Republican presidential candidate Mick Huckabee insisted on Sunday that the president of the United States would not have to follow a ruling that struck down bans on same-sex marriage because the Supreme Court was not the "Supreme Being." "You...Show More Summary
Well worth a few minutes of three-day weekend Zen Former Florida Governor and presumed current front runner in the 2016 GOP primary, Jeb Bush, spoke on climate change this week. In just a couple of sentences, he managed to confuse everyone: First, Jeb Bush said he was “not a scientist” when it comes to climate change. Show More Summary
With his open contempt for African Americans, Mark Fuhrman proved he’s as racist as he ever was – and Fox News loves him for it. The fact that Fox routinely trots out Fuhrman to comment on racially sensitive cases speaks volumes about Fox News. Show More Summary
From the May 21, 2015 edition of 11 Alive News Tonight: Previously: On the Ropes: Inside ALEC's Annual Meeting The ALEC Problem Is Even Worse Than John Oliver Thinks
We end our week in Japan and I end my week as a student for now. International Politics Overall – Rania Khalek: “Obama gives $1.9 billion in weapons as welcome gift to Israel’s racist government” – President Barack Obama: Israel should know “the people of America” will protect them – A report from the Pentagon found...
The moral of the story: If you're a cop that prosecutors dare to charge, go for trial by judge rather than jury so you'll be acquitted. Officer Michael Brelo didn't just shoot once or twice in the heat of the moment. No, after a carShow More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. Sen. Show More Summary
It looks like if prosecutors actually want indictments from a Grand Jury, they can get them, at least in Baltimore. AP: The indictments announced Thursday were similar to the charges Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced nearly three weeks ago. Show More Summary
In the Wall Street Journal on Friday, famed investor Warren Buffett made an argument you often hear against raising the minimum wage: increase the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) instead.“I may wish
Josh Duggar speaks at the Family Leadership Summit By now, the story is everywhere. Reality TV son Josh Duggar has had to step down as executive director of Family Research Council Action and apologize for having molested several underage girls, including his own sisters, when he himself was 14 years old. Show More Summary
The Atlantic has a new interview with President Obama on ISIS, Iraq and Syria. He doesn't think "we're losing." He calls Ramadi a "tactical setback." ISIS continues its attacks today. It is also taking credit for a suicide bomb attack at a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Jeb Bush has performed a valuable service with his recent missteps and flubs, he’s reminded the world of the baggage he willingly carries. I’m not tarring him with the same brush as George W. Bush just because they are brothers. Jeb has voluntarily staffed his foreign policy team with 17 people from his brother’s administration. Show More Summary
This post supported by a grant from the Patty Dumpling Endowed Chair for coverage of oil spills, oil industry nastiness, and coastal sliming. So here’s the good news about Tuesday’s oil spill in Santa Barbara County, California: It’s nothing compared to the 1969 offshore drilling accident that fouled hundreds of square miles of ocean. Show More Summary
We begin today's roundup with The Des Moines Register's take on the military equipment use by American police forces: Documents obtained by CNN in April found the Missouri National Guard referred to Ferguson protestors as "enemy forces" during demonstrations last summer. Show More Summary
If Jeb Bush's pitch to voters is, "I'm like my brother, but I promise to make fewer public investments," it's unlikely to be persuasive.
Bruce Springsteen – Paradise By The ‘C’ The Boss will release a new album this year… Bruce Springsteen has already recorded his next album and it will be released before the end of the year. Springsteen fansite blogitallnight.com posted the first news as rumour of the next record over the weekend, ‘Here is a great...
I know what some of you are thinking. You are looking at the genre description I put in and thought, "Punk? They don't sound very punk." Well, I went ahead and looked these guys up and respected their wishes to identify as a punk band. Show More Summary
Most wars are started or joined because of lies. The Mexican-American War of 1848, the Spanish-American-Cuban War of 1898 and the Vietnam War are all good examples. Lately, thanks to Judith Miller's whiny piece seeking to whitewash her...Show More Summary
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In the last few days America witnessed something many have been stating for decades. The media coverage and interpretation of events is demonstrably race based. I walked into my home from after blogging for five hours at Starbucks. My...Show More Summary