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Entries by Hunter Stuart from 02/2011

At Fountain House, Mentally-Ill Find Solace Through Hydroponic Gardening (VIDEO)

Posted 02.01.2011 | Huffington Post

The Fountain House, a working community for people with mental illness in New York City, has developed a program for its members to grow their own foo...

Skins Is the Most Powerful Show About Adolescence in the History of Television

| Posted 02.02.2011 | Entertainment

Not only is the exploration of sex, drinking, and drugs on Skins a good thing, the show's writers haven't gone nearly far enough.

Walmart Protest At City Council: Fervor, But Few Facts (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2011 | New York

Sometimes you feel something so strongly that you just can't explain it. The New York City Council held a public hearing Thursday about the possib...

Palin: America Is Out Of Step With Reagan's Values

Posted 02.05.2011 | Politics

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — America is on a "road to ruin" because of misguided policies in Washington and needs to get back in step with the values...

Obama: U.S. Businesses Have Responsibility To Hire American Workers, Pay Decent Wages

Posted 02.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government has a responsibility to make the U.S. the best place in the world to do business, but companies have a responsibility to ...

Bangladeshi Girl Lashed To Death After Being Raped By Cousin

Posted 02.05.2011 | World

The High Court yesterday ordered district officials in Shariatpur to explain why they failed to protect 14-year-old rape victim Hena from being whippe...

Bank of America Creates New Unit For Foreclosures

Posted 02.05.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Bank of America Corp. on Thursday said it is splitting its mortgage business into two units, with a new division created specifically to ...

Brooklyn Teen Arrested On Assault Charges For Throwing Snowballs At Mailman

Posted 02.05.2011 | New York

A snowball attack on a Brooklyn mailman got a teenager arrested when the horseplay turned violent, cops said Thursday. ...

Merkel: Egypt Uprising Reminds Me Of Communist Fall

Posted 02.05.2011 | World

MUNICH — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's leadership remains crucial for now as the country heads into a transition to democracy, a U.S. envoy...

House Republicans Slash Domestic Agencies, Cut Themselves

Posted 02.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans now running the House are barely touching Congress' own generous budget even as they take a cleaver to many domestic ag...

Regulators May Force Wall Street To Defer Half Of Executives' Bonuses, Wall Street Journal Reports

Posted 02.05.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators will propose that major financial firms defer at least half of bonuses paid to top executives for at least three years...

Jon Meacham On The Egypt Crisis And Liberty (VIDEO)

Posted 02.05.2011 | Media

Precisely 18 months ago, on June 4, 2009, President Obama traveled to Cairo -- that "timeless city," as he called it -- to address the Islamic world. ...

START Nuclear Arms Treaty In Effect Between US And Russia

Posted 02.05.2011 | World

MUNICH — A new U.S.-Russia nuclear arms control treaty went into effect Saturday, securing a key foreign policy goal of President Barack Obama and r...

Iraqi PM Says He Will Not Seek 3rd Term

Posted 02.05.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will not run for a third term in 2014, an adviser said Saturday, limiting himself in the name of ...

Sprint's New Dual-Screen Smartphone: Dud Or Double The Fun? (VIDEO)

Posted 02.08.2011 | Technology

The latest smartphone from mobile giant Sprint doubles down on the touchscreen and adds an extra hinge not seen in the latest crop of Android devices....

Verizon iPhone Release Is Anti-Climactic (VIDEO)

Posted 02.10.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK--There were balloons, police barricades, security, and a full staff on hand early this morning at the Verizon Wireless store on Broadway in d...

Adam Lambert Learns The Dangers Of Drunk Tweeting

Posted 02.11.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Adam Lambert has learned the dangers of TUI: Tweeting under the influence. At the Grammy Social Media Rock Stars Summit, the pop si...

Hilarious Bieber Fan Interviews At 'Never Say Never' Release (VIDEO)

Posted 02.11.2011 | Comedy

NEW YORK -- The bald-cap he wore Thursday on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' clearly hasn't discouraged Bieber's impassioned fan base at all. The official relea...

Cell Phone Towers To Be Replaced By Tiny Antennas

Posted 02.12.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — As cell phones have spread, so have large cell towers – those unsightly stalks of steel topped by transmitters and other electronics th...

Gas Prices Highest Ever In February After Cold Winter, Egypt Uprising

Posted 02.12.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — U.S. gasoline prices have jumped to the highest levels ever for the middle of February. The national average hit $3.127 per gallon on...

Recruiting In China Pays Off For U.S. Colleges

Posted 02.12.2011 | College

GRINNELL, Iowa -- The glossy color brochures, each crammed with photos depicting a Chinese student's high-achieving life from birth to young adulthood...

Asia's Arms Race Escalates To Keep Pace With China

Posted 02.12.2011 | World

At Mazagon Dock near the southern tip of Mumbai, hidden behind high concrete walls, hundreds of Indian workers are putting the finishing touches on th...

Iraq Suicide Bomber Strikes Shiite Pilgrims, At Least 26 Dead

Posted 02.12.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday on a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims, officials said, killing 26 people headed back from a reve...

PA Teen Admits To Trying To Hire Hitman On Facebook

Posted 02.12.2011 | Technology

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — A Chester County teenager faces 11 to 22 years in prison after agreeing to a plea agreement on charges he used Facebook to try t...

The Tea Party And Civil Liberties

Posted 02.12.2011 | Politics

It's long been clear that the best (and perhaps only) political hope for civil liberties in the U.S. is an alliance that transcends the standard Democ...