There is more work to do, say the leader of GLAAD and the lawyer who argued Boy Scouts of America vs. James Dale before the Supreme Court in 2000. read more
This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Iran's Supreme Leader tries to defeat the younger generation Charges of sorcery An ideological and generational assault Iran's Supreme Leader tries to defeat the younger generation...Show More Summary
For the cleric who runs Iran, there’s no such thing as a pleasant surprise, especially on election day. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was not pleased when a librarian named Mohammad Khatami was swept into the president’s office in 1997, leading...Show More Summary
An Iranian legislator named Ali Motahari wrote an open letter this week to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei protesting the decision to bar former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from running in the upcoming election. The letter, published on several Iranian … Continue reading ?
The U.S. has unsuccessfully tried to undermine the Islamic Republic for decades. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is gradually doing the job himself. Indeed, yesterday’s disqualification of Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani...Show More Summary
In the spring of 1992, the still-young Islamic Republic of Iran's latest legislative elections were getting off to an ominous start. The Guardian Council, an official body closely aligned with the supreme leader that can disqualify political candidates at will, had blocked a large number of politicians from the so-called "radical" camp. Show More Summary
What the huge disqualifications do tells us is that the Supreme Leader and his hardline establishment are flexing their muscles for anyone who's looking for trouble at this year's presidential election.
Mohammad Hossein Karroubi, the son of political dissident under house arrest since February 2011 Mehdi Karroubi, has written a letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei decrying the continued confiscation of personal items security forces took in February 2013.
In April a campaign entitled "I Support Law 779" began on social networks demanding that the "Integral Law Against Violence Towards Women" be respected before numerous reforms that religious leaders and members of the Supreme Court of Justice proposed.
Mohsen Milani walks through the Ayatollah’s plan to prevent another uprising this election season, which includes preempting dissent and ensuring voter turnout: [Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei has made a concerted effort this time around to discredit potential protesters before they take to the streets. Show More Summary
An election that was supposed to be full of Khamenei loyalists could turn into a horserace.
The alpha wolf is a figure that looms large in our imagination. The notion of a supreme pack leader who fought his way to dominance and reigns superior to the other wolves in his pack informs both our fiction and is how many people understand wolf behavior. But the alpha wolf doesn't exist—at least not in the wild. Read more...
The Iranian president is likely to be replaced by a supporter of the supreme leader's.
Lots of readers from South Lanarkshire have been in touch asking for the contact details of the SNP Group Leader - Anne Maggs - who has called upon South Lanarkshire Council to abandon its FOI appeal to the UK Supreme Court. Now I haven't...Show More Summary
“I’m calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea, or as I call him, ‘Kim,’ to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose.” - Dennis Rodman attempting to call in a chit with his new friend, North Korean … Continue reading ?
Rodman tweets, "I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him "Kim", to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose."
Dennis Rodman made headlines with his trip to North Korea earlier this year. Now his special relationship with Kim Jong-un is being put to the test. The former Chicago Bull just tweeted: I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him "Kim", to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose. Show More Summary
Like father, like son. This photo blog follows the new supreme leader of North Korea as he performs the regal task of inspecting things. Our favorite has to be the Kim Jong-lookception. Hat Tip Link
Opposition leader to make formal appeal to Supreme Court over result of election as president brands him a "cry baby".