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The Fattest Fat Cats

Inside Flipboard / March 4, 2013<p>Once again, Forbes is publishing its annual list of the world’s richest people. And once again, we—like you, most …

Welcome to the Next Generation of Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / March 27, 2013<p>What’s the only thing better than Flipboard? Flipboard 2.0! It’s a major new edition, with treats for everyone from …

The 38 Best Methods of Successful Exercisers

How do you form the exercise habit — really make it stick?<p>Take the first step.<p>Then take another. Make each step so important that you can’t miss it. …

New Nostalgia

Walmart Is Allegedly Considering A Customer-To-Customer Delivery Service

Walmart, king of big-box and the world’s largest retailer by revenue, is considering a new delivery plan that would have in-store customers deliver packages to online buyers, Reuters reports. In exchange, the customers making deliveries would receive a discount off their shopping bills.<p>The new …

eCommerce

Atlas Shrugged Book Club, Entry 8: Is Ayn Rand a Better Philosopher or Novelist?

In the final installment of our discussion, Conor Friedersdorf and Garance Franke-Ruta debate the merits of the controversial book's moral.<p>Patrick Feller/Flickr<p>One wonderful thing about novels: They can be smarter than their novelist.<p>Care for an example?<p>Ayn Rand the philosopher posits, via a …

The Matter With Kansas Is Who It Elects

<b>I want to read</b> another fine article in the conservative and/or libertarian press about how wonderful it is that Governor Sam Brownback and his pet legislature are using the state of Kansas as one great big lab rat in an ongoing pro-freedom experiment.<p>(Gotta love the adherence to journalistic …

Twitter's Hilarious Response To News That Kim Jong-un Wants To Bomb Austin, Texas

The Twittersphere has erupted in hilarious fashion with the latest hashtag: #whyaustin.<p>Here are some of the highlights:<p><b>And finally, I had to throw my hat in the ring:</b>

The 13 Books That Every Young Conservative Must Read

Over the past few years, the Tea Party groundswell and the presidency of Barack Obama has fueled a new and growing crop of conservative authors, as well as renewed interest in the canon of nonfiction works that have shaped conservative thought in American culture and politics.<p>The following is a …

When Your Parent Has Fallen Over the Right Wing Cliff

<i>From the Elisberg Industries Mailbag. Letters We Get Letters. The following was sent to me. Really.</i><p>Dear Answer Man,Perhaps you can write me a column that will instruct me on what to say to my mother. I was raised by my folks a die-hard liberal -- JFK was their hero, the Peace Corps, folk music …

Pope Again Surprises With Easter Homily

The full text of Pope Francis’ Easter Homily has been translated into English. And it seems he’s continuing to upset apple carts. The theme is the …

Animals Playing On iPads Compilation (VIDEO)

It's the Friday afternoon before a spring holiday weekend. Let's wrap this thing up proper, shall we? Above are a bunch of animals playing with iPads and it's adorable.<p>Not everything has to be complicated, y'all.<p><i>Via Tastefully Offensive</i>

Bee deaths stir up renewed buzz

This past winter has been exceptionally rough for honeybees — and although it's too early to say exactly why, the usual suspects range from pesticides that appear to cause memory loss to pests that got an exceptionally early start last spring.<p>Friday marked the start of an annual survey that asks …

How North Dakota Reached Its Extreme Abortion Tipping Point

Winston Ross reports from Fargo on how state lawmakers passed four of the nation’s most restrictive bills.<p>As they do each year on Good Friday, a …

Google's 'If I Had Glass' winners list dominated by celebrities, popular Twitter accounts

Google's "If I Had Glass" competition has always been a public affair: applications were submitted using a hashtag on Twitter and Google+, and winners offered the opportunity to be among the first to purchase Glass started receiving notifications in the form of public replies earlier this week. …

Pope's foot-wash a final straw for traditionalists

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world's poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.<p>Francis' decision to …

The US Needs To Wake Up To Threat Of Domestic Drones

I'm going to focus here most on domestic surveillance drones, but I want to say a few words about weaponized drones. The belief that weaponized drones won't be used on US soil is patently irrational. Of course they will be. It's not just likely but inevitable. Police departments are already …

Surveillance

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …