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Worst Freedom of Information Award Goes to...the FBI

Each year, the National Security Archive at George Washington University gives its Rosemary Award to the branch of government that is least responsive to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. This year’s award goes to the FBI. During the pas...   read more

Painting of Fish Banned in Clearwater, Florida

In a curious case of left and right coming together, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed suit against the city of Clearwater, Florida, on behalf of a bait and tackle shop that was ordered to cover up a painting of fish that the cit...   read more

A Good CEO…Believe It or Not

As many companies are being forced to cut back on spending, including salaries and staff, employee satisfaction has not been a huge priority during these tough economic times. However, Steve Wulchin and Jonathan Sawyer, founders of FreeWave Techno...   read more

Coen Brothers Ad Targets “Clean Coal” Myth

The Coen brothers, Ethan and Joel, have joined the campaign against America’s coal industry by producing a television advertisement mocking the notion of clean coal.   The filmmaking brothers, popular for such films as Fargo, The Big Lebowski, a...   read more

Saudi Scholar Warns that Using Ethanol Could be a Sin

A prominent Saudi scholar warned youths studying abroad that they could be committing a sin by using ethanol or other automobile fuel that contains alcohol, the Saudi newspaper Shams reported.   Sheikh Mohamed al-Najimi, a member of the Saudi Is...   read more

Pentagon Spent $1 Million for Two Washers Worth 38 Cents

In testimony before a House of Representatives subcommittee, Gordon S. Heddell, the Acting Inspector General of the Department of Defense, listed numerous appalling examples of wasteful payments to defense contractors, mostly dealing with the wars...   read more

D.C. Gains a Coin…and Maybe a Place in Congress

On February 24, the United States Mint released the District of Columbia quarter, featuring jazz great Duke Ellington on the tails side. This is the first time that an African-American has been featured on a general circulation (non-commemorative)...   read more

Nuclear Test Site Applies for World Heritage Status

The United Nations World Heritage List honors 878 cultural and natural sites that have “outstanding universal value.” Examples include the Acropolis in Greece, the Taj Mahal in India, Stonehenge in England and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. So it ma...   read more

75 Critically Endangered Languages in U.S.

Each year, UNESCO issues an atlas of the world’s endangered languages. Surprising as it may seem, in the United States, there are 75 languages that are considered “critically endangered,” including 40 that are spoken by fewer than 11 people. Among...   read more

Bush’s Secret Society and Geronimo’s Skull

While they were at Yale, both Presidents Bush were members of the Skull and Bones secret society. (So was Sen. John Kerry, George W. Bush’s opponent in the 2004 presidential election.) According to legend, in 1918, Prescott Bush, father of George ...   read more

Blackwater to Hide Behind New Name

Once powerful Blackwater has such a tarnished reputation that it is changing its name to Xe (pronounced “zee”). Founded as a private military company by Erik Prince in 1990, the company formerly known as Blackwater received more than $1 billion in...   read more

More Americans Want Bush Investigated Than Believe in Evolution

Even as Americans deal with the pressures of two wars and a struggling economy, a USA Today/Gallup Poll found that about two-thirds of those surveyed are in favor of investigating some of the Bush administration’s tactics that may have been illega...   read more

For 18-29-Year-Olds, TV is Fading in Importance

A recent Pew Research study shows that, unlike older generations, Americans aged 18-29 are just as likely to get their news from the Internet as from television. In general, 70% of Americans consider television a major news source and 40% cite the...   read more

Obama Press Conference 3 Grade Levels Higher Than Bush

Mark Nicholas of PoliticalBase.com compared the transcripts of President Obama’s first presidential press conference on Monday with the first one that former President George W. Bush conducted back on February 22, 2001.   Nicholas copied the tra...   read more

The Bright Side of Global Warming

The dangers of global warming have received a great deal of attention, but the alarming trend does have certain potential advantages. One example is taking place in the Arctic, where the rapid melting of polar ice has introduced the possibility th...   read more

Iraq’s First Western Tourist

Writing in The New York Times, Stephen Farrell and Alissa A. Rubin report the case of Luca Marchio, who showed up in Baghdad and Falluja as Iraq’s first Western tourist since the U.S. invasion in 2003. A 33-year-old from Como, Italy, Marchio obtai...   read more
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Unusual News

1793 to 1808 of about 1844 News
Prev 1 ... 111 112 113 114 115 116 Next

Worst Freedom of Information Award Goes to...the FBI

Each year, the National Security Archive at George Washington University gives its Rosemary Award to the branch of government that is least responsive to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. This year’s award goes to the FBI. During the pas...   read more

Painting of Fish Banned in Clearwater, Florida

In a curious case of left and right coming together, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed suit against the city of Clearwater, Florida, on behalf of a bait and tackle shop that was ordered to cover up a painting of fish that the cit...   read more

A Good CEO…Believe It or Not

As many companies are being forced to cut back on spending, including salaries and staff, employee satisfaction has not been a huge priority during these tough economic times. However, Steve Wulchin and Jonathan Sawyer, founders of FreeWave Techno...   read more

Coen Brothers Ad Targets “Clean Coal” Myth

The Coen brothers, Ethan and Joel, have joined the campaign against America’s coal industry by producing a television advertisement mocking the notion of clean coal.   The filmmaking brothers, popular for such films as Fargo, The Big Lebowski, a...   read more

Saudi Scholar Warns that Using Ethanol Could be a Sin

A prominent Saudi scholar warned youths studying abroad that they could be committing a sin by using ethanol or other automobile fuel that contains alcohol, the Saudi newspaper Shams reported.   Sheikh Mohamed al-Najimi, a member of the Saudi Is...   read more

Pentagon Spent $1 Million for Two Washers Worth 38 Cents

In testimony before a House of Representatives subcommittee, Gordon S. Heddell, the Acting Inspector General of the Department of Defense, listed numerous appalling examples of wasteful payments to defense contractors, mostly dealing with the wars...   read more

D.C. Gains a Coin…and Maybe a Place in Congress

On February 24, the United States Mint released the District of Columbia quarter, featuring jazz great Duke Ellington on the tails side. This is the first time that an African-American has been featured on a general circulation (non-commemorative)...   read more

Nuclear Test Site Applies for World Heritage Status

The United Nations World Heritage List honors 878 cultural and natural sites that have “outstanding universal value.” Examples include the Acropolis in Greece, the Taj Mahal in India, Stonehenge in England and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. So it ma...   read more

75 Critically Endangered Languages in U.S.

Each year, UNESCO issues an atlas of the world’s endangered languages. Surprising as it may seem, in the United States, there are 75 languages that are considered “critically endangered,” including 40 that are spoken by fewer than 11 people. Among...   read more

Bush’s Secret Society and Geronimo’s Skull

While they were at Yale, both Presidents Bush were members of the Skull and Bones secret society. (So was Sen. John Kerry, George W. Bush’s opponent in the 2004 presidential election.) According to legend, in 1918, Prescott Bush, father of George ...   read more

Blackwater to Hide Behind New Name

Once powerful Blackwater has such a tarnished reputation that it is changing its name to Xe (pronounced “zee”). Founded as a private military company by Erik Prince in 1990, the company formerly known as Blackwater received more than $1 billion in...   read more

More Americans Want Bush Investigated Than Believe in Evolution

Even as Americans deal with the pressures of two wars and a struggling economy, a USA Today/Gallup Poll found that about two-thirds of those surveyed are in favor of investigating some of the Bush administration’s tactics that may have been illega...   read more

For 18-29-Year-Olds, TV is Fading in Importance

A recent Pew Research study shows that, unlike older generations, Americans aged 18-29 are just as likely to get their news from the Internet as from television. In general, 70% of Americans consider television a major news source and 40% cite the...   read more

Obama Press Conference 3 Grade Levels Higher Than Bush

Mark Nicholas of PoliticalBase.com compared the transcripts of President Obama’s first presidential press conference on Monday with the first one that former President George W. Bush conducted back on February 22, 2001.   Nicholas copied the tra...   read more

The Bright Side of Global Warming

The dangers of global warming have received a great deal of attention, but the alarming trend does have certain potential advantages. One example is taking place in the Arctic, where the rapid melting of polar ice has introduced the possibility th...   read more

Iraq’s First Western Tourist

Writing in The New York Times, Stephen Farrell and Alissa A. Rubin report the case of Luca Marchio, who showed up in Baghdad and Falluja as Iraq’s first Western tourist since the U.S. invasion in 2003. A 33-year-old from Como, Italy, Marchio obtai...   read more
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