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Oil in Gulf Poses Only Slight Risk, New U.S. Report Says

a shared story    337 weeks 6 days 11 hours 52 minutes ago
The government is expected to announce on Wednesday that three-quarters of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon leak has already evaporated, dispersed, been captured or otherwise eliminated — and that much of the rest is so diluted that it does not seem to pose much additional...(more) 

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President Bush Announces Karl Rove's Resignation

a shared story    493 weeks 20 hours 45 minutes ago
BUSH: Karl Rove is moving on down the road. I've been talking to Karl for a while about his desire to spend more time with Darby and Andrew. This is a family that's made enormous sacrifices not only for our beloved state of Texas but for...(more) 

Girls may learn math anxiety from female teachers

a shared story    365 weeks 10 hours 44 minutes ago
Little girls may learn to fear math from the women who are their earliest teachers. Despite gains in recent years, women still trail men in some areas of math achievement, and the question of why has provoked controversy. Now, a study of first- and second-graders suggests...(more) 

Ahead of nuclear talks, Obama sees foreign leaders

a shared story    354 weeks 1 day 21 hours 50 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has begun a series of meetings with foreign leaders who have come to Washington for his nuclear security conference.... 

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Shoot first, then ask questions online

a shared story    349 weeks 2 days 26 minutes ago
Want to know if the blouse you're trying on at Bloomingdale's can be snagged on the cheap at Ross? Curious whether that painting is a genuine Jackson Pollock or the inspired effort of a kindergartener? Wondering how much the restaurant gouged you on that bottle of...(more) 

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Full text of Obama speech on race and America

a shared story    461 weeks 6 days 23 hours 21 minutes ago
The Drudgereport (of all places) has posted the full text of Obama's speech on race. It's good! From the speech.. “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a...(more) 

Nevada governor vetoes domestic partnership bill

a shared story    400 weeks 13 hours 31 minutes ago
Gov. Jim Gibbons vetoed a law Monday that would give domestic partners, whether gay or straight, many of the rights and benefits that Nevada offers to married couples. Gibbons said in a statement released during the Memorial Day holiday that Senate Bill 283 conflicts with a state...(more) 

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Helicopter footage of the San Bruno Fire

a shared story    332 weeks 4 days 9 hours 10 minutes ago
Footage from KGO's helicopter of the San Bruno fires 

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Heads in the Sand: Governments Ignore the Oil Supply Crunch and Threaten the Climate

a shared story    378 weeks 21 minutes ago
This report argues that governments have failed to acknowledge a looming oil supply crunch. Their collective failure means we have lost a decade in which action could have been taken. Recognition of the oil supply crunch would also have injected a sense of urgency and increased...(more) 

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A post-oil world gets less sci-fi by the day

a shared story    378 weeks 26 minutes ago
It is 30 years since the film Mad Max was made, launching the career of Mel Gibson. The film made a big splash at the time for its terrifying view of a world without oil, where gangs of grisly looking people roam deserts in a post-apocalyptic world,...(more) 

Obama more successful on terrorism says security adviser

a shared story    386 weeks 11 hours 12 minutes ago
The United States is having more success fighting terrorism under President Barack Obama partly because of his "radically different" approach to foreign policy, National security adviser Jim Jones said on Monday.  

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Negotiations May Lead to Mugabe’s Exit in Zimbabwe

a shared story    459 weeks 6 days 23 hours 3 minutes ago
The opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is in talks with advisers to President Robert G. Mugabe of Zimbabwe, amid signs that some of those close to Mr. Mugabe may encourage him to resign, a Western diplomat and a prominent Zimbabwe political analyst said Tuesday. The negotiations about...(more) 

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