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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Happy July Edition "House Democrats staged a dramatic 26-hour sit-in on the floor of the House to force a vote on background check provisions. The Democrats decided to get the Republicans'...Show More Summary

Texas, a center of U.S. shark fin trade, enacts ban on practice

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A ban on the shark fin trade took effect in Texas on Friday, a move environmental groups hope will end the state's status as one of the main U.S. centers for the product prized as a delicacy in Chinese cuis...

Markets and States are Complements

Kevin O'Rourke: Markets and states are complements: The main point of my 1999 book with Jeff Williamson was that globalisation produces both winners and losers, and that this can lead to an anti-globalisation backlash.... What was missing from all...

Expansion of the Panama Canal: A Risky Business

Celebrations and support from the people of Panama erupted on Sunday, when the expanded Panama Canal was opened on June 26th, 2016. Panama Canal is mainly used by the United States and China for trade and transportation. The new canal...Show More Summary

Turkish police detain 11 more suspects over airport attack: media

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 11 foreigners suspected of being members of an Islamic State cell in Istanbul linked to the suicide bombers who staged the attack this week at Istanbul's main airport, broadcaster Haberturk said on its website on Friday.

The Court Slams the Door on Domestic Abusers Owning Guns

In 2009, a logger named Stephen Voisine shot and killed an American bald eagle. Bald eagles are protected under federal law, though Voisine said he’d believed it to be a hawk, which is also illegal to kill in his home state of Maine....Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… TWO Weeks 'til Netroots Nation St. Louis! Two weeks from today, Kossacks and other lefties from a who's who of progressive organizations will start descending on St. Louis for the annual activism party that is the Netroots Nation convention. Show More Summary

Turkey’s cat-and-mouse game with the Islamic State

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

The terror attack on Istanbul's main airport is both a tragic reminder of Turkey's vulnerability to militant violence as well as yet another sign of the deadly reach of the Islamic State. The extremist organization has, as yet, not asserted responsibility for the triple bombings that claimed at least 41 lives and injured hundreds more […]

Trump, citing attack in Istanbul, blames Clinton for Islamic State strength

BANGOR, Maine — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed Hillary Clinton for the growth of the Islamic State during a campaign event here in Bangor, citing the recent terrorist attack at a major airport in Istanbul. “I've been watching her for so many years. She has been in that position for so long […]

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Things I Learned from Republicans in June Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts: Christians are being quarantined by the Obama administration in spiritual ghettos. (Tony Perkins) If Hillary wins and the...Show More Summary

Galaxy Note 7 - all you need to know about the new flagship

Hey. We have become a tradition, shortly before the official announcement to discuss the main characteristics of the flagships, to talk about what they can do and how to relate to the previous devices. Given that all stated information...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Brief Update The 40-year-old Twinkie science experiment at George Stevens Academy (incorporated 1803) in Blue Hill, Maine is going well: Stay tuned for our next update in 2056. Now back to your politics or whatever. Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! [Gong!!]

The Supreme Court Upheld the Law Against Domestic Abusers Owning Guns. If Only Someone Would Enforce It.

One of the only gun control measures to have passed Congress in recent decades easily withstood a Supreme Court challenge on Monday. In Voisine et al. v. United States, the justices ruled 6-2 against two Maine men who argued that a law barring domestic abusers from owning guns shouldn’t have applied to them.

Eluvium – “Fugue State

In the past couple of years, the Pacific Northwestern musician Matthew Cooper has recorded two albums with Inventions, his side-project duo with Explosions In The Sky member Mark T. Smith. But now, he’s going back to his main gig: The long-running organic-ambient project Eluvium. As Pitchfork reports, a new Eluvium album called False Recordings is […]

Lunch Links: House GOP Tax Plan; Eastern States Try Vehicle Miles Tax; Maine to Vote on Marijuana and Income Tax

Today is June 27, the 86th birthday of Ross Perot, who ran for President as an independent in 1992 and received 19 percent of the vote. His platform was an interesting mix of left and right, with calls for entitlement reform, opposition to NAFTA, and avoiding social issues. Show More Summary

First Lady of Maine Has Taken Summer Job to Make Some Money for a Car

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

Ann LePage, the first lady of Maine, is working as a waitress this summer, joining the many, many other state residents who are looking for summer jobs.

Maine Tea Party governor’s wife takes summertime waitress job to pick up cash

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The wife of Maine’s governor has taken a summertime job as a waitress at a dockside restaurant catering to tourists to supplement the couple’s income. The Maine governor’s salary is the lowest in the United States at $70,000 a year and Maine first lady Ann LePage said she is...

Season 2, Episode 2 (Crossed our first state line into NH & more thoughts)

Ok let’s start with some good news. Just two days ago, we crossed our first state line! That’s right, we are officially in New Hampshire! Well, sort of. Actually, we missed Maine so much that we decided to come back. To clarify, our friend/ trail angel/ fellow thru-hiker/ trail maintainer, John (Zephyr), and his wife......

America: Through The Eyes of A Nepali Writer

Krishna Dharabasi's "Great Falls" As a result of releasing "JHOLA", a movie based on the literature of Krishna Dharabasi, the author of Great Falls visited 18 states in America; but his main objective was to understand American society. Show More Summary

The Historical Imagination and “Free State of Jones”

The main reason to delve into the history books after watching a movie is that the cinematic experience is inadequate—that, during the viewing, the movie feels as if something important is missing. What generates that feeling is when...Show More Summary

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