Category Archives: Current Affairs

Why do people cheat? Why do children misbehave? The reason is oftentimes simple.

A new study entitled “The Cheater’s High: The Unexpected Affective Benefits of Unethical Behavior” has shown that as long as you didn’t think your cheating hurt anyone, cheating often makes people feel great. Researchers attribute the exhilaration that people feel … Continue reading

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Escaping poverty, homelessness and hopelessness was incredibly hard for me. Now 80% of Americans must do the same.

There was a time in my life when I was homeless. I lived in my car and was unemployed. While this was primarily the result of being arrested and tired for a crime I did not commit, I was also … Continue reading

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Harry Dicks is almost worse.

Late last summer, a judge in the town of Newport, Tennessee ordered that a 7-month old boy’s name be changed from Messiah to Martin, saying that “it’s a title that has only been earned by one person … Jesus Christ.” … Continue reading

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The Today Show has cornered the market on young, white, blond, female kidnapping victims. You should stop watching.

The Today Show did a segment yesterday entitled Hannah’s Story. As soon as I heard the promo for the segment at the opening of the show, I knew that the kidnapping victim would be young, white and probably blond. Not … Continue reading

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Out of the frying pan…

…and into bigoted stupidity. The smirk on the guy’s face after suggesting that homosexuality is akin to incest is just appalling.  

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A simple way of identifying an idiot

A 2012 survey of more than 500 college graduates by Adecco, a human-resources organization, found that 8% of them had a parent accompany them to a job interview, and 3% had the parent sit in on the interview. I try … Continue reading

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God must be so angry about this.

Teenage pregnancy rates have dropped to the lowest levels ever recorded in the 73 years that the government started collecting data. The reason for this dramatic decrease? Not a decrease in teenage sexual activity. Those levels have remained stable for … Continue reading

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I will judge you. You should judge me.

I would not support Anthony Weiner for dog catcher in a town without dogs. However, I have no problem with his decision to involve himself in this heated exchange with a voter at a Brooklyn deli on Wednesday. In addition … Continue reading

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I still want my $25,000 back, damn it.

George Zimmerman has asked that the state of Florida to reimburse him for up to $300,000 for expenses he incurred while successfully defending himself in court after shooting and killing Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman has a good chance at recouping these … Continue reading

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Cardboard cutout cruelty

From the TIME piece entitled Fake Transit Cop Spooks Bike Thieves Unable to pay more officers to patrol its transit stops, the Boston area’s debt-laden transit authority has resorted instead to cardboard replicas of police officers to help deter crime. … Continue reading

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