A key bill currently before the U.S. Congress, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and its companion bill in the Senate, the Protect IP Act (PIPA), need to be torpedoed ASAP.

At THG, we normally refrain from such overt political messages, but the fact is these bills would censor content and impose harmful regulations on millions of people.

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Many conservatives are furious over Newsweek's controversy-bait cover story by Andrew Sullivan, whose headline asks, "Why Are Obama's Critics So Dumb?"

Sarah Palin is taking it particularly personally, though.

Posted in: Sarah Palin

The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, turns 48 today.

The first-ever African-American First Lady, Michelle doesn't describe herself in such terms. Instead, she doesn't hesitate to say that first and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha's mom, and that before that, she was a wife, lawyer and public servant.

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Despite two strong finishes in as many races, Ron Paul has been derided as unelectable, even dangerous in his bid for the GOP presidential nomination by many critics.

Such criticism of Paul stems not from Democrats, but from Republican pundits and political figures - something U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina is upset by.

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And then there were five. Jon Huntsman has become the latest casualty of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, dropping out this morning after a decent, but not overwhelming showing in the New Hampshire primary last week.

In announcing his withdrawal today, he derided the negativity permeating the GOP primary race and immediately threw his support behind Mitt Romney.

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The 83rd birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., was actually yesterday. But in honor of one of American's greatest heroes, a national holiday commemorates it today.

The clergyman, activist, and civil rights leader became an iconic figure in the 1960s for embracing nonviolent methods to bring about sweeping social reforms.

Posted in: Celebrity Birthdays

Stephen Colbert does not want to disturb you, but the leading candidate for the Republication Presidential nomination might be a serial killer.

The Comedy Central host, who is actually running in the upcoming South Carolina Primary, makes this startling accusation in a new ad from his Super PAC, one in which narrator John Lithgow follows Mitt Romney's own line of reasoning to its logical conclusion.

Posted in: Stephen Colbert