And the Grammy goes to…

Last week's Grammy performances were exceptional, but not enough to distract from the surprises and snubs. A few top artists of the year didn't even take home a Grammy despite being nominated in several categories.

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Well, I can't say I didn't see it coming.  The Republicans in the Senate, either afraid of the Tea Party or in league with that miserable mob of malcontents, have decided against all reason and decency to block former senator and army veteran Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense by demanding a 60-vote majority to confirm him.  

Simply Disgraceful

The president, by all accounts, completely jacked up what happened in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11.  But wadda ya know, the media has done little to let us know about it.

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Just before Easter, an oil pipeline owned by Exxon-Mobil burst under the town of Mayflower, Ark., sending 5,000 barrels of oil spilling into the streets. The source of the leak has since been reported as a gash 20 feet long and two inches wide. This is only the most recent in a growing list of disastrous oil spills we've had to deal with in America in recent years.

2016 Election: A real conundrum

Zachary Mulrenin CONTRIBUTOR Many of us have been watching the gears of election 2016 turn for the past year or so. The xenophobic shenanigans of Donald...

Finding a reason to root for Tiger can be tough

When Tiger Woods won the Masters in 1997 at the age of 21, we all stood in awe.  The youngest champion ever, Woods had simply dominated the field, shooting an 18-under-par and beating his nearest competitor by 12 strokes.

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April is Autism Awareness Month, and all over the world various advocacy groups, parents' resource agencies and activists are "lighting it up blue" to build awareness of autism and related disabilities. This annual event was held on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, and was marked by landmarks all over the world bathed in blue light to draw attention to the cause of finding treatments for autism.

Energy drinks: pouring out secrets

Teens and young adults all over the United States are popping tabs to become rock stars, monsters or even red bulls with wings, hoping to perform at full throttle. This transformation comes in a can filled with a mysterious concoction, and you may be surprised by the ugly secrets poured out by researchers during the Mayo Clinic Proceedings last year.