Sam Gerard

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Either the Best or the Worst Thing That Ever Happened to the Onion

There’s a famous episode of <i>This American Life</i>that takes listeners into a planning meeting at the <i>Onion</i>. It was first broadcast in 2008, far into the …

Chomsky: Middle East peace talks a complete farce

<b>(Reuters/Jorge Dan)</b><p>The activist calls negotiations a cover for Israel’s takeover of the territories it wishes to control<p>Noam Chomsky<p>September 5, 2013 5:01pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>The Israel-Palestine negotiations currently underway in Jerusalem coincide with the 20th …

'We've never heard of that guy!'

In New York City mayoral news, a Republican consultant was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor this week saying that internal polling by the Joe Lhota campaign showed many voters are uncomfortable with Bill de Blasio's "mixed marriage."<p>The only problem: The Lhota campaign has never heard of the …

Kids' Use Of Electronic Cigarettes Doubles

The percentage of middle and high school students who have tried electronic cigarettes more than doubled in a year, federal health officials reported Thursday.<p>The percentage of students in grades 6 through 12 who had ever used e-cigarettes increased from 3.3 percent in 2011 to 6.8 percent in 2012, …

#Syrians Do Not See Quick End to Conflict... Read more at Gallup.com: http://on.gallup.com/17PoNgp

5 things to do instead of the school run

Bit of a niche one this. But it's a growing niche. You might be in it without even realising.<p>Two and a half million Britons have no regular employment. Four million work from home. That figure's up 24% since 2002. At that rate, by the middle of the century the only people who aren't at home during …

A Lone Bandit and the Mystery of France's Greatest Diamond Heist

A gunman stole $136 million of jewelry from an exhibition at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes hotel in July. Investigators and gem experts are still wondering how it happened.<p>The terrace doors of the opulent Intercontinental Carlton Cannes hotel on the French Riviera were supposed to be …

Syria strike set to hijack G20 agenda

World leaders from G20 are meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, amid sharp differences over possible US military action against Syria, in response to what the US administration calls a deadly chemical weapons attack.<p>Thursday's summit comes hours after a US Senate panel voted to give President Barack …

China's Xiaomi Unveils New Flagship Smartphone Mi-3

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun took to the stage today in Beijing to launch the company’s latest brand new flagship phone — the Xiaomi Mi-3. The 16GB version will retail for CNY1999 ($327), while the 64GB version will go for CNY2499 ($410).<p>The fast-growing Xiaomi, which is …

Thanks For Your Help

With your help, we’re keeping close tabs on where senators and representatives stand on the Syria use of force vote. Keep sending in what you’re …