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Blood Test May Predict Suicide Risks

Blood Test May Predict Suicide Risks by Eric Trommater | Predicting what people may be at risk to take their own lives may come down to a simple blood test…

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Iowa GOP Senate Candidate Pro-Nullification?

Iowa GOP Senate Candidate Pro-Nullification?

by Stuart Shapiro | The Republicans have been very careful this year to avoid Tea Party-supported candidates that will embarrass the party nationally and decrease their chances of taking over the Senate.  But one seems to have slipped through: Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa,…

House GOP Lowers Taxes On The Rich

House GOP Lowers Taxes On The Rich by Stuart Shapiro | Surprise surprise.  The House GOP, largely incapable of passing any legislation did manage to pass…

The Next Financial Crisis?

The Next Financial Crisis? by Stuart Shapiro | I had thought it would be student loans or consumer debt but Erika Eichelberger points…

The Right Candidate For 2016

The Right Candidate For 2016 by Stuart Shapiro | I hadn’t considered him but Alexandra Petri makes some good points: Well, the polls are…

Language Teacher Fired For Using ‘Homophones’

Language Teacher Fired For Using ‘Homophones’

by VegasJessie | Utah has never been known as the pinnacle of education. There are communities in Utah that are almost entirely homeschooled, especially in the southern part of the state. When Warren Jeffs told followers to take their kids out of public schools, enrollment at the school…

Bush Administration, Not Kerry, Responsible For Being ‘Feckless’

Bush Administration, Not Kerry, Responsible For Being ‘Feckless’ by VegasJessie | I know a family who just recently returned from the war zone that is Israel. Since…

You Are Not Anti-Semitic If You Are Against Palestinian Suffering

You Are Not Anti-Semitic If You Are Against Palestinian Suffering by VegasJessie | History, once again way too kind to the Bush Crime Family’s escapades, has omitted the main…

A Culture Of Racism: The Staten Island PD And The Tea Party Congressman

A Culture Of Racism: The Staten Island PD And The Tea Party Congressman by VegasJessie | I grew up in New York in a neighborhood that was largely Italian. New York,…

The Apostasy Of Paul Ryan

The Apostasy Of Paul Ryan

by Tengrain | Earlier today House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R. Wis) noted that he would consider running for president, you know, after talking to his wife, 2014 elections, etc.  And then he said this: I see [impeachment] as sort of a ridiculous gambit by the president…

Sarah Palin: There Is No There There

Sarah Palin: There Is No There There by Tengrain | Meghan McCain is one viewer that Alaska’s part-time governor and full time grifter Sarah Palin…

Now Fear This

Now Fear This by Tengrain | The reason the NRA is powerful is because they know that people are scared of them,…

Jeb Ain’t Running

Jeb Ain’t Running by Tengrain | Is there any doubt that Jeb Bush is NOT running? The best antidote to illegal…

Will Durst: T Minus 28 Months And Counting

Will Durst: T Minus 28 Months And Counting

by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent gets all hot and bothered about something pretty far down the line.…

Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck

Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent appropriately does little…

Will Durst: Digital Cheese

Will Durst: Digital Cheese by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent makes the painful…

Will Durst: Happy Fourth Of July

Will Durst: Happy Fourth Of July by dave-dr-gonzo | Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent repurposes an old…

Want To Be An NSA Target? Just Try Looking For Tools To Protect Your Online Privacy

Want To Be An NSA Target? Just Try Looking For Tools To Protect Your Online Privacy

by Sandi Behrns | As revelations of government surveillance continue to leak out, many Americans have become alarmed about their online privacy. Most have done very little to address these concerns for a few reasons 1) there is a degree of technical savvy required to use and understand things like…

No One Could Have Predicted This: The Growing List Of Complications From Hobby Lobby

No One Could Have Predicted This: The Growing List Of Complications From Hobby Lobby by Sandi Behrns | The U.S. Supreme Court surprised just about no one Monday when they handed down a…

Conservatives Say The Poors Have It Easy (Poll)

Conservatives Say The Poors Have It Easy (Poll) by Sandi Behrns | A recently released Pew poll has demonstrated a number of things about the state of political…

Private Police Corporations? SWAT Teams Claim To Be Unaccountable To Public

Private Police Corporations? SWAT Teams Claim To Be Unaccountable To Public by Sandi Behrns | Do you find claims that the U.S. is quickly becoming a police state a bit over-blown?…