@Faith4Hillary is celebrating its one year anniversary with a paid, Promoted Account push. Over the past few days as the Twitter has become better known, some in the blogosphere have pointed toward the account's percentage of fake followers — a number which has dropped since a weekend purge — but artificially…
In response to the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, state-owned China Central Television invoked Confucius in commentary surrounding Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013, a report prepared by the Information Office of the State Council, a Chinese cabinet agency.
An assistant coach and substitute teacher at a Catholic high school in Texas was fired for taking upskirt photos, Wednesday.
When I first saw the story of the 11 year-old girl who killed a cougar that was following her brother, I wanted to think she's a bad-ass, but by the end of the AP story, I learned that she was the family member with a valid cougar-killing license and a click told me the animal was severely underweight.
Both houses of the Indiana General Assembly have passed legislation which would protect minors from certain alcohol offenses if they are the victim of a sexual assault, if they call in a medical emergency or to report what they believe to be a crime.
Gawker, Jezebel and Deadspin reported on McKenna Pope, the young lady who petitioned Hasbro to offer an Easy Bake Oven in a gender-neutral color. A lot comments were made about the ovens, genders and colors. Now she's given a TEDYouth talk about making change.
Every year after Dr. King's birthday was declared a holiday, I remember a local radio station used to play a block of his speeches in celebration. I no longer live near that radio station and so far today I've only heard snippets, so in his honor: "I Have a Dream" and "I've Been to the Mountaintop" via…
I received an email from Target.com on Thursday apologizing for their recent security breach and offering free credit monitoring. Because I had not shopped Target while their system was reportedly infected, I have not been concerned, but I did wonder why I was sent the email. After all, I'm not a registered customer…
In the wake of Illinois approving same-sex marriage, officials have taken a quick survey of how states handle the question of gay prisoners getting married. Of those listed in this brief, the prevailing policy might best be summed-up with an old song title: "Married, but not to each other".
Researchers at Longwood University have found that having a registered sex offender in the neighborhood will reduce Virginia property values by 7%; 16% if there are four or more and homes with at least three bedrooms will lose 26%, when there's a cluster of peer-networked, often unemployed sex offenders living nearby.
The average person isn't going to learn a lot from "Sex & the SUNY", a student production from SUNY Plattsburgh, but there are some things a viewer might think as they watch and I'm offering them in good fun.
While playing with the Kaiser Foundation poll widget Chris Cilliza used this afternoon to illustrate the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act with the Republican base (embedded below), I'm struck by the fact that Obamacare isn't more popular among the uninsured.
Recently former Gawker and Wonkette blogger Alex Pareene made an appearance on CNBC, which though it may have played to their audience, especially when Maria Bartiromo threw up her hands at the idea of the New York Times being a purveyor of fact, I wouldn't say she or the business network came off in the best light.
Language defunding the Affordable Care Act has passed the U.S. House attached to a bill which would keep the government operational beyond Tuesday morning. It is not expected to pass the Senate. Pretend your congressperson is a nameless, faceless nobody with no beliefs of their own. What would you tell them to do?
The article's headline almost says it all: "Department of Defense to workers: Show up Oct. 1 and we'll let you know if you're furloughed" until you get into the nitty-gritty of a 28-page memo, civilian workers being laid-off and soldiers' pay being held. Without a budget or continuing resolution, next Tuesday is it.
But the permanent political class is handwringing and howling that if there’s a government shutdown the media will blame Republicans for it. Here’s a little newsflash, GOP establishment: Whenever anything bad happens, the media blames Republicans for it. That’s not an excuse to roll over and play dead. It’s a call to…
While searching a wooded area after a report of someone hearing a person in distress, York-Poquoson (VA) deputies found a 15 year-old girl with a person who identified theirself as a 15 year-old boy, which was later discovered to be a 21 year-old woman who had been having a sexual relationship with the juvenile.