Post Archive

February 2015

Bill would ban watching porn at agency offices

Should I laugh or should I cry? It’s not just the title of a 1981 song by ABBA – it’s how you sometimes feel when

Where do the munchies come from?

Most people get a powerful urge to eat after smoking or ingesting marijuana, otherwise known as getting the munchies. The tendency to chow down has

Holder claims credit for drug prosecutions drop

On Tuesday, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder lauded declines in federal drug prosecutions, a cornerstone of his Smart on Crime initiative and, perhaps, a cherry

Even bake sales aren’t immune to political wrangling

It’s finally happened. The government has infringed upon one of the founding tenets of our great nation – the right to pump America’s children full

Which political animal should you date?
Sexual assault task force: Still a lot to do

One in five. That’s the staggering number of U.S. women that will be a victim of rape or attempted rape in college, the same statistic

A couple holds hands as they are wed during a group Valentine's day wedding at the National Croquet Center on February 14, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Exploring the wonky world of how much politics actually affect our romantic relationships.

Compromise: A dirty word, but a core value

What are the core values of the U.S. Constitution? “We, the people,” the poetic expression of the idea of democratic self-government, is surely at the

Beer debate foams over on the Hill

Craft brew v. big beer is a debate as old as Sierra Nevada, which with a scant 35-year history isn't actually that old, but it's divisive nonetheless. 

Congress split on future of Internet of Things

What do home security systems that you control from an app, fitness trackers that measure your sleep and self-driving cars have in common? They are

FBI warned health care industry of cyber threat

An FBI alert 10 months ago warning private health insurance and health care providers that they were particularly vulnerable to cyber thieves proved prophetic last

Brian Williams epitomizes celebrity journalism

Hoisted by his own petard. Those who live by the sword die by the sword. A taste of his own medicine. He flew too close

Study: Men will donate more if it helps them

When it comes to charitable donations (also known this time of year as deductions), do women or men hold the edge on generosity? A new

Can Washington weirdness be blamed on Mercury?

Has your phone been on the fritz? Have you had trouble making even the most basic decisions? Are you having communication problems (ahem, Brian Williams)?

A sign that reads "Protect Net Neutrality& Reclassify Title II is on display during a news conference on Capitol Hill, February 4. 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

FCC decision is latest step in ongoing battle over regulating the Internet.