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Friday, December 19, 2014

On the RateMyProfessor.com page of University of Michigan communications professor and department chair Susan Douglas, a former student describes the teacher saying: "she can be fun to listen to, but her lectures have an underlying liberal tinge."

In a column Douglas penned Monday for the nonprofit magazine In These Times titled "It's okay to hate Republicans," there was nothing underlying about her liberal affiliation.

"I hate Republicans," she wrote to begin her column. "I can't stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell Issa or any of the legions of other blowhards denying climate change, thwarting immigration reform or championing fetal 'personhood.'" read more


Thursday, December 18, 2014

President Barack Obama isn't the only powerful man in Washington who was once confused for a waiter when wearing his evening best. So was a top general in the U.S. Army -- by Valerie Jarrett!

As The Daily Caller first reported back in 2011, Obama's top adviser mistook a four-star general for a waiter during a fancy dinner hosted by the Alfalfa Club. According to a Daily Caller source, as the general walked by Jarrett's table, she signaled to him that she wanted more libation.


"I'd like another glass of wine," she reportedly said.

Like a gentleman, the career military man didn't make a fuss of the matter, according to the source. read more


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Obamas open up about raising their daughters, the impact of stereotypes, and what's on the POTUS dance party playlist.
The protective bubble that comes with the presidency – the armored limo, the Secret Service detail, the White House – shields Barack and Michelle Obama from a lot of unpleasantness. But their encounters with racial prejudice aren't as far in the past as one might expect. And they obviously still sting. read more


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Islamic State has made clear its justification for the rape and enslavement of non-Muslim women and children with a color-printed pamphlet "Question and Answers on Female Slaves and their Freedom," being distributed in Mosul.

Armed men handed out the pamphlet in the militant occupied Iraqi city on Friday after sunset prayers, several residents toldCNN on Saturday.

The document explains the terrorist group's policy on having sexual intercourse with female slaves -- even those who haven't reached puberty -- citing the Koran for justification.


Monday, December 15, 2014

The collapsing oil price that is reshaping the global economy could derail the green energy revolution by making renewable power sources prohibitively bad value, experts have warned. Oil tumbled below $60 a barrel for the first time in more than five years yesterday -- a fall of 44 per cent since June. It is forecast to fall further. A new "era of cheap oil" would be good news for consumers and motorists -- but analysts say the consequences for politics, industry and the climate could be even more radical. read more


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