Typo Turns Traffic Sign Into Dangerous Distraction

Neetzan Zimmerman · 07/30/13 03:16PM

A traffic sign installed outside a private preschool in Auburn, California, urging drivers to slow down is certainly getting noticed, but, ironically, is making the street less safe for kids.

Following the Heart-Healthy Salt Intake Guidelines Could Kill You

Hamilton Nolan · 05/14/13 02:20PM

For years, doctors have advised people to limit their daily salt intake to 1,500 milligrams in order to protect their hearts. Now, other doctors say that keeping your salt intake that low will hurt your heart. What we can say for sure: salt, heart.

Whoops: GOP Throwing Obama-Bashing 'We Built It' Convention Party Inside Arena Built with Government Dollars

Neetzan Zimmerman · 08/22/12 04:36PM

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced today that theme of the Republican National Convention's second night will be "We Built It" — a theme aimed at "highlight[ing] America's entrepreneurial strength and our people's incomparable work ethic," as well as extending the purposeful distortion of President Obama's "you didn't build that" line.

Press-Stifling Dictator Wins Journalism Award

Jeff Neumann · 03/30/11 04:09AM

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez yesterday was awarded a prize from the communications department at Argentina's La Plata University for his support of "popular communication." Wow. We're assuming the award is for his stupid Twitter account? Or perhaps his talk show, Aló Presidente?

God Not Saving Churches From Foreclosure

Hamilton Nolan · 01/25/11 11:06AM

"Since 2008, nearly 200 religious facilities have been foreclosed on by banks, up from eight during the previous two years and virtually none in the decade before that." We'll tastefully omit the gloating and obvious theological jokes. [WSJ. Photo via]