The hero in question is Virginia senator Janet Howell. The Democrat wasn’t happy...– Brilliant State Senator Attaches Rectal Exam to Anti-Abortion Bill (via alexleo)
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discoverynews: In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdan Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdan — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at...
Both Briffault and McGehee wouldn’t hazard a guess when asked which part...– “Campaign finance the Stephen Colbert way,” by Charles Riley, CNN Money, Jan. 26
I bought one of those scrunchy things, but it just didn’t work,” said Mr....– “Spare a Hair Band? A Man Bun to Go,” by Phyllis Korkki, NYT, Jan. 25, 2012
The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized...– Fidel Castro, who was the subject of several barbs during a GOP debate in Florida. (via officialssay)
Considering that the eurozone is economically unconstrained, and among the...– Wolfgang Münchau in IMF should stay out of the eurozone crisis - FT.com (via quotingthecrisis)
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It’s not that hard to write a script, it’s just really easy not to.– “Take It Slow. Look Around. Watch Out!” by Mekado Murphy, NYT, Jan. 20, 2012
As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this...– President Obama’s statement on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (via barackobama)
66 Years After He Saved a Navy Ship, Another... →
by Scott James, NYT, Jan. 19, 2012 Carl E. Clark, 95, stood before a cheering crowd of 600 on Tuesday at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View to receive a combat medal for bravery in World War II, an honor he was originally denied because he’s black.
He concealed his real identity from the activist and child as he was under...– “Undercover police had children with activists,” by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis, The Guardian It’s a movie!
Angela recently entered her project in the national Siemens science contest. It...– “Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure,” CBS
Pioneer Institute Better Government Competition... →
The Competition is an annual citizens’ idea contest that seeks out and rewards the most innovative public policy ideas. Since 1991, the Competition has provided a public forum where promising new ideas and tested reforms can be discussed and promoted. Since the Competition’s establishment, implementation of winning entries has saved Massachusetts taxpayers well over half a billion dollars. ...
One girl was actually crying, I think,” a trader at Goldman said in a text...– “The Goldman Bonus ‘Bloodbath’,” by John Carney, CNBC