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In the Wake of Jerry Sandusky

After the verdict came down in the Jerry Sandusky case, Linda Kelly, the Pennsylvania State Attorney General, stood before the assembled press and said something […]

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When the News is a Joke

To put it another way, the study shows that watching Fox or MSNBC actually subtracts from the sum total of your knowledge. The more you watch them, the dumber you get.

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What Do You Call a Sorry Collection of GOP Legislators?

If you look at an EPA map that shows all the land on the Carolina coast that is less than 1.5 meters above sea level, you will see that there is quite a lot of it. If you know that scientists are predicting a sea level rise of perhaps a full meter over the next century and an increasing number of destructive coastal storms, you might possibly be reluctant to buy or insure or even permit houses in some of these vulnerable lowlands. That is why the NC-20 developers want to make everyone just pretend that what happened in the past is what will happen in the future. They want all predictions to be linear.

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Of Enormous Sodas, Twinkies, and Nannies

The Center for Consumer Freedom runs media campaigns that rail against things like sensible eating advice, vegetables and healthy choices in general

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Curt Schilling, Shilling

“It’s almost a slap in the face to someone who really is bootstrapping – to see someone given 10’s of millions just because of their name.”

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Wall Street Is Totally Out-of-Touch and Has Completely Lost It

Perhaps Wall Street types simply don’t understand big numbers the way the rest of us do. It is not “the timing” that is the problem here. It is the money. $2 billion is a huge freaking number. $2 billion dollars represents the median family income for one full year for 38,525 American households.

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Why Businesses Actually Want Regulation

If the government eliminated every regulation about everything, everywhere tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, there would be a line of business lobbyists waiting outside the offices of politicians, hoping to propose one little new regulation, because it would give them an advantage.

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Being a Mormon Doesn't Matter

no matter what you personally believe about religion, statistically speaking, the chances are pretty good that you’re wrong

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Being a Mormon Doesn't Matter

no matter what you personally believe about religion, statistically speaking, the chances are pretty good that you’re wrong

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Being a Mormon Doesn't Matter

no matter what you personally believe about religion, statistically speaking, the chances are pretty good that you’re wrong

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Does the GOP Believe Science is Bunk?

If Bishop Usher and the right wing theocrats of today are right, then nearly every physicist, biologist, geologist, archaeologist, geneticist, and scientist working today is wrong about nearly everything from the theory of gravity to how Silly String really works.

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Mitt Romney’s Secret Weapon: Lying

Romney has already been given a “Pants on Fire” or “False” ratings by the non-partisan fact checking organization Politifact for 32 separate claims he has made.

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A Modest Proposal: Guns for the Poor

Some of the “perps” who were killed under the protective umbrella of the “Stand Your Ground” law were doing things even worse than being caught red-handed carrying a bag of Skittles and looking suspicious. One guy was killed and is now dead forever because he stole a car radio.

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White Men Rule

For white men life is almost like T-ball. We are almost guaranteed to get on base.

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Massachusetts: Where Stricter Gun Laws = Fewer Deaths

One of the reasons that no charges have been filed yet in the killing of Trayvon Martin may relate to a bill the Republican dominated Florida legislature passed in 2005 that expanded on the so-called “castle doctrine”