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A Conversation With Morgan Freeman

The title refers to a very old song by the Coasters who many of you of never heard of but aptly describes my state of mind often these days. If…

Where’s the Horseradish? Racism In Reverse

Racism and colour prejudice has always been perceived as the ‘domain’ of ‘white folks’. Perhaps this harks back the The British Empire when we chopped off the thumbs of Bengali…

The Horrors Of London’s Most Notorious Insane Asylum

In every society there are those tortured by their own mind—individuals born mentally ill or afflicted by mental illness after suffering a grave misfortune. How we treat such people continues…

Hypocritical Republicans Line Up Behind Their Fascist Nominee

Donald Trump, fascist and totalitarian, is now the new face of the Republican Party, and the party elders are now closing ranks around him. Reince Preibus: .@realDonaldTrump will be presumptive…

How Hunting Wolves Seriously Hurts Tourism

by John R. Platt Have you ever taken a vacation to some faraway place where you hoped to see something unique but ended up going home disappointed? That’s happening in…

Here’s Why Republican Voters Decided On Donald Trump

Donald Trump is going to win the Republican nomination.1 If you’d told me a year ago that Trump would be the nominee, I’d have thought you were nuts. Don’t just…

The Strange and Disturbing Case of the Ohio Melonheads

A mysterious man known only as Dr. Crow lived in a secluded house on Wisner Road in Kirtland, Ohio, an eastern suburb of Cleveland. Some say he was married and…

Indiana’s GOP Primary: A Guide To Three Possible Outcomes

by Harry Enten Donald Trump may be a runaway train. He has blasted through his 50 percent “ceiling,” outperforming his polls and winning a clear majority in the last six…

Jack Hanna Once Again Spews Nonsense About Orcas And Animal Rights

[Cross-posted at Orcinus.] Hoo boy. Here we go again. It seems as though everybody loves Jack Hanna. He’s every cable network’s favorite TV animal expert — so plain-spoken, so enthusiastic,…

Watch As Baby Elephant Is Reunited With His Mother

Earlier this week, news surfaced of a 46-year-old elephant dying from heat and fatigue in Cambodia. As True Activist relayed, elephant Elderly Sambo was giving rides in the Angor Wat…

The Queen Is Dead: Return Of The Vinyl

When my daughter was very young – about 5 or so – she asked me “What ARE these daddy?”. They were and remain my prized collection of vinyl records. The…

Our Monday Morning Cartoon

Relentless March of Lyme Disease Is A Ticking Time Bomb

On any ranked list of nasty diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas in the Western world, Borrelia burgdorferi, would have to lie near the top. These bacteria cause Lyme…

Why Indiana is Weird or Why Abe Lincoln’s Dad Would Have Voted Trump

by Craig Fehrman In the last week, Indiana has played an unusually central role in the presidential primary, with Hoosiers watching as Ted Cruz and John Kasich forged a deal while…

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