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Congratulations, Ohio! You're the Sweariest State in the Union

有時候,不要把事情看得太重,對於人生的天空裡,它不過只是那點點星光,而對於生活的海洋中,它也只是汪洋裡的一道浪花。 要想幸福一點,心就要簡單一點;要想灑脫一點,對生活要求就簡單一點。 一個人的價值,不在於與他人多麼相同,而在於你和別人如此不同。

Could the NSA make Edward Snowden disappear?

Imagine if every document Snowden released and every interview he gave vanished at the touch of a button<p>What if Edward Snowden was made to disappear? No, I’m not suggesting some future CIA rendition effort or a who-killed-Snowden conspiracy theory of a disappearance, but a more ominous kind.<p>What if …

82 Years Before Edward Snowden, There Was Herbert O. Yardley

The rogue surveillance bureaucrat revealed a trove of American secrets, cracked Japanese code, coerced Western Union into turning over cables, and won big at poker.<p>On the National Security Agency's site, there is a timeline dedicated to the most significant events in cryptologic history. Among its …

New York grand jury resistor denied appeal for freedom

My friend Jerry Koch was put in federal custody in May for refusing to cooperate with a grand jury<p>In May I wrote about my friend Jerry Koch going to jail. A well-loved New York anarchist, Jerry, 24, was not charged with a crime, but was taken into federal custody for refusing to testify in front of …

W.H. aims to build on site numbers

Can HealthCare.gov make it four for four this week?<p>No question, the website’s performance on Wednesday again gave the Obama administration another reason for optimism. The site remained stable for a third day and under “strong demand,” officials reported, and an early tally of new enrollments …

U.S. vice president urges Chinese to challenge their leaders | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden encouraged Chinese visa applicants to “challenge their government” during a brief meeting at the U.S. embassy in Beijing on Wednesday.<p>U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) talks to visa applicants at the U.S. Embassy Consular Section in Beijing December …

Max Blumenthal: I knew Alterman would freak out

“Goliath” author tells Salon about life in Israel lobby’s cross hairs and the logic of the Jewish state (Updated)<p>Thousands of protesters worldwide joined in a "Day of Rage" late last week to decry Israel's despicable Prawer Plan, a government policy (wildly underreported in this country) to destroy …

7 Massive Plot Spoilers From The New "House Of Cards" Promo

How did I not see that?!

Source: ACA site enrollment surge

About 29,000 people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov on Sunday and Monday — a figure that surpasses the total for the whole month of October, an official familiar with the program told POLITICO.<p>The quickened pace of enrollments came as the White House hit its self-imposed Nov. …

The Right-Wing is Furious Over Obama's Imaginary Attack on Military Families

Thanks to the sequester, the Pentagon has floated cuts to grocery stores for military families. But they haven't happened yet, and if they do, …

New York Times’ blind spot on Clinton and race

The real reasons the power couple needs to repair relations with African-Americans are beyond the paper of record<p>The New York Times published a piece this week in the service of the Democratic Party’s campaign for the 2016 elections that reveals a grave misunderstanding of recent history. Reporters …

Austerity is Americanizing European labor markets

Workers throughout Europe are losing their rights as their nations race to reduce the costs of labor<p>According to a report in the New York Times, member-nations of the European Union — but especially those in the south — are gutting pro-worker labor laws in a desperate effort to reduce the cost of …

Obama: income inequality is 'defining challenge of our time' – live

Summary<p>Show's over, on to the next thing. To recap:<p><b>• In a speech sponsored by the Center for American Progress, President Obama described rising income inequality as the "defining challenge of our time."</b> He added, "over the course of the next year and for the rest of my presidency, that's where you …

Most youth unhappy with Obama's job performance: poll | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - Young Americans are unhappy with virtually every major thing President Barack Obama has done since he was re-elected, but they would still vote for him today, according to the results of a Harvard University survey released on Wednesday.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about …

Obama to renew call for minimum wage increase as protests planned across US

Barack Obama will repeat his call for an increase in the minimum wage to close an ever-growing inequality gap in a speech delivered in one of the poorest corners of the nation's capital.<p>The president will deliver remarks on Wednesday in Anacostia, a deprived neighbourhood just six-miles south of …

Millennial generation sours on Obama, skeptical of healthcare law

Members of the huge millennial generation, who have strongly supported President<p>Obamain the past, have soured on him and take a skeptical view of his signaturehealthcare law, according to a new poll from Harvard’s Institute of Politics.<p>"Millennials have always been one of two significant parts of …

The hidden price of your Amazon shopping spree: Skyrocketing unemployment

Something to keep in mind this holiday season: Online bargains are costing bricks-and-mortar employees their jobs<p>The most important website last weekend and in weeks to come — on which the hopes and fears of countless Americans are focused (and the President’s poll-ratings depend) – is not …

Obama's Approval Rating Dipped Into Dangerously Low Territory Yesterday

It's the latest in a series of approval-ratings lows for the president over the past few weeks, as problems with the Affordable Care Act's rollout have lingered into another month. In individual polls, his approval rating has dipped below the 40% level, but the average of these polls confirms what …