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Archive for March, 2012

R.I.P. Earl Scruggs

Earl Scruggs was one of the first people I grew up listening to on the radio and on 45 (remember those?). What a pioneer of bluegrass. Via the AP: It may be impossible to overstate the importance of bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, his sound is instantly recognizable and as intrinsically wrapped in the tapestry of the genre Read More...

Spike Lee Does The Wrong Thing

Via The Orlando Sentinel: A school-cafeteria lunch lady and her husband have received hate mail, unwanted visits from reporters and fearful inquiries from neighbors — all because their Sanford-area address is being disseminated on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, her son said late Tuesday. The woman, 70, who has a heart condition, and her husband, 72, have temporarily moved to a hotel to avoid the spotlight Read More...

Make Your Case About the Health Care Law

This week, the Supreme Court takes up challenges to the sweeping health-care law that was adopted in 2010, including whether or not the mandate for individuals to purchase health insurance is constitutional. As the justices hear arguments (view guide to hearings), the Washington Post wants to take the case to you. Tell the Post if you agree with the individual mandate by your vote, then explaining your view in the Read More...

The Citizen’s Guide To The Obamacare Supreme Court Hearings

Forbes has put together a ‘pre-game preview‘ of what to expect at this week’s Supreme Court hearing on ObamaCare. If you are anxiously awaiting Monday’s kickoff of what many are calling the “Super Bowl of Constitutional Law”—the Supreme Court’s tackling of Obamacare—you may be looking for a layman’s explanation of this week’s events along with the possible outcomes. Read more at this link.

Famous NYC Apartments: The Pads of Mad Men

Mad Men is back tonight at 9! Can’t wait. Newsy has a roundup of the media’s reaction to Mad Men’s return. In the meantime, check out the new homes of Mad Men characters this season – and what they would have cost in 1964 compared to 2012. Love this!