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Open thread for night owls. Thirteen years for two joints: Justice in Louisiana

21 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Phillip Smith at Alternate writes 13 Years in the Slammer... for Two Joints? An excerpt: Bernard Noble has already spent nearly four years in a Louisiana prison for being caught with two marijuana cigarettes—and he's still less than a third of the way through a 13-year sentence with no shot at parole. Show More Summary

15 Best Travel Experiences for Night Owls

When you think of late-night fun, chances are clubs in big cities like New York, Berlin, or Miami come to mind. And while it’s true that there are plenty of up-all-night diversions in those locales, there are also plenty of alternative evening adventures awaiting travelers, both in cities and outside of them. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Behold your furry doom

There are 6 cats per human on Aoshima, or in cat terms "about ten days worth of food." I think we've had just about enough politics for the day, so here's a heartwarming tale of a Japanese island so overrun with cats that it's become a tourist destination. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Wheeler: Petraeus gets hand-slap for leaking and obstruction of justice

A State Department official's complaints about email stalking launched the months-long criminal inquiry that led to Paula Broadwell, a woman romantically linked to former Gen. David Petraeus. He is now getting off with a tsk-tsk andShow More Summary

Old School Like That

Old stuff. I don't show off vintage cards here nearly enough, so I thought I'd focus this post on the elder statesmen of the cards that Night Owl Cards most recently sent me. I have slowly been working on my want list behind the scenes...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Nichols: Mr. Spock was a McGovernite

This guy was not—as Oregon state Rep. Bill Post has claimed—a Republican. John Nichols at The Nation writes Mr. Spock Was a McGovernite: Remembering Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Live Long and Prosper’ Politics: George McGovern’s anti-war candidacy for the presidency in 1972 attracted a good deal of celebrity support. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Eastern Seaboard saw sea level rise of 5 inches in two years

Grist: In just two years, 2009 and 2010, sea levels along the Atlantic coast north of New York City jumped up by more than 5 inches, according to a paper published this week in the journal Nature Communications. That might not seem like...Show More Summary

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Coming to terms with your natural sleep inclinations can bring positive change to your life.

Open thread for night owls: Live long and prosper

Nimoy and other Star Trek cast members celebrate the unveiling of the NASA space shuttle 'Enterprise', 1976 NASA: NASA is mourning the passing today, Feb. 27, 2015, of actor Leonard Nimoy, most famous for his role as Star Trek's Vulcan science officer Mr. Show More Summary

Friday Morning Open Thread: Saunter

(Arlo & Janis via GoComics.com) As a lifelong night owl (and the offspring of two night owls), I endorse the new research described in the New Yorker by Maria Konnikova in “No, Mornings Don’t Make You Moral“: The idea of the virtuous early bird goes back at least to Aristotle, who wrote, in his Economics, [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Open thread for night owls. Whatley at The Baffler: Dangerous Designs on (AP) American History

Slaves plant sweet potatoes on James Hopkinson's plantation c. 1862-3. At The Baffler, Stuart Whatley writes Dangerous Designs on (AP) American History: Any city upon a hill invariably rests on a mound of bullshit, and the extent to which one knows it depends largely on one’s willingness to inhale through his or her nose. Show More Summary

Dutch town residents staying indoors to escape aggressive owl

The latest attacks on innocent bystanders that have Dutch villagers cowering in their homes at night come not from armed extremists but from an unusually aggressive owl with a nearly 6-foot wingspan.

Open thread for night owls: The FBI on Fred Phelps

The 'church' is perhaps best known for its strong opinions on parking. Fred Phelps' FBI files have been released: Fred Phelps, founder of he staunchly anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, had a long and contentious relationship with the...Show More Summary

A New York agenda with Hootsuite’s night owl

Forget the stuffy midtown mentality of New York's business world. Hootsuite's Holmes prefers to do his work downtown while rubbing elbows with the hipster crowd.

The Morning Person Paradox

Some people did cheat less in the morning, Sah found, but only if they were early birds to begin with. The opposite was also true: night owls cheated less in the evening. Time of day had less effect on honesty, the group concluded, than did the synchronicity between person and environment. “Our results should really […]

I Tried To Design The Perfect Night's Sleep. Here's What Happened

Sleep tracking wearables, smart alarms, and fancy light bulbs are the future of a good night's rest. But how much can they achieve? I have one goal in life: to achieve the perfect sleep. I'm neither a morning person nor a night owl. I go to bed early; I wake up late. Each morning I invariably engage in a slow, romantic dance with my snooze button. Read Full Story

Open thread for night owls: Shackling kids is inhumane and, no surprise, counterproductive

A few states have banned the practice of indiscriminately shackling juveniles. But that's not true for the majority. Bryan Schatz reports A Court Put a 9-Year-Old in Shackles for Stealing Chewing Gum—an Outrage That Happens Every Single...Show More Summary

Brewery Yard Markets at Central Park, Chippendale

Markets are never a good match for night owls. Weekend sleep-ins usually win in my household. But a 10am market start is doable in my books, especially if the promise of donuts is involved. That's how I ended up at the new Brewery Yard...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. EPI's Gould: Even the most educated workers have declining wages

Elise Gould, director of health policy research at the Economic Policy Institute, writes Even the Most Educated Workers Have Declining Wages: Some commentators are under the false impression that wage inequality is a simple consequence of employers’ demand for increased skills and education—often thought to be driven by advances in technology. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: So the 'longest war' is going to be still longer

Not packing up everything just yet. Nadia Prupis writes US to Slow Down Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan as White House 'Rethinks' Mission: The U.S. is slowing down its withdrawal from Afghanistan, despite long-held promises that the...Show More Summary

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