The Nation’s Pulse
by | May 1, 2019

Last week, a woman in Coachella, California was caught on surveillance video tossing a sack full of puppies into a dumpster at a local NAPA Auto Parts store. The footage then shows a homeless man finding the puppies and retrieving…

by | Apr 23, 2019

Reading the headlines these days, it seems America is besieged by countless threats. China, deficits, a broken educational system, there’s no shortage of monsters under our proverbial bed intent on doing us in. But lurking in the shadows, virtually unnoticed,…

by | Apr 20, 2019

One didn’t have to be a golf fan to know something of Tiger Woods’s troubles when they became the subject of tabloids more than a decade ago. A man who appeared to have everything, his whole world seemed to come…

by | Apr 16, 2019

It doesn’t get any more American than this. Tiger Woods, the wunderkind of golf who won his first Masters tournament in 1997 when he was 21 years old, has won it again over the weekend — when he is 43….

by | Apr 12, 2019

James Holzhauer won a record $110,994 on Jeopardy! on Tuesday. That same day, Charles Van Doren, the James Holzhauer of his day who won $129,000 by the end of his run on NBC’s Twenty-One in March of 1957, died at…

by | Apr 12, 2019

Have you been re-bingeing the first seven seasons of Game of Thrones in advance of Season 8, Episode 1’s arrival on HBO Sunday? If so, you’re hardly alone. GOT is the runaway chart-topper among this year’s streamed-on-demand shows by cable and broadcast…

by | Mar 19, 2019

Have you filled out your bracket yet? Better hurry — by 5:40 p.m. Eastern time, when Fairleigh Dickinson and Prairie View A&M tip off to open the NCAA’s First Four play-in, the 2019 NCAA Tournament will have begun and your…

by | Mar 15, 2019

In 1938, an underprivileged but intelligent Los Angelino transplant pondered his future. Ray Bradbury, who shared a living-room pullout couch with his brother into adulthood and graduated from Los Angeles High School in the suit still sporting the bullet hole…

by | Mar 13, 2019

Another day, another scandal. This one involves higher education in America which, come to think of it, was something of a scandal already. The cost of a college degree has risen far more dramatically over the last few years than…

by | Mar 8, 2019

Do blame me, I’m from Massachusetts. The commonwealth ranks as the most intolerant state in the U.S. Don’t blame me too much, though. I live in Worcester County, tied for the most tolerant county in Massachusetts. Sure, nationwide it’s in…

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