This piece on the front page of today’s New York Times is the cutest story, especially the photo of the little white boy playing with the black Doc McStuffins check-up center.

This piece on the front page of today’s New York Times is the cutest story, especially the photo of the little white boy playing with the black Doc McStuffins check-up center.

Repeal Prohibition, Again - The New York Times finally comes out and says what everybody else has been saying for years. It’s time to repeal the ban on marijuana. Read the full editorial here.

Repeal Prohibition, Again - The New York Times finally comes out and says what everybody else has been saying for years. It’s time to repeal the ban on marijuana. Read the full editorial here.

Why Dwayne Johnson Would Rather Wear A Loincloth Than Wrestling Tights

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BET’s J’Nara Corbin asked Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson if he was shy about wearing a revealing loincloth in his new movie “Hercules.” I love J’Nara’s reaction (shown above) almost as much as I love his answer. He said he’s not shy after years of wearing wrestling tights, and there’s a lot more room in the loincloth for what he calls … “the blessing.”

Click here to see the full interview.

Is the border crisis a myth? Two new stories today challenge the media narrative. The first comes from the Houston Chronicle with the headline: “Despite influx of children, border sees no spike in crime: Rio Grande Valley residents, officials call National Guard surge ‘pointless’”As Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra tells the paper, “To give 1,000 National Guard troops who have absolutely no authority to enforce any law, not even immigration law…to give them a weapon just to play scarecrow, I just don’t agree with that.” Same with Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia. “This is a good media event, but it’s not practical, it’s not going to work. It’s creating the perception that we’re in a violent crime zone of some kind, and we’re not.”In the same story, McAllen, Texas Mayor Jim Darling said his city hasn’t seen any increase in crime since the influx of children began. And Rio Grande Chief Border Patrol Agent Kevin W. Oaks warns policymakers: “There’s no physical way you can ever secure the entire Southwest border; it will just never happen.”Then there’s an op-ed in today’s New York Times by Texas Judge Veronica Escobar. It’s called, plainly, “Why the Border Crisis Is a Myth.” She says “the myth of a ‘crisis’ is being used by politicians to justify ever-tighter restrictions on immigration, play to anti-immigrant voters in the fall elections and ignore the reasons so many children are coming here in the first place.”There’s certainly something going on at the border, but is it a “crisis” that requires Texas Gov. Rick Perry to call out National Guard troops and spend millions of dollars in extra security?

Is the border crisis a myth? Two new stories today challenge the media narrative. The first comes from the Houston Chronicle with the headline: “Despite influx of children, border sees no spike in crime: Rio Grande Valley residents, officials call National Guard surge ‘pointless’

As Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra tells the paper, “To give 1,000 National Guard troops who have absolutely no authority to enforce any law, not even immigration law…to give them a weapon just to play scarecrow, I just don’t agree with that.”

Same with Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia. “This is a good media event, but it’s not practical, it’s not going to work. It’s creating the perception that we’re in a violent crime zone of some kind, and we’re not.”

In the same story, McAllen, Texas Mayor Jim Darling said his city hasn’t seen any increase in crime since the influx of children began. And Rio Grande Chief Border Patrol Agent Kevin W. Oaks warns policymakers: “There’s no physical way you can ever secure the entire Southwest border; it will just never happen.”

Then there’s an op-ed in today’s New York Times by Texas Judge Veronica Escobar. It’s called, plainly, “Why the Border Crisis Is a Myth.” She says “the myth of a ‘crisis’ is being used by politicians to justify ever-tighter restrictions on immigration, play to anti-immigrant voters in the fall elections and ignore the reasons so many children are coming here in the first place.”

There’s certainly something going on at the border, but is it a “crisis” that requires Texas Gov. Rick Perry to call out National Guard troops and spend millions of dollars in extra security?

As NFL training camp season gets started, the news from the football world seems to be awfully negative. - “The NFL’s Image Problem,” by Keith Boykin

As NFL training camp season gets started, the news from the football world seems to be awfully negative. - “The NFL’s Image Problem,” by Keith Boykin