The Most Harmful Drinks in America.

The World of Mysteries blog has a list of the 20 most harmful drinks in America. The post compares the sugar in drinks like Snapple Agave Melon Antioxidant Water and Starbucks White Hot Chocolate with dessert equivalents (and each drink has a disgustingly delicious-looking photo). For example, check out the write up on kid-targeted ‘fruit’ [...]

Subway’s New Sign.

[cross-posted from TAPPED.]

Confession: Every so often, I go to Subway. I don’t like Subway sandwiches, and don’t even really regard them as subs. They’re their own particular form of sandwich most aptly called subways. I was a sandwich artist in my hometown in high school, and I forever smelled of bread [...]

Doubling Down.

A lot of jokes have been crafted over the last week or so with KFC’s vaguely evil chicken-cheese-bacon-chicken sandwich as the punchline, but one of the things that’s so surprising about the reaction to it is that, nutritionally speaking, there really isn’t anything about it that is especially outrageous as far as fast food [...]

A Complete Transit Policy.

Peter Blanchard, via Creative Commons.

cross-posted from TAPPED.

I moved to D.C. for my current job from Connecticut, where I was a reporter for a daily newspaper. The demands of both my job and living in a suburban city dictated that I buy a car. My costs and frustrations [...]

Tolling the Cross Bronx.

from Wiki Commons.

cross-posted from TAPPED

A few days ago, The New York Times had a light-hearted story about how Bronx residents like to saunter down to the Cross Bronx Expressway, or stare at it contemplatively from their windows, as a source of entertainment or an inspired, quiet reverie. They used a study [...]

Um, About That Rhetoric.

cross-posted from TAPPED.

Bart Stupak is among the Democratic representatives who are reportedly receiving threats in the wake of the health-care bill’s passage, some from anti-abortion groups he says he believes are from outside his district.

Stupak says his offices have been overwhelmed by phone calls, most of them from outside his congressional [...]

Tyrannies of the Majority.

photo credit: Neil Parekh; via Creative Commons

After months of predicting that HCR was going to fail, Megan McArdle now says its passage augurs horrible things for the future of the American political process. (A more humble person would just stop predicting things, but this is McArdle we’re talking about.)

Regardless [...]

Your Monday Random-Ass Roundup: ‘This Is What Change Looks Like.’

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and senior staff, react in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, as the House passes the health care reform bill,, March 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

So you may have heard: after eluding progressive presidents and lawmakers for nearly a century, House [...]