As if anyone watching needed confirmation of the very negative tone the 2012 election has taken, a new report from the Wesleyan Media Project notes that 70 percent of TV spots aired so far for the presidential race have been negative.
Did you visit The Drudge Report yesterday to get the latest breaking news on the Obamacare decision? We were mainly focused on CNN (big mistake) but if you stopped by Matt Drudge's breaking news site, you were not alone.
Jon Stewart has noticed two things related to Mitt Romney's Mormonism as he's locked up the GOP nomination.
Quick: Who's wackier, Vice President Joe Biden or The Onion's depiction of Vice President Joe Biden? As regular readers of "America's Finest News Source" know, Biden has long been a figure of fun, but lately, in real life, Biden has started to resemble his Onion alter-ego.
It's one of the very, very few issues Democrats and Republicans can agree on: Preventing the rate on federally-subsidized student loans from doubling this summer.
The Associated Press on invasive species and flooding, The Guardian on wind turbines, NPR on Indonesia's mangroves, the BBC on koalas, and The New York Times on silo trees,
The Washington Post on the president and climate change, The New York Times on 2,4-D and chicken sanctuaries, the Los Angeles Times on making organic farms efficient, and The Guardian on shrinking the world
Reading into Mitt Romney's victory speech on Tuesday night, Jon Stewart sees signs of a rebooted candidate.
Today, the American Lung Association released its State of the Air 2012 report, on the quality of the air in the U.S., and as these things tend to go, the good news is always tempered with some bad.
The Guardian on Vietnam's mangroves, Salon on Mitt Romney's flip-flop on solar, Maria van der Hoeven on the state of carbon emissions, ClimateWire on diesel, and Mother Jones on rising sea levels
The Secret Service scandal has drawn scrutiny to the agency in areas not even associated with this embarrassing episode of short-changing prostitutes in Colombia.
"Denying interest in being vice president is pro forma in politics," Jon Stewart said on last night's Daily Show.
The New York Times on Frozen Planet, The Daily Beast on climate change, The Guardian on the 2012 Olympics, The Washington Post on fish labels, and the BBC on a white orca
The polar bear has a become an (insufferably cute) symbol of global warming -- meaning we were extra keen on reading into a new study, published in Science, on the genetic origins of these Coke-drinking cuddlers, looking for insight on how climate change will affect them.
The Washington Post on offshore drilling, The Guardian on the cost of the BP spill, Bloomberg BusinessWeek on solar cells, The New York Times on India's coal, and the Associated Press on Kenya's dairy shortage
Reason No. 453 to never ever ever! send a sext? There's a significant chance that you'll end up sending your sexplicit message to the wrong person.
The Nation on the health toll of the oil spill, USA Today on the EPA's failure with smelting, Mother Jones on seabirds, and The New York Times on greening Europe and reading Thoreau
Well, this isn't particularly surprising, but at least we have it confirmed in the form of a shiny map. The American South, culinary birthplace of buttermilk biscuits, chicken fried steak, and putting gravy on everything, is also the unhealthy part of our nation, according to one measure in a study published yesterday.
The New York Times on food deserts and global warming, Al Jazeera on the Gulf's mutated shrimp, The Washington Post on America's waning love of gas, and the Los Angeles Times on the future of nuclear in Japan
How much greater is $47 billion than $300 million? A lot, since that first figure is two orders of magnitude larger than the second. But you wouldn't know it from listening to Senate Republicans debating the Buffett Rule.
That Leon Panetta has spent an incredible $860,000 to fly between his day job in Washington and his home in Northern California since taking office may not exactly be his fault, but even the thrifty secretary of defense himself this week can't help but notice the irony of that flight bill.
Scientific American on predicting tornadoes and hurricanes, Time on climate change and natural disasters, The New York Times on a Hawaiian nature preserve, Tara Parker-Pope on going vegan, and Mother Jones on the BP oil still out there
What of this media firestorm surrounding the once little-known Hilary Rosen?
Want another sign that this winter was more like a spring and this spring is more like a summer? Just look at the Boston Marathon, a usually great sporting tradition in the great sports town, made slightly less great this year when only 22,426 of the 26,716 registered runners showed up for the sweltering race today.
The Associated Press on soldiers in the melting Arctic, The Texas Tribune on uranium mining, Christian Science Monitor on solar panels in Germany, The Washington Post on saving the seahorse, and The Guardian on the drought in England
America, we've told you this before. You've put on a few these past few decades. And beside those new pairs of jeans you had to buy, we now know just how much your ever-expanding waist is costing you in yet another way: Doctor's bills.
James E. McWilliams on sustainable meat, The Guardian on the DMZ in Korea, The New York Times on solar energy, ClimateWire on the Mississippi Delta, and National Geographic on India's rickshaws
The state of Florida finally did what it should have done a month and a half ago and arrested George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
The New York Times on the U.S.'s energy boom and the fate of nuclear energy, The Guardian on bees, AccuWeather on icebergs, and the Associated Press on seals
Sure, it's an informal survey, but a New York Times reporter's finding that eight black college students he spoke to have been stopped by police a collective 92 times is still a disturbing reminder of how the NYPD wields its stop-and-frisk tactics too heavily against the city's minorities.
"We've already conceded defeat in the Christmas v. Hanukkah kerfuffle," Jon Stewart joked last night on The Daily Show. And with Passover and Easter coinciding this year, Stewart realizes that Jewish people are losing Round 2 of the Judeo-Christian Holiday Showdown, too.
Thomas Friedman on the other Arab Spring, NPR on the warm winter, The Daily Climate on fires in the Amazon, Scientific American on a cleaner rickshaw, and Reuters on sick polar bears
The Los Angeles Times on solar in the Southwest, The New Yorker on the ExxonMobile and the GOP, Good on plastic bags, National Geographic on global warming and Inuits, and BBC on endangered ducklings
The ludicrous $800,000 Las Vegas bender thrown by the Government Services Administration, an agency responsible for managing government spending, is so laced with irony that Jon Stewart just had to take notice.
Nicholas Kristof on arsenic in chicken, Slate on ecologically friendly farming in Cuba, Mother Jones on the low cost of stopping climate change, Good on not buying leather, and NPR on the end of the Ice Age.
One big component of the well-documented anxiety young people experience today is student loan debt, but if a recent report from the Federal Reserve is to believed, they're also a major burden on older Americans.
As Jon Stewart pointed out on The Daily Show last night, Sarah Palin needs the media to bash just as much as the media needs Palin to report on.
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