Mark and Charlie's Blog

Truthiness on Young Black Males in Prison Cells vs. College Dorms The Washington Post Fact Checker column is an invaluable source on the truthiness of campaign rhetoric. Democratic presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John Edwards made headlines earlier this year with claims...
Study: Strippers Make More in Tips When Most 'Fertile' A new study from the University of New Mexico found that, on average, strippers make the most money in tips during the most “fertile” days of their monthly cycles, Psychology Today reports. Researchers also found that women...
Lawmaker Shows Nude Photo to Students A state legislator surprised a high school class when the computer he was using projected a photo of a nude woman during a lecture on how a bill becomes a law. State Rep. Matthew Barrett was giving a civics lesson Tuesday when he inserted a...
Deputies compete in arrest contests Southeast L.A. competitions were meant to boost morale, official says. Baca calls them a well-meaning but ill-conceived idea. By Scott Glover and Matt Lait, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers October 4, 2007 Participating in sports such as...
Texas border mayors block access to proposed fence sites By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press BROWNSVILLE — Mayors along the Texas-Mexico border have begun a quiet protest of the federal government's plans to build a fence along the border: Some are refusing access to their land...
Massive sweep deports hundreds By Anna Gorman and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers Federal officers in Southern California over the last two weeks have arrested more than 1,300 immigrants, most of whom either have criminal records or have failed to abide by...
Two Calif. cities to vote on banning smoking in apartments By Wendy Koch, USA TODAY Lawmakers in two California cities are casting votes this month on unprecedented legislation that would widen a growing voluntary movement by landlords and resident associations to ban smoking...
Forty Men Arrested for Having Sex in Tennessee Public Parks JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — An undercover investigation into public sex in Johnson City parks has led to the arrest of 40 men in two weeks. "Our parks are for family use. People should not be exposed to this while they are...
Marital Spats, Taken to Heart By TARA PARKER-POPE Published: October 2, 2007 Arguing is an inevitable part of married life. But now researchers are putting the marital spat under the microscope to see if the way you fight with your spouse can affect your health. Recent studies...