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SCOTUS rejects statutory challenge to Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) today rejected by a vote of 6-3 a statutory challenge to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Chief Justice Roberts, who previously cast the deciding vote upholding the constitutionality of the ACA, wrote today’s opinion rejecting the statutory challenge. He was joined by Kennedy, Kagan, Breyer, Sotomayor and...

Tsarnaev admits guilt, apologizes and is sentenced to death

Judge George O’Toole sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death today for his role in the Boston Marathon Bombing case. The sentence was not in doubt because he was obligated to formally sentence him to death, given the jury’s death verdict. Victims who survived and family members of victims who died came to court today to speak...

WikiLeaks Reveals Records of NSA Spying on French Presidents for Information on Political & Economic Affairs

Top secret intelligence reports and technical documents from the National Security Agency showing the the agency has spied upon the communications of France’s past three presidents were published on June 23. Julian Assange, the media...Show More Summary

The Roundup for June 24th, 2015

Good day folks! International Politics Overall – Gallup: Sixty-nine percent of citizens polled across the world view the U.S. favorably – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: There are red lines we will not cross with the international deal – A Pentagon official said China seeks to challenge the U.S. military in the air – The French...

Over Easy: Record Texas flooding could create new ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf

On Friday, Texas A&M Professor Steve DiMarco and other researchers will depart Galveston in a new the research vessel “Trident,” to measure and record oxygen levels in the Gulf of Mexico. DiMarco, a Texas A&M oceanographer and researcher explains that rivers carrying record amounts of fresh water into the Gulf act to “cap” the heavier...

FBI Watched Live Streams During Height of Ferguson Protests & Reported ‘Crimes’ to Police

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The Saudi Cables: Revelations from Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, Sudan & Egypt

WikiLeaks announced it would publish half a million cables and other documents from Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry last week. It released nearly 70,000 files, which the organization’s publisher Julian Assange said would “lift the lid on an increasingly erratic and secretive dictatorship.” The files, in Arabic, have mostly received a minimal amount attention in the United...

The Roundup for June 23rd, 2015

Thank Kevin again for the above video! Charleston Shooting, Day 5 – The FBI said Dylann Roof should not be labeled a terrorist; Wh-what? – It’s thanks to two people, one of them a communist, that Dylann Roof’s website was found; Another reason why we need #FullCommunism – South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) also called...

Over Easy: The Cleveland Metro Parks

One of the parts of Cleveland I enjoy the most is the Cleveland Metropolitan Park System or Metro Parks AKA the Emerald Necklace. The oldest park district in Ohio, the Cleveland Metropolitan Park District was born in 1917, the initiative of a young, self-taught engineer who had conceived the idea of an outer chain of...

Late Night FDL: My Sweet Lord + Today Is A Killer

Nina Simone – My Sweet Lord + Today Is A Killer The Guardian had an interesting article today on Nina Simone… Nina Simone: ‘Are you ready to burn buildings?’ Nina Simone’s album Black Gold, recorded at New York’s Philharmonic Hall on 26 October 1969, concludes with a deeply moving performance of To Be Young, Gifted...

Boston Bombing News: A Death Verdict Based on Forged Evidence?!

By Woody Box Next Wednesday, Judge George O’Toole will most certainly affirm the jury’s verdict and speak out the death sentence against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It is remarkable that the verdict is in big part based on a single piece of crippled evidence: the notorious video with Dzhokhar leaving back his bag in front of the...

Ignorance and stupidity are killing America

I read a compelling article this morning in Psychology Today by David Niose, the legal director and former president of the American Humanist Association. The title is Anti-Intellectualism Is Killing America and I believe he is right. He says, America is killing itself through its embrace and exaltation of ignorance, and the evidence is all...

The Roundup for June 21-22nd, 2015

A brand new week folks! What are you looking forward to? Charleston Shooting, Day 3-4 – The site registered by Dylann Roof was discovered and it is very scary considering how racist he is – Community organizer Kevin Alexander Gray joins The Real News to explain why white supremacy is relevant in discussion in regards to Roof’s attack...

Over Easy: Monday Science

Greetings! Well, I hope everyone enjoyed their visit from Bill. I got a lot of water, but not much wind and it was pretty much done as an event about 3:00 Saturday afternoon. Well, the Asahi Shimbun has finally called BULL$#!+ on the JG. Sample quote: it has become abundantly clear that the situation is...

Late Night FDL: Had a Dad

Jane’s Addiction – Had a Dad Happy Fathers Day…! What’s on your mind tonite…?

MENA Mashup: The Saudi Cables

Wikileaks has released the first tranche of The Saudi Cables which contain “more than half a million cables and other documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry that contain secret communications from various Saudi Embassies around the...Show More Summary

‘Meet the Press’ Defends Focus on Gun Violence by Black Convicts, Not Racism, in Aftermath of Charleston Church Massacre

NBC’s “Meet the Press” aired a video on black convicts in Sing Sing Prison, who deeply regret committing gun violence. There was not necessarily anything wrong with the video itself, however, “Meet the Press” chose to connect it to the Charleston church massacre committed by a white supremacist named Dylann Roof. And then the program...

Camera Work: Edward Weston

Ruth Calvo’s blog Saturday Art featured Frida Kahlo, an artist from Mexico in the early 20th Century, wife of Diego Rivera, who befriended Edward Weston, influencing Weston’s work. I commented on the connection, and decided to make Weston the center piece for this Sunday’s Camera Work. Now, one would expect to find images representing the...

Podcast: The Dominican Republic’s Plans to Racially Cleanse the Country of Black Haitians

The Dominican Republic is set to purge its country of hundreds of thousands of black Haitian migrants or black Dominicans of Haitian descent. The government has stripped anyone born in Haiti after 1929 of their citizenship and rendered this entire population stateless. Numerous Haitians have fled or are hiding as they wait to see what...

Sunday Food: Clotted Cream

(Picture courtesy of enni at flickr.com.) Being in England means being close to, and able to get, clotted cream.   I wish you all to be able to have this delicacy. Clotted cream (sometimes called scalded, clouted, Devonshire or Cornish cream) is a thick cream made by indirectly heating full-cream cow’s milk using steam or a...

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