Tag Archives: Daily Beast

Evaluating E-Cigarettes Is a Drag

Splendid readers! The hardlysmoking staff could use your help in sorting this headscratcher out. Over the past several days we’ve encountered two radically different reports on the relative merits/hazards of electronic cigarettes, and we can’t quite figure out which one is right. Or if both … Continue reading

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First White House Transgender Hire Is From Brookline

The nation’s much-heralded transgender moment has finally ascended to America’s Big House. From the Washington Blaze: In first, White House hires openly trans staffer The White House for the first time has hired an openly transgender person as a member of … Continue reading

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Let The Wild Chuck Hagel Rumpus Begin!

According to the Daily Beast (and numerous other sources), Chuck Hagel is the next flashpoint in the endless Beltway soap opera. Sources: Obama to Pick Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense After averting the fiscal cliff by reaching a deal … Continue reading

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Call It Instascram

It started out as the classic Facebook privacy dance: two steps forward, one step back. From CNET this morning, via The Daily Beast: Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought … Continue reading

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Brown/Warren Senate Race: We’re Number Ugliest! (II)

First, as the hardworking staff duly noted the other day, it was the Daily Beast and MSNBC’s First Read. Now it’s BuzzFeed: The Ugliest Campaign In America A plan to keep it civil has backfired badly in Massachusetts. Scott Brown … Continue reading

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Brown/Warren Senate Race: We’re Number Ugliest!

It’s official: The U.S. Senate bakeoff between incumbent Scott Brown (R-She Clearly Isn’t) and Elizabeth Warren (D-I Am What I Am) is the nastiest race in the country right now. Or maybe the ugliest. Via the Daily Beast: [T]his year’s … Continue reading

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Boston: We’re Number Whatever! (Best American Cities To Buy A House Edition)

The Daily Beast has published a slide show of the Best American Cities to Buy a House, From Minneapolis to Fargo. That alone should give you a hint of what’s to come. Setup: Home prices in cities around the country are … Continue reading

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Hey, Elizabeth Warren: Daily Beast Says Cherokee Flap Not Your Fault

Michael Tomasky writes in the Daily Beast that the whole Elizabeth Warren Cherokee Nation rumpus is the news media’s fault (sorry no links or visuals – we’re iPadlicked): So now Elizabeth Warren has to prove that she’s 1/32nd Cherokee? The … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Day (Creepy Visual Edition)

Via the Daily Beast’s Cheat Sheet alert: Maybe have a cheeseburger?

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Boston Ad (Wo)Men Recreate “Mad Men” Era

From our Everything “Mad Men” Is New Again desk The New York Times reports that the fifth season premiere of AMC’s Mad Men is the real March Madness. After ‘Mad Men’ Drought, Hoping to Slake a Thirst The fifth season … Continue reading

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