Sam Spurgin

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The Supreme Court Might Hear Its Most Crucial Gay Marriage Case Yet

In a statement sent to Business Insider, Missy Larsen the chief communications officer in the Utah attorney general's office, explained Reyes decided to appeal directly to the Supreme Court rather than seeking a review by the 10th Circuit Court in order to "obtain clarity and resolution from the …

Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage

And the Bible isn’t getting in their way.<p>Amy Tincher is an evangelical Christian who plays bass in the band at her suburban Ohio church, where she and her fellow congregants firmly believe the “words we adhere to” are those in the Bible. But last summer, without telling her husband and two kids …

Jill Abramson Talks Obama Secrecy and Her New York Times Firing

Two months after her abrupt exit from the Gray Lady, the former executive editor delivered a speech about how different Obama is from Bush—and why …

College Republican Who Switched Parties Once Scorned 'Damn Liberals'

WASHINGTON -- On his social media accounts, Evan Alvarez was a model conservative. He called for President Barack Obama's impeachment, decried government "handouts," enthused about Republican candidates, and said there was nothing he hated more "than a damn liberal."<p>But Alvarez said he's now one of …

NASA's Zombie Spacecraft Learns to Fire Its Engines

As the presumed-dead probe hurtles toward Earth, the deadline for saving it looms.<p>The quest to save the ISEE-3—a long-lost NASA probe launched in the disco era and abandoned in the dot-com boom—might just succeed. Late last week, the amateur scientists and engineers working to salvage the probe hit …

Why the Planet Mercury is So Utterly Peculiar

Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are known collectively as the rocky planets, in contrast the Solar System’s gas giants—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and …

The LGBT community shows how to take on the haters

<b>Westboro Baptist Church Counter-protesters in Kansas City, March 21, 2014. (KSHB/NBC)</b><p>Two incidents in the past week show that love is stronger than homophobia<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>March 25, 2014 2:14pm (UTC)<p>When you're met with consistent hatred, cruelty, ignorance and a whole lot of just plain …

The Week in Review: From the Global Desk

Inside Flipboard / March 21, 2014<p>In the past two years, the ideological fires lit by the Arab Spring have burned throughout the rest of the world. …

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On the Red Couch with Glenn Beck of TheBlaze

Glenn Beck is ready to talk. It’s an occupational requirement for the outspoken Texas-based radio personality, who hits the airwaves each weekday …

This Just In

Inside Flipboard / March 31, 2014<p>The Associated Press has always worked at the intersection of tech and journalism. It started as a pony express …

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

Rise and Shine! Get Your Daily Briefing

Gabriella Schwarz / June 2, 2014<p>We’ve seen from “Flipboard in the Wild” that Flipboard often goes hand-in-hand with something caffeinated and …

"Deep Dive" on Hillary Clinton

“Deep Dive” on Hillary Clinton<p>Gabriella Schwarz / June 12, 2014<p>Hillary Clinton has been involved in American politics for over 30 years, with much of …

The Week in Review: Eric Cantor Loses Leadership

Inside Flipboard / June 13, 2014<p>On Tuesday, Eric Cantor lost his seat as representative of Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, making history by …

Home Sweet Home

Inside Flipboard / June 16, 2014<p>For those of us who can’t even keep succulents alive in our homes, magazines like ELLE DECOR induce us into a state …

The Week in Review: The Evolution of Marriage Equality

Inside Flipboard / June 27, 2014<p>Though it’s been a year since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), both …