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Yemeni news media report ten people were killed and more than twelve people in a wedding party were wounded in a drone attack by the United States. The attack occurred near Radaa in the al-Bayda province of Yemen. It struck a car in a wedding convoy. Some of the killed were alleged to be members of al Qaeda.
Not surprisingly the International Narcotics Control Board, which is charged with promoting and monitoring compliance with international drug prohibition treaties, is not happy Uruguay ended their marijuana prohibition.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is not happy about Democrats eliminating the filibuster on non-Supreme Court presidential appointees. He believes the filibuster on legislation is now inherently doomed.
National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander, Deputy Attorney General James Cole and Office of the Director for National Intelligence General Counsel Robert Litt were all witnesses for another Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on surveillance. Show More Summary
Here we go again. According to a piece in Politico Magazine former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had some harsh words related to progressives in her $400,000 speeches for Goldman Sachs and friends. Show More Summary
Progressives are not the only ones disgusted by the ludicrous military spending in the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Yesterday Rick Santelli – whose outburst over government assistance to homeowners is alleged to have started the Tea Party – hosted David Stockman, the former Office of Management and Budget Director for the Reagan Administration. DOJ
I’ll be on We Act Radio with Melissa Byrne this morning to discuss the future of marijuana policy after it is legalized and my upcoming book on the subject: After Legalization: Understanding the Future of Marijuana Policy. It begins at 10:00am ET. Listen in. You can support my book at Kickstarter and be one of [...]
- Indian Supreme Court has made consensual sex between homosexuals illegal and can be charged with 10 year sentence. Protests occur in response - “Airline Deregulation: How Ideology Triumphed Over Evidence in the U.S. Airline Industry” -...Show More Summary
And it’s hardened heart is, as usual, about as small as Rupert Murdoch’s conscience. The New York Times ran a five-part series on the struggles of a very, very poor family struggling to survive in New York City in a subpar (to say the least) government-provided living space. The Post’s reaction? Yes, the family’s housing [...]
Brian Setzer Orchestra -- Nutcracker Suite, 2005.
Here’s a short animated video explaining why the Trans-Pacific Partnership sucks. Starring my imitation of Ross Perot! Remember, Ross knew all about the “Giant sucking sound from the South” that became NAFTA. I pulled concepts from both the left and the right to inform this video. My number one concern on TPP is Food Safety, which nobody is talking about yet.
You’d think America had enough problems with its foreign image, what with drone killings, NSA spying and the president shooting selfie’s at Mandela’s funeral. But you’d be wrong. LA Sheriff’s Deputies roughed up two foreign consuls in the course of official diplomatic business.
Fukushima continues to spew out radiation. The quantities seem to be rising, as do the impacts. The site has been infiltrated by organized crime. There are horrifying signs of ecological disaster in the Pacific and human health impacts in the U.S. But within Japan, a new State Secrets Act makes such talk punishable by up to ten years in prison.
Dear Christians who think you are being persecuted, I don’t expect you to be swayed by my open letter. I don’t expect to change your mind with my words. But certain things have to be said.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will pay $8.5 million dollars to Utah for “defrauding the state’s Medicaid program through allegedly false and misleading marketing of Avandia.” Avandia is a drug intended to manage Type 2 diabetes. Also, The Scientist...Show More Summary
Since its inception The Harry Potter Alliance has launched successful campaigns, told intricate policy stories and done a world of good in a world of Muggles. Now, in time for the release of Catching Fire the group is looking to TheShow More Summary
America’s richest brothers, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries, are upset with the New York Times. Representatives for the family claim that the Times characterized their position on government policies related to climate change. In the piece the reporter notes the Koch brothers have “longtime resentment of the biggest oil companies.” Last week, the [...]
This year has been dominated by few legislative accomplishments, the first government shutdown in over a decade, and the disastrous roll out of one of the party's signature laws. Not surprisingly this has all combined to make this the worst year for Congress ever
With even President Obama lamenting the loss of social mobility in America it now seems the majority of the American people no longer believe in the American Dream. According to a Bloomberg Poll the "land of opportunity" meme, long established irrespective of evidence, has finally been smothered by the realities of plutocracy.
Latest revelations from National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden renew focus on the need for online companies to provide users with better controls so "unique identifiers" do not aid the government in warrantless surveillance.