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Bloomberg for same-sex marriage

Mike Bloomberg films this video for the New York State marriage campaign of the national group Rights Campaign His pitch is libertarian: "Government shouldn't tell you whom to marry," and the campaign is part of a broader recognition that -- even in a blue state -- backers of gay marriage are in a fight over public opinion.

Amazon now selling iPad as well…

Target isn’t the only new seller of the iPad this weekend.  Amazon gets the iPad as well and sells them for the same price as Apple.  Amazon, however doesn’t charge any tax in most states and offers free shipping as well.  (good way to burn out a bunch of leftover giftcards!). Amazon is carrying all [...]

Boise State's Five Strikes: Things We Learned From The 59-0 Shellacking Of NMSU

New Mexico State didn't put up nearly as much of a fight as Chris Petersen had hoped, or maybe the Broncos are just that good, definitely the best team to ever put on the orange and blue. Either way, Kellen and Co. rolled to another victory, Boise's 18th consecutive win, and their fourth on the season. Show More Summary

U.S., Britain and Japan Issue Travel Warning

By: Nsenga Burton Japan has joined the United States and Great Britain in issuing a travel alert, warning of a possible terrorist attack by al-Quaida. The Foreign Ministry in Tokyo urged Japanese citizens to be careful when using public...Show More Summary

Now Japan Issues Travel Alert for Europe

One day after the US State Department issued a travel alert to Americans in Europe, Japan has followed suit. Japanese citizens living or traveling in Europe have been warned of possible attacks by al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups. The Foreign Ministry asked citizens to use caution when visiting tourist sites...


IN The Goss column on May 25 we published an article "Fan saves Amy Winehouse from Russell Brand's Dad" in which it was stated that Ron Brand had made unwelcome and inappropriate advances to Amy Winehouse, as a result of which a fan had to intervene and slap him. On May 28, we repeated the [...]

Obituary - Georgy Arbatov, master of compromise

Georgy Arbatov, adviser to the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, who believed that cooperation between the United States and the Soviet Union was possible, died on October 1 at the age of 87. He was a master of compromise who sought to introduce a touch of human rationality to the totalitarian system.

7 Essential French Sci-Fi Films

4 years agoHumor : Topless Robot

?France's love affair with science fiction goes back centuries with authors like Cyrano de Bergerac addressing an alien utopia in 1657's Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon. Thi...

The First Amendment, Separation of Church and State, and Same-Sex Marriage: 5 Questions for Law Professor Eugene Volokh

4 years agoHumor : Britannica Blog

Recently, Britannica published a new entry on the First Amendment by Eugene Volokh, UCLA law professor and founder of the top-rated blog the Volokh Conspiracy. He is also the author of the textbooks The First Amendment and Related Statutes,...Show More Summary

LEADERSHIP: The Hill: Conyers lost driver’s license after renewal check bounced. “The Associated …

LEADERSHIP: The Hill: Conyers lost driver’s license after renewal check bounced. “The Associated Press discovered the lapse after inquiring about the driving histories of all major-part candidates in Michigan. The secretary of state’s office produced records dating back to 2003. In addition to Conyers, 11 out of 30 candidates for Congress [...]

Mobilizing Minds

Why did the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik on October 4, 1957 throw the fields of mathematics and science into tremendous demand in the United States? Find the many ways this revolutionary event inspired children from the 1950s to become

In Ann Arbor, State's Attorney Is Accused of Stalking, Hate Speech

The anti-gay advocate, an assistant state attorney general, says his blog comments and conduct are protected by the First Amendment. Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

California Update

The state Supreme Court will review a ruling to decide whether trained school employees might administer insulin to diabetic children in school. We first noted this situation at the bottom of this post in November 2008. It was surprising,...Show More Summary

China: Chang Ping on the state of media

By Andy Yee China Media Project posted a partial translation of Taiwan's Want Daily interview with Chang Ping, veteran journalist and CMP fellow, about the current state of media in China. Our site also carries a translation of other parts of the same interview which focuses on Chang Ping's personal...

New Jersey Home of The Situation and The Autism Situation for Some Very Real Housewives

By Claudine Liss It’s great living in the grand State of New Jersey home of; the highest autism rates globally, the most mandated vaccines in the world and the famous television shows Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives of New Jersey....

Grades of Mediocrity

The NY Post states the obvious today-the DOE's grading system for NYC schools is simply a failure: "It is becoming increasingly clear that Schools Chancellor Joel Klein is doing no one any favors -- not the public, and certainly not himself -- by assigning letter-grade report cards to city schools. Show More Summary

Europe’s Terror Plot Targets: Fox News Report

The U.S. State Department issued on Sunday a travel alert for Americans in Europe, warning them of possible terrorist attacks. The alert did not offer specifics about the targets and countries that could be most at risk, saying only that the attacks can occur at transportation hubs and other popular tourist locations.

Iran’s Bavar 2 flying machine-gun boats

I have heard a lot about how president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is very outspoken of the United States, the United Kingdom, not to mention Israel. Usually, when I see him on the news, it is in association with nuclear arms. This is apparently the Iranian weapons that we don’t hear about. I guess [...]

Obesity in the United States Expected to Grow

Obesity can't be taken lightly - no pun intended - with nations like the United States and Mexico buckling under the weight of a global epidemic. Most health experts agree the spread of the Western lifestyle is largely to blame; more junk food, not enough exercise. And now a new study says the number of overweight or obese people...

The Impending Collapse of Israel in Palestine - Palestine

October 02, 2010 "Information Clearing House" --  On November 15, 1988 the Palestine National Council (P.N.C.) meeting in Algiers proclaimed the Palestinian Declaration of Independence that created the independent state of Palestine. Today the State of Palestine is bilaterally recognized de jure by about 130 states. Palestine has de facto...

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