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The Grand Canyon: how to get the most from a short trip

On my first trip to the Grand Canyon, I made a classic rookie mistake: part of a longer road trip, I didn't give myself much time and I didn't do any advance research, so I ended up with a version of the Griswold experience. There it was - big, beautiful but somewhat underwhelming. Back in the …

National Parks

The Untold and Deeply Stoned Story of the First U.S. Rock Festival

How the Doors, Byrds and nearly 30 other bands, a pack of Hells Angels and a lot of drugs made history at Fantasy Fair & Magic Mountain<p><i>On June 10th</i> …

Cheech & Chong Reunite For New Movie With Jay Chandrasekhar

<i>The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.</i><p>By Ryan Reed<p>It's been more than two decades since Cheech & Chong blew their signature weed cloud over the face of American cinema. But it's time to wake and bake: The world's most famous stoner duo are teaming up with director Jay Chandrasekhar …

Chris Christie's Rise and Fall

Has there ever been a political reversal of fortune as rapid and as absolute as the one just experienced by Chris Christie? At warp speed, the …

The Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas is the site of one of the biggest energy booms in America, with oil and gas wells sprouting at an unprecedented …

Pesto Grilled Shrimp

<b>Prep Time</b>:<p>10 minutes <b>Marinate Time</b>:<p>20 minutes <b>Cook Time</b>:<p>10 minutes <b>Total Time</b>:<p>40 minutes <b>Servings</b>: 4<p>Light fresh and summery basil pesto marinated grilled …

Mexican Cream Cheese Rollups Recipe

"Got this one from my best friend's mom. They are so delicious, nobody believes how easy they are."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, …

Onions

11 Recipes for a Classy Game Day

Before we begin, let's pause for a moment to appreciate those beloved lowbrow snacks that are practically synonymous with football: Rotel dip, cheese fries, pigs in a blanket, cheap beer. They've nourished many of us through thrilling wins and heartbreaking losses, through halftime and overtime, …

A City Or A Swamp? One Year Later, Hoboken Still Struggling With Sandy

Ordinarily, Jessica Nearhoof would love unearthing her sweaters and scarves from the back of her closet, signaling the oncoming blustery weather and …

What’s It Like to Wake Up From a Tea Party Binge? Just Ask Florida!

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>The really desperate come early. George Bishop, 61, a lanky, gray-haired cabinet …

The Court’s Contempt for Congress

The “least dangerous” branch—as Alexander Hamilton famously and really, really wrongly called the judiciary—is a little less dangerous, at least for the time being, thanks to the five members of the mighty Mount Holly, New Jersey, Township Council. Their unanimous vote, taken shortly before …

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JFK assassination: CIA and New York Times are still lying to us

Fifty years later, a complicit media still covers up for the security state. We need to reclaim our history<p>We’ll never know, we’ll never know, we’ll never know. That’s the mocking-bird media refrain this season as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of America’s greatest mystery – the assassination …

Class of ’60 alumni recall first MM-RAL varsity football game

The Civil War football showdown Friday night between R.A. Long and Mark Morris high schools promises to be a hot contest between league unbeatens.<p>But …

Just secede already: The obstructionists aren’t going anywhere. Maybe we should

We don’t want to live in Ted Cruz’s America. He doesn’t like ours. Maybe a split really is inevitable — and right<p>One of the advantages in being out of the country during the government shutdown—until this week I’d been riding out the fiasco working in Asia—is not being exposed to the petty, …

The G.O.P.’s Dixiecrat Problem

Listed as a series, the congressional impasses, conflicts, and imbroglios of the past five years resemble plot points for a dark television satire titled “Apocalypse As Usual.” The latest installment featured a pseudo-filibuster, a government shutdown, a Values Voter Summit, at which it was argued …

Reign Of Morons: Apotheosis, Starring Ted Yoho

<b>In the end, it appears</b>, they cannot, or will not,govern even themselves.<p><i>A day that was supposed to bring Washington to the edge of resolving the fiscal showdown instead seemed to bring chaos and retrenching. And a bitter fight that had begun over stripping money from the president's signature</i> …

Health Care

GOP Death Watch: The Final Days of the Republican Party

I once wrote about lobbying, and this week I called some Republicans I used to talk to (and some that they recommended I talk to) about the effect …

Janis Joplin On Her Own Terms

Her transformation rom the ugly duckling of Port Harbor to the peacock of Haight-Ashbury<p>J<i>anis Joplin was born in 1943 and grew up in Port Arthur,</i> …

Wedge says he’s done: ‘We see things differently’ | Sportspress Northwest

Rather than wait for team management to tell him to go away, manager Eric Wedge beat the Mariners to it Friday afternoon, telling the club that after …

Wayback Machine: Don James, Dawgfather | Sportspress Northwest

Former University of Washington football coach Don James guided the Huskies for 18 seasons, winning 153 games while taking his teams to 14 bowl …

College Football's Strange Gods

<i>(Reuters)</i><p>The news that a Heisman trophy winner, Johnny Manziel, will be suspended for one half of one game because he sold his autograph has revived …

GunFAIL XXXIII

Five of 44 guns discovered by TSA at airports around the country this week.<p>It's Back-to-School time! Many areas of the country saw their kids back in …

San Francisco to chain stores: Get out!

Neighborhoods are fighting back against Starbucks, Wal-Mart and the saming of America. Here’s what recent wins mean<p>"Whether you're on the road or just cruising around town, your favorite McDonald's menu items are never far away." So boasts the McDonald's Restaurant Locator, and a glance at a …

Westneat: Republicans ignore blue-state profile, veer farther to the righ

SEATTLE -- Hard times for the Republican Party around here sure look like they’re about to get harder.<p>Did you hear how the GOP down in Oregon …

No, you’re not impeaching anyone

Tom Coburn, Ted Cruz and other crackpots can’t stand up to their base and face reality. Can this party ever change?<p>The last time Sen. Tom Coburn spoke warmly but candidly to his Oklahoma constituents about his “friend” Barack Obama, it was to reassure them that the president doesn’t want to …

Yosemite Is Burning…Here’s How Climate Change Makes Wildfires Worse

A Kern County Hotshot member monitors a spot fire on Harden Flat Road near campsites in Yosemite National Park.Al Golub/ZUMAPRESS<p>Looking for news you …

Lotus pose on two

<b>"IT'S DIFFERENT HERE,"</b> Pete Carroll says. "Have you noticed?" It's hard not to. At 9 a.m. on the first Sunday of training camp in Renton, Wash., …