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Don't Be Lame

Helane Fronek, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Helane Fronek, M.D.

One moment, I was walking down the jetway at Chicago's O'Hare airport, lost in thought. The next moment, I was on the floor, sprawled on a rubber mat ...

Two Arrested In 25-Year-Old Cold Case Slaying

Posted 04.03.2014 | Crime

Authorities in California recently arrested two men for their alleged connection in the death of Cathy Zimmer, a mother of two who was murdered 25 yea...

Riding a Joint Into the Governor's Office

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo thinks he can ride his support for pot legalization into the governor's office. That's what he said T...

Obama Makes 'Heckuva Job' Jab

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked President Barack Obama what he had to say about growing skepticism on the part of the American people during a Thursda...

Ted Cruz: God's Gift to Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The smart move for the GOP would be to stop threatening to shut the government down once and for all, and to stop endangering the national economy with these absurd farces that would crash the economy if these threats even prevailed, which they will not.

Report: Restaurant Kicks Out African Americans For Disgusting Reason

Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

Right as the country commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, people are flocking to social media to condemn a South Carolina res...

How Low Can Former D.C. Councilmember Michael A. Brown Go?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.24.2013 | DC

Things just keep getting worse for former D.C. Councilmember Michael A. Brown. Brown, who recently pleaded guilty to bribery charges, failed to fil...

Give a Year? Give Us Advice

Ellen Meyers | Posted 08.16.2013 | College
Ellen Meyers

Last week, I had my high school graduation. Sitting in the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, my classmates and I were anxious to get through all the spe...

Guilty Of Bribery

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 06.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Former District of Columbia Councilmember Michael Brown has pleaded guilty in federal court to a bribery charge. Brown, who was charged...

CO Legislator Says "We're So Close" to the Point Where Someone Will Have to "Pry" His "Cold Dead Hands" Away From His Gun

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Conservative talk radio is reverberating with misrepresentation, confusion and falsehoods about the gun safety legislation moving through the State Legislature. Now would be a good time for fact-based listeners to straighten out the hype-based hosts.

Ex-FEMA Director Sparks Social Media Controversy

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

A former George W. Bush administration official is drawing fire for a comment he made in the middle of Sunday's Super Bowl blackout. Ex-FEMA Direct...

FEMA Administrator Responds To Michael Brown's Criticism

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate dismissed criticisms of President Barack Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy lobbed by Michael Brown, who oversaw the ...

Bush FEMA Director Criticizes Obama For Responding Too Quickly To Hurricane

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Michael Brown, the former FEMA director infamously praised by President George W. Bush for doing a "heckuva job" during the aftermath of Hurricane Kat...

Shot Across the Bow

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Conservatives can't complain next time they see a rat hair sticking out of their hotdog. They can't lament when a loved one dies from drug contamination or when a child gets ill from bad meat. This is the natural consequence of their political philosophy.

The Scandal of Silence in D.C.

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.03.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

D.C. will never bet taken seriously on Capitol Hill or around the country so long as our local government is perceived as inept, corrupt and unable to change.

More Bad News For Son Of Legendary Democrat

Posted 09.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Councilmember Michael A. Brown (I-At Large) endured a weekend of bad headlines when The Washington Post dug into h...

Whopping Amount Stolen From Politician's Re-Election Coffers

Posted 09.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While it's been known since June that a campaign aide stole a "substantial" amount of money from the re-election coffers of District of ...

When Brownie Tells Us to Vote for Romney, What Will Sirota Say?

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.01.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

On their new show, called the Rundown, will Michael Brown be telling listeners to vote for Romney, while David Sirota says both candidates are, as Ralph Nader liked to say, tweedle dee and tweedle dum?

Tears, Drama Mark Tense D.C. Council Hearing

Posted 06.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In a day full of personal attacks, low blows and other political theatrics, it took the tearful pleas for civility by a member of the Di...

Appeals Court Okays Closed Meetings For Financial Review Boards

Posted 05.22.2012 | Detroit

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that Detroit and Flint's state-appointed financial review teams were not subject to the state's Open Meetings ...

Mayor's Redskins Courtship Continues

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 03.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Will the nation's capital ever lure the Redskins back from the suburbs? For some District of Columbia officials, including Mayor Vincent...

Sundance Film Festival Highlights Best-In-Class Green Docs

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

It so happens that several particularly memorable environmental documentaries were screened this year at Sundance and I was lucky enough to see a few of them.

Flint's Emergency Manager Finally Meets With Public

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.03.2012 | Detroit

On Thursday, Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown held his first public meeting with city residents since he was appointed emergency manager in Novem...

Flint EM Relaxes Grip On Elected Officials

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 12.21.2011 | Detroit

Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown has decided to restore limited responsibilities and salaries to the city's mayor and city council, the Flint Jo...

Dupont High Heel Race Takes To 17th Street For 25th Year (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.25.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Late Tuesday night, scores of glitter-loving men took a mad dash down 17th Street NW as part of the annual Dupont High-Heel Race, a colo...