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Throwing Israel a Bone? U.S. to Release Convicted Spy

Jonathan Pollard, a man arrested in 1985 for spying on the U.S. for Israel, will be released on parole in November after 30 years in prison....

Airplane Wing Debris May Be From Malaysia Flight 370

Apparent airplane debris found off the coast of Reunion island in the western Indian Ocean is being examined to see if it is connected to the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370). Boeing's initial assessment ofShow More Summary

Chris Christie: Mike Huckabee's Holocaust analogy is 'offensive,' and it gives Obama an out

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Wednesday called former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's (R) recent controversial comments about the Iran deal "offensive," and said that they could actually be helping President Barack Obama sell what...Show More Summary

Trump Leads GOP Field in Florida

A new St. Pete Polls survey in Florida finds Donald Trump leading the GOP poll with 26%, followed by Jeb Bush at 20%, Scott Walker at 12%, Marco Rubio at 10% and Ben Carson at 5%.

Marco Rubio: 'Look at all this outrage over a dead lion' instead of 'Planned Parenthood dead babies'

Delete your account. Look at all this outrage over a dead lion, but where is all the outrage over the planned parenthood dead babies. — Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 29, 2015 I swear the Republican presidential field is getting dumber by the day. Show More Summary

Perry Challenges Trump to Pull-Up Contest

Donald Trump “may be leading in the polls for the GOP presidential primary, but former Texas Governor Rick Perry knows how he can beat his rival candidate. Asked about Trump’s critique of his candidacy, Perry challenged Trump to a pull-up [...]

"Professor what's your stand on kilts?"

Asks Mac McConnell in the comments to this morning's men-in-shorts post.My answer: "They should not be so long that I can stand on them."If you're thinking of wearing a kilt that has a train...... guys, don't.

Just go

Bronwyn Bishop will resign very soon. This cannot go on. Bishop has now been shamed out of another jaunt: Bronwyn Bishop…

Federal judge dismisses Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson's effort to win back her position of chief justice.

"Abrahamson filed suit April 8, a day after voters had approved a constitutional amendment to change how the chief justice was elected to a majority vote among the justices every two years."“The court concludes that Wisconsin’s new method...Show More Summary

"I had been wondering why so many people seem to hate Donald Trump."

"Calling him egotistical or a 'loudmouth' doesn't really explain it — those are reasons to find someone off-putting and to avoid him, but not to hate him. After watching this previously unreleased movie about Trump from the early '90s, I finally understand. Show More Summary

A sinister attempt to gag debate on the “stolen generations”

Absolutely incredible. Sinister. What I said yesterday: It is now a sin - even a crime against…

"Funhouse Psychotherapy With Poker Chips."

"In a thousand ways, [gambling] has taught me two main lessons: that the odds are the odds, and they will always ultimately prevail; and that the mind (and particularly the ego) is full of trickery. These tricks take myriad forms, but they share a common theme: The odds apply chiefly to others. Show More Summary

Tips for Sunday, August 2

Pass them on. Sorry, there are no moderators on weekends to publish them.

"Caitlyn has every right to be just as conservative as she chooses. But many transgender men and women need social programs to survive..."

"... and that's nothing to be ashamed of. If Cait's going to be a spokesperson for the community. This is something she's going to have to understand."Pushback... as Caitlyn Jenner shows her political conservatism. Eh. Or something like that. Show More Summary

"Always wanted to ask if Meade wears shorts. If he doesn't, did he used to and give them up for you?"

"Or did he never wear shorts and was that a point in his favor with you? Or did you just tell him that if he ever wears shorts you'll kill him?"Email from a reader, which I answered "Meade does whatever he wants."My problem with men in shorts has always been that it makes the man look like a boy. Show More Summary

How Harper’s free-trade freebie fell through

The Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty was supposed to be Stephen Harper's election campaign launchpad—until it didn't happen The post How Harper’s free-trade freebie fell through appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The life of a bunga bunga king

Book review: Michael Day's biography of media-mogul-turned-three-time-Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi The post The life of a bunga bunga king appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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