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Why broken sleep is a golden time for creativity – Karen Emslie – Aeon “Night-waking, he told me, was different in nature from waking during the day, at least according to the documents he found. The third US president Thomas Jefferson, for example, read books on moral philosophy before bed so that he could ‘ruminate’ […]

THIS DOESN’T SOUND PROMISING: Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewab…

THIS DOESN’T SOUND PROMISING: Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job.

Something Has Indeed Happened in the Motorcade Route

Friday November 22, 1963 Sam Pate, a reporter for KBOX Radio, Pate was on the Stemmons Freeway in a mobile news cruiser covering President Kennedy's trip to Dallas. Here is his now famous coverage of that fateful day: The president's car is now turning onto Elm Street and would only be matter of minutes before he arrives at the Trade Mart. Show More Summary

The Week in Pictures: Gobbling Gruber Edition

(Steven Hayward) Some time next week President Obama will perform the annual ritual of pardoning a giant Thanksgiving turkey, which will then be sent to live out its days on a farm somewhere.  My guess is next week he’ll want to pardon the biggest gobbler of all, Jonathan Gruber. Show More Summary

Did Bush, Obama Squander Their Presidencies?

A few weeks ago I wrote in a column that "Election Day once again showed that our political system is broken -- voters went to the polls, sent a message, and then leaders will in the days and months ahead ignore what the public was trying...Show More Summary

Something has Indeed Happened in the Motorcade Route

Friday November 22, 1963 Sam Pate, a reporter for KBOX Radio, Pate was on the Stemmons Freeway in a mobile news cruiser covering President Kennedy's trip to Dallas. Here is his now famous coverage of that fateful day: "The president's car is now turning onto Elm Street and would only be matter of minutes before he arrives at the Trade Mart. Show More Summary

Obama regrets that Lebanon is without a president on Independence day

In a letter released by the US embassy on the occasion of Lebanon’s 71st Independence Day, President Barack Obama congratulated the Lebanese people and regretted that Lebanon is still without a president stressing that the” election of a president must be a Lebanese decision only, but it is a decision that must be taken for […]

A Rare Look At JFK's Off-Air Personality

Fifty-one years ago, on Nov. 20, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while on a political trip in Dallas, Texas. Despite only serving as president of the United States for a little more than 1,000 days, JFK has become one...Show More Summary

Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days

Charleston Post and Courier, New Charleston School of Law President Steps Down: Maryann Jones has stepped down as the Charleston School of Law's president after only eight days on the job. The law school has been embroiled in a controversy for more than a year over the possible sale to...

A Rare Look At JFK's Off-Air Personality

Fifty-one years ago, on Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while on a political visit to Dallas. Despite serving as president for hardly more than 1,000 days, JFK looms large in American memory. To honor his life, we thought we’d share a rare glimpse of Kennedy’s off-air persona. Show More Summary

Editorial: Obama against the clock

President Obama has but two days to reach a nuclear deal with Iran before a year’s worth of negotiations reach an agreed-on close. Holding y

Weekend Roundup: Is China Outpacing Mexico on the Rule of Law?

On the same day this week that President Obama announced a measure that could give legal protection to 5 million undocumented immigrants, massive protests raged across Mexico against the impunity and corruption that led to the horrific massacre of 43 students. Show More Summary

Obama breaks through Congress' brick wall on immigration

Republican fury over President Barack Obama's drastic executive action on immigration distracts from the most obvious solution: the sensible compromise that senators from both parties passed more than 500 days ago, only to have it bottled up by Speaker John Boehner in the House.

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Obama to visit India in January

White House says US president will visit India to attend its Republic Day celebrations and talks with Indian PM.

Taxpayers Spent $1.5 Million on President Obama's Personal and Political Use of Air Force One Over Labor Day Weekend

A recently obtained US Air Force document has revealed that taxpayers dished out over $1.5 million in transportation flight costs for President Barack Obama's Labor Day weekend personal and fundraising commitments.

Niche Apps: The Next Wave of Social Media

Let's face it, Facebook is a social media leviathan. With more users per day than some countries have people, the social networking phenomenon is beginning to run into a problem: it's become too popular. In fact, even President Obama...Show More Summary

WTF Friday, 11/14/2014

OMG you guys, President Obama went to Burma and said “Rohingya” yesterday. And that’s just a day after UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon also said it, calling on the Burmese government to ensure humanitarian access to the beleagured minority. More than a million Rohingya live in Burma. About … Continue reading ?

Texas Sheriffs and Cops: Key To Immigration Surge Is The Message

On the day after U.S. President Barack Obama announced his immigration executive action, some of the top law enforcement officials on the Texas border say that the key to avoiding a new immigration crisis lies on the message that gets taken back to other countries. Show More Summary

President Obama Acts to Right Wrongs That Affront Our Ideals

Look at 10-year-old Stephanie Pucheta's face on the video, sad but determined to tell her family's story. She describes the day her father was put in jail and then deported, putting a stop to his helping her with her homework and playing with her in the park. Show More Summary

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