Reflections On Our Cecil, the Zimbabwean Lion (All African Guest Voice)
Jul30

Reflections On Our Cecil, the Zimbabwean Lion (All African Guest Voice)

Cecil the lion is trending on social media and in international media. Not since Simba, of The Lion King fame, has a lion captured the world’s imagination in this way. His killing has outraged all decent people around the world. The perpetrator, an American dentist called Walter Palmer, has been the subject of much criticism...

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Cecil the lion is slaughtered, his six cubs might die as well
Jul29

Cecil the lion is slaughtered, his six cubs might die as well

Cecil was no ordinary lion. He was Africa’s most famous lion and his brutal killing has caused outrage around the world. Thirteen-year-old Cecil, with his distinctive black mane, was a big tourist draw at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. He was part of research project by scientists from UK’s Oxford University and wore a GPS so...

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Cartoon: The party of Lincoln
Jul28

Cartoon: The party of Lincoln

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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Lafayette shooting renews debate on movie theater security
Jul25

Lafayette shooting renews debate on movie theater security

Moviegoer Melissa Holt took in a screening of the animated film “Minions” at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Friday with little worry about her safety. But the day after the deadly shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, La., Holt said she’d be OK with additional security measures at multiplexes. “If that’s something they need… graphic via...

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Gunman opens fire in Louisiana movie theater: three dead, seven injured
Jul24

Gunman opens fire in Louisiana movie theater: three dead, seven injured

Update as of 12:09 a.m. EDT: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal arrived at a hospital where victims of the Lafayette movie theatre shooting are being treated, according to local reports. Jindal called for prayers for the families of those killed in Thursday shooting. “This is an awful night for Lafayette. This is an awful night for...

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The Law and Sandra Bland’s Arrest
Jul23

The Law and Sandra Bland’s Arrest

By now many of us have viewed some or all of the video of the stop and arrest of Sandra Bland by a Texas law enforcement officer following Bland’s failure to signal a lane change. We now also know that Bland died in a jail cell in southeastern Texas less than three days later. Viewing the video is an emotional experience. It makes your blood boil to witness how Bland was treated by the officer. At least it made my blood boil. Officer...

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Sandra Bland: It’s nothing short of Jim Crow police work (Guest Voice)
Jul23

Sandra Bland: It’s nothing short of Jim Crow police work (Guest Voice)

Sandra Bland: It’s nothing short of Jim Crow police work By Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California — We don’t know everything about the inflamed pull-over, arrest, and detention of 28 year-old Sandra Bland in Hempstead, TX. But thanks to modern media, including police dashboard video and postmodern forensic technology, we already more know about her untimely demise than we will ever know about the death of President John F. Kennedy....

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NSA Whistle-blower, William Binney, Says Agency’s Methods Make Us Less Safe
Jul22

NSA Whistle-blower, William Binney, Says Agency’s Methods Make Us Less Safe

In a very powerful exclusive interview, I recently had the privilege of speaking to an American hero, William Binney, NSA whistleblower. We discussed how NSA mass data collection makes us LESS safe; how the intentions behind it are not misguided but positively nefarious; how the lies that have been told about it are snowballing, and how Rand Paul presidential candidacy may uniquely represent an opportunity for change. Click below for...

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Hackers threaten to leak data of 37 million clients of cheating website
Jul20

Hackers threaten to leak data of 37 million clients of cheating website

TORONTO (Reuters) – Hackers threatened to leak details including the credit card information, nude photos and sexual fantasies of as many as 37 million customers of a dating website that caters to cheating spouses, the KrebsOnSecurity blog reported. The dating website AshleyMadison.com’s Canadian parent, Avid Life Media, confirmed the breach on its systems, and said it had since secured the site and was working with law...

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Coming Soon: A Pot Breathalyzer
Jul20

Coming Soon: A Pot Breathalyzer

With marijuana legalization continuing, it was only a matter of time before there was an ability to test via a breathalyzer. Canadian company Cannabix will be the likely winner, given that it has a prototype device now being tested that can detect the presence of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Another contender is Lifeloc,...

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A “grass” roots initiative seeks to legalize pot in California
Jul19

A “grass” roots initiative seeks to legalize pot in California

A “grass” roots initiative seems to legalize pot in California in 2016 by East County News Service SACRAMENTO —Advocates of a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana use in California announced Thursday that they have amassed an e-mail list of 70,000 supporters for the campaign. Once the initiative is filed with the California Attorney General, ReformCA will work to gather the 365,000 signatures needed to...

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Mexican drug kingpin’s hometown stunned by his “bad ass” prison escape
Jul19

Mexican drug kingpin’s hometown stunned by his “bad ass” prison escape

By Lizbeth Diaz and David Alire Garcia BADIRAGUATO, Mexico (Reuters) – In Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s home town, some thought they were dreaming and others shed tears of joy when they heard the drug lord had broken out of Mexico’s top maximum security prison through a tunnel built into his cell. A picturesque, agricultural backwater in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains of northwestern Mexico,...

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Breaking News: Four Killed at Naval Reserve Center (Updates)
Jul18

Breaking News: Four Killed at Naval Reserve Center (Updates)

Even more bad news: The U.S. Navy reports: A male Navy Petty Officer succumbed to wounds received in the July 16 shooting at the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) in Chattanooga, Tennessee July 18 at 2:17 a.m. In total, four U.S. Marines and one Sailor were killed in the incident. His name will not be released until 24 hours after the next of kin process is completed. Update 5: Various media outlets have identified the four...

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James Holmes Convicted Of 1st Degree Murder
Jul16

James Holmes Convicted Of 1st Degree Murder

News just breaking. James Holmes, the Colorado movie theater shooter has been found guilty on twelve counts of 1st degree murder. The jury thus has rejected any claims of insanity. There are 165 counts to be read so all the verdicts will take some time but he has been convicted on the main charges and is likely to be convicted on most or all of the remaining charges. Under Colorado law there are two possible sentences: either death or...

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Smithsonian Art Museum To Post Sign About Bill Cosby
Jul15

Smithsonian Art Museum To Post Sign About Bill Cosby

Amid numerous allegations of sexual misconduct by Bill Cosby, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art has said it will post a sign Wednesday at an exhibition featuring works from the comedian’s collection, reported the Associated Press. The sign will clarify that the exhibition is concerned with the art and isn’t a tribute to Cosby....

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Notorious Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Flees Top Security Prison (AGAIN) Through 1.5Km Tunnel
Jul12

Notorious Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Flees Top Security Prison (AGAIN) Through 1.5Km Tunnel

Top Mexican drug lord Joaquin `El Chapo’ Guzman has managed to escape from a high security prison outside Mexico City for the second time. The drug lord was last seen near the showers before he disappeared, authorities say. Guzman, who headed the infamous Sinaloa Cartel, was last seen near the Altiplano prison’s showers at about...

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The Grin of a Fool: Gun Control and the NRA
Jul11

The Grin of a Fool: Gun Control and the NRA

A white racist with strong sympathies for the Confederacy and segregation walks into a black church in Charleston, S.C., talks with a welcoming congregation for about an hour, and then murders nine of them. The response by the nation is to discuss the Confederate battle flag, and why it should be removed from society. An undocumented citizen who was deported five times gets a stolen handgun from a federal officer and murders a...

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Cartoon: Bill Cosby’s Greatest Hits
Jul10

Cartoon: Bill Cosby’s Greatest Hits

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Bill Cosby’s Deposition
Jul09

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Bill Cosby’s Deposition

Bill Cosby’s Deposition by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –Finally, a vindication of Bill Cosby’s accusers –Bill Cosby could stand trial after he admitted using date-rape drugs --Bill Cosby, dead to us”>New York Daily News –Bill Cosby’s point of no return –Whoopi Goldberg Goes Bonkers on Bill Cosby Critics: ‘I’m Sick of This Bull’ (Video) Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most...

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Political Corruption
Jul08

Political Corruption

In addition to corruption and ethical problems common at the federal level, corruption infects state, municipal, and county officials of both political parties. A report in May 2006 noted that more than 2000 investigations into public corruption were active by the FBI, and over 1060 officials at all levels had been convicted of criminal acts in 2004 and 2005. Between 1998 and 2007, a group called Integrity Florida reported that 1762...

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