Two dreamy topics are working their way through Congress right now: gun control and immigration. Any sort of movement on gun control seems unlikely, but that's not exactly the case for immigration reform.
Margaret Thatcher attracted such titles as Tramp the Dirt Down, in which Elvis Constello imagined Thatcher's end in 1983. Morrisey imaginging her on the Guillotine in 1988, and any number of unplayable insults and angry rants came from bands like the Clash, Pink Floyd and Crass. What else did the former British prime minister inspire?
In a new study published in "Science," researchers were able to describe the images sleeping dreamers saw by reading MRI scans of their brain activity. Though this work is still in the earliest stages, it could lead the way to better understanding not just what we dream about, but also why we dream at all.
Not long ago President Obama warned of the potentially devastating and deeply destructive consequences of allowing the federal government cuts known as sequestration go into effect. About one month ago he signed that order of sequestration and the immediate impact seemed, well, neither immediately devastating nor overwhelmingly painful. However, slowly we are beginning to see the consequences across the country.