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Colorado's Governor on Marijuana Legalization

John Hickenlooper opposed voter efforts to end prohibition. Now he is charged with implementing one of the first recreational weed markets in America.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Governor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, opposed voter efforts to make marijuana legal in his state. Now he is charged with implementing …

Ugly, paranoid, divisive politics: The GOP are all Know-Nothings now

<b>Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting in "Gangs of New York," Eric Cantor (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Photo collage by Salon)</b><p>David Brat’s victory over Eric Cantor represents the triumphant return of an awful GOP strain best left to history<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>June 14, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Majority Leader …

Anxious Parents Can Learn How To Reduce Anxiety In Their Kids

Children are increasingly anxious, stressed out and overly worried. Part of that has to do with increased pressures to excel in school, sports and extracurricular activities. But part of it has a lot to do with parents.<p>Like other mental and physical health problems, anxiety can be inherited. And …

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Be like Buffett: Don’t rush into selling your stocks

For many investors, the hardest part of investing isn't deciding which stocks to pick – it's knowing when to sell. Should you sell after a stock has gone up a certain amount? After it has gone down a certain amount? When an analyst downgrades it? When it misses earnings expectations?<p>The great …

The next financial crisis looms: Here’s where it may come from

<b>(Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid)</b><p>Thanks to bank misconduct, odds are that trouble will present itself again soon. And this is what it will look like<p>David Dayen<p>March 26, 2014 11:44am (UTC)<p>Bloomberg financial reporter Bob Ivry has written an entertaining new book, "The Seven Sins of Wall Street," which, …

Atheists have their number: How the Christian right is hastening religion’s decline

Research suggests Americans raised in Christian households are increasingly shunning the faith of their parents<p>CJ Werleman<p>March 25, 2014 11:50am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Of those aged 18 to 35, three in 10 say they are not affiliated with any religion, while only half are …

The Old Man and The River: Pete Dexter's Classic Portrait of Norman Maclean

Norman Maclean didn’t start writing fiction until he was past 70. The man himself turned out to be as remarkable as his fiction.<p>There’s an old saying …

Washington state man who put infant in freezer gets 16 years

OLYMPIA, Wash (Reuters) - A Washington state man who prosecutors said beat his crying infant daughter and put her in a freezer for 90 minutes so he could take a nap was sentenced on Friday to 16 years in prison, authorities said.<p>Tyler Deutsch, 26, wanted to take a nap in May, but his daughter was …

Can an Otter Take Down a Human?

The North American river otter (<i>Lontra canadensis</i>) is a shy, if playful, weasel topping out at 30 pounds and five feet from head to tail. Otters are carnivores, eating mainly fish, crayfish, and frogs. Humans aren't on the menu.<p>The odd crocodilian meal is the result of sheer tenacity in which the …

The ultimate guide to debunking right-wingers’ insane persecution fantasies

<b>(Reuters/Chris Keane/A&E/Karolina Wojtasik/AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Conservatives love to pretend they’re being denied their religious liberty. Here’s how to prove them wrong<p>Robert Boston<p>March 16, 2014 10:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give You the Right to Tell …

Avs F Nathan MacKinnon's rookie campaign turning into special one

Nathan MacKinnon's Calder-worthy rookie season is unlike most in recent years. From his relative youth to his vital contributions, MacKinnon is …

Who Controls the Kochs’ Political Network? ASMI, SLAH and TOHE — ProPublica

Libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch were among the first to grasp the political potential of social welfare groups and trade …

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Commute in Style

Just because you ride your bike to work every morning doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice stylish clothes for workout wear. These four great items will help you look fly as you navigate the busy streets to the office. You might even inspire your colleagues to start commuting, too.<p>Big Shot Bikes …

When Wolves Attack

The Attack (As told to Joe Spring):<p>I decided to go camping on short notice as an end-of-the-summer deal with five friends—my girlfriend, her sister and brother-in-law, and two male friends. We drove up by Cass Lake, Minnesota, to Camp Winnibigoshish.<p>We were hanging out until about three in the …

New Hampshire Senate Race 2014: ABC News' '14 For '14'

ABC News' <b>"14 For 14"</b> project is documenting 14 races that matter between now and November. This page will be updated throughout the year. See the <b>full</b> …

The Koch-Keystone connection: Brothers are the largest lease holders in Canada’s oil sands

<b>David Koch (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)</b><p>It’s getting harder for the Koch brothers to insist that they have no financial stake in the pipeline<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>March 20, 2014 10:11pm (UTC)<p><b>UPDATE 3/20/2014 7PM: An earlier version of this post misstated the previous report's findings. The Koch</b> …

Republicans Are Celebrating Too Soon

Ad­mit­ting the prob­lem is al­ways the first step in any re­hab­il­it­a­tion pro­cess. And in the af­ter­math of Mitt Rom­ney’s de­feat in the 2012 …

Al Franken’s reelection plan: No jokes. He’ll woo voters by ‘just doing his job’

Al Franken has transformed himself from comedian and political satirist to the junior Democratic senator from Minnesota. Now he’s running for reelection.<p>How the Minnesota Democrat transformed himself from comedian to politician.<p>For the next 90 minutes, we’re going to hear all about propane gas. How …

The secret to defeating GOP’s restrictive voting laws: Debunk “voter fraud”

<b>(AP/Emily Varisco)</b><p>GOP has discouraged minorities and the poor from voting. Can Bill Clinton’s new initiative expose their grift?<p>Joe Conason<p>March 20, 2014 10:04pm (UTC)<p>Growing up in Jim Crow Arkansas, Bill Clinton saw how the state's dominant political and racial elite maintained power by …

Dean Ween Group Announce Last-Minute Show In New Hope

The Dean Ween Group has just announced a last-minute show scheduled for tonight at John & Peter’s Place in New Hope, PA. Doors are set to open at 9, …

Guest Post | Who Is Crazy Enough To Start A Record Label?

<i>Yesterday, Umphrey’s McGee not only announced the details of their new album, but they also revealed they’ve started their own label -Nothing Too</i> …

Little Feat Live In Holland 1976 Due On April 22

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a classic Little Feat festival performance from 1976 as a DVD/CD set next month. <i>Little Feat Live In Holland …