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Swatch announces to make Batteries with Unmatched Storage Capacity

Swatch announces to make Batteries with Unmatched Storage Capacity

Harrison Ford returns in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner Sequel

Harrison Ford returns to Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner Sequel

The Science Behind The Dress

The Science Behind The Dress

Star Trek's Renaissance Man Leonard Nimoy, dead at 83

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Renaissance Man, Dead at 83

Apple Watch Will Ditch the Car Keys and Remind Users to Exercise

Apple Watch Will Ditch the Car Keys and Remind Users to Exercise

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Republican Representatives Call For Food Stamp Purchase Transparency

Republican Representatives Call For Food Stamp Purchase Transparency Currently, almost 47 million people receive food stamp, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), in the U.S. Montana Representative Tom Burnett and Pennsylvania's Tom Marino are looking to demand more food purchasing transparency in national benefit user data.

Jan 31 2015, 3:24pm CST

Over half American students are low-income, says new study

Over half American students are low-income, says new study According to the Southern Education Foundation, over half the American public student body are low-income. Of that number, majority of effected children are in the south and west.

Jan 18 2015, 12:14pm CST

Republican Jeb Bush to release 250,000 emails in e-book, may run in 2016 election

Republican Jeb Bush to release 250,000 emails in e-book, may run in 2016 election This weekend, Jeb Bush revealed he will be creating an e-book with all 250,000 emails from his eight year tenure as Florida governor. He also offered a little more information a possible ticket run in 2016 for the Republican Party.

Dec 14 2014, 1:28pm CST

Gov. Rick Perry indicted on abuse of power felony

Gov. Rick Perry indicted on abuse of power felony Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted on two felony charges involving abuse of power and office on Friday.

Aug 15 2014, 11:54pm CDT

Notorious Revenge Pornster charged with Hacking Notorious 'revenge' pornster charged with plot to hack email to get nude photos LOS ANGELES (AP) — A notorious "revenge porn" website operator and another California man have been charged with stealing nude photos from...

Jan 24 2014, 1:12am CST

Maria Conchita Alonso Evicted from Vagina Monologues

Maria Conchita Alonso evicted from Vagina Monologues after Controversial Ad The actress Maria Conchita Alonso was evicted from a Spanish version of the Vagina Monologues. This occurred after she appeared in a controversial ad endorsing a Republican Governor.

Jan 21 2014, 2:45am CST

Barbara Bush Is Right About Political Dynasties, But America Would Elect Jeb Bush Anyway

Barbara Bush Is Right About Political Dynasties, But America Would Elect Jeb Bush Anyway “If we can’t find more than two or three families to run for office, that’s silly, because there are great governors and great eligible people to run.  And I think that the Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes — there are just...

Jan 19 2014, 9:41am CST

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Court Prods FCC In Unexpected Direction In Last Week's Verizon Ruling By Andy Oram A court ruling this past Tuesday on FCC “network neutrality” regulation closes and opens a few paths in a three-way chess game that has been going on for years between the US District Court of Appeals, the...

Jan 19 2014, 7:31am CST

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Facebook adds trending topics to site Facebook adds trending topics to site to tell users what people are posting about NEW YORK (AP) — In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook is adding a feature to its service that lets users know the topics...

Jan 16 2014, 3:47pm CST

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Cybersecurity chief had qualms over health website HHS cybersecurity chief says health care website tests didn't follow security 'best practices' WASHINGTON (AP) — The top cybersecurity officer for the Health and Human Services Department said he was...

Jan 16 2014, 2:36am CST

Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean Cronyism, Corporate Welfare And Less Innovation

Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean Cronyism, Corporate Welfare And Less Innovation It’s an endless parade, one  top-down proposal after another from Washington. Having just presided over another 80,000 pages of regulations in the 2013 Federal Register, the launch (so called) of Obamacare, and five...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm CST

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives Refurbished phrases and branding elements seem to cycle through advertisements and public relations messaging every few months. Last year Ford spokesperson Mike Rowe started using the word “fresh” to describe features...

Jan 13 2014, 8:01am CST

Can A Wisconsin Senator And A Superstar Lawyer Prevent Members Of Congress From Gaining Subsidized Health Insurance Under Obamacare?

Can A Wisconsin Senator And A Superstar Lawyer Prevent Members Of Congress From Gaining Subsidized Health Insurance Under Obamacare? This week, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R.) filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing members of Congress, and their staffers, from receiving subsidized health insurance through Obamacare’s exchanges. “Americans are...

Jan 10 2014, 1:41am CST

How Silicon Valley Could Destabilize The Democratic Party

How Silicon Valley Could Destabilize The Democratic Party Much has been written, often with considerable glee, about the worsening divide in the Republican Party between its corporate and Tea Party wings. Yet Democrats may soon face their own schism as a result of the growing...

Jan 9 2014, 3:16pm CST

Media Skills: Chris Christie Gives Forceful Apology

Media Skills: Chris Christie Gives Forceful Apology On Wednesday, January 8th when I first heard the news about the George-Washington bridge closure scandal in New Jersey, I knew that Governor Chris Christie had to give a direct, forceful, explanation immediately. If not...

Jan 9 2014, 12:36pm CST

Entrepreneurs Aren't Intellectuals, Until It's Time To Raise Money

Entrepreneurs Aren't Intellectuals, Until It's Time To Raise Money In a conversation I had with the brilliant small business consultant Michael Gerber 10 years ago, he told me, “…the whole entrepreneurial environment is created by an optimistic view, a young view, a youthful view of...

Jan 8 2014, 10:01am CST

The More Wasteful Is The Federal Government Program, The More Essential It Is To Washington

The More Wasteful Is The Federal Government Program, The More Essential It Is To Washington If you live anywhere but Washington, D.C., you probably believe that the federal government spends too much.  Since 2008 a wave of bail-outs and pork barrel “stimulus” outlays pushed the budget to more than $3.6...

Jan 6 2014, 7:26am CST

The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies

The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 27, January 6, 2014   In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, foibles, fake news and real news related to the oil and...

Jan 5 2014, 1:01pm CST

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9 Big Trends For 2014 (You Won't Believe What's #9) It’s 2014! This blog is about analyzing all the big trends that affect the world. So here are, in no particular order, and concerning most subject areas. I think #9 will surprise you. 1. Government versus The Internet...

Jan 3 2014, 6:26am CST

Calling America's New Digital Policy Pioneers

Calling America's New Digital Policy Pioneers Next week, as part of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I’ll be speaking on a panel discussing the future of Internet-based telephony, or what is referred to in Washington as the “IP Transition.” As I’ve...

Jan 3 2014, 5:26am CST

Dimon, Zuckerberg, Obama, Bezos, And More: Memorable Quotes Of 2013

Dimon, Zuckerberg, Obama, Bezos, And More: Memorable Quotes Of 2013 2013 saw more than its fair share of major storylines, everything from the gravity-defying performance of the equity markets to the never-ending Affordable Care Act saga to Tiger Woods’ golf and love life comeback to...

Jan 1 2014, 7:26pm CST

Nine Notable Tweets Of 2013

Nine Notable Tweets Of 2013 Twitter became many things in the year 2013. A public company, for one. But also an increasing source of breaking news and a platform for conversation of all types. It’d be impossible to distill through the literal...

Dec 31 2013, 2:37pm CST

Ex-Romney Digital Director On The Future Of Digital Campaigning

Ex-Romney Digital Director On The Future Of Digital Campaigning As the Obama camp celebrated its victory over Mitt Romney last November, the campaign’s digital side received an outsized share of praise. To some, the 2012 election was the birth of a new form of campaigning, where...

Dec 29 2013, 10:06pm CST

Obamacare Heroin Reveals Drug Dealers May Have A Liberal Bias

Obamacare Heroin Reveals Drug Dealers May Have A Liberal Bias Do heroin dealers favor democrats when it comes to branding their drug? On December 20, Massachusetts State Police Trooper Joe Petty made a traffic stop, and State Police K9 Frankie sniffed out 1,250 bags of heroin in...

Dec 24 2013, 2:46pm CST

The Next Ronald Reagan Is The Leader Who Rediscovers Something Very Basic

The Next Ronald Reagan Is The Leader Who Rediscovers Something Very Basic So let’s see where we are with a large and crucial sector of the American economy. Costs in this sector have been soaring for most of the previous decade, depressing income growth and significantly harming the overall...

Dec 23 2013, 10:06am CST

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David Brooks: A Pseudo-Conservative Exposes Himself (Again) If his December 16 New York Times column, “Strengthen the Presidency,” is any indication, faux-conservative David Brooks has been hitting the spiked Christmas eggnog early and hard. Or maybe, as we’ve seen before, when...

Dec 23 2013, 7:46am CST

The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies

The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 25, December 23, 2013  In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, foibles, fake news and real news related to the oil and...

Dec 22 2013, 9:21pm CST

Unions Get Big ObamaCare Christmas Present As Other Self-Insured Groups Get Scrooged

Unions Get Big ObamaCare Christmas Present As Other Self-Insured Groups Get Scrooged As a presumed constitutional scholar, Barack Obama should know that while a president has authority to check the Legislative Branch by recommending legislation to be passed by Congress, or through presidential veto, he...

Dec 22 2013, 9:21am CST

IRS Gets New Boss As It Readies For The 2014 Tax Filing Season

IRS Gets New Boss As It Readies For The 2014 Tax Filing Season Guess what the Internal Revenue Service is getting for Christmas? A new boss. John Koskinen has been confirmed by the Senate as the new IRS Commissioner. The vote was 59 aye to 36 no. Although Koskinen was popular and...

Dec 20 2013, 10:11pm CST