Monthly Archives January 2012

Syracuse: Keeping It In The Family

Bernie Fine Scandal: Fine’s Wife’s Sexual Encounter with Victim Adds Wild Twist It’s no surprise that police searched Syracuse basketball assistant Bernie Fine’s house, but a recorded phone call between Fine’s wife, Laurie Fine, and one of Fine’s alleged child sex abuse victims has produced a bizarre twist that is almost too wild to fathom. more »

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Bare Knuckles Don’t Go On Wall Street

Romney Can’t Rumble By CHARLES M. BLOW   Mitt Romney just doesn’t know how to rumble. It comes across as more of a fumble. Sometimes a mumble. And ultimately a stumble. The man is terrible when he’s on the attack. He looked utterly uncomfortable with confrontation, like someone running into a machete melee brandishing a paté more »

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Congress: Brought And Paid For

Auction 2012: How The Bank Lobby Owns Washington When Washington puts policy on the auction block, bankers are consistently the highest bidders. The industry’s most striking victory has been the watering down of post-financial crisis reforms, to the point that banks are now bigger than ever and the bonuses keep flowing. But Wall Street’s campaign more »

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Speaker Not Who He Spoke He Was

How Newt Gingrich Crippled Congress How much Americans hate Congress has become cliché. Congress’s approval rating is at an all-time low, and it’s not hard to see why: the institution is broken. Plenty of structural forces have contributed to Congress’s dysfunction: the increasing flow of money in politics, the emergence of the 24/7 cable news more »

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GOP: If We Can’t Have Our Way, We’ll Destroy This Country!

President Obama Takes Republican Senator Mike Lee To The Woodshed Over His Threat To Obstruct By Stephen D. Foster Jr.   Republican Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) wants to bring America down. How do we know this? He said so during an appearance on Chris Matthews. In that interview, Lee said that he would bring America down if more »

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420 101

1.  Marijuana is not a gateway drug. “It’s a gateway drug” is an argument that anti-pot people often use when they run out of false health concerns, as if marijuana’s relative harmlessness is void because getting stoned will automatically turn people on to heroin. But the truth is that marijuana is not a gateway drug, more »

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