Obama To Announce “Vision” to Lead Global Climate Change Fight (Video)

By |June 24th, 2013|

So this time, unlike in his Inaugural address, Obama will apparently announce a "vision" that includes actual "steps" whereby the U.S. will "lead" in the global climate change fight. And apparently, the steps will be by way of executive actions. See the video below for the set-up for tomorrow's big speech at Georgetown University. This [...]

George Zimmerman Opening Statements Today *Updated*

By |June 24th, 2013|

George Zimmerman trial opening statements today. Who was howling for help in those 911 tapes might become one of the most important questions to be weighed by the jury of six woman. They will have to decide for themselves after Circuit Judge Debra Nelson banned the testimony of two audio experts who said [...]

A Brit’s View: An Outsider’s Guide to Wimbledon

By |June 24th, 2013|

When I say "Outsider's Guide" I mean it very literally, as outside the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club's main gate is as close as I've ever got to the tournament. That evening I was facing the opposite direction watching the fireworks in Wimbledon Park on Bonfire Night. The one thing I can tell you is [...]

Queer Talk: What SCOTUS Could Decide About DOMA, Prop 8

By |June 24th, 2013|

As expected, there were no SCOTUS decisions today regarding Proposition 8 and DOMA, but even before the historic rulings (whatever they are), opponents of marriage equality are "gearing up." as NBC News puts it, for coming efforts. The Court will be back at 10:00 AM tomorrow, with more decisions. According to SCOTUS Blog, (I)t sounds [...]

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SCOTUS Goes Narrow on Affirmative Action

By |June 24th, 2013|

Supreme Court gives narrow decision on affirmative action. THE COURT didn't make a sweeping judgment on affirmative action, throwing the case back to lower courts to review. The court affirmed the use of race in the admissions process, but makes it harder for institutions to use such policies to achieve diversity. The 7-1 [...]

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Snowden Not on Flight to Cuba *Updated*

By |June 24th, 2013|

"US bullying Russia for Snowden's rendition is counterproductive. No self-respecting state would accept such unlawful demands," the group [WikiLeaks] wrote. The use of "rendition" was an explicit reference to the way the United States has handled terrorism suspects. [New York Times] Snowden not on flight to Cuba. WHERE IN the world is Edward [...]

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Media & Twitter Frenzy as Snowden Flies to Moscow

By |June 23rd, 2013|

Edward Snowden on his way to Moscow? A Moscow-based reservations agent at Aeroflot, Russia's national airline, said that Mr. Snowden was aboard flight SU213 to Moscow, traveling on a one-way ticket to Moscow. The Aeroflot flight landed in Moscow on Sunday afternoon. [New York Times] THE UNITED STATES government got thoroughly skunked today, [...]

Espionage Charges Against Snowden, Extradition Sought

By |June 23rd, 2013|

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) "Hong Kong has been a historically good partner of the United States in law enforcement matters, and we expect them to comply with the treaty in this case." - Tom Donilon [Washington Post] THE PLOT hasn't thickened so much as turned to black tar, with Edward [...]

Queer Talk: Religious Leaders Pledge to Resist Pro-LGBT SCOTUS Ruling

By |June 21st, 2013|

The headline should really read: Some religious leaders pledge to resist any pro-LGBT, pro-marriage equality rulings, as they nervously anticipating Supreme Court decisions regarding Prop 8 and DOMA, and so are standing in solidarity to defend marriage and the family and society founded upon them, based on their interpretation of Christianity, and what's more, have [...]

Paula Deen Bails on Today Show *UPDATED*

By |June 21st, 2013|

UPDATE: Things were bad, but it seems snubbing the "Today" show, which reaches the world of American morning TV viewers was just too much. Food TV has severed ties with Paula Deen on the same day she released two back to back videos, which included an apology. The Food Network said Friday that it would [...]