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It's over a quarter-century now since Al Gore, then a senator from Tennessee, held congressional hearings to determine whether there was a link between heavy-metal music and cheap sex and violence. At a session Al probably doesn't want to remember, classic hard-rock anthems like Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" and Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" were blamed as "contributing factors" to the ills of society.
The regulation that threatened to snuff out Slurpees and Big Gulps in New York City is itself dead, at least for now. A state judge, Milton A. Tingling, praise and honor be on him, ruled that the regulation conceived by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the galloping vanquisher of trans fats, was "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences."
America is moving down a slippery slope, about to pass the point of no return. Our nuclear weapons capability is disintegrating. Here's a quick assessment.
Paul McGinley was chosen as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2014, ending a chaotic campaign marked by a late challenge from former captain Colin Montgomerie.
Acting just a month after the Connecticut school shootings, President Obama will unveil a sweeping package of gun controls Wednesday and will challenge Congress to ban high-capacity magazines and military-style semi-automatic rifles involved in recent shooting rampages.
As Congress takes up the second slice of relief money for Superstorm Sandy, the influential Club for Growth said Monday it will seek to punish the lawmakers who support the $51 billion package because it includes wasteful spending and pork that have nothing to do with reconstruction efforts in the Northeast.