Mark Whittington

Mark Whittington

Mark R. Whittington is a writer residing in Houston, Texas. He is the author of The Last Moonwalker, Children of Apollo, Dark Sanction, and Nocturne. He has written numerous articles, some for the Washington Post, USA Today, the LA Times, and the Houston Chronicle.
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  • New Implant Causes Paralyzed Men to Move Their Legs, Recover Function
    The dictionary definition of paralysis is “a loss or impairment of voluntary movement in a body part, caused by injury or disease of the nerves, brain, or spinal cord." According to Medical News Today, a new implant has created hope for paralyzed people.
  • Barack Obama's Monty Python Foreign Policy
    As the Ukraine continues to spiral into chaos, thanks largely to Russian subversion, George Will had an interesting observation about the Obama administration’s feckless response to the crisis.
  • Ron Paul to Defy IRS Demands
    According to the Washington Examiner, Campaign for Liberty, a Ron Paul organization, has decided to defy an IRS demand that it hand over its donor list. It may even refuse to pay fines that the tax agency is levying as a result.
  • PETA Declares War on the White House Easter Egg Roll
    Now PETA, that organization which is apparently dedicated to the death of all joy where it comes to food, has declared war in Easter, or at least the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, a tradition dating back to 1878.
  • Why the Apollo Moon Landings Still Matter
    Spaceflight Insider wonders if the Apollo 11 moon landing, which occurred 45 years ago this July, even matters. After all, it did not lead to lunar colonies, as many people at the time had hoped.
  • Why Cliven Bundy Aimed to Misbehave and Why We Should Care
    Powerline lays out the case that even though Cliven Bundy is in the wrong where the strict letter of the law is concerned in his 20 plus year dispute with the Bureau of Land Management, he nevertheless deserves our support.
  • George H. W. Bush the Greatest Former President?
    The New York Times seems to have pronounced George H. W. Bush the greatest living former president. The National Interest doesn’t know what to make of that, considering the elder Bush’s legacy a mixed bag.
  • United States Navy to Test New Rail Gun at Sea in 2016
    Wired recently wrote about the United States Navy’s latest, under development weapon, called the railgun. The railgun fires a projectile using electromagnetic energy instead of a chemical reaction like a normal artillery piece.
  • 'Game of Thrones' Teaches a Valuable Political Lesson Again
    “Game of Thrones” had its second episode of the fourth season and we said farewell to a character who was not so much beloved but memorable. Along the way we learned a valuable lesson about politics.
  • Man Suspended from Los Angeles Public School for Being an Awesome Science Teacher
    Greg Schiller is a popular science teacher who used to work at the Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts. He has been suspending, apparently, for doing his job and thus frightening school administrators.
  • Steve Israel Plays the Race Card in a Dog Bites Man Story
    It has become a kind of dog bites man story to mention a Democratic politician playing the race card, as Steven Israel, the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee did recently on CNN.
  • To Prove Global Warming, Many Middle Classs White People Must Die
    An unknown poster on a site called Climate Nuremberg, casting around for an argument to support the cause of global warming, actually suggested that what was needed was mass death and destruction to drive the point home.
  • A Cautionary Tale of Government Run Health Care from Vermont
    Those who hope (or fear) that Obamacare is just a simple ruse to impose a Canada style single payer, government run health care system might want to look at the experience in Vermont as a kind of cautionary tale.
  • Cliven Bundy Stands Up to Federal Government and Wins
    Someone in the federal bureaucracy got an attack of common sense and caused the armed troops sent by the Bureau of Land Management to the Bundy Ranch in Nevada to withdraw and to release the cattle it had confiscated.
  • Why Lyndon Johnson is No Hero, Liberal or Otherwise
    The 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act has brought out a lot of plaudits for its main architect, then President Lyndon Johnson. Michael Kazin, writing for the New Republic, would like to dissent.
  • White House Spokesman Jay Carney Has Soviet Propaganda Posters in His Kitchen
    Thanks to a short piece in The Week, we have confirmation of everything we always suspected of both the Obama administration and of the news media. It seems that White House spokesman Jay Carney decorates his home with Soviet propaganda posters.
  • U.S. Navy Working on Process to Turn Sea Water Into Fuel
    It is a truism that in warfare amateurs study tactics while professionals study logistics. This maxim is no truer than in the United States Navy, which is required to keep fleets of ships supplies for long periods of time in distant oceans.
  • IRS Hitting Tax Payers for Decades Old Social Security Debts Incurred by Their Parents
    Hot Air is reporting one of the greatest outrages yet inflicted during the Obama presidency. It stems from a little known provision in the 2011 farm bill that lifted the 10 year statute of limitations on debts owed to the federal government.
  • Obama Bureau of Land Management Risking a Bloodbath in Nevada Ranch Dispute
    Cliven Bundy is a Nevada rancher whose 20 year plus long dispute with the federal government has every potential of turning into a blood bath, thanks to the ham handed actions of the Bureau of Land Management.
  • Stephen Colbert Moves Up to Network TV as Host of 'The Late Show' Replacing Letterman
    The good news is the “The Colbert Report” is going to be cancelled. The better news, at least from an entertainment perspective, is that this is because Stephen Colbert is to replace David Letterman at “The Late Show.”
  • Kathleen Sebelius Falls on Her Sword Over Obamacare
    Kathleen Sibelius has resigned as Secretary of Health and Human Services, thus falling on her sword for the horrors that Obamacare has inflicted on the United States. Typically the left is trying to spin it as a triumph, according to Hot Air.
  • 'Sharknado 2' Aims to Give Back to the Fish that Has Served it so Well
    “Sharknado” as most will remember was that so bad it was great shlock movie that aired on the SyFy Channel that depicted tornados filled with man eating sharks ravaging southern California. The inevitable sequel, “Sharknado 2” draws nigh.
  • Partisan, Pro Obama Politicking Common at IRS Offices
    If you want to know how it was that the IRS was motivated to harass conservative and tea party groups, the Washington Times reports how partisan, pro Obama politicking seems to be common place at tax agency offices.
  • Eric Holder is Affronted for Being Called Out, Plays the Race Card
    You have to hand it to Attorney General Eric Holder. He handles outrageous outrage pretty well, albeit tinged with just a little schoolyard bully menace. That is all designed to cover up some distinctly lawless behavior.
  • What If Germany Won World War One?
    With the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I drawing nigh, the question arises, what if Germany and the Central Powers had won? The answer depends on which historian one asks.
  • The CIA Is Crowd Sourcing Intelligence Analysis in the Good Judgment Project
    In his 2005 book “The Wisdom of Crowds” James Surowiecki postulated that large groups of people are smarter that an elite few. According to NPR, the CIA is putting this proposition to the test in some of its intelligence analysis.
  • Al Franken Designates Sarah Palin, the Koch Brothers as Enemies of the People
    Al Franken, the former comedian and current United States Senator from the great state of Minnesota, has decided to designate both Sarah Palin and the Koch brothers as enemies of the people for wanting him back in the private sector.
  • Proposal: Use Texas Government Surplus to Fund Sales Tax Relief
    Texas, owing to a relatively robust economy and a frugal government, has about a $4 billion surplus in revenues going into 2015. A think tank called Texas Public Policy Foundation proposes that it be used for sales tax relief.
  • Obama Gender Pay Equality Gambit Backfires
    The Obama administration believes that touting gender wage equality is the perfect issue to stir up female voters and distract people from Obamacare and the bad economy. It might have worked too if the White House was not a glass house.
  • Maureen Dowd Imagines American Politics with Westeros Rules
    Maureen Dowd has invoked her inner Walder Fey and has imagined what life would be like if the rules of “Game of Thrones” were to prevail in modern America. The results are, well, remarkable.
  • When the CIA Used 'Dr. Zhivago' as a Cold War Weapon
    The Washington Post has run a story about a CIA operation conducted in the late 1950s that involved getting Boris Pasternak’s classic novel “Dr. Zhivago” into the hands of as many Soviet citizens as possible.
  • California Radicals Protest Google Entrepreneur in Shakedown Move
    Internet entrepreneurs used to be celebrated, even in California, for their ability to create wealth while developing entirely new industries. No longer, according to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Time to Start Taking Down Putin's Empire of Corruption
    Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon has a great story about the other unsavory aspect of Vladimir Putin and his regime. It seems that while he is looking for new territory to conquer, he has been raking it in at the expense of Russia.
  • Sarah Palin's Staying Power Not so Remarkable
    The Washington Post recently expressed astonishment about the “remarkable staying power” of Sarah Palin, former governor, former vice presidential candidate, TV star, wife, mother, and most powerful female politician on the planet.
  • Mark Pryor Doubles Down on His Obamacare Vote
    Sen. Mark Pryor, D-AK, is one of those red state Democrats who are in trouble over their vote for Obamacare, According to The Weekly Standard, he has decided to double down and reaffirm his commitment to the bill.
  • In Chicago, More Guns, Less Crime
    According to the Washington Times, the Chicago Police reported that the city has seen the fewest murders in the first quarter of 2014 since 1958. Not coincidentally Illinois started issuing concealed carry permits in January.
  • Tobacco Could Be the Next Big Biofuel
    Tobacco was the first cash crop in North America, thanks to the discovery of the joys of smoking the weed by Sir Walter Raleigh and the failure of the original settlers if Jamestown, Virginia, to fund gold.
  • Rep. Jim Moran is Underpaid
    Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va believes that members of Congress are underpaid. However if one could wish that our representatives were paid by performance, the inevitable conclusion is quite the opposite, that they are overpaid.
  • 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' Wrestles with Freedom Vs. Security
    “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” besides being the latest Marvel Comics thrill ride, is a wry political commentary on such issues as NSA snooping and drone strikes wrapped up in a super her costume and amped up with CGI.
  • What Brendan Eich's Forced Resignation from Mozilla Says About Bigotry, Intolerance, and Double Standards
    Back in 2008 the now former CEO of Mozilla held the same view on an important social policy issue that then Senator Barack Obama did but the opposite of what then Vice President Dick Cheney believed. He has been forced to resign as a result.
  • David Perdue Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot in Georgia Senate Race
    A curious form of class warfare has entered into the Republican contest in Georgia for United States Senate. One of the candidates, David Perdue, suggested that his opponent, Karen Handel was unqualified because she is only a high school graduate.
  • An Israeli One State Solution an Outside the Box Idea
    One of the oldest jokes in diplomatic circles is “For whom the gods would destroy, first they make them think they can make peace between Israel and the Palestinians.” Secretary of State John Kerry is careening down that path to destruction.
  • Ben Carson Lays Down Principles for Obamacare Replacement
    As Obamacare continues to careen out of control, its defenders such as the president after whom it was named have been thumping their chests and declaring that the debate is over and that getting rid of it is impossible.
  • Scientist: Next Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Not for 1 Million to 2 Million Years
    In the post-Cold War world, where the threat of global thermonuclear war has faded somewhat, among the scenarios for the end of the world that include asteroid strikes, global warming, and the zombie apocalypse, is the Yellowstone supervolcano.
  • New 'Top Gun' Movie to Pit Tom Cruise Against Drones
    A recent story in The Verge revealed what the plot for “Top Gun 2” will be when it finally goes before the camera. According to producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the movie will pit human fighter pilots against drones.
  • CAIR's Campaign Against 'The Honor Diaries' May Backfire
    While liberal activists such as Sandra Fluke bellyache about an alleged “war on women” there is a real one going on in a number of Islamic countries, as documented in a new film called “The Honor Diaries.”
  • Andrew Cuomo Trounces Bill De Blasio on New York Charter Schools
    The fight between New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over charter schools is illustrative of a hidden divide between the far left wing and the slightly less far left wing of the Democratic Party
  • Sarah Palin Banters with 'Vladimir Putin' on 'The Tonight Show'
    There had been fears that when Jimmy Fallon took over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno, he would take the late night show into a leftist direction. This fear has proven groundless, as witness Sarah Palin’s banter with an actor playing Vladimir Putin.
  • British Sniper Takes Out Six Taliban with One Shot
    One suspects that a thus far unidentified lance corporal in the Coldstream Guards Regiment of the British Army will not have to buy his own drinks for a while. Smoking six Taliban with one shot is a record not likely to be beaten any time soon.
  • Obamacare Celebration Just a Little Bit Premature
    You have to hand it to the president. He really know how to spike that football and do that end zone dance. Having declared that he has signed up 7.1 million to Obamacare, he has declared that the debate is over.
  • Austrian Study: Meat Eating Healthier Than Vegetarianism
    If you wait long enough, it seems, you will find a study that will justify just about any diet. The Medical University of Graz, Austria has concluded that vegetarianism is unhealthier than eating meat.
  • Rand Paul Once Blamed the United States for World War II
    Sen. Rand Paul has been trying to remake himself into a Reaganite “peace through strength” conservative in advance of what many assume will be a run for the presidency in 2016. However he was not always so hawkish.
  • Harry Reid: 'Sarah Palin Berated Me'
    According to Breitbart’s Big Government, the latest target of Senate Majority Leader’s ire is none other than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. He invoked Palin in a fund raising letter sent out just before the first quarter of 2014 ended.
  • RIch Du Pont Heir Sentenced to Probation for Raping Three Year Old Daughter
    For the general outrage comes the case of Robert H. Richards IV, a wealthy Du Pont heir, who was sentenced by Delaware Superior Court Judge Jan Jurdan to probation for raping his three year old daughter.
  • Tesla Battles for the Right to Sell Its Electric Cars Directly to Consumers
    Tesla, the electric car company founded by celebrity entrepreneur Elon Musk, is not only trying to innovate the way cars are powered but also the way cars are sold. In the latter Tesla is running into political head winds due to the auto dealers lobby.
  • What If America Lost the International Space Station?
    During recent congressional testimony, the question was put to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, what if the current rift with Russia becomes so severe that the United States is denied access to the International Space Station?
  • Clinton Vs. Bush in 2016? How Very Boring
    Ron Radosh bemoans the idea that 2016 may come down to a Bush vs. Clinton contest. It is not that there is a lot wrong with Jeb Bush (immigration and common core aside.) It is just that a contest like that would be boring.
  • What Happens when the Republicans Take the Senate?
    Albert Hunt, a venerable liberal writer, recounts the horror that await should the Republicans take over the Senate. Those who have groaned for too long under Obama misrule may be forgiven for finding it a feature and not a bug.
  • A Tea Party Uprising in France?
    By all accounts, the ruling French socialists got a thumping in recent municipal elections, at least outside of Paris which elected its first female mayor and a socialist. Hot Air, quoting Foreign Policy Magazine, suggests a French tea party has arisen.
  • A Younger Actor Could Play Indiana Jones in the Next Movie
    Ever since Disney bought our Lucas Films, it has been working on various Star Wars films, including stand-alone features and continuations of the thus far six film series, But the Mouse is also working on the Indian Jones franchise.
  • Now Putin Wants Finland
    The International Business Times suggests that among the many countries that Vladimir Putin would like to see attached to the Russian Empire is Finland. This shows the breathtaking scale of Putin’s ambitions.
  • Let Not Righty Purity Elect Hillary Clinton
    Kevin Williamson gives the back of his hand to conservative purists who stayed at home rather than pull the lever for Mitt Romney because they couldn’t bring themselves to support a RINO northeastern squish.
  • The Obama Administration Goes After the Threat of Cow Flatulence
    The Daily Caller reports that as part of its climate change agenda, the Obama administration is planning to not only crack down on the oil and gas industry, but also so dairy farms. The reason seems to be cow flatulence.
  • JFK Library Foundation Insults George H. W. Bush with 'Profile in Courage' Award
    Someone at the JFK Library Foundation must have a remarkable sense of humor. It has awarded former President George H. W. Bush the “Profiles in Courage” award for his greatest mistake, reneging on his no new taxes pledge
  • Let's Insert Obamacare Propaganda in the Movies and on TV
    Valerie Jarrett, the consigliore to the Obamas, recently ventured to Los Angeles to push the idea that Hollywood writers incorporate pro Obamacare messages in movies and TV shows. One simply quivers at the thought of it.
  • Stephen Colbert's Persona Insults Asian Americans
    Stephen Colbert has stumbled into a common mistake that edgy comedians make by crossing that edge into offensiveness. For some, insulting Asian Americans would be a career killer. But Colbert, being a liberal, is likely safe.
  • The Fort Pillow Massacre, Atrocity or Tragedy?
    As Civil War battles go, the Battle of Fort Pillow was a minor engagement, with forces numbering less than 1,000 on the Union side and 2,500 on the Confederate side. But the controversy surrounding the action has lasted to this day.
  • Harry Reid in Winter
    Sen. Harry Reid, the senator majority leader, is known for saying alarming things, from claiming that Republicans are responsible for Putin’s rape of the Crimea to casting the Koch brothers as the latest enemies of the people.
  • Enviornmentallists Play the Cancer Card to Oppose Fracking, Keystone XL Pipeline
    The Washington Examiner notes that environmentalists, opposed to both hydraulic fracking and the Keystone XL pipeline, have become desperate enough to claim that both would cause cancer if permitted.
  • Leland Yee, State Senator, Gun Control Advocate, Democrat, Arms Trafficker
    Hot Air reports on the case of California state Sen/ Leland Yee, a Democrat, who happens to have managed to become both a strong advocate for gun control and an arms trafficker, There are just some things to strange for fiction
  • Rick Perry Wants to Allow Tesla to Sell Electric Cars Directly in Texas
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a once and possibly future presidential candidate, recently suggested that the Lone Star State needs to revisit laws that restrict the sale of cars to licensed dealers. At stake is a Tesla car factory and 6,500 jobs.
  • Putin is Causing Obama to Stumble into Sound Energy Policy
    According to the Washington Examiner, Putin’s rape of the Crimea has caused the Obama administration to stumble into sensible policy, which is to say encourage natural gas fracking and the export of gas to Europe
  • When Joni Ernst Says She Wants to Cut the Pork, She Really Means It
    Say what you will about Joni Ernst, candidate for the United States Senate from Iowa, when she states that she wants to go to Washington to cut the pork, she can boast about having some experience in that regard.
  • How 3D Printing Could Change the Economy, Government
    Reason Magazine has a recent analysis of the 3D printing revolution that ought to terrify the powers that be. People who have the ability to make things are going to undercut businesses from which they have previously had to buy them.
  • Obama: Russia Just a 'Regional Power'
    The question was recently put to the president, wasn’t Mitt Romney right when he suggested a year and a half ago that Russia was a threat? The implication is that the man who ought to be president is owed an apology.
  • Another Day, Another Obamacare Extension
    Another day another Obamacare extension. The old party line was that March 31st was the firm date by which everyone had to sign up. Furthermore 7 million people would have to be signed up to make the system viable.
  • The First Launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Draws Nigh
    Business Insider has announced that SpaceX plans to launch its new heavy lift rocket, the Falcon Heavy, sometime toward the end of 2014. With the capacity to launch 53 metric tons into low Earth orbit, the rocket promises to be a game changer.
  • Democrats in a Panic Over Republican Senate Takeover
    Ever since Nate Silver, a liberal political guru, predicted that there is a 60 percent chance that the Senate will flip to the Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections, Democrats have been waxing wroth according to The Hill.
  • Obama Seeks to Kill Tomahawk, Hellfire Missiles
    According to the Washington Free Beacon, the Obama administration seems to be bent on eliminating two potent weapon systems in the American arsenal, the Tomahawk cruise missile and the Hellfire air to surface missile.
  • NHS British Hospitals Burning Aborted Fetuses for Fuel Does Not Pass the Grossness Test
    The story in the UK Telegraph that reports some hospitals under that country’s National Health Service are not only incinerating aborted fetuses an a “waste to energy” system but also still born babies does not pass the grossness test.
  • Jimmy Carter on Obama Never Calling Him, NSA Spying
    Former President Jimmy Carter was on Meet the Press recently to offer some words of wisdom about the current president and the mess he has made of things. His responses were rather illuminating.
  • How Sarah Palin Wouild Handle Putin
    Forbes has used Putin’s rape of the Ukraine to savagely goof on the person it evidently believes constitutes the real threat freedom and all that is good – Sarah Palin. It all has to do with the fact that Russia once owned Alaska.
  • Let the Malaysian Airliner Conspiracy Theories Commence
    The continuing mystery of Malaysian Air Flight 370 has, by the nature of the fact that it is at once interesting and bereft of actual information, has caused just a little bit of craziness to insinuate itself into the media.
  • Muslim Group Scotches ABC Family Series 'Alice in Arabia'
    The Hollywood Reporter is relating the story of how the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) successfully pressured the ABC Family Network into scotching a new series called Alice in Arabia, about an American girl held captive in Saudi Arabia.
  • Rush Limbaugh is Up for a Children's Book Award
    Breitbart’s Big Journalism is reporting that Rush Limbaugh, the famous conservative radio talker, has gotten himself into another controversy. It revolves around a pair of children’s books he has published.
  • As the Russians Attack Ukrainian Soldiers Sing
    The UK Telegraph has an inspiring and yet sad story of how a unit of Ukrainian soldiers reacted as a Russian force overrun their military base. Bereft of weapons and outnumbered they decided on one last act of defiance.
  • A Tale of Two Energy Cities
    The Washington Free Beacon has a report that should say it all about the economics of energy. It seems that oil and gas creates lots of jobs and economic growth, Alternative energy such as solar power is another story.
  • To Stop Putin, Arm the Ukraine, the Baltic States, Poland
    Charles Krauthammer recently suggested a response to Vladimir Putin’s rape of the Crimea that would seem to constitute outside the box thinking these days. He proposed that we arm the Ukrainians with modern weapons.
  • Top Reason for Making Hillary Clinton President is Because She is a Woman
    Politico is reporting that a Gallup Poll of 1,024 adult posed two questions. What would be the best reason for a Hillary Clinton presidency? What would be the worst reason for a Hillary Clinton Presidency? The answers were illuminating.
  • Exploring Europa for $1 Billion Using Penetrators
    NASA caused some considerable excitement when it included $15 million in its FY2015 budget request to study a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa. However, the other shoe dropped when the space agency announced that it would be capped at $1 billion.
  • SyFy Channel Mini Series 'Ascension' to Depict Interstellar Travel in the 1960s
    The Hollywood Reporter is noting that the SyFy Channel is returning to space adventure programming, largely abandoned with the end of “Battlestar Galactica,” with a six hour miniseries to air starting in November, “Ascension.”
  • On Cable News It's All Missing Malaysian Jetliner All the Time
    Rush Limbaugh is surely not the only person to have noticed the absurd noise to hard fact ratio concerning the missing Malaysia Air 777 jetliner that has taken over cable news like an all devouring monster. But he is the first to mention it.
  • Professor Proposes Throwing Climate Change 'Deniers' into Jail
    The Daily Caller is reporting that Lawrence Torcello, an assistant philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, wants to throw climate change “deniers” in jail for endangering the people of the Earth.
  • Russia Greets Obama 'Sanctions' with Ridicule
    The long awaited sanctions against certain Russian and Ukrainian officials in retaliation for the Rape of the Crimea were announced by President Obama. To say they constitute a slap on the wrist is to exaggerate their severity.
  • How Reagan Would Have Dealt with the Ukraine Crisis
    The Rape of the Crimea is now complete with a sham referendum that has codified the transfer of that region from the Ukraine to Russia. President Obama has been reduced to sputtering impotently promising this or that vague consequences.
  • For Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church Judgment Draws Nigh
    The Associated Press is reporting that the most odious cleric in modern times, Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church, is now near death and is being cared for in a hospice, according to multiple sources.
  • How the Electric Car May End Scheduled Maintenance as We Know It
    If electric cars like the Tesla Model S ever become mass produced, the experience of owning a car will change dramatically, and not just the fact that one would plug the thing into an outlet rather than pump it full of gas.
  • Where is Malaysia Air Flight 370?
    I have thus far refrained from commenting on the missing Malaysia Air Flight 370 because the narrative has tended to change from hour to hour. But finally there are certain aspects of the mystery that have been agreed upon.
  • Now All You Can Eat Buffets Are Against Sharia Law
    The International Business Times is reporting that a Saudi cleric named Saleh al-Fawzan has issued a fatwa against all you can eat buffets. Entering the dinner line and piling on the plate is apparently against Sharia law.
  • Could the Republicans Elect the Next Governor of Illinois?
    Politico is reporting that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, is in danger of losing his office this November, thanks to the state’s anemic economic condition and an unpopular tax increase. He will likely face moderate billionaire Bruce Rauner.
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