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  • When trademark law and goats run amok

    The Circle Bastiat When trademark law and goats run amok

    Intellectual property law (IP) should protect businesses, but too often can be used to stifle the spread of ideas.

  • Christine O'Donnell and Sarah Palin: Top 5 comedic comparisons

    Christine O'Donnell and Sarah Palin: Top 5 comedic comparisons

    What do Christine O'Donnell and Sarah Palin have in common? You mean, aside from the obvious? "Just give [O'Donnell] bangs and a pair of rimmed glasses and she'd be a dead ringer for..." Jon Stewart said on his show, flashing side by side photos of the two women after O'Donnell's victory in the Delaware Senate primaries last week. Political commentators can't resist the comparison, not just on where O'Donnell and Palin stand on the issues, but in other aspects as well, especially considering Sarah Palin's endorsement and mentoring of what many are calling her own "Mini-me." Why should comedians be any different?

  • The Lost Dogs

    The Lost Dogs

    Afraid of pit bulls? Here’s the book that will change your mind.

  • The new poor and the almost-poor: Will poverty rate climb more?

    Government aid kept some Americans from sliding into poverty last year, some analysts say. The 2009 poverty rate of 14.3 percent is a big one-year leap in the ranks of the poor.

  • Poverty rate climbs to 14.3 percent, 15-year high

    Poverty rate: The ranks of the working-age poor climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year.

  • Foreclosures dip in Louisiana, but many in US still in trouble

    Foreclosures dip in Louisiana, but many in US still in trouble

    Foreclosures fell last month in Louisiana, but the vast majority of homeowners in trouble still either lost their residences or received an auction notice.

  • In Pictures Back to school 2010

    US President Obama greets schoolchildren following his second annual back-to-school speech at Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia, September 14.

  • Christine O'Donnell and 5 other races where Sarah Palin's nod counted

    Christine O'Donnell and 5 other races where Sarah Palin's nod counted

    Sarah Palin has been an avid campaigner this election season, in some cases plucking insurgent candidates from near obscurity to successfully take on more established opponents. Not all of her candidates have won, but in the world of Republican primaries often decided by a relatively small group of conservative voters, Palin’s blessing – which she’s given to 43 candidates – can be a major factor.

  • Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck in Alaska: testing the 2012 waters?

    Vox News Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck in Alaska: testing the 2012 waters?

    Neither Sarah Palin nor Glenn Beck is currently running for anything, but both are deftly navigating today's media landscape and having some success steering the national debate.

  • Jiminy! Cricket farms in US face crisis

    Jiminy! Cricket farms in US face crisis

    Virus that wiped out cricket farms in Europe has American cricket-keepers worried. Zoos, theme parks, and reptile owners rely on the industry.