SOPA and PIPA Bills: Delayed By Congress!

SOPA and PIPA Bills: Delayed By Congress!

The U.S. House and Senate have postponed votes on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), respectively, after widespread protests this week.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), author of SOPA, said today that he's postponing consideration of the bill in response to concerns from critics of potential censorship.

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We Take Care of Our Own: Bruce Springsteen Releases New Single

We Take Care of Our Own: Bruce Springsteen Releases New Single

"Wherever this flag's flown, we take care of our own." - Bruce Springsteen

There is perhaps no more legendary American musician and working class hero than the Boss of Rock and Roll himself. With his new album Wrecking Ball coming March 6, Bruce Springsteen has just released a new single, “We Take Care of Our Own.”

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SOPA Blackout: Help Stop Internet Censorship!

SOPA Blackout: Help Stop Internet Censorship!

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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Sarah Palin to Newsweek: YOU'RE Dumb!

Sarah Palin to Newsweek: YOU'RE Dumb!

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.

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Happy 48th Birthday, Michelle Obama!

Happy 48th Birthday, Michelle Obama!

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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