Christopher Frank Cook

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Mother Russia or Battered Spouse?

Peter Pomerantsev portrays a Russia gripped by cynicism, deception, and despair and ruled by an elite whose only concern is perpetuating its own …

Dez Bryant was robbed of a catch and we're being robbed of football

There is much consternation, despair, and glee surrounding Dez Bryant’s miraculous catch – not catch – which doomed the Dallas Cowboys.<p>NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino attempted to explain.<p>That of course, is the rule. If a player goes to the ground in the process of making a catch, …

Dez Bryant

Key to Bears' coaching search is a QB, but it's not Jay Cutler

<b>Gary Kubiak gave the right answer.</b> Now, can Ryan Pace?<p>At the start of Football Sunday, the Bears reportedly were going to make “a major push’’ to hire Kubiak as head coach. By the end of Football Sunday, the Ravens offensive coordinator and failed Texans head coach had told the Bears and Jets and …

'60 Minutes' Just Called Obamacare A Disaster. Here's What They Didn't Tell You.

<i>60 Minutes</i> on Sunday ran an eye-raising exposé of the health law’s many shortcomings — or as correspondent Lesley Stahl called the segment, “What Obamacare Doesn’t Do.”<p>Unfortunately, when it came to telling a complete story about the Affordable Care Act, there was a lot that <i>60 Minutes</i> itself didn’t …

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Fox says Dish is 'censoring' the news as blackout drags on

As Fox News enters its fourth week without carriage on the Dish Network, it is making a sensational new charge: "They're censoring what you see."<p>Bill O'Reilly says so in a new commercial that Fox began to televise over the weekend.<p>"Dish has dropped Fox News. Now you should drop Dish," O'Reilly …

Can Putting Your Personal Genome on the Internet Lead to Lasting Friendships?

Last week at a dinner party in Melbourne, I met two former strangers brought together by a website and a genetic similarity found in their saliva.<p>Last week at a dinner party, I met Melbourne residents Masha Lewis and Miranda Weiss. Complete strangers five months ago, the pair are now firm friends. …