Patt Morrison for July 5, 2012

Pennsylvania Voters Take Part In The State's GOP Primary
With 123 days until Election Day 2012, many voters are experiencing a level of apathy much higher than four years ago. The 2008 election had drama; a major party African American candidate, the national debut of firebrand conservative Sarah Palin, a resonating theme of change and a near economic collapse that took place mere weeks before Americans went to the polls.

Is America being torn apart by ‘hyper-individualism’?

Are Americans more frustrated with politics and with each other than we need to be? They are, according to Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. In his new book, “Our Divided Political Heart,” Dionne states that “Americans disagree about who we are because we can’t agree about who we’ve been.
2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Day 1
First it was CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who publicly revealed earlier this week that he is gay. Two days later, coincidentally, hip-hop artist Frank Ocean announced on his Tumblr that his first love was a man.
Cincinnati Reds v Los Angeles Dodgers

Yasiel Puig, Cuban defector, joins Dodgers

The Dodgers are making history again. The team has signed Cuban defector Yasiel Puig to a 7 year, $42 million contract. The deal is the highest dollar amount ever given to a Cuban defector by a major league team.

Is the family dinner overrated?

For decades, studies showed that regular family dinners produced healthier, happier teenagers with higher SAT scores. That research arguably drove product lines of pre-prepared food and busy parents’ guilt and anxiety.
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