Keystone Options: ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’ or ‘Half-Way’ Support

By |August 29th, 2012|

It wasn't in Tampa. Or about Isaac. So, of course, it wasn't much noticed. But yesterday, in Livingston, Texas, "multi-generational" advocates and activists continued the efforts to stop the construction of the Tar Sands / Keystone pipeline. A small group of people, with the usual minimal media interest in their actions successfully stopped, at least for [...]

From Hurricane to Tropical Storm, A View of Isaac from NASA

By |August 29th, 2012|

"We haven't seen anything like this, not even with Katrina," said Billy Nungesser, president of Plaquemines Parish, located about 95 miles from New Orleans. "Those areas that didn't flood for Katrina were flooded for this storm. If this is a Category 1 storm, I don't want to see anything stronger." [New York Times] THE NATIONAL [...]

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NASA’s Kepler Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting a Pair of Stars

By |August 29th, 2012|

Imagine a world with two different Suns in the sky, similar to Luke Skywalker's home desert planet Tatooine in "Star Wars." Such a world exists, as NASA announced in September 2011. But now, NASA has found something twice as remarkable: In a different system, NASA has detected two separate planets, both orbiting the same two [...]

Tokenism in the 21st Century

By |August 29th, 2012|

Earlier in the day, during the roll call of the states, it was notable that several black delegates were given the honor of casting their state's ballots while surrounded by crowds of white faces. It would be easy to dismiss this as tokenism and window dressing -- which, of course, it is -- but there [...]

News Desk: France Opens Inquiry Into Yasir Arafat’s Death After Al Jazeera Documentary

By |August 29th, 2012|

A nine-month investigation by Al Jazeera discovered rare, radioactive polonium on the ex-Palestinian leader's final belongings. The finding suggests that Arafat was poisoned with polonium, a rare, highly radioactive element. The polonium was found in blood, sweat, urine and saliva stains on his personal effects, and the levels recorded by forensic pathologists in Switzerland - [...]

Chris Christie’s Keynote Delivered Tough Love and Crashed into Ann Romney’s Message

By |August 29th, 2012|

THE MAN who many courted until the very end to run for president this year stormed in after Ann Romney's softer love centric speech and laid the hammer down. Christie's job was delivering the tough love. Whether anyone was watching that is persuadable wants to hear that their families will be asked to sacrifice more [...]

Juan Williams: Ann Romney Looked Like a “Corporate Wife”

By |August 29th, 2012|

  YOU COULD ALMOST hear the jaws of the Fox News Channel panel hitting the floor when Juan Williams made the statement. The case being made by Ann Romney was lost on Williams and other Democrats who are mightily fighting to finish off Mitt Romney. "But -- but let me say this to every American [...]

Ann Romney and Gov. Chris Christie Take Center Stage Tonight

By |August 28th, 2012|

POLAR OPPOSITES in temperament and purpose, Mrs. Romney and Gov. Christie begin the case for Mitt Romney. Ann Romney will deliver the heart. Chris Christie will bring the muscle. Mrs. Romney's role so far hasn't quite worked out as expected. She's gotten caught up in defending her husband on issues that aren't her purview, with [...]

The Buzz: Mystery Speaker Thursday Night

By |August 28th, 2012|

Republican convention planners appear to have a surprise planned for those tuning in Thursday night. Buried deep in the convention schedule released Monday is a vague reference to a mystery speaker scheduled for the event's final evening. "To Be Announced" has a prime speaking slot late in the Thursday program. [Wall Street Journal] BY THURSDAY [...]

Top Story: Mitt Romney Admits Abortion Rights “Settled for Some Time in the Courts”

By |August 28th, 2012|

"Recognize this is the decision that will be made by the Supreme Court," he said. "The Democrats try and make this a political issue every four years, but this is a matter in the courts. It's been settled for some time in the courts." [CBS NEWS] AN INTERESTING place to start for Mitt Romney considering [...]