Chris Christie’s beach outing becomes a cheeky meme – CNN

CNN Chris Christie's beach outing becomes a cheeky memeCNN(CNN) There may not be a more American way to celebrate Independence Day than with a wave of Chris Christie memes. The New Jersey governor spent time relaxing on the beach over the holiday weekend, which wouldn't usually seem that out of the …An unapologetic Chris Christie announces […]

Turkish female cartoonists get political — tackling oppression with humor – PRI

PRI Turkish female cartoonists get political — tackling oppression with humorPRI“This is how polarization happens! According to recent research, people know which party someone belongs to according to how they “look.” Woman 1: I don't like the looks of that new neighbor. Woman 2: Oh? Why? She looks nice. Though I don't think she …and more »

Heartburn drugs tied to increased risk of early death, study says – CNN

CNN Heartburn drugs tied to increased risk of early death, study saysCNN(CNN) At prescription strength, proton-pump inhibitors are associated with a potential 25% increased risk of early death from any cause, suggests new research published Monday in the British Medical Journal Open. This study did not examine …Some heartburn drugs linked with higher risk of deathCBS […]

‘I’m a creep’: Tech boss Dave McClure resigns after harassment claims – BBC News

BBC News 'I'm a creep': Tech boss Dave McClure resigns after harassment claimsBBC NewsThe founder of Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist firm 500 Startups has resigned following sexual harassment claims by several women. Dave McClure announced his resignation in a blog entitled: "I'm a creep. I'm sorry." Entrepreneur Sarah Kunst had …Employee email claims 500 Startups leadership […]

Speaker Straus weighs in on special session in The New Yoker – KVUE

KVUE Speaker Straus weighs in on special session in The New YokerKVUEThe New Yorker released an article Monday from one of it's upcoming issues that focuses on the 85th Texas Legislature. The article, titled "America's Future Is Texas," is written by Austin author, screenwriter and playwright Lawrence Wright. In it he …and more »

Guest Writer, Mark Keough: American Exceptionalism, Does It Really Matter? Its Roots and Fruits, Part 2

MARK KEOUGH, Guest Writer.  In part 1 of our series we closed with the question; If what we believe about American Exceptionalism really does matter then how did this extraordinary concept begin? To answer this, let us first examine the origin of the phrase. For most historians, the phrase American Exceptionalism originated with the French […]

Guest Writer, State Representative Mark Keough: “American Exceptionalism: Does it really matter? Its roots and fruits.” (Part 1 of 5)

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, takes it as an honor to receive a written work as scholarly and philosophical as the one we’re publishing in a 5-part series during the 4th of July. Mark Keough, who is a pastor and educational leader, is also the State Representative, District 15. He’s […]

State House candidate Steve Toth’s 4th of July Message

STEVE TOTH, Former State Representative, Fox 26 Commentator, and Candidate for State Representative. Guest Writer. The Woodlands, July 4 – Consider for a moment, for the first 5,000 years of recorded history, up through 1776, humanity knew nothing more than servitude and poverty. Mankind used blood letting for medicine and a stick and plow for agriculture. Then, […]

Australian Water Association calls for papers for the 2017 World Toilet Summit

Canberra, Australia, July 4 – The Australian Water Association has called for the submission of scholarly papers for the 2017 World Toilet Summit.The World Toilet Summit is a unique global platform bringing together sanitation stakeholders annually for cross-sector collaboration. The summit has travelled across the globe to India, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Russia, Indonesia and South […]