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Sex, Saints, Yogurt and World Peace: Bemoaning the Loss of Decorum

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.27.2012 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

Whether with baseball and steroids, basketball and greed, or football and "pay-to-injure," the stakes and competition of sports have outpaced classiness, noble intentions and decorum.

The Republicans' Masterful and Insidious Prey on America's Founding Fears and Stories: Part III

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

We won't solve all of our thorny problems through a better understanding of unconscious forces alone. But we also will not solve them through all of the appeals to so-called rational policies and thinking alone! Unfortunately, conservatives understand this far better than liberals.

Book Review: Jeff, One Lonely Guy

Joel Drucker | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books
Joel Drucker

Trying to make a go as a comedian in New York City, Jeff Ragsdale found himself stymied. Ragsdale crafted a simple message and put it on a flyer that he posted all over the city: "If anyone wants to talk about anything, call me, (347) 469-3173. Jeff, one lonely guy"

PHOTOS: 8 Surprising 'Inside-Out' Attractions

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.24.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Ray Bradbury once wrote about an indoor dreamworld, the sun dome -- a giant spa and cafeteria centered around one giant, burning star. These attractions are similar -- and actually exist.

PHOTOS: America's Best Rooftop Bars

Departures Magazine | Posted 06.21.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

High above the bustling din of Midtown Manhattan, Morris found what he was looking for atop the 21st floor of the Strand Hotel.

America, the Beautiful

The Technician | Posted 06.20.2012 | College
The Technician

Although it's becoming more difficult to find veterans from older wars, their patriotic spirit can continue to live on through younger generations.

Each And Every Suicide Diminishes Us

Lorna Byrne | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Each and every suicide in the world diminishes you and me. No matter if you don't know the person, their family, or even if they live on the other side of the world from you

I'm With Stupid: In Liverpool, They Call It Crusty Weiner Pudding

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Todd Hartley

America, guess what: I have good news for you. Something obscenely fattening and unhealthy hit the markets last week, and we aren't the ones who'll be eating it!

Voting Maybe

Warren Adler | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Warren Adler

I no longer take anything at face value. Like Freud asking, "What do women want?" I find myself asking this question without regard to gender...

John Derbyshire: An Untermensch Responds

Ritwik Deo | Posted 06.10.2012 | Media
Ritwik Deo

I, dear sage reader, have assembled my own talk for my yet unborn children. It is going to be a short one. "Do not be a dunderhead."

GSA Scandal Is a Window to the Way Washington Really Works

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Maybe it was the fact that the administrator was forced to resign and two employees were fired. Truth be told, a lot of administration heads should probably resign. These abuses are not unique to the Obama administration; they've gone on for decades.

The Republicans' Masterful and Insidious Prey on America's Founding Fears and Stories: Part II

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

Until liberals are able to help forge new stories that define the America of the future, they will always be at a severe disadvantage in winning the hearts and souls of Americans.

On Being an American, or Dykes Are Always Foreign

Kelly Cogswell | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Kelly Cogswell

The agent said I sounded amazing, but should apply directly to a press that specialized in lesbian writing. This thing could never go mainstream. I suddenly wasn't an American anymore.

Decision Point: U.S. Air Force Airmen Trace the Footsteps of General Washington, Take an Oath of Service

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 06.03.2012 | DC
Ravi Chaudhary

On a cool, spring morning in Annapolis, Md., Capt. Darren Long, U.S. Air Force, leads a small detail of Airmen in the rotunda of the historic Maryland State Capitol.

The Principles of American Democracy

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Joel D. Hirst

There is perhaps no term more used, misunderstood and abused than the word 'democracy.' Abraham Lincoln's democracy was encapsulated in his quote, ...

Do You Really Think Your Vote Counts?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today, it doesn't really matter who the President is or who is in Congress because big corporations run our government.

Will the $55 billion bomber program fly?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By David Axe, iWatch NewsWhen the Obama administration dispatched three B-2 bombers from a Missouri air base on March 19 last year to cross the ocea...

One Of Ohio's Best Kept Secrets: Wineries

CarsTravelFood | Posted 05.26.2012 | Travel
CarsTravelFood

Ohio wineries might be one of the state's best kept secrets, something worth exploring when visiting the Buckeye state.

PHOTOS: 17 Can't Miss National Park Views

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.25.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

America's national parks offer some of the most gorgeous scenery in the country, from Yellowstone to Florida. Here are some of our favorite views.

America's Oldest National Political Holiday

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Chris Weigant

On March 18, 1766, for the very first time America celebrated a political event together -- and they continued to do so for years afterwards. Together. As Americans -- celebrating a purely American national political holiday.

The Mass Murderer, the Multi-National and the Mega-Bank: Where Are the 'Good Guys' in America?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Stuart Muszynski

Will America continue to be a "good guy" nation in our own eyes and the eyes of the world? Or will some businesses lead us into a downward spiral and will average Americans allow ourselves to be swept up in it?

How Beer Saved The World

Greg Voakes | Posted 10.16.2012 | Weird News
Greg Voakes

No matter what your brew of choice may be, whether you sip from a can or treat yourself from a tap, chances are there's a lot you don't know about your favorite beer.

"Rushing" to Judgment: What Responsibility Do Advertisers Have for Civility?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.16.2012 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

Too few companies take responsibility for the potential role they can have in shaping the culture of America. They may value the values inside their companies, but they do not put their values-in-action outside of their companies to influence America.

In A G-Zero World, It's Every Nation For Itself

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Devin Stewart

"This book is not about the decline of the West," political scientist Ian Bremmer assures us in the introduction of his new book. "Nor is this a book about the rise of China and other emerging markets." Well, that's a relief.

"Too Cuticle for Words"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.07.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I can just imagine the lead of my obituary: "Jerry Zezima, a longtime newspaper columnist and certified public nuisance, died yesterday of complications from a hangnail. He was 58."