Were Super Bowl Groupon ads over the line?

About half of the people who watch the Super Bowl aren't watching it for the actual game. They're watching it for the commercials.


Gender in the workplace: Want to be a part of the change? #MeToo

By Kamrin Baker ONLINE REPORTER Read the other installments of this series here: Part One Part Two Part Three In 2007—10 years before the popular hashtag—Tarana Burke created a movement...

Texting and driving ban making no mark

Cell phone distractions account for an estimated 1.6 million automobile accidents annually, according to the National Safety Council. That's why Iowa and Nebraska initiated a "texting while driving" ban in July 2010. However, since the start of the ban fewer than 160 tickets or warnings have been written in Iowa and Nebraska, according to the Omaha World-Herald.


Point Blank

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.
 


Protecting free speech should fall to universities

Andrew D. Bartholet CONTRIBUTOR Early this August, North Carolina became the latest of several states to enact legislation that supposedly protects free speech interests at public...

24-hour news cycle roundup

Somehow, talking about being at the forefront of technology and begging young Americans to become teachers just does not draw as much attention as firing your entire cabinet amid riots in the streets.


Point Blank

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.  
 


FKA Twigs and Twitter Racism, British artist ridiculed on social media

By Kelly Langin, Contributor In a time where social media breaks down the barriers from computer to computer, the personas behind each screen come alive...