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Quitting Your Job For Fantasy Football

You may just call it late summer; for many die-hard sports fans, it's called fantasy football drafting season.<p>Fantasy sports is a huge business, with an estimated 36 million people in the U.S. and Canada picking teams and talkin' trash, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.<p>And now we …

Fringe Factor: Should Oral Sex Be a Crime?

Virginia’s Republican nominee for governor wants to criminalize oral sex, while a Utah state senator wants to do away with compulsory education. …

Apple unveils its latest desktop operating system: OS X Mavericks, coming this fall

Developer conferences have taken a turn in recent years, becoming as much an opportunity for companies to interact with the dev community as a platform for launching hardware outside larger all-industry shows. This year's WWDC, however, has been all about the software thus far. Apple has, as …

Astonishing Numbers: America's Poor Still Live Better Than Most Of The Rest Of Humanity

There’s a lot of debate (from certain quarters it’s less debate than whining actually) about the increasing inequality in the United States. Sure, maybe it’s true that the country continues to grow but what about the poor and their incomes?<p>And there might even be something worth worrying about in …

The $605 Million Legal Marijuana Market Is Looking Awesome For Colorado

Colorado expects the sale of pot to be a significant boon to state finances.<p>They're already planning for a hefty tax on the substance, and one look at the potential size of the industry has those involved salivating.<p>At the end of last month, when the bill was still under consideration, the Colorado …

Ginsburg: Roe gave opponents target

One of the most liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could be expected to give a rousing defense of <i>Roe v. Wade</i> in reflecting on the landmark vote 40 years after it established a nationwide right to abortion.<p>Instead, Ginsburg told an audience Saturday at the …

Make your old iPhone run like new

My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole Apple Maps fiasco. But I believe the main culprit for decreasing …

Richard Nixon, hero of the American Left

He’s justifiably reviled by historians, but Nixon’s politics were far more progressive than we give him credit<p>Emmett Rensin<p>May 5, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on the L.A. Review of Books.<p><i>Sometimes I have succeeded and sometimes I have failed, but always I have taken heart from</i> …

The War on Drugs Is Far More Immoral Than Most Drug Use

A prohibitionist says libertarians dismiss moral considerations when they call for legalization. The truth is quite the opposite.<p>Reuters<p>Perhaps I should be more specific.<p>See the man in the photo at the top of this article? It isn't immoral for him to light a plant on fire, inhale the smoke, and …

The Gay Marriage Debate: A Christian Sinner's Insight

Let's be honest, we have all heard about the debate on gay marriage ad nauseum. We've heard from everyone under the sun about why it's right and why it's wrong. My perspective on the situation is somewhat different than the average American and although it may ruffle a few feathers, I don't …

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All Evangelical Leaders Will Soon Be Doing Gay Weddings

I'll make a prediction: within 10 years or less mainstream evangelicals like the editors of <i>Christianity Today</i> magazine (and whomever/whatever is running the Billy Graham empire et al) will "come around" on issues like gay marriage equality, choice for women and premarital sex. They'll suddenly find …