Archive Of August 2012

 
 
If the 2012 Republican National Convention Were a John Hughes Movie …

If the 2012 Republican National Convention Were a John Hughes Movie …

Aug 31, 2012 by Eric Larson

The cheerleader, the football coach, the class clown – they were all in attendance at the RNC.

The Gloves Are Off: Meet Mitt, Obama’s Challenger

The Gloves Are Off: Meet Mitt, Obama’s Challenger

Aug 30, 2012 by Jennifer Cain

How much do you know about the former Massachusetts governor who’s running against Obama for president? Here’s Romney in 5 facts, 5 views, 5 questions, and more.

Who Cares About the Wives?

Who Cares About the Wives?

Aug 29, 2012 by Lily Altavena

When you’re campaigning for president, people want to get to know you – the whole you. What you were like when you were growing up, where you went to school, where you worked – and about your spouse and children. During elections, the public actually spends quite a bit of time and energy on presidential […]

Here Comes Isaac …

Here Comes Isaac …

Aug 28, 2012 by Marc Weinreich

By now, you’ve probably heard about Hurricane Isaac. He’s expected to make landfall on Tuesday evening as a Category 1 storm. Until late this afternoon, Isaac was not even a hurricane. He was just a tropical storm. But he’s getting stronger. So what’s the difference between a hurricane and a tropical storm? Well, they are […]

The Republican Party Is Having a Republican Party

The Republican Party Is Having a Republican Party

Aug 27, 2012 by Lily Altavena

Funny hats, balloons, speeches, applause, family dysfunction: the Republicans are putting on their election-year event this week in Tampa, Florida. This party is the Republican National Convention, or RNC, where 50,000 people are expected to gather. The official purpose is to nominate the party’s candidate for president. But there’s no real suspense – everyone knows […]

The Weekend in 10: August 26, 2012

The Weekend in 10: August 26, 2012

Aug 26, 2012 by Chelsia Rose Marcius

The 10 choicest morsels smart people are consuming today – or should be. Just for you. NUMBER 300. The number of people buried in mass graves on Sunday in a suburb of Damascus, Syria, after a new round of fighting between the government and rebels. QUOTE “Nobody needs to cry for me. I’m going to […]

Coming This Week: August 27-September 2, 2012

Coming This Week: August 27-September 2, 2012

Aug 26, 2012 by Eric Larson

You won’t want to miss these events this week. Monday, August 27 Love-Love: The U.S. Open, one of the largest tennis tournaments in the world, starts today in Queens, New York City. The two week-long tournament is part of the Grand Slam, which also includes the French Open, the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Watch the Open […]