By Patrick Vecchio I am waiting to see if—no, make it how—the Tea party and other way-right-leaning Republicans react to this week’s barely-qualifies-as-news that TV journalist/personality Anderson Cooper admitted he is gay. […]
Everyone knows that America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer who someone, apparently erroneously, thought discovered America. So, where did this story come from? Well, if you wander through the […]
There’s a famous scene in a season one episode of The Andy Griffith Show, “Ellie for Council.” A battle of the sexes erupts when the local pharmacist (and Andy Taylor’s first love […]
I suspect I am not alone in saying that for me, Andy Griffith was like family. It’s not just that he was from North Carolina, my native state, or that Mayberry was […]
The Andy Griffith that I grew up with was the kindly, somewhat bumbling sherriff of Mayberry, North Carolina. I can’t remember whether I was introduced to him first on the Andy Griffith […]
Human Rights Watch has produced a damning report on Syria’s torture regime.
by Lee Camp
For women, masturbation is viewed as liberating; for men, a loser’s game.
America's energy and religious right problems are easy to fix. It's the idiots-in-line-at-Starbucks issue that demands our attention.
There are three problems facing America today that could result in its decline and eventual collapse. The first, obviously, is an over-reliance on fossil fuels, which leads to a host of problems, […]