Patt Morrison for August 17, 2012

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Announces Rep. Paul Ryan As His Vice Presidential Pick

In the debate over Romney’s tax returns, who’s winning?

The Obama campaign has made Mitt Romney’s refusal to release more than two years of this tax returns a rallying cry in this election. In their first joint-interview, VP pick Paul Ryan defended Romney saying the Democrats were just trying to rouse us a big “distraction” from the real issues.
Saudi Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf

American dependence on Saudi oil has increased in 2012

Saudi Arabia has long been the world’s largest petroleum exporter, and on the other end of the supply chain, the United States was the largest importer, and most of America’s oil comes from Saudi Arabia.
Hollywood Sign

Hollywood flees Hollywood

How long will it take before the Hollywood exodus is complete? Los Angeles has been losing film industry jobs for years, but recent data about the number of television dramas produced in the city has raised new concerns.
National Atheist Organization Holds "Reason Rally" In Washington, DC

Is atheism gaining popularity in America and beyond?

Since 2005, the percentage of Americans who identify as religious dropped 13 points, while the number who identify as atheists jumped from 1 percent to 5 percent.
anthony wooley, pot shop

Marijuana advocates file suit against city of Los Angeles

The Patient Care Alliance sued the City of Los Angeles today to block the ban of marijuana dispensaries within the city limits, scheduled for September 6. Last month, the L.A. City Council voted unanimously to shut down storefront clinics that sell medical marijuana as well as allowing collectives no more than three patients or caregivers to grow their own.
Social Networking And Blogging Website Twitter

Do we brag more because of social media?

Why does it always seem like all of your Facebook friends are doing something more interesting than you are? Social networking was supposed to allow us to stay connected to our loved us, but more recently it seems like the online trend is less about connecting and more about.
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