One of the most anticipated films of this holiday season is Walt Disney Pictures' Saving Mr. Banks. It's a beautifully written, directed and acted movie about how Mary Poppins came to be -- both from Walt Disney's and P.L. Travers' perspectives. Show More Summary
Because writing as an act of resistance often feels like coming up for air in a world that seems hell-bent on drowning voices like mine.
I’ve argued below that, if someone believes that it’s religiously wrong for him to be complicit in certain behavior, requiring him to act in such a way is a “substantial burden” on his religious practice under RFRA. This is true even...Show More Summary
Early adopters of mobile technology in their digital marketing mix have been experiencing great results by providing convenient methods for customers and prospects to find, consume and act on brand information. Mobile commerce success is here too: According to IBM, 25.8% of total online sales for Thanksgiving, and 21.8% for Black Friday were via mobile. As [...]
"Why is it always about men controlling themselves and being responsible for any sex act while women are treated as children?" asks Dr. Helen.You can theorize about a double standard, but I think there is one clear practical point. The...Show More Summary
The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. ~ Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room The majority of those of you who read this article today are relatively new to the Alzheimer's Reading Room. Show More Summary
Google's practice of combining personal data from different Google services violates the Dutch data protection act, the Dutch data protection authority (DPA) said Thursday. But Google will not face any enforcement actions for now. In...Show More Summary
Simon Corbell is waving the flag for amendments to the Coroners Act so that we spend less money on suicides: “A recent ACT Court Review of Coronial and Post Mortem Process and Practice found that more than 16% of ACT registered deaths underwent coronial investigation in 2011 – the second highest coronial death investigation rate in [...]
The False Claims Act recently collided with New York's Rules on Professional Conduct before the Second Circuit, and the FCA came away the worse for wear. At issue in United States ex rel Fair Laboratory Practices Associates v. Quest was...
With a simple-majority vote, the Senate acted to end the unconstitutional practice of allowing a Senate minority to keep critically important executive and judicial posts vacant for months and years. The Senate invoked a constitutional option -- not a "nuclear" one -- to end the 60-vote threshold required to end confirmation filibusters. Show More Summary
Chelsea youth player Dion Conroy posted a comedy video onto Instagram on Wednesday showing his teammate Lewis Baker acting the fool in the dressing room. With music blaring in the background, Baker, an England U19 regular, practiced his twerking skills while his mate recorded his moves on camera. To give the moment the extra piece of [...]
Mexico and Brazil have received special attention from the U.S. Department of Justice since October as the agency seeks to gain strong partners in its fight against transnational bribery through the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Deputy Attorney General James Cole...
David Warsh on Republican opposition to the Affordable Care Act: One Simple Step:... What accounts for the ferocity of the opposition to the individual mandate as a means of assuring that all citizens are medically insured? What’s at stake...
By Don Dion: According to the New York Times, JPMorgan Chase (JPM), headed by chairman, president and CEO James "Jamie" Dimon, clandestinely hired Lily Chang at $75,000 a month to help improve the bank's clout in China. Who Is Lily Chang? The story has a fascinating element to it that would thrill a Hollywood script writer. Show More Summary
The latest culprit is this cat named Sabby, who has practically made a career off of licking video game hardware in the past. Now he's turning his sandpaper tongue to the PS4. Read more...
Since the potato is rarely consumed raw, it is expected to be excluded from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s forthcoming produce rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act. In the meantime, spud growers, shippers and packers now have a guide to best practices to help keep their commodity in the low-risk food-safety category. The... Continue Reading
State and federal authorities have reported a rising number of consumer complaints, ranging from deceptive sales practices to identity theft, linked to the Affordable Care Act.
Celebrities are just like us: Sometimes they act like total hypocrites. Fox News rounds up a dozen examples. A sampling: Sting: Talks a good game about being eco-friendly, but has his own private jet. Kim Kardashian: Reprimanded sister Kourtney for having babies out of wedlock, then went ahead and had...
NPR practiced its typical Inevitable Gay Progress bias on Tuesday’s Morning Edition. By a vote of 61-30, the Senate voted to proceed on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would allow LGBT activists to file lawsuits if theyShow More Summary
As we discussed last week, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is necessary to make it illegal once-and-for-all, nationwide to fire someone just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, a practice which, shockingly,...Show More Summary