By Alexandra Duszak...
My hope is that as Rep. Fleck begins his life as an out, proud gay man, our conservative colleagues will see that the protections we seek for our communities are not about demanding more, but about refusing anything less than the rights and freedoms that are granted to all other Americans.
A beautiful girl is mysteriously murdered amid the winding canals of Venice. A handsome, arrogant anti-hero with unique powers of deduction is hired by a billionaire to investigate. No, it's not an upcoming book or movie -- it's the premise of "Moebius."
Overcoming a wave of voter suppression laws, misinformation, long lines, longer lies and Hurricane Sandy, millions of people still had their voices heard and ensured their votes counted.
Ghost signs are nearly the equivalent of what cave drawings were to our early modern day explorers: signifiers of how previous lives lived, worked and maybe the kind of beer they drank or the cigarettes they smoked. While these ghost signs populate many towns in our country, they are in the process of leaving us. As the wrecking ball flies and mundane urban renewal efforts commence, we're losing more relics every day.
El Bait Shop in Des Moines claims that it's the only 1970s nautical-themed Mexican BBQ restaurant in America. This is probably true.
Here are all the swing states with the predictions for who will take them.
An elderly man, white, lectured me on the degradation of our political system and predicted a revolution after this election. A woman heard why I was there and yelled at me to get off her stoop.
Sitting here in Scotland, I'm hoping my absentee ballot along with my vote for Barack Obama lands safely on the shores of America before the deadline and gets counted in my hotly contested home state of Pennsylvania.
What happens, seemingly on the margins, in certain "spoiler" states could prove just as important to the outcome of the race as the high-profile action in the swing states that's still garnering the lion share of the media attention.
In the Signers Hall, 42 life-size bronze statues gather in clusters, discussing, gesturing, urging you to sign their much-argued-over document.
Ratatouille the snowboarding possum is one of the many surprises at Liberty Mountain Resort. Other surprises are in store, but many of them have to await Mother Nature, the cold and the snow.
We do not know how many of death row inmates would be free or serving a lesser sentence, but for an ethically challenged prosecutor who believed in winning over seeking justice. Given what we know, now is as good a time as any to shut down Pennsylvania's broken death machine.
One of the biggest challenges is simply finding out what natural gas companies are pumping into the air and water. Fracking is exempt from many federal requirements to monitor air and water pollution, and gas companies don't do much voluntary reporting.
Don't pop open the champagne bottles just yet. The Republicans have a triple threat advantage that can still help their bruised and inept presidential candidate put together the electoral college math needed to eke out a victory. These are, essentially, lies, money and vote suppression.
Ghost hunters have spent hours in cemeteries and abandoned buildings, but if there are better options for ghost dwellings, bed and breakfasts offer more luxury. The beds are comfortable, surroundings beautiful, and there are always new friends to be made.