It must be for some. And one man, 63-year-old Jose Santiago Delao of Texas, was willing to provide dental services on the cheap, despite not having a license. Eventually he landed on the authorities’ radar and was arrested following a complaint from a woman about [...]
Even with substantial help from the government in the form of $7,500 buyer’s tax credits, automakers are having trouble moving their electric vehicles:
Ford Motor Co. is offering hefty discounts of more than $10,000 for leases on its slow-selling Focus electric vehicle.
Ford is [...]
A couple of weeks ago, tech review and news site CNET removed Dish Network’s Hopper device from consideration for its “Best of CES” awards, citing the ongoing litigation between its owner CBS and Dish over the ad-skipping technology in the Hopper.
One of my favorite time sinks for many years has been Shorpy.com (“Always Something Interesting”), a webbed collection of photographs, most pulled from the Library of Congress’ vast archives but many also submitted by readers, that offers a high-definition look into America’s past. It’s astonishing not only for its variety, but [...]
My older daughter received the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as a Christmas gift, so we spent the afternoon today watching both parts. In general I found it enjoyable, a satisfying conclusion to the film series, particularly as the previous three installments had dragged considerably. As I have also just finished watching [...]
I learn something new about the drug war every day:
“The Mexicans have moved to an old recipe that existed in the ’70s and ’80s that is called P2P,” said Jane C. Maxwell, a senior research scientist at the Addiction Research Institute at the [...]
If you receive an application for a position requiring a lot of driving or operating heavy machinery, and the applicant has a known history of alcohol or substance abuse, you’d probably be justified in turning the applicant down for the job, right?
You probably already know the answer to this, but: wrong.
Following a week of ferocious public opposition and a withdrawal of support by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, state Republican lawmakers backed off of a bill that would have required women to undergo an ultrasound before getting an abortion. For most abortions, that meant
If a law currently up for vote in the Virginia House passes this week and is signed by Governor Bob McDonnell, it will require many women seeking an abortion to be raped.
No, you didn’t misread that.
The bill, which is similar to laws passed [...]
Even Robert Rodriguez couldn’t have scripted this one: a gay Republican border fascist sheriff has resigned from Mitt Romney’s local election campaign amid allegations he threatened his ex-lover with deportation to [...]
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