The media whores from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, an SPLC-monitored hate group, have agreed not to picket the funeral of Christina Taylor Green — the 9-year-old girl killed during the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords this past weekend in Tucson. There is a catch, of course.
On last night’s episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart and always-insightful Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore tackled the issue of the so-called “sanitization” of Huck Finn. This is old news in the blogosphere but, surprise, surprise, JStew and Wilmore have some important contributions to make to the conversation.
In this vile news segment from Indianapolis’ Fox 59 TV station, a “journalist” is sent into the streets to search for America’s Next Top Homeless Person.
A Dallas County judge on Tuesday exonerated a man who served 30 years in prison for a wrongful conviction after DNA evidence proved he was innocent. Cornelius Dupree served time for a 1979 rape and robbery, after he was convicted based largely on an eyewitness (mis)identification.
A recently released Portfolio.com study purports to map out the smartest cities in America. The study ranks the “brain power” of 200 metropolitan areas using data sourced from the American Community Survey, and organized according to levels of educational achievement and corresponding income.
Americans happily blurt out the most private details of their addictions or surgeries or family dramas within minutes to total strangers — the sort of emotional revelations that, in many other places, are held private for years, or decades, and shared only with intimates.