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Beer company pushes for new U.S. Holiday
March 2nd, 2014
12:36 AM ET

Beer company pushes for new U.S. Holiday

How would you like an extra day off work? Well, you could get it if Budweiser has its way.

The beer company has petitioned the White House to make Opening Day of the major league baseball season a federal holiday.

So far, the petition has picked up more than 45,000 signatures – from across the country – and even though they'll need 100,000 by March 26th for the White House to even consider it – Budweiser is pretty confident.

But, do we really need another holiday in this country?

There are arguments for both sides.

Because, in addition to the 10 existing federal holidays, there are also a number of state holidays – official and unofficial – so some American workers get as many as a dozen holidays each year. And that's not even including paid vacation days.

Of course, compared to other countries, 10 federal holidays is nothing.

Take a look at this list of public holidays in other countries. As you can see the U.S. is way down on the list.

So is it time for a new federal holiday? Should it be Opening Day? Let us know in the comments section below.

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December 25th, 2013
11:00 AM ET

17 signs the Pope is a Time Lord

He’s on the cover of TIME and loves the Lord. But is he a Time Lord?


1. He travels in a box…


2. …with a companion…


3. …who sometimes gets into trouble.


4. He likes hats…


5. …long scarves…


6. …robes and sceptres.


7. He carries a special book with him.


8. And is known to make speeches in front of Romans.


9. He occasionally uses the name John.


10. He's fond of art...


11. …and football.


12. Christmas is always special.


13. He's friendly with princes…


14. …and presidents.


15. Angels.


16. It's a big deal when there are two of him.


17. And there’s always a new one ready to go.


“The Time of the Doctor” airs tonight at 9pm ET on BBC America.

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Romance writer Megan Mulry takes a risk on self-publishing
November 27th, 2013
08:53 PM ET

Romance writer Megan Mulry takes a risk on self-publishing

This Friday when romance writer Megan Mulry officially releases her latest book entitled "In Love Again," she will be taking a risk. Mulry’s previous two books in her fictional “Unruly Royals” series were published by Sourcebooks , and landed her on the USA TODAY Bestseller list. But for book number three, Mulry decided to self-publish.

“I had a wonderful three-book deal with Sourcebooks, with a one-book option clause," Mulry tells OutFront. But Mulry says her new protagonist didn't fit into the Sourcebooks vision for the series of high-flying British royals and the Americans who love them. The star of her new novel is pushing forty, a departure from her traditionally twenty-something characters that catered to a younger audience. “After my editor, Deb Werksman, and I talked about the option clause," she says, "we both agreed it might be an opportunity for me to self-publish.”

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October 10th, 2013
01:20 PM ET

NEW WORD ORDER: Are "debt limit deniers" dangerous?

Language is power and when someone invents or uses a new word or term gaining power, we recognize it.

In his column about the debt ceiling, U.S. News & World Report’s Robert Schlesinger wrote:

"Perhaps not so much according to an article appearing in Politico this morning which details the ’debt limit deniers’ caucus, or what might fairly be called the most dangerous people in Washington."

Official: Obama will sign short term debt ceiling extension

The term "debt limit denier" (or "default denier" or "debt ceiling denier") has frequently popped up in editorials and broadcasts this week, almost always directed at Republicans.

It is reminiscent of previous "denier" labels attached to people who doubted the validity of climate change and evolution.

Debt ceiling deadline: Stop fixating on October 17

Do you believe, if the debt limit is not raised, we’re headed for economic catastrophe? Who do you consider the "debt limit deniers"? Do you think "default deniers" are dangerous? Should you be allowed to doubt the validity of things like climate change and evolution? What other "denier" labels would you like to see introduced?

Let us know in the comment space below.

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Tom Clancy's enduring impact on pop culture
October 2nd, 2013
05:24 PM ET

I sent my first ever email to Tom Clancy

By the time I hit college, I had been on the World Wide Web a grand total of two times. I was a fan of traditional books and magazines (I still am) and figured the Internet was some kind of fad (I still kinda do) and couldn't think of a single reason to "log on."

That changed in my second year.

While I was at a used bookstore, I happened upon Seth Godin's book "Email Addresses of the Rich & Famous." According to the author the slim volume contained contacts for hundreds of reporters, editors, programmers, actors, producers, directors, CIA ex-spies, millionaires and entrepreneurs.”
And, it turned out, Tom Clancy.

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