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Cracking The Secret Part One - For Sale

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

I had just come back from a month's stay at my teacher's ashram in India, when I first heard of the law of attraction. A friend came to my house one...

Marian Robinson, Obama Mother-In-Law, Enjoying White House Life

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's mother-in-law lived her entire life in Chicago, so it was only natural that her move to the White House ca...

Capitol Snow Diaries III: "Safeway Is Decimated!"

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Crittenden Frum

By the time Snowmageddon II hit, the unusual good cheer and neighborliness of our-capital-under-seige had melted away -- and its usual nasty temperament reasserted itself, with extra viciousness.

From the Annals of Sno-Cone Science

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

As DC was digging itself out from two big snow events, climate change deniers were pointing to the frozen tundra on the Potomac as evidence that global warming is a fraud.

East Coast Storm Sets Snow Records

AP | JESSICA GRESKO and BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The mayor of the nation's capital and other politicians are feeling the heat for not moving faster to clear the streets of snow aft...

Dad Allegedly 'Waterboarded' 4-Year-Old Daughter: Joshua Tabor Arrested

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A U.S. soldier is accused of holding his 4-year-old daughter's head upside-down underwater because she would not recite the alphabet, according to cou...

Climate Change Plus West Coast = Climatopia?

Kim Cranston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kim Cranston

The west coast of North America may increasingly be one of the most habitable, "green," and economically vibrant regions in North America and the planet.

'Snowmageddon' blankets Mid-Atlantic in white

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Skiers lapped the Reflecting Pool along the National Mall; others used the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for a slope. Hundreds crow...

Snow Way! The Forecasters Got it Right!

Tamar Abrams | Posted 02.06.2010 | Media
Tamar Abrams

I awoke this morning to a scene that the Donner Party would have recognized. Where I know I parked my car there is a mound of white. Two feet of snow and it's still coming down.

Fight Childhood Obesity By Supporting Public School Nutrition Reform

Sarah Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Newman

Kids have gotten bigger recently. In fact, according to the CDC, obesity rates have tripled in the past 30 years with nearly 20 percent of children aged 6-11 and 18 percent for those aged 12-19.

End the Filibuster and Pass a Lot of Stuff

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Harry Reid is getting rolled by a pugnacious Republican minority so bereft of ideas it has no choice but to filibuster every piece of legislation the Democrats put on the table.

Ricky Heimuli Oregon Bound: Prospect Surprises With Ducks Signing After Recent PAC-10 Visits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Ricky Heimuli is headed to Oregon, shocking the PAC-10 since he made recent visits to Washington and UCLA. The Huskies and Bruins were seen by some...

So to Speak: California Queen'in

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Don Ringe

Jerry Brown appeared to be time traveling again when he went on KGO-radio this week and launched an attack on... Gavin Newsom? Yo Jerry! The dude dropped out. Give it a rest, man.

America Is Not A Democracy, Stop Pretending It Is

Aindriu Colgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aindriu Colgan

For all those condemning Citizens United vs. FEC as an end to democracy in America, let's go over a few things. Firstly, America is not a democracy. ...

Obama Asks Pundits Not to Skew Words: But That's What They Did

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

Media types are there to keep themselves and their hefty paychecks forthcoming, egged on by the networks' need to create controversy. How else will they get the viewers to watch, and thus generate valuable ad revenue?

The State of the Union: Unfinished Business

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Rather than the inspiring rhetoric of a campaign speech, Obama's State of the Union address was a more sober reflection on unfinished business.

Presidential roulette

Richard Albert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Albert

Imagine the unthinkable happens: later this evening, just as the President approaches the podium to deliver his annual State of the Union address to a...

State Of The Union 2010: Obama To Distribute Billions For High-Speed Rail

McClatchy | Michael Doyle | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- High-speed rail receives a presidential shout-out worth billions of dollars in President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Wednes...

WASHINGWOOD: A SALE OF TWO CITIES. Part One: Unintelligent Design, A Seduction

Steve Faber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Faber

Washington, D.C. Hollywood, California. My two favorite cities in the United States of America. My two favorite imaginary cities in the United State...

Ruth Proskauer Smith's Death Honors the Life she Led

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

Ruth Proskauer Smith, a friend and an activist for individual autonomy, died last night, closing her life in the manner she had wished for, planned fo...

Campaign Finance Outrage: Democracy for the Highest Bidder

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Corporations can now directly intervene in campaigns with candidate-specific ads. The only requirement remaining is that they not be coordinated with a campaign. But that's a requirement more of form than substance.

Consumer Power: A Silver Lining in the Supreme Court's Radical Ruling?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Chalupa

January 21, 2010. A day that makes me feel as though we are living our very own Star Wars Episode 3. For all the wonderful people and places in Washin...

Why Michelle Obama's Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity Will Fail

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hemi Weingarten

I'm sorry, First Lady. Your plan, while commendable, doesn't have a fighting chance. The food industry will outspend the government and nonprofits to keep kids munching and slurping away on junk food.

Our Banks Becoming Casinos and Washington Yawns

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Why is a bank such as JP Morgan, supported by myriad government programs, permitted to gamble with money in the commodities arena?

Pitched Preservation Battle to Save New York's Valley Forge

Room Eight | Room Eight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pitched Preservation Battle to Save New York's Valley Forge  By Michael Boyajian  There is a scene in a Sherlock Holmes story where Holmes turns to ...