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The Daily Word in levees holding (or not), GOP platform-ogling and unexploded ordinance

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New Orleans' flood control system is so far fully operational in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.

But southeast of the city, Plaquemines parish is experiencing a serious levee breach.

The International Space Station's view of the massive storm.

Some chilling phrasing from Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

Parents in the state will have to cite more specific reasons if they don't want their kids immunized for school.

One key element of the new Republican Party platform: the embrace of dark money.

Compare other elements of today's GOP stance to that of 1980.

The government has a new means of ignoring the Fourth Amendment.

Dispatches from a year spent in a "failing" school.

"What a bore," said Ray Bradbury upon learning the FBI had been investigating him.

Taking money away from hospitals that treat undocumented immigrants.

The perks of being Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Paris of the mind is preferable to the real thing."

Digital portraiture of Civil War-era Washington, D.C.

The long-term legacy of WWII bombing in Europe.

V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012

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The Daily Word in kitty litter parasites, talking urinal cakes and zombie theme parks

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Whoops. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is kind of sorry about shooting down one of Turkey’s jets.

Mitt Romney and his increasingly sketchy finances.

Scientists say the effects of global warming will look a lot like this devastatingly hot and rain-soaked June.

Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich likens climate changes to an electromagnetic pulse attack.

1.4 million people are still without power as record heat bakes the East Coast.

Rest in peace, Andy Griffith! He died this morning at the age of 86.

A three-year-old is hospitalized after eating his grandmother’s pot cookies.

An Italian man kicks a baby in the face at Walt Disney World after arguing with his wife.

Mark Siwak wants to construct a live-action zombie theme park in Detroit.

A new California bill could allow a child to have more than two parents.

Highlights from BronyCon, a convention drawing more than 4,000 adult fans of “My Little Pony.”

Studies show a parasite found in kitty litter could increase the risk of suicide.

Would these talking urinal cakes make you think twice about drinking and driving?

A couple of easter eggs that Pixar hid in its new movie Brave.