Michael Parker

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The children of Mexico's drug violence have a tiny haven in Cuidad Juárez

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Loving Husband Documents Every Stage of Wife's Battle with Breast Cancer

<i>The Battle We Didn't Choose</i> is a powerful collection of images by photographer and loving husband Angelo Merendino, documenting his wife Jennifer's battle with breast cancer. Their story begins like your typical “boy meets girl” love story with Angelo mustering up the courage to reveal his feelings …

The President's Devotional: What Obama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown (EXCERPT)

<i>Excerpted from THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, by Joshua DuBois by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins. Copyright © Joshua DuBois 2013.</i><p><b>By Joshua Dubois</b><p>The White House is not supposed to be a place for brokenness. Sheer, shattered, …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Introducing – Wyldeck

It’s a pleasant feeling to stumble across something really magnificent when you weren’t even looking.<p>I found London-based 4-piece <b>Wyldeck</b> whilst …

No, America is not a Christian nation

Why is the Right so obsessed with pushing revisionist history?<p>It’s common to hear conservatives say things like Paul Ryan did during the campaign: “Our rights come from nature and God, not from government.” Liberals shrug most of the time when they hear such rhetoric. It sounds like an empty …

GOP congressman smacks down Tea Party

“I’m not sure they’re Republicans and I’m not sure they’re conservative”<p>In an interview with National Journal, Louisiana Republican Charles Boustany expressed his great frustration with the "20-30" members of Congress who make up the Tea Party wing, accusing them of caring more about appearances …

Nowhere to hide: how a government default on its debt could affect you

The closer the debt ceiling deadline comes, the closer the doomsday prepper in all of us gets to the surface. The bad news is that the default will affect everyone. The worse news is that there's not much to do to prepare for this scenario.<p>If the government defaults, it doesn't just hurt banks and …

Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart slams “spite” and hypocrisy of Republican “moocher” states

“What do you hate more: poverty or Obama?” Stewart asks<p>On "The Daily Show" Thursday night, Jon Stewart slammed the "total dickishness" of the 26 states that declined the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, leaving millions of families that don't qualify for Medicaid but can't afford insurance under …

Today In The Reign Of The Morons

The tone!<p>The tone is better!<p>Let us all rejoice and be glad. Let us praise the improving tone, because the worst thing that can happen to government is passion. Let us meet on happy ground and celebrate the return of niceness to our national life as our leaders gradually negotiate the final terms of …

GOP civil war: Former GOP governors go after Tea Party

“It’s time for someone to act like a grown-up”<p>According to a new AP report, two high-profile former GOP governors are lashing out at the Tea Party.<p>Former New Hampshire governor John Sununu and former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour have both let it be known that they're unhappy with the …