Paula Deen diabetes controversy starts TV chef war

2006 image of Paula Deen taken as part of a public relations campaign for the nonprofit group Civitan.

Millions of Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes, and Paula Deen, the Food Network TV chef, was recently added to the list. As celebrity chefs like Anthony Bourdain have argued, Deen’s continued endorsement of heavy foods – as evidenced by a recent contribution she made to Opraph Winfrey’s O: The Oprah Magazine – is irresponsible. […]

Sweden recognizes file sharing Church of Kopimism

The Pirate Bay logo.

Digital file sharing via torrent websites – what some call digital piracy – may not be popular with lawmakers and the corporate machine that controls them, but for 3,000 Swedish file sharers, it’s a higher calling, reports Wired. The group has banded together to form the Church of Kopimism, which has been recognized by Swedish […]

Second Chris Paul trade vetoed by NBA; Paul may sue the league

Game shot of New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul.

In the span of a few days, NBA commissioner David Stern twice vetoed what basketball fans figured would be the imminent trade of Chris Paul from the NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets. Both the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers (the former as part of a three-team deal) offered attractive multi-player packages, but Stern held […]

Adam Carolla calls Occupy Wall Streeters ‘self-entitled monsters’

Adam Carolla.

Adam Carolla is a comedian who isn’t afraid to call things as he sees them. In a recent interview with Media Research Center, Carolla lashed out at Occupy Wall Street, calling the 99 percent “self-entitled monsters,” reports E! Online. Self-entitlement and envy Carolla, host of the most heavily subscribed podcast in the world (“The Adam […]

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]


Separation of church and state essential, Mr. Santorum

Rick Santorum spoke Monday at the Chamber of Commerce in Livonia, Mich. There, he continued his dialogue of disdain for the separation of church and state. Despite polls that say most Americans cherish the precept that was deemed essential by the nation’s forefathers, Santorum insists that the argument is central to his campaign and to […]


The separation of Church and State
The separation of Church and State. Image: Ian Sane/Flicker/CC BY