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Sheepsquatch, Pulling the Wool Over Your Eyes – New York Times

The series, which begins on Sunday night on Destination America, takes a regional approach to unexplained and possibly fictitious phenomena. Its first stop is Appalachia, where there is apparently a problem with a beast that is half man, half sheep: i.e., sheepsquatch. Two men from Breckinridge County, Ky., Dakota Cheeks and Ricky Joyce, describe their […]

How Glock Became America’s Favorite Legal Handgun – ABC News

How Glock Became America’s Favorite Legal Handgun – ABC News

In an ad for one of America’s most popular handguns, an attractive girl in tight pajamas settles in for a cozy night of TV, but — cue the creepy music — a scary man lurks outside. She grabs her Glock and the tension builds. In the real world, one study found that women living with […]

America’s Mindless Destiny: The "American Federation"? – Huffington Post

America’s Mindless Destiny: The "American Federation"? – Huffington Post

Throughout this series, I have speculated — sometimes histrionically — about the uncertain future of American democracy. I also proclaimed that President Obama could positively transform America or, maybe, trigger radical change in our Great Experiment. Now I want to project where we’re likely to end up if we stay on our current mindless course. […]

Robert Redford in talks to join the cast of ‘Captain America 2’ – Entertainment Weekly

Robert Redford in talks to join the cast of ‘Captain America 2’ – Entertainment Weekly

Image Credit: Juan Naharro Gimenez/FilmMagic The new Captain America film is probably the most unusual of the upcoming wave of Marvel sequels, since — thanks to the first film’s climactic time-jump forward — most of the original supporting cast probably won’t be returning. (Although since the movie is subtitled The Winter Soldier, there’s probably at […]

Say It Ain’t So: Is America in Its Death Throes? – Huffington Post

Say It Ain’t So: Is America in Its Death Throes? – Huffington Post

President Obama is visiting my adopted country and excitement is in the air. The moment he stepped from his plane onto the soil of this Middle Eastern country, a palpable feeling reverberated. Dad is here, I felt. America — the country of my provenance, the blood in my veins, the land of my ancestors — […]

The startling rise of disability in America – NPR

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If Cyprus was America – Washington Post (blog)

If Cyprus was America – Washington Post (blog)

<!– Text Size Print Reprints –> A very helpful comparison from Kevin Drum: Just to give you an idea of what all the numbers mean, the EU/IMF plan requires Cyprus to come up with about $7.5 billion as its share of the bailout. That’s roughly a third of their GDP. To put […]

The Happiest And Unhappiest Jobs In America – Forbes

The Happiest And Unhappiest Jobs In America – Forbes

The Happiest And Unhappiest Cities Jacquelyn Smith Forbes Staff The Best Companies To Work For In 2013 Jacquelyn Smith Forbes Staff The Happiest And Unhappiest Industries Jacquelyn Smith Forbes Staff The Top Jobs for 2013 Jacquelyn Smith Forbes Staff The Happiest and Unhappiest Jobs You probably don’t think of construction managers, sales representatives, or quality […]

Sprawling and struggling: Poverty hits America’s suburbs – NBCNews.com

Sprawling and struggling: Poverty hits America’s suburbs – NBCNews.com

David Friedman / NBC News Tara Simons, left, and her daughter Alexis talk in their kitchen in West Hartford, Conn. By Allison Linn, Staff Writer, NBC NewsWEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Like many Americans who move to the suburbs, Tara Simons came to West Hartford because she wanted her daughter to grow up in a nice, […]

How rich "moochers" hurt America – Salon

In a previous column detailing the true “makers” and “takers” in America, I argued that the greatest threat to American capitalism today comes not from public taxation supporting public programs, but from “private taxation” in the form of excessive private “rents” that subsidize private sector parasites or “rentiers” (like landlords, lenders and providers of health insurance […]