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The Original Tea Partiers: How GOP Insurgents Invented Progressivism

Wisconsin Senator Robert La Follette and his supporters pioneered long-shot primary challenges, strong ideology, and populist rhetoric a century ago.<p>If “Fighting Bob” were alive today, he’d be howling in the Capitol. A hundred years before the Tea Parties, Senator Bob La Follette of Wisconsin was …

Christian preacher John Craven held 'without food or water'

<b>A Christian street preacher who was held by police without food or water for 15 hours after he was arrested over comments he made to two gay teenagers has been given £13,000 in compensation.</b><p>John Craven was held in Manchester after two boys claimed they were offended by his views on …

California man washed out to sea during baptism

<b>A California man remains missing a day after he was swept out to sea during an ocean baptism.</b><p>Benito Flores, 43, was among several people helping his cousin, Pastor Maurigro Cervantes, baptise a man near the Guadalupe Dunes Preserve north of Santa Barbara.<p>Two others were swept out by a huge wave but …

India crosses the moral line of no return if Narendra Modi becomes prime minister

In October 2012, I spoke to a crowd of mostly Indians in the Detroit area about the need for innovation in Indian media. After my talk, I was stopped by an Indian woman who looked to be in her forties, was elegantly dressed, well-spoken, and struck me as someone who I could have easily run into at …

The power of the central bank to create money out of thin air wasn't always so easy

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10 Easy Tasks That'll Save Your Butt Next Spring

Taking on simple tasks now can make your life easier in the spring and maybe even eliminate disasters. To avoid problems with cracked water pipes, a flooded basement, animals living in your garage, or other surprises, undertake these 10 projects.<p>Taking on simple tasks now can make your life easier …

Commando clergyman: US pastor recounts daring protest mission to Iranian prison

A California pastor with a penchant for protesting behind enemy lines is safe at home after his latest mission, which took him into the belly of the beast that is Iran’s infamous Evin prison.<p>The Rev. Eddie Romero told FoxNews.com he broke away from his tour group in Iran only to resurface in front …

Woz on iPad Air: No, thank you

Yes, but what does Steve think?<p>That is the question some in the Apple fraternities and sororities might have been asking after the new iPads were revealed.<p>For once, the remaining Apple co-founder called Steve -- Steve Wozniak -- was on a plane to London and missed the keynote.<p>However, when he …

How Much Does a Public Defender Need to Know About a Client?

As a recent New Jersey ruling shows, the justice system still doesn't grasp the importance of fair counsel.<p>Earlier this month, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case that didn't generate much publicity in the Garden State or anywhere else. It was just another opinion, about another …

The Amazon Mystery: What America's Strangest Tech Company Is Really Up To

Investors love Jeff Bezos's global-everything store, even though they aren't making any money from it yet—and it's not clear how they will.<p>If there’s a sentence that sums up Amazon, the weirdest major technology company in America, it’s one that came from its own CEO, Jeff Bezos, speaking at the …

Birra Fresca Cucumber Mint IPA Beer

Summer is winding down in many parts of the US, but that doesn't mean a crisp, refreshing beer isn't on our minds. Mint and cucumber are both …

11 Terrifying Childcare Inventions From The Early 20th Century

Enjoy the motorized hanging cradle, the baby gas mask, the UV-ray baby branding prod, and more "infant-friendly" gadgets from the Popular Science archives.<p>Updated:<p>There are certain areas of expertise that came naturally to us over the years: cars, space, aviation, and computers, to name a few. …