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The Top Five: Titles, beers, sex and destiny

Britten Fay May 11, 2011

Sticks and stones As a guy who grew up with an unusual name which can be scoffed at, confused, inverted, changed at the speaker’s whim, easily rhymed with derogatory terms, needs repeating several times...

What will it mean for CSUN students when Koester leaves office?

Britten Fay May 9, 2011

After nearly 11 years in office,  Jolene Koester announced Monday that she will retire from her position as CSUN president by the end of 2011. Her announcement listed highlights of achievements during...

The Top Five: Anger, cool kids, jerks & hard love

Britten Fay May 4, 2011

Rage Last week, a man in Seattle was arrested for firing his pistol after another car cut him off in traffic and two landscapers in Orange, Connecticut mixed it up until one was injured by a weed eater....

The Top Five: Protests, mania, bunnies, death and too much love

Britten Fay April 21, 2011

Freedom from speech This story required little from me, I just wanted to pass it along because it’s been a long time coming. A Louisiana website tells the tale of a Mississippi town standing up to...

The Top Five: Salary, vanity, Jesus, sanity and libation

Britten Fay April 13, 2011

Men do work harder… screw it, what’s on TV? Tuesday was Equal Pay Day, an occasion birthed by feminists to shout at leaders about the discrepancy in pay between men and women for equal work. In...

The Top Five: Bad music, bad parents, jerks and selfishness

Britten Fay March 23, 2011

I’m every woman A music-loving man in Folkestone, England was first served a noise abatement notice and then actually had cops kick down his door because he wouldn’t stop blasting Whitney Houston...

The Top Five: Extreme sports, badness, breakfast and bugs

Britten Fay March 17, 2011

Flying deathtrap The FAA says you have a choice:  You can live in the past like your grandmother and fly in planes that feature emergency oxygen tanks in lavatories, though they could be used as bombs...

The Top Five: Infidelity, no-fidelity, fear, sloth and flight

Britten Fay March 10, 2011

Not just for toppling dictators anymore Facebook has been fingered by some divorce attorneys as a prime suspect for failed relationships in the U.S., with some even going so far as to demand access...

Privacy, mortality, sex & emergencies

Britten Fay March 3, 2011

SCOTUS: Corporations do not have personal privacy rights The U.S. Supreme Court overturned an appeals court ruling on Tuesday that said the FCC could not release records of its investigation into AT&T. Chief...

Should women serve in direct combat?

Britten Fay March 1, 2011

Women have played a variety of supporting roles in war for as long as people have waged them, but U.S. policy forbids them from serving at the point of the spear. Even so, two current wars with no real...

The Top Five: Tragedy, equity, ennui & alms

Britten Fay February 24, 2011

Four Americans killed by Somali pirates Scott and Jean Adam of Marina del Rey were sailing their yacht off the coast of Oman with friends Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay when they were taken captive by...

The Top Five: Free market, near-free books, bullies and socks

Britten Fay February 17, 2011

Unions face the chopping block For the second day in a row, thousands of students and public employees gathered in Wisconsin’s capital on Wednesday to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s bill that would strip...

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