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Putin’s Offramp?

It’s hard to see how this crisis ends.

Most Politics Is National

Tip O’Neil’s famous saying hasn’t been true in a long, long time.

The Psychology of Internet Fame

Our brains are wired to seek approval but may not be equipped to handle our modern existence.

Jay Leno Apologizes for Asian Jokes

His stale jokes about eating dog have drawn fire for years.

Social Distancing Led to Run on Pet Adoptions

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Virginia Woman Ordered Dog Euthanized, Buried With Her After She Died

A Virginia woman left unusual instructions for the Executor of her will, and it’s become something of a controversy.

Comedian Byron Allen Buys the Weather Channel

The guy from Real People? He’s rich.

Amazon Would Like The Key To Your House

What could possibly go wrong?

Some Observations On The Debate Over Health Care And Insurance, Part I

Part One in a series of observations about health care and health insurance in light of the introduction of the House GOP’s health care plan.

Some Republicans Already Looking Ahead To 2020

The 2016 Republican Convention is barely halfway over, but some Republicans are already looking ahead to 2020.

Obama Administration To Take Steps To Cut Back On Police Militarization

President Obama is taking steps to reduce police militarization, but there’s much more that needs to be done.

Joe Cocker Dies At 70

Don’t Support the Troops?

Virginia Tech English prof Steven Salaita implores us to “Stop saying ‘support the troops.'”

Dog Bites One Third of Homeowner’s Insurance Claims

While most of us buy homeowner’s insurance to protect against storm damage and theft, injuries caused by dogs account for a third of all damage payouts.

Killer Kitties Create Carnage

The New York Times breaks the shocking story (“That Cuddly Kitty Is Deadlier Than You Think”) that cats kill birds and small mammals.

Interest Rates and Hacky Political Analysis

Seniors face a variety of economy-based difficulties–but let’s criticizes the media!

Inkblot, RIP

Inkblot, MIA

Kevin Drum has been writing about his cat, Inkblot, most every Friday for the last decade. Sadly, he’s been missing since Tuesday night.

Overall, babies in homes with cats or dogs were about 30 percent less likely to have respiratory infectious symptoms -- which included cough, wheezing, rhinitis (stuffy or runny nose) and fever -- and about half as likely to get ear infections, research shows (AFP Photo/Robyn Beck) Overall, babies in homes with cats or dogs were about 30 percent less likely to have respiratory infectious symptoms -- which included cough, wheezing, rhinitis (stuffy or runny nose) and fever -- and about half as likely to get ear infections, research shows (AFP Photo/Robyn Beck)

Babies With Pets in Home Healthier

Babies who grow up with dogs and cats in the home are healthier, a new study finds.

A “Christmas Tree Tax”? No, Just Good Old Crony Capitalism

Apparently, the Federal Government believes it necessary to remind you that you can buy Christmas Trees.

Is TV Too Complicated?

Has the digitization of entertainment — DVRs, iPods, iPods, digital cameras, Netflix, and so forth — transformed it from fun into work?

Why Police Dog Shootings Provoke Outrage

Americans get apoplectic at stories of police officers shooting people’s pets but seem unphased when they shoot innocent human beings.

San Fran Pet Ban?

San Francisco is considering banning the sale of pets in the city limits.

Chirac Mauled by Poodle

A Retraction

Vick Plea Deal?