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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
You could say Tandy Lofland doesn’t like bananas, but that wouldn’t do the situation justice. He doesn’t just turn his nose up at the yellow fruit – he’s terrified of it.

Lofland is a bananaphobe. Read more>

You could say Tandy Lofland doesn’t like bananas, but that wouldn’t do the situation justice. He doesn’t just turn his nose up at the yellow fruit – he’s terrified of it.

Lofland is a bananaphobe. Read more>

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Many communities now look upon police as an occupying army, their streets more reminiscent of Baghdad or Kabul than a city in America. Tom Nolan, a 27-year veteran of the Boston Police Department and professor at SUNY Plattsburgh. Read more>
Monday, August 11, 2014
In his latest video, investigative journalist and activist James O’Keefe dresses as Osama bin Laden and splashes across a knee-deep river into the United States from Mexico.

Border patrol agents are nowhere to be seen.

Click here to watch the video.

In his latest video, investigative journalist and activist James O’Keefe dresses as Osama bin Laden and splashes across a knee-deep river into the United States from Mexico.

Border patrol agents are nowhere to be seen.

Click here to watch the video.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
FROM THE ARCHIVES: This blurb appeared in our Washington Whispers column Sept. 18, 1972 — months after the Watergate break-in that would take down President Richard Nixon.

Nixon resigned 40 years ago Saturday.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: This blurb appeared in our Washington Whispers column Sept. 18, 1972 — months after the Watergate break-in that would take down President Richard Nixon.

Nixon resigned 40 years ago Saturday.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Monday, August 4, 2014
If Mitch McConnell were a TV show, he would be ‘Mad Men,’ treating women unfairly, stuck in 1968 and ending this season.

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky Secretary of State

Read more political zingers from Fancy Farm.

Friday, August 1, 2014 Monday, July 28, 2014
This is an elevation map of some place called Middlesex.

We think it looks like a taco.

For more interesting and pointless maps, check out our Data Mine blog.

This is an elevation map of some place called Middlesex.

We think it looks like a taco.

For more interesting and pointless maps, check out our Data Mine blog.

Friday, July 25, 2014
Even famous gangsters registered for the WWI draft.

Here’s a few of our favorite draft cards, from Charlie Chaplin to Babe Ruth.

Even famous gangsters registered for the WWI draft.

Here’s a few of our favorite draft cards, from Charlie Chaplin to Babe Ruth.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
THROWBACK THURSDAY: Here’s what U.S. News & World Report predicted about the future of electronics, including driverless cars and other technology, in June 1960.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Here’s what U.S. News & World Report predicted about the future of electronics, including driverless cars and other technology, in June 1960.

Would you wear this?

This device, dubbed the iTime, is Apple’s new smart watch/fitness monitor, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read>

Would you wear this?

This device, dubbed the iTime, is Apple’s new smart watch/fitness monitor, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read>

Monday, July 21, 2014
This is more than just a chair.

It’s a beacon of hope.

How can the swivel chair can single-handedly save America’s education system? Read>

This is more than just a chair.

It’s a beacon of hope.

How can the swivel chair can single-handedly save America’s education system? Read>