Show Prep: Wed, July 16

The “Perfect” Salary for Happiness, by State

A few years ago, a Princeton study suggested that $75,000 is the happiness tipping point—earning more than that, happiness may not really improve. This needs to be adjusted, however, by your area’s cost of living, so here’s the benchmark by state (and DC).

Comcast customer records nightmare call when he phoned to cancel | Mail Online

It seems that one rep has decided on a brilliant new way to retain customers – never let them leave.

The Gateway Pundit | Where Hope Finally Made a Comeback | Page 2

absolutely destroyed Jon Stewart and the liberal cranks who are misleading the American public on the Supreme Court decision.

Senate Republicans Block Dem Attempt to Undo Hobby Lobby Ruling |

In Hobby Lobby, the Court ruled that the Obamacare law and its related regulations cannot compel closely held or family-owned companies from providing certain kinds of contraceptive coverage if doing so violates the owners’ religious beliefs. The religious family that owns Hobby Lobby had opposed four of the 20 contraceptive drugs and devices because they could cause abortion.

SHOCK: District’s ‘critical thinking’ assignment led at least 50 students to conclude Holocaust never occurred – powered by Education Action Group Foundation, Inc.

An eighth-grade English assignment that was meant to develop students’ critical thinking skills has, instead, created some 50 new deniers.

California school district apologizes for Holocaust assignment | MSNBC

A California school district is apologizing after an essay assignment asking students to prove the Holocaust occurred was distributed to students.

Convenience stores file federal appeal over cold beer | The Journal Gazette

Executives and members of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (IPCA) announced today that they will continue their legal challenge of ’s law governing the sale of with an appeal in federal court and a lawsuit in state court challenging Indiana’s unfair law.

Belgian town blasts out music to drive out gipsies – Telegraph

The Roma had arrived on Sunday in Landen, some 50 km (30 miles) east of the Belgian capital of Brussels. They agreed with a landowner to park 14 caravans there until Tuesday, according to Gino Debroux, the Landen mayor.

Should Indiana’s Superintendent Be Elected Or Appointed? | StateImpact Indiana

All the drama surrounding the State Board of Education lately has either tired you out or made you think (or both).