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  • Wyoming most conservative state, D.C. most liberal (though it's not a state)

     
    Most conservative states: Wyoming, Mississippi, Utah, South Dakota, Alabama and North Dakota. Most liberal states: Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont and Massachusetts....
  • Album review: Eli 'Paperboy' Reed, 'Come and Get It!'

     
    2 stars (4 stars) What makes Eli “Paperboy” Reed more tolerable than many retro acts is his sheer enthusiasm. His story is one of boyhood obsession. The Massachusetts native went from poring over his parents’ record collection to studying at......
  • Gay marriage ruling: Another win for fairness, common sense

     
    The first major American civil rights battle of the 21st century -- same-sex marriage -- keeps chugging toward its inevitable endpoint, the U.S. Supreme Court. On Wednesday, a federal judge struck down California's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage,...
  • The poll that's driving the new Democratic message

     
    by Mike Memoli In a recent story on whether former President Bush would be a factor in the 2010 elections like he was in 2006 and 2008, I referred to a poll conducted by Benenson Strategy Group that tested the......
  • 'Horrible Bosses': The next R-rated comedy blockbuster?

     
    I don't know about you, but if I were going to assemble a batch of great comedy films that we could send into outer space to help a faraway alien civilization understand what really makes America so daffy and wonderfully......
  • Cover story: The flying car lifts off

     
    If you've ever fantasized about transforming your earth-bound car into a flying machine and soaring blissfully above the sluggish rush hour traffic, your dreams may soon become a reality. Kiss the kitschy images conjured up by pop culture fantasies like...
  • For the person who has everything: artisanal pencil sharpening

     
    David Rees, the man behind the popular political comic Get Your War On, wants to sharpen you a pencil. Slowly. Attentively. And with a carefully selected sharpener or blade that suits the pencil best. If there are movements for slow......
  • Nevermind layoffs, Milwaukee teachers union sues over male members' right to erection help

     
    The union wants schools to pay for members' Viagra, but officials say it's a recreational drug....
  • Despite controversies, OneUnited chief executive hopes to raise private equity

     
    The bank involved in the Maxine Waters ethics case says it's the leading Internet and interstate bank for black Americans, although its chairman's past run-ins with the law and denials of wrongdoing have made news for other reasons this week.......
  • Random thoughts from Mr. Occasional Fix-It

     
    Now that the youth baseball season is over I've turned some of my free-time attention to the house, mainly some of the minor chores I've been neglecting/avoiding. Many of them have been little tasks -- cleaning off spattered woodwork, spackling......
  • San Francisco commission puts proposed pet-sales ban on the back burner

     
    SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco commission has put off a vote on a proposal to ban pet sales to consider an alternate idea that would require pet owners to be licensed. The Commission of Animal Control and Welfare decided......