When it comes to linguistics, convincing, worthwhile presentations (such as those by John McWhorter and Steven Pinker) are rare on TED (e.g., here, here, here, here, here, and here). If that is true for TED, then I wouldn't expect better from TEDx. Indeed, the one TEDx program on linguistics that I have seen, which was […]
One thing is for certain about the Kennedys. There are a lot of them, and they are very accomplished. During the last couple of days while staying in Boston I met Patrick, Ted Jr., their mother Joan, cousin Steven (Kennedy Smith), and Joseph. I...(read more)
It's not just the oddball conservatives. Steven Spielberg reportedly has an arsenal that would make Ted Nugent beam
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, fighting to have his corruption case moved to Washington, on Tuesday cited arguments that the government made to keep former Alaska U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens' 2008 corruption trial in...Show More Summary
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez cites arguments the government made in its case against a former Alaska U.S. senator for why his corruption trial should be in Washington. Menendez is charged with accepting gifts and donations from the Florida ophthalmologist who's his co-defendant in exchange for political favors.
There may be a movement afoot in the NBA coaching ranks. That is, if you put any stock in the pop wisdom of TED Talks. In his presentation, Derek Sivers, the founder and former president of CD Baby, proclaimed, "The first follower is...Show More Summary
It has been almost five years since former Alaska Republican Senator Ted Stevens tragically died in a plane crash, and over six years since he left the Senate in humiliation. The left viciously targeted him when he was 84, abusing the legal system using classic Alinsky tactics until Stevens' name and career were utterly destroyed.
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The Justice Department goes after its second sitting senator in seven years, DC police reveal a Craigslist connection in the murder of DLA lawyer David Messerschmitt and another video-recorded protest at the Supreme Court.
“In 2008, the Justice Department took the unusual step of indicting a sitting United States senator. Prosecutors described the senator, Ted Stevens, an Alaska Republican, as a crafty politician who concealed the expensive gifts that had been lavished upon him [...]
As federal prosecutors plan corruption charges against Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, comparisons are being made to the unsuccessful prosecution of Senator Ted Stevens.
Attorney Steven Wise is on a crusade to prove that, as a matter of law, chimps are people too. For that matter, so are dolphins, elephants, gorillas and orcas. Wise made his argument at the TED Conference that wrapped up in Vancouver, Canada on Friday. “I had to invent the field of animal...
Bill Smitrovich (Ted) has booked a series regular role on CBS' multi-cam comedy pilot Happy Life (fka Joe Time). It centers on Joe (Steven Weber), a family man who struggles with the fact that all the people around him are pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is. Show More Summary
Sabrina Roach and Inye Wokoma hold up the spiffy logo for the new "Upgrade Seattle" campaign at a recent launch event. Upgrade Seattle In the immortal words of former Republican Senator Ted Stevens, "the Internet is not a big truck."...Show More Summary
Two Justice Department prosecutors who were suspended for withholding evidence during the 2008 corruption trial against former senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) have won their appeals from a federal panel that reviews discipline against civil servants. Show More Summary
(Steven Hayward) I was ten years ago that I spent an evening with Ted Turner up at his enormo buffalo ranch outside Bozeman, Montana—a tale I recalled on NoLeftTurns. In a sentence, Turner is as big a barking loon as you’d expect, but he is funny as hell and hard not to like in the ordinary way. He’s also dedicated to the idea that humanity has less than 50 years to go.
Inspectors with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service made an unusual discovery at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in September: more than 200 live baby turtles. Because ofShow More Summary
If you'd asked me three or four years ago who the most endangered Democratic incumbents in 2014 would be, I'd have guessed Mark Begich and Kay Hagan. Begich, after all, won in 2008 only by the skin of his teeth against Ted Stevens, who'd...Show More Summary
Alaska Dispatch News, IRS Regulations Prevent Sleeping Pods at Anchorage Airport: Plans to install sleeping pods at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport have been grounded by, of all things, Internal Revenue Service codes. The pods, which were planned for the airport's C concourse, would have contained two to three bunks...
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