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Yearly Archives: 2012

The More You Know

The More You Know

Photo Courtesy of the ALA While attending a class session in the Rauner Special Collections Library this past week I noticed a strange molded oval plaque on the wall of… Read more »

Perception is Reality

Perception is Reality

The Vagina Monologues, coming soon to an iniquitous gender center near you. Well folks, it’s almost upon us; V-Week is right around the corner. Although the official kick-off is not… Read more »

USS Score Political Points

USS Score Political Points

Last Friday Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced that the Navy’s new variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named for former Arizona Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords.  Mabus said that the… Read more »

A Step in the Right Direction?

A Step in the Right Direction?

Congress Ryan, one of the deal’s loudest critics (courtesy of Bloomberg News). Congressional negotiators have reached a deal to extend the payroll tax holiday, unemployment benefits, and Medicare payment rates… Read more »

Local Basketball Team Embroiled in Controversy

Local Basketball Team Embroiled in Controversy

While ‘local’ is a relative term, I’ve passed signs on the highway for Rutland, Vermont so that’s local enough for me. The small city (population 16,000) is receiving a bit… Read more »

Religious Liberty, Rhode Island Public School

Religious Liberty, Rhode Island Public School

The attack on liberty and religious liberty, in particular, has not stopped with the Obama Administration forcing religious organizations to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees. During this past Christmas,… Read more »

A Wah-Hoo-Wah for North Dakotans

A Wah-Hoo-Wah for North Dakotans

If there was a lawsuit involved, we could’ve made the pun on “sue.”As of Wednesday, the University of North Dakota has resumed using the “Fighting Sioux” nickname and logo after… Read more »

Obama “Accommodates” First Amendment, Sort Of

Obama “Accommodates” First Amendment, Sort Of

After provoking a backlash last week with a tyrannical order that religious organizations pay for contraceptive care they find morally abhorrent, the Obama Administration today announced a new  “accommodation” with… Read more »

The 5-Hour Energy Empire

The 5-Hour Energy Empire

Forbes magazine recently published a bio of Manoj Bhargava, the mysterious figure behind 5-Hour Energy. In its brief eight-year history, 5-Hour Energy has become a staple among truck drivers, college… Read more »

Winter Carnival ’12: A Few Minutes as a Polar Bear

Winter Carnival ’12: A Few Minutes as a Polar Bear

Two ’15s brave Occom Pond Although the lack of snow and mild weather has cancelled many of the usual Winter Carnival events, one benefited from the relative warmth. This morning, enthusiastic… Read more »