Monthly Archive: November, 2014

Forecast: Right Turn Ahead

In her campaign appearances, GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst is composed, courteous, and emphatically unthreatening.

Want to Thank Me? Go Vote!

When people hear that I served in the military, they tend to always thank me for my service. Rich or poor, black or white, men or women, Americans in general seem to be… Continue reading

Neil Patrick Harris And Family Once Again Have The Most Perfect Halloween Costumes

They win. They win it all. “Happy Halloween from Gotham City” Twitter: @ActuallyNPH Last year they were equally as adorable: And the year before that they were equally equally as adorable. View Entire… Continue reading

Happy Howloween!

Treat or treat! “Moooooove over, everyone else's costume! Mine's definitely the best.” // “Don't be afraid to hop on over my way for a lil smooch.” // “Tonight's all about the… Continue reading

29 Times Tumblr Completely Got What It Means To Be British

“Remember that time Britain got literally the entire subcontinent of Asia hooked on opiates so they could get more tea?” When they nailed the relationship between David Cameron and Ed Miliband. When… Continue reading

YouTube Star Zoella’s Book Is Already A Bestseller And It Isn’t Out For Another Month

The book is set to be a huge hit over Christmas. Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, one of the most famous YouTube stars in the UK, will become a bestselling author in the next… Continue reading

Fiji’s Post-Election Democracy: How Robust?

By Gerard A. Finin It would be easy to look skeptically at Fiji’s recent national election – the Pacific island nation’s first since a military coup in 2006 – given the fact that… Continue reading

Does Satire News Influence Elections?

As Election Day looms, The Daily Show ramped up their media coverage by heading to Texas for a week of shows entitled Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess. A Comedy Central show relocated… Continue reading

This Week in World War I November 1-7, 1914 Part 2 Supplemental Brief

The Ottomans, Sykes-Picot and ISIS Supplemental Brief See also Part 1 of this week’s posting: The Ottomans Enter the War As mentioned in Part 1 of this weeks posting, on October 29, 1914,… Continue reading

Ebola Outbreak Highlights Struggle for Science in Africa and Inequalities in Global Health Research

As authorities scramble to contain the spread of Ebola, it helps to take a step back and examine why the science has not kept pace. Despite some promising advances in immunotherapy, there remains… Continue reading