Archive for September, 2012
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Billionaire financier George Soros has donated $1 million to Priorities USA, a super PAC backing President Barack Obama, sources told The Hill. The donation is the first Soros has given directly toward supporting Obama for the 2012 election. He had previously donated to other pro-Democratic super PACs earlier this year, The Hill […]
CHICAGO, (UPI) — A Chicago judge ruled the arrests of 92 Occupy protesters for curfew violations were unconstitutional because, he said, police routinely do not enforce curfews. Police arrested more than 300 Occupy protesters Oct. 16 and Oct. 23 in 2011 for violating the curfew at Grant Park. At the time, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Don’t expect home runs from U.S. President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney during the presidential debates, aides to both nominees said. Obama “will have some time to prepare, and he’s been doing some studying, but it is certainly less than we anticipated,” campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. She explained […]
PMLOS ANGELES, (UPI) — A man behind the anti-Muslim film blamed for unrest in the Muslim world was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles for alleged probation violations, authorities said. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in California Thursday afternoon, court officials said in a news release. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s […]
LOS ANGELES, (UPI) — In what researchers dub the “Michele Bachmann effect,” the more conservative voting record of U.S. female politicians, the more feminine facial features. Lead author Colleen M. Carpinella, a graduate student, and senior author Kerri Johnson, an assistant professor of communication studies and psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, said […]
I did a double take when I saw the story on CNN.com. For a moment, I thought I had clicked on the Personal Liberty website instead. Here’s what the subhead read: “Central banks are printing money like crazy. And inflation is gold’s best friend.”
Accuse them of what our side is doing. Guess what? The New York Times agrees that one of the candidates for President is trying to pit one class against another in this country. And it’s decided that the culprit is Mitt Romney. “There is class warfare being waged in the 2012 campaign,” the newspaper said in an editorial. “It is Mr. Romney who is waging it, not President Obama.” I guess that’s what can happen when an editorial writer reads only what appears in his own paper.
It’s no secret that the United States has failed miserably in its efforts to enact positive change in the Mideast, specifically in Afghanistan; but a new military report details just how terribly flawed policies in the region have been.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has its sights set on young people, hoping the next generation will quit eating meat. PETA wants to advertise on school lunchroom trays, starting in Cleveland.
A writer’s greatest disappointments are readers who have knee-jerk responses. The majority of readers are happy when a writer tells them what they want to hear and are unhappy when he writes what they don’t want to hear.