"If you wake up tomorrow morning and feel a little bit less free, you won't be mistaken," writes Luke Brinker of Salon. "As the 114th Congress begins, Michele Bachmann will no longer be a member of the House of Representatives, depriving the country of its foremost warrior against America-hating politicians, the totalitarian U.S. Census, and retardation-causing vaccines. ... Salon remembers some of the moments that made Bachmann Bachmann."
Donna Douglas, an actress best known for her role as Elly May Clampett on Beverly Hillbillies, died New Year's Day in her Zachary, Louisiana, home after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 81. Douglas, a former Miss Baton Rouge and Miss New Orleans in beauty pageants, won the role of Elly May over 500 other actresses. She only occasionally acted after the series, appearing in a 1981 TV movie The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies. She got her start as "Billboard Girl" on The Steve Allen Plymouth Show in 1956.
Since it's the time of the year when newspapers, websites and television talk shows scan their archives to pick the person, place or thing that sums up the year in entertainment, business, sports or every other venue, why not do that for education too?
A billboard in Harrison, Arkansas that proclaims, "It's NOT Racist to (Heart) Your People" is advertising an online "white pride" radio station, the Harrison Daily Times reports.