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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…

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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…

Funeral For A Friend

Somebody asked me to retell the story of my dad’s funeral so I will. My dad was my friend as well as my dad and it hurt like hell when…

Deadly Visitor: The Scourge of the Black Plague

Contracting the plague in 17th century England was a death sentence. While we now know that flea-bitten rats spread the sickness to humans, those living through the epidemic possessed no…

Game of Thrones Fans: A Peek At Episode 2, “Home”

SAN DIEGO, April 30, 2016 – For the first time since the end of Season 4 in 2014, Bran Stark returns to “Game of Thrones” in Sunday’s episode, titled “Home.”…

A Look At the Rocky History of Terrible Ted Cruz and John “Bawler” Boehner

When Ted Cruz and John Boehner passively exchanged harsh words about each other this week, starting with the former House speaker calling the senator “Lucifer in the flesh” and leading…

The Rise Of Anti-Semitism Amongst Britain’s Political Left

It’s a puzzle isn’t it? The political left are notoriously keen on promoting multi-culturalism, multi-ethnicity, multi-faith, gay rights, transgender equality, save the whale, women’s rights, animal rights, nuclear disarmament and…

The Terrifying Ghosts of Franklin Castle

On Franklin Boulevard, once one of the finest residential neighborhoods in Cleveland, you can still find the striking four-story structure known as “the most haunted house in Ohio.” Its official…

The Dark Side of Christian History: The Horrors of the Holy Inquisition

“Anyone who attempts to construe a personal view of God which conflicts with Church dogma must be burned without pity.” – Pope Innocent III The Inquisition was an ecclesiastical court…

Why a Sanders Comeback Would Be Totally Unprecedented

by Milo Beckman Dear democratic socialists, political revolutionaries, Bern-feelers at large: We need to have a talk. Let me begin by saying that I bear no ill will towards Mr.…

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