To contrast the virtues and shortcomings of Stevenson and Eisenhower with those of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump is both instructive and profoundly depressing. Comparing the adversaries of 1956 with their 2016 counterparts reveals with startling clarity what the decades-long decay of American politics has wrought.
I'm just saying, if the taste of just plain Spam day after day is getting you down, you've got to try this stuff.
The new breed of mosquito won't negatively effect other species in the area, the FDA found after studying the insect. "[It]will not have significant impacts on the environment," it said.http://goo.gl/ncwy2B
If you think this administration is going to investigate a Clinton—any Clinton for anything—you really need to get out of that hot sun right away
You can't read anything at all into Director Comey's inability to answer that question," Fallon said.
Chick-fil-A Was Served at the Democratic Convention.…
Massachusetts delegate Katie Sorensen, a Bernie Sanders supporter, said that despite her support for gay marriage, she agrees on other matters with Chick-fil-A, such as the way in which they treat their employees.…
Yes, Virginia, we are totally doomed.
Of course there is a bright spot here. When we are forced to parse a half dozen or so political and theological (and don't forget to save the planet!) questions just to order lunch we are going to lose, collectively, a whole lot of weight.
Forget it. We'll just have double fries.
What takes a few sentences to summarize in print becomes a mostly thankless chore for the audience to decipher in writer-director David Ayer's carelessly plotted, murky-looking, sloppily choreographed and largely fun-free interpretation of the DC Comics antihero-adventure saga.
From Reuters News:
Wealthy Republicans campaign for Clinton
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Groups of wealthy Republicans unhappy with Donald Trump have been privately courting prominent peers to join them in backing Hillary Clinton, several people involved in the effort told Reuters.
Only in America could proposals to bomb at least three nations and indefinitely occupy another be labeled "isolationism."
Why Hillary's Candidacy Is More 'Historic' Now Than in 2008
National Review Online
Among the innumerable flip-flops, course corrections, and reinventions that have come to define Hillary Clinton's three decades in public life, perhaps the most interesting one is her decision in 2016 to go all in as the woman-candidate.
… is beginning to remind me of the encyclopedia salesmen who comes to your door and says he only needs one more sale to win the big vacation package to Aruba.
The purchase from Israeli-American company Verint Systems, chronicled in documents obtained by The Associated Press, offers a rare, behind-the-scenes look into how easy it is for a country to purchase and install off-the-shelf surveillance equipment. The software allows governments to intercept voice calls, text messages and emails.
Buffett rebukes Trump, questions his business skill
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Monday campaigned alongside U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a rowdy rally in his home state of Nebraska, where he challenged Republican Donald Trump to release his tax returns and questioned Trump's business acumen.
"I'll bring my tax return, he can bring his tax return ... and let people ask us questions about the items that are on there," Buffett added, saying Trump was "afraid" not of the tax-collecting IRS but of voters.
Where Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Stand on Tech Issues
When it comes to the issues dear to Silicon Valley, technology-minded voters may not find the perfect match in either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Read the full story
Companies including McDonald's and General Electric are moving headquarters to cities like Boston and Chicago, partly as a lure to younger employees.
The return of a top echelon of executives to American cities reflects — and may well reinforce — disparities driven by widening inequality, underscoring how jobs are disappearing in other locales.
Batarangs: Batman's Weapons Are Not Allowed on Airplanes - Hollywood Reporter
"They can be placed in your checked baggage along with your grapple gun, bat-saw, collapsible bat-sword, and other utility belt items," says the TSA.
Medical benefits of dental floss unproven
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there's little proof that flossing works.…
"The majority of available studies fail to demonstrate that flossing is generally effective in plaque removal," said one review conducted last year. Another 2015 review cites "inconsistent/weak evidence" for flossing and a "lack of efficacy."
Irony Alert: Clinton Campaign to Host 'Cybersecurity' Themed Fundraiser
Hillary Clinton has become known for her tone-deaf approach to grassroots politics. From her weird references to Pokemon Go to her Scandal-themed fundraiser, Team Clinton has been bizarrely obtuse when it comes to the public face of her campaign. This time, though, Team Clinton might have made its weirdest move yet.…
If you're looking to witness the lack of irony first-hand, you can purchase tickets through Clinton's website. Tickets start at $100 for "young professionals." Clinton herself will not appear.
McDonald's has launched a breakfast-themed athleisure clothing range for the Olympics
Lara O'Reilly Aug 2, 2016 | 5:38 AM ET "Legendswear." McDonald's McDonald's has launched a small athleisure range to celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympics, AdNews reported. The fast food retailer has been an official sponsor of the Olympics since 1976. The range, dubbed "Legendswear," ties in with one of its marketing tagline for this year's event: "We're for Legends." It includes a $70 (Australian dollars) hooded vest top and a $50 (Australian dollars) pair of track pants, daubed in a floral pattern…
What abandoned Olympic venues from around the world look like today
Emmett Knowlton Aug 1, 2016 | 3:47 PM ET REUTERS/Dado Ruvic We're less than a week away from the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio, and officials are scrambling to put on the finishing touches. The Olympic Village has been called "uninhabitable", though athletes are moving in nonetheless, and a ramp at the sailing venue was destroyed by 10-foot waves. The overall budget has skyrocketed.
…academic research suggests spending billions on a two-week event is not a wise investment.
"Inexplicably, Speaker Ryan refused to bring this legislation to the Floor and Republicans consistently defeated amendments to stave off this crisis from reaching our shores."
Some fish may cope with the changing chemistry of the oceans linked to global warming by permanently setting their body defenses to night-time levels, the time of day when they find sea water least hospitable, a study said on Monday.…
The study of spiny damselfish, a small species from Australia's Great Barrier Reef, found that those best able to tackle high carbon levels in the water produced offspring with flexible body clocks that helped adapt to acidification.
Also, spiny damselfish sound just plain prickly, don't they?
Guns go to college: Everything you need to know about campus carry - The Washington Post
While the loudest debates over firearms in recent years have been about banning semiautomatic rifles, the campus carry movement has played out in the background, at times even more contentious.
Expert to Rio athletes: 'Don't put your head under water'
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.…
Not only are some 1,400 athletes at risk of getting violently ill in water competitions, but the AP's tests indicate that tourists also face potentially serious health risks on the golden beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana.
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Former reality star and current who-knows-what Paris Hilton told a Spanish newspaper she is afraid that she could be a target for ISIS.
"The FBI’s request to turn over internal computer logs and personal email information came at an awkward moment for the Clinton campaign, said the source, familiar with the campaign’s internal deliberations.…
"There were already press reports, to date unconfirmed, that the investigation might have expanded to include dealings relating to the Clinton Foundation."
"With the alleged Russian government hack of the Democratic National Convention email servers, and further leaks expected over the coming months that could influence an election, the drama of the 2016 US presidential race highlights an important point: Nefarious hackers don't just pose a risk to vulnerable companies, cyberattacks can potentially effect the future of the free world. "
Not that it’s entirely unwarranted. But what I get a kick out of is how, after many—many—of us have been talking about this—yea, yelling—since the days of hanging chads, suddenly—just this moment—it becomes news.
"At the very top of 'the Movement' sits the International Olympic Committee, a nonprofit run by a ‘volunteer' president who gets an annual ‘allowance' of $251,000 and lives rent-free in a five-star hotel and spa in Switzerland."
"'I’m afraid that I’ll be thrown out of the doctor’s practice for making a fuss about co-payments,' said Ms. Kaltenbach, who added that her income was less than $900 a month. 'The office manager suggested that I was taking food out of the doctor’s mouth if I don’t pay the co-payment.'"