Madness is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results:
The United States usually accepts about half the refugees that the U.N. agency proposes for resettlement. California has historically taken the largest share, but Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia are also popular destinations....
Nicholas Kronos at 01:34am
posted by CalGal at 08:34pm
posted by CalGal at 05:02am
"During the Nixon administration, there were attempts to use the Internal Revenue Services in manners that might be comparable in terms of misusing it. I'm not saying the actions taken here are comparable," he told a House Appropriations subcommittee. "This is unprecedented."
posted by theDowager at 12:31am
"In the months before President Obama declared al Qaeda was “on a path to defeat,” his aides were telling Congress that the terrorist network was expanding and was capable of inflicting mass casualties in the U.S."
posted by theDowager at 01:37pm
Bangladesh's military is ending its search for bodies in the wreckage of an eight-story garment factory building that collapsed last month because no more victims are expected to be found, officials said Monday.
Also Monday, the government agreed to allow the country's garment workers to form trade unions without permission from factory owners as part of growing concessions for industry reform following the building collapse.
posted by Nicholas Kronos at 01:29pm
posted by CalGal at 03:11am
Entire town evacuated.
posted by Nicholas Kronos at 04:52am
posted by Shakti at 08:20pm
The Union Jack above Number 10 Downing Street has been lowered to half-staff*.
* (THANK YOU PATRICK.)
posted by theDowager at 03:56pm
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that famed film critic Roger Ebert has died.
posted by donethat at 09:03pm
Warmer weather's a-coming.
posted by Nicholas Kronos at 02:22pm
posted by Henry Jones at 12:17am
posted by Nicholas Kronos at 09:46pm
Pope Francis I, Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Apparently the first ever Jesuit Pope?
(It seems Mr Kronos was sick of seeing the Pope. Hey Nick, fixed it for ya.)
posted by Elf at 08:14pm
posted by CalGal at 04:19pm
TPW was brought down by a server switch. Lime got me back, when I was in despair.
Thank you, Lime!
posted by CalGal at 02:08am
posted by CalGal at 05:32am
Northwestern beat Mississippi State 34-20 and snapped college football's longest postseason losing streak, winning its first bowl game since 1949.
posted by CurbSide at 01:12am