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Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

This week, the House unanimously approved a resolution recognizing that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. You'd hope that would signal an end to the birther virus infecting the GOP -- but just a day later Roy Blunt, the former Minority Whip and current Senate candidate, called Obama's place of birth "a legitimate question." It's time for these folks to put up or shut up. Show me a Kenyan birth certificate, Lou Dobbs, or zip it. Also this week, the NFL reinstated dog-killing quarterback Michael Vick, leaving sports fans to ponder which team might sign him. Probably best to avoid those with an animal mascot. The Saints wouldn't be a good fit either. He should stick with a team like the Giants or Steelers or Vikings. Why go looking for trouble?

Extremism over Humanism in Animal Rights

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Judith Ellis

While the work that PETA does is commendable in many aspects, I often think that they go too far

Michael Vick Should Work, but Never Again in the NFL

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Peggy Drexler

I believe in second chances. I believe that redemption is the soul of hope. I believe debts paid warrant fresh starts. Except when it comes to Michael Vick.

As Michael Vick Awaits Hail Mary, Vets Tackle a New GI Bill

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

In less than five days, the Post-9/11 GI Bill will finally take effect, ushering in the education dreams of hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops and veterans.

The Conundrum of Michael Vick's Reinstatement in the NFL

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pam Spaulding

It is people like Michael Vick who foment fear and hatred of certain dog breeds by breeding them and training them to kill one another.

Michael Vick in the Theater of Redemption

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Dezenhall

Vick's comeback will be tied to three variables: His athletic skill, his ability to keep his nose clean, and the passage of time, which tends to be surprisingly merciful.

What Will the Future Hold for Michael Vick?

Ed Sayres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Sayres

For six years Michael Vick savagely electrocuted and beat dogs to death after they lost their brutal fights, demonstrating a startling lack of moral character and judgment.

Michael Vick Released From Federal Custody, Wants To Resume Football Career (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press Writer HAMPTON, Va. - Suspended NFL star Michael Vick ended his federal dogfighting sentence Monday, freeing him to...

PETA: Michael Vick Eagles Signing Has Disappointed "Millions Of Decent Football Fans"

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein/Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE: Animals rights groups were dismayed to learn the Michael Vick had been signed by The Philadelphia Eagles. PETA released the following stateme...

Social Networking as Spiritual School

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sheila Shayon

The Internet is an unprecedented, unmediated extension of the human experience...and we are just beginning to comprehend the power and skills of being a full-on participant.

Vick Will Miss Prison Food -- Takes a Doggie-Bag

Erik Sean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erik Sean Nelson

Before the cameras today he announced his partnership with EA GAMES to release new video games based on his life. The first allows players to fight dogs to the death.

Octomom and Ookie: Two Reality Shows for the Price of One

Russ Wellen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russ Wellen

A refreshing side-effect of the Octomom phenomenon has been how little abuse Nadya Suleman has taken for her obviously Muslim given name. Her father i...

Michael Vick CHEW TOY: Fla. Attorney General Sues

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's attorney general is suing a company that makes a dog toy that looks like Michael Vick and is named after the suspended N...

Michael Vick's Second Crime Almost as Bad as his First

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Russ Wellen

Professional athletes are notorious for their selfish and temperamental behavior. And, those who behave like prima donnas seem to understand or care h...

Political Pet News: the Good, the Bad and the Doggy

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

Just when you thought that the political pet stories were going to dry up, there is still no "Top Dog" in the White House. Dog meaning dog, not President.

A Thug By Any Other Name

Judy Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judy Muller

If you are one of those people who are often the last to hear about the latest addition to the list of politically-incorrect words, this is for you. I clearly count myself among your number.

Falcons Owner & Home Depot Founder Speaks

Graham Bensinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Graham Bensinger

Bensinger: Your reaction when you first heard the rumors about Michael Vick being linked to dog fighting. Arthur Blank: I didn't believe it. I had no reason to believe it.

Obama Going Easy on Bush? Say It Ain't So

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Camp

If you use dogs to harm dogs, you're sentenced to jail time. If you use dogs to harm humans, you receive no repercussions except a moderate grilling on Meet The Press.

This Week in Magazines: Vick's Dogs, Katrina's Race War, and Tight Abs for the New Year

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Michael Vick, a scummy pro football quarterback, has improbably inspired an uplifting New Year's odyssey, according to this week's Sports Illustrated.

How Much is That Doggie in the Window? The Sad Saga of Mike Vick's Former Home

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paula Duffy

I'm starting to think that potential buyers of the former site of the dog fighting house of horrors are just the kind of folks who buy star maps out here in Los Angeles to find and stalk celebrities.

New York Sportswriters Missing Forest Through the Trees

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hollander

When will sportswriters return to writing about the actual sports they cover? The sports industry has been selling so much off-the-field garbage for so long, it forgets to sell the thing that matters.

Enormous Texas Dogfighting Ring Broken Up By Police

New York Times | JAMES C. MCKINLEY JR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The two undercover agents were miles from any town, deep in the East Texas countryside, following a car carrying three dogfighting fanatics and a fema...

Michael Vick Most Popular Pick In Prison Football Games

ESPN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When they choose sides for football games in the yard at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., Michael Vick is the popular pick. Twice...