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It takes a very special sort of stick-up-the-assness to ban The Diary of Anne Frank as being too suggestive ("sexual explcit material" and "homosexual themes") but damned if a town in Virginia didn't do it.
Something unusual happened today in American politics — something never before seen. President Obama appeared at the Republican party retreat. Their invitation. He gave a speech, hitting on the same points as his State of the Union, and then…. …. he took questions. He took questions from Republican congressmen. It was much like "Question Time" that they have in the … Read More
And indeed, they are unconstitutional: Federal District Court Judge James A. Beaty this morning ruled that Forsyth County is violating the U.S. Constitution by allowing prayers with sectarian references before meetings of the county board of commissioners. Beaty ordered the county to stop allowing prayers under its current policy, which had come under fire from those who said that the … Read More
Breaking news: WICHITA, Kan. – A man who says he killed prominent Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller to protect unborn children has been convicted of murdering the doctor. A jury deliberated for 37 minutes Friday before finding Scott Roeder guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder. The 51-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man faces a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment with the … Read More
Best known for his classic, A People's History of the United States, Zinn changed the way many think about America. The book, written from an unapologetic liberal stance, decided not to glorigy America and its founders, but noted the struggles of real Americans in making change. Zinn himself would admit that the book has a biased slant — and it … Read More
That's the fastest growth since 2003, and has caused the AP to declare that it is "the strongest evidence to date that the worst recession since the 1930s ended last year." Of course, that's just one economic figure. Unemployment remains high. But it is a good sign in an economic world starkly devoid of good news.
Apparently so: Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, has condemned the US and other industrial economies, holding them responsible for the phenomenon of climate change. In an audio tape obtained by Al Jazeera, bin Laden criticised George Bush, the former US president, for rejecting the Kyoto pact and condemned global corporations. "This is a message to the whole world about … Read More
Contrary to rumors that Apple was going to announce the iPhone being available for Verizon, they instead just announced their new coolest thingee…. the iPad. Think of an iPhone that's half the size of a laptop. .5 inches thin, 1.5 pounds, 9.7 inch IPS touchscreen display. 10 hours of battery life, runs all iphone apps, has 16, 32 or … Read More
Fox News chose to not broadcast the Hope for Haiti Now benefit concert (both CNN and MSNBC did). Instead, Bill O’Reilly aired a segment about Sarah and Bristol Palin’s “body language” during their Oprah interview and Sean Hannity conducted an interview with Karl Rove on the Obama administration’s approval ratings and health care reform.