt Taibbi Amy Goodman interviewed Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi on the news that the five banks—Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS—which pleaded guilty to rigging the price of foreign currencies and interest rates were fined more than $5 billion. Show More Summary

12 Things Every Night Owl Wants You To Know

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

It's rough out there for a night owl. As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm -- and they also get a lot of the praise. Evening people get a bad rap, but some folks just can't help but burn the midnight oil. In fact, research suggests that we may not be able to help it. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'History will allow clear judgments' on Iraq

Simon Maloy: New York Times columnist David Brooks was once an enthusiastic backer of George W. Bush’s disastrous invasion of Iraq. He’d write columns for the Weekly Standard – the official journal of bankrupt neoconservative thought...Show More Summary

6 Tips to Help Night Owls Get Out of Bed in the Morning

The very mention of the hours between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. makes my skin crawl. There is something about that time of day that makes me wish time didn't exist. The only way I'm actually able to enjoy those hours is if I stay up the entire night before. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Bernie Sanders has a plan: Tax Wall Street and make college free

John Nichols at The Nation writes Bernie Sanders Has a Plan: Tax Wall Street and Make College Free: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders keeps bending the rules of Senate service and presidential campaigning by offering up proposals that imagine America as the fair, functional, and prosperous country it could be. Show More Summary

Morning People Vs. Night Owls: 9 Insights Backed By Science

Night owls are drunker, smarter, and get more booty—but morning types may be happier. Chances are you already know whether you're a morning person or a night person (and if you don't, just ask your significant other). What you mightShow More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Ending distribution of some military matériel to local cops is a start

Colleen Curry at Vice writes about the news Monday that President Obama has signed an executive order that bans certain military items—grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons, armored vehicles, etc.—from being given or sold to local police agencies. Show More Summary

There Are Genetic Differences Between Early Risers and Night Owls

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Whether or not you’re a morning person may be encoded in your DNA. A team of geneticists from the University of Leicester has identified almost 80 genes in flies that seem to be associated with different circadian rhythms, as they explain...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: The empire strikes back

Scott Beauchamp at The Baffler writes—The Empire Strikes Back: Seymour Hersh is a pioneer of investigative journalism, the modern iteration of which he fashioned almost singlehandedly by uncovering the 1968 My Lai massacre, during the Vietnam War. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Verizon swallows Huffington Post

Leslie Savan at Mother Jones ponders what will happen as Verizon Swallows Net-Neutrality Champion Huffington Post: Most of the coverage of Verizon’s planned $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL—and thus of the Huffington Post and other news sites—has been almost giddy about all the moneymaking and technological possibilities. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Excerpts from the June edition of Harper's Index

A marijuana shop in Port Townsend, Washington, that is not likely to be outlawed by local authorities the way a third of other cities in the state have done. Here are some excerpts from the June edition of Harper's Index: • Percentage...Show More Summary

Exclusive: The Crow Quill Night Owls play the best break-up song

Watch The Crow Quill Night Owls play their jaunty, ragtime country blues number, "Cryin My Blues Away," at last year's Pickathon.

Clocking genetic differences between 'day larks' and 'night owls'

A new study by geneticists from the University of Leicester has for the first time identified the genetic clues behind what makes you a 'lark' or an 'owl'. Based on analysis of a fruit fly, the scientists have discovered nearly 80 genes associated with 'morningness' and 'eveningness'. read more

Geneticists clock genetic differences between morning people and 'night owls'

Geneticists have for the first time identified the genetic clues behind what makes you a 'lark' or an 'owl'. Based on analysis of a fruit fly, the scientists have discovered nearly 80 genes associated with 'morningness' and 'eveningness'.

Open thread for night owls: Carly Fiorina stiffed staffers on her last campaign. For four years.

I wonder how many candidates run for office the second or third time around not because they expect to win, but because they need to do some additional fundraising to pay for their last time around. For more than four years, [Carly Fiorina] was a deadbeat and didn't pay the bills she owed for her Senate campaign. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: U.S. government’s anti-ISIS Twitter account full of tabloid garbage

Joshua Keating at Slate writes—The U.S. Government’s Anti-ISIS Twitter Account Is Full of Tabloid Garbage: Compared to the immigrant-bashing and celebrity skin that makes up most of the Daily Express’s web content, last month’s story headlined “Up to 60 girls per MONTH committing suicide following vile Islamic State abuse,” isn’t that egregious. Show More Summary

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