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The Color of our Cultural Riff: Grey / Christine Luhnow

The Color of our Cultural Riff: Grey / Christine Luhnow

January 31, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

If our cultural riff had a color right now, it would be grey.  Do you know one of the most popular baby names in the last couple of years was, "Gray?" And did you know it means, "Kind King or Ruler."    Did you also know that the Mayor of Washington, DC, a city where half of its city council has either been...

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A Gun Owner on Gun Reform

January 31, 2013  |  1 Comment  |  Share

  Gabby Giffords tells Congress ‘Too many children are dying’ from gun violence Posted by Joann Weiner on January 30, 2013 at 11:47 pm  On Dec. 14, 2012, after having already killed his mother, a gunman shot and killed 20 little kids and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. On Dec. 11, 2012, a gunman shot and killed two shoppers...

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January 29, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

Boy Scouts consider lifting ban on gays /  Areas of overlap on immigration 

The Gender Gap on Guns

The Gender Gap on Guns

January 29, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

By Bill Lambrecht of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch  WASHINGTON • The passionate discussion over gun ownership often is cast as a debate between the National Rifle Association and people who don't own guns. Or between the public, which wants stricter gun laws, and a polarized Congress. But another clear dividing line is the view toward guns between men and women. An array of national polls...

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A musical moment of true bi-partisanship

January 28, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

Click here to hear the Brooklyn Tabernacle at the Inauguration 

The Mom Vivant/ Debbie Baldwin of Ladue News

January 28, 2013  |  1 Comment  |  Share

Every year, a small college in northern Michigan compiles a list of words and phrases to eliminate from everyday vocabulary due to misuse, overuse and/or annoyance. In years past, words as amundane as "amazing" or as trendy as "LOL" made the list. Personally, I am of the opinion that any spoken text abbreviation should be banned. Do people realize that...

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From Rosie the Riveter to Frontline Fems

From Rosie the Riveter to Frontline Fems

January 28, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

Newly inaugurated second term President Barack Obama is expected to propose changes to the role women currently play in the U.S. Military as early as Thursday of this week. Coming off a few days of being bashed for appointing too many white men to cabinet positions, the President is expected to announce that military women may be moving from support...

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By the numbers … taxes 2013

January 6, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

by Binyamin Appelbaum and Catherine Rampell of The New York Times WASHINGTON — Only the most affluent American households will pay higher income taxes this year under the terms of a deal that passed Congress on Tuesday, but most households will face higher payroll taxes because the deal does not extend a two-year-old tax break. The legislation, which was forged in the...

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The Compromise

January 3, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

Associated Press Jan 3, 12:34 AM EST Cliff averted, next fiscal crisis in 2 months will be over taxes, spending _ plus debt limit By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Politics Video Buy AP Photo Reprints WASHINGTON (AP) -- Onward to the next fiscal crisis. Actually, several of them, potentially. The New Year's Day deal averting the "fiscal cliff" lays the groundwork for more...

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A Mom’s IPhone contract with her son

January 1, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

By AKIKO FUJITA and CHRISTINA NG | Good Morning America – Sun, Dec 30, 2012 eg Hoffman had been begging his parents for an iPhone all year. So on Christmas morning he was thrilled to find the object of his desire under the tree, but there was a catch. The phone came with an 18-point set of terms and conditions that he had to...

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