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Indefinite detention bill passes in Senate

December 15, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Breaking: Indefinite detention bill passes in Senate 16 Dec 2011 (rt.com) Exactly 220 years to the date after the Bill of Rights was ratified, the US Senate today voted 86 to 13 in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, allowing the indefinite detention and […]

Tiger wins his first tourney in 2 years

(CNN) — Tiger Woods won his first golf tournament in more than two years, narrowly defeating fellow American Zach Johnson to capture the Chevron World Challenge title Sunday. Woods finished three strokes under par for the day, allowing him to leapfrog Johnson for the one-stroke win at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, […]

In other news: silent but deadly | Ana Marie Cox

We have named this column. To celebrate, I am writing this column, despite my feeling like I should not rely on this column too much. • Here is a series of clips of Ryan Gosling being poignantly silent. ‘What is this boy thinking?’ A Rick Perry campaign mailer sent out in Iowa. Photograph: guardiannews.com • […]

Occupy Wall Street: protesters fear eviction

3.18pm: Occupy Wall Street have said the statements by police and Brookfield amount to “attempt to shut down #OWS for good”. The demonstration is calling for protesters to gather at Zuccotti Park at 6am tomorrow – an hour before cleaning is due to begin – to “defend the occupation from eviction”. Occupy Wall Street statement: […]

Yahoo and ABC to share news

Yahoo and ABC News have announced a deal to share news stories across their websites, starting with a live interview with Barack Obama to be broadcast online on Monday. The tie-up will see ABC News publish Yahoo News stories while sharing its own video reports, including the popular Good Morning America, with the internet company’s […]

A Survival Guide to the Deluge of Daily Deals

Daily deal sites have become the new golden child of the Internet. Ever since Groupon turned down a $6 billion offer from Google, these sites have multiplied faster than GOP candidates for president. For consumers, the array of daily deals can be a bit overwhelming. Not only are there now hundreds of sites clamoring for […]

D.C., Maryland and Washington State Hold Highest Concentration of STEM Jobs

STEM-related job growth is booming in Washington, D.C., Washington, Virginia and Maryland, according to a new analysis by EMSI, an employment data company. Those places have the highest concentration of STEM-related workers per capita. Between 2001 and 2011, the number of jobs in STEM-related fields in Washington, D.C. grew 13,758, an 11 percent increase. The […]

What Should Students Know About Studying Abroad?

The allure of studying abroad grabs hold of most every student at some point in their high school and college careers. The choice, however, has more to do with money and being separated from one’s family for a few months. It also includes relevant experience for a student’s major, cultural exposure, and so on. This […]

Get Your College Textbooks Cheap

Your professors will probably be podcasting, and you may listen on your iPhone while reading a novel and checking Facebook. But one mode of information exchange on campus has remained a constant: the expensive textbook. The average full-time student spent nearly $700 on course materials in the 2009-2010 academic year, calculates the National Association of […]

A figleaf in the face of TSA intrusion | Jennifer Abel

Today’s lesson in vulgar Americanisms is “camel toe”, a slang term meaning “the front half of a woman’s genitalia, or the shape thereof”. To properly use it in a sentence, you can say, “Those tight trousers give her such camel toe, when you talk to her, you hear echoes” or “the Transportation Security Administration demands […]