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Report From Purple America: Donald Trump, Anger and the Diminishment of the American Dream

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Stuart Muszynski

In the recent Republican Debate, Ohio Governor John Kasich commented that Donald Trump has struck a cord in America -- that people are angry and fed up. Since then, Trump has continued his ascent in the polls and the reality of this anger has set in.

What Do Your Life and Groundhog Day Have in Common?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 04.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Every choice we make leads us closer to, or further away, from being the person we desire to be. The more conscious we are in the choices we make, the clearer we are on who we are. That's how powerful our freedom to choose is.

Punxsutawney Phil Offered Protection After Police Threats

Posted 02.17.2015 | Weird News

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — The groundhog jokes continue in snowy New Hampshire, where there appears to be no end to winter. A ski resort is offering as...

Hillary Clinton Sees Her Own Shadow, Won't Declare Candidacy for Six More Months

Spencer Green | Posted 04.04.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

This morning at Gobbler's Knob, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emerged from a hole and saw her shadow, signaling at least six more months will pass before she declares her candidacy for President.

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts 6 More Weeks Of Winter

AP | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said Monday the furry rodent has forecast six more...

Celebrate Groundhog Day Over and Over Again With This Filming Locations Guide

Roadtrippers | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Roadtrippers

What would you do if you were stuck in one place, and every day was exactly the same, and nothing you did mattered? You could raise some hell, mabe rob a bank or two and drink as much as you want without worrying about a hangover, or you could visit some of the filming locations from the movie Groundhog Day.

We Are the Groundhog: Harold Ramis' Finest Moment

Dean Sluyter | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Dean Sluyter

Harold Ramis, the wonderful comic writer-director, has died at age 69. He made us laugh, which is gift enough in this world. That his films, like Caddyshack and Ghostbusters, usually succeeded in being funny while maintaining a gentle and generous spirit made the gift even richer.

Punxsutawney Dr. Phil Is Becoming Our Favorite Conan Character

Posted 02.13.2014 | Comedy

Punxsutawney Dr. Phil continued his tradition of not giving any useful advice whatsoever this week, appearing on Conan to supposedly talk about Valent...

Punxsutawney Dr. Phil... YES

Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

Punxsutawney Dr. Phil may not predict the weather, but he WILL fix Conan's problems... or else....

Reasons To Be Glad Your Groundhog Day Is Better Than Bill Murray's

Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment

Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby is set to determine the fate of our weather for the next few months today, which has left us with bated breath anticipating ...

Punxsutawney Phil Makes His Prediction

AP | GENE J. PUSKAR and MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers for groundhog Punxsutawney Phil say he's forecasting six more weeks of what already has felt like a brutally l...

So, Punxsutawney Phil Is A Really Sh*tty Meteorologist

Posted 02.01.2014 | Green

Groundhog Day is almost here, and the arbiter of arbiters is getting ready to make the most important decision of his year. That's right folks, Punxsu...

What Happens When You Combine Groundhog Day With The Super Bowl

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.28.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

On a ridiculously cold Tuesday morning in late January, I started thinking about Groundhog Day. It's not that I'm optimistic or anything, I've always regarded it as a rather silly tradition. Consider that we are relying on a rodent that resembles a genetically engineered and overfed squirrel to predict the weather.

Dramatic End To Punxsutawney Phil's Legal Battle

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 03.27.2013 | Weird News

CINCINNATI -- Phil is off the hook. A winter-weary Ohio prosecutor who filed a tongue-in-cheek criminal indictment against the famous Pennsylvania gr...

Police: Spring-Predicting Groundhog Wanted For Fraud

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.25.2013 | DC

These are trying times for a certain rodent that supposedly helps to predict the weather. Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog that...

Is Punxsutawney Phil Too Big to Fail?

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Comedy
Seamus McKiernan

Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog, was indicted on federal charges of fraud Monday, a culmination of a two-month-long inquiry into the groundhog's now-debunked prediction that spring was "right around the corner."

Death Penalty For Punxsutawney Phil?

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS and MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green

CINCINNATI — A shadow of a different kind is hanging over Punxsutawney Phil. Authorities in still-frigid Ohio have issued an "indictment" again...

Punxsutawney Phil & Seasons of Life

Kristen Marble | Posted 04.10.2013 | Religion
Kristen Marble

What is it about season changes that we long for? Sure the new growth and fresh start of Spring excites us after a long winter. But so too do the crack of the baseball bat and hot summer nights, or the crispness of fall mornings.

11 Things You Never Knew About Groundhog Day

Posted 02.02.2013 | Green

It’s Groundhog Day! If you live in the part of America that experienced an arctic outbreak in the last couple of weeks, it may have seemed like t...

Spring Is Near! Phil Sees No Shadow

Posted 02.02.2013 | Green

It's Groundhog Day and time to break out the sunglasses! Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Wea...

Spring Is Coming!

AP | KEITH SRAKOCIC and RON TODT | Posted 04.04.2013 | Green

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. -- An end to winter's bitter cold will come soon, according to Pennsylvania's famous groundhog. Following a recent stretch of wea...

Staten Island Chuck's Big Prediction

Posted 02.02.2012 | New York

Staten Island Chuck says spring is coming early this year. The groundhog, also known as Charles C. Hogg, did not see his shadow Thursday morning at Th...

Famous Groundhog 'Sees' His Shadow, Predicts More Winter

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil told people to prepare for six more weeks of winter on Thursday, making him the minority op...

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Predicts The Weather

Posted 02.02.2012 | Green

Punxsutawney Phil hold perhaps the greatest responsibility of any groundhog. Not to exaggerate the situation, but on Groundhog Day, the fate of the we...

10 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Groundhog Day

Posted 02.02.2012 | Green

How much do you know about Groundhog Day? The February 2 celebration, which involves a weather-predicting woodchuck, dates back to the late 19th ce...