Remember when Bush-era Republicans would complain that the media wasn’t telling us the good stories from Iraq, about all the peaceful parts, the joy of the Kurds, and just focusing on the negative stories? That’s how Democrats sound now as they try to keep the focus off their pathetic rollout of Obamacare. “Never mind the website and Obama’s promise that turned out to be not true! What about all the good stories of people getting insured?” And I’m sure there are plenty of stories like that.
While the election in Virginia was close, Terry McAuliffe managed to eke out a victory over Ken Cuccinelli. The old joke in this race was that both parties nominated the only guy the other party could beat.
By Bill Maher
If the Uruguay Senate approves a certain bill, which it's expected they will, it will be the first country in the world to completely legalize marijuana. People will be allowed to grow it themselves, or they can buy it at state licensed stores for $1 a gram. That's right -- $1 a gram.
I haven't bought pot in a while, but that's pretty cheap, right? The government is essentially selling it at a low price in an effort to destroy the illegal drug market.
This is a brilliant idea. The kind of brilliant idea that, at one time, Americans would have come up with. But since we're a fading empire, it's up to the younger democracies like Uruguay to show the way (they also legalized gay marriage earlier this year).
By John Heilemann and Mark Halperin (November 8, 2013) - "John Heilemann and Mark Halperin set the national conversation on fire with their bestselling account of the 2008 presidential election, Game Change.
Bill Binney is a former Technical Director and crypto-mathematician at the National Security Agency (NSA). He has been described as "one of the best mathematicians and code breakers in NSA history," but stepped down in October 2001 because he felt that he "could not stay after the NSA began purposefully violating the Constitution." Last year, Binney released a declaration of his knowledge regarding the NSA's domestic surveillance capabilities.
The key to Obamacare getting off the ground is getting young, healthy people -- the so-called "invincibles" -- to sign up. Some non-profits in Colorado came up with an ad campaign, calling it "brosurance" and featuring a bunch of frat guys.
Well, that's caught on and now other states are trying to target the demographics in their own regions. Look at these posters:
Astrophysicist and scientific superhero Neil deGrasse Tyson joins writers assistant Miles Leicher backstage to discuss the mysteries of the universe and the opening of the Hayden Planetarium's new Space Show, Dark Universe.