Choosing Weed Policy Over Cyber Security
Jan25

Choosing Weed Policy Over Cyber Security

Choosing Weed Policy Over Cyber Security By Tina Dupuy A cyber attack altered your holiday movie choices last year. Sony Pictures was the victim of a massive security breach. Personal emails were revealed, films pirated and employee data leaked. The corporation immediately kowtowed to the terrorists, rumored to be North Korean-sponsored, killing the theatrical release of the third in a trilogy of Seth Rogan and James Franco bromance...

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Doubts about Loyalty of Saudi Forces Trigger U.S. Reassessment (Le Figaro, France)
Jan23

Doubts about Loyalty of Saudi Forces Trigger U.S. Reassessment (Le Figaro, France)

Le Figaro correspondent Laure Mandeville, quoting an anonymous source close the the U.S. intelligence services, writes that alarming questions about the loyalty of Saudi military forces and the relentless spread of Saudi Wahhabism in the form of ISIL has prompted U.S. officials to question America’s longstanding relationship with the Saudi Kingdom. This may be why, according to Mandeville, that the illness and now death of King...

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The Marijuana Bandwagon Rolls Merrily Along — And That’s (Mostly) A Good Thing
Jan22

The Marijuana Bandwagon Rolls Merrily Along — And That’s (Mostly) A Good Thing

APOCALYPTIC LEAFLET IN A BUFFALO, NEW YORK STORE WINDOW (1967) There is some good news amid the torrent of police shootings, terrorist attacks a little too close to home for comfort, travails of the middle class and the blatherings of a dysfuctional political establishment: The embrace of gay rights and abolition of draconian marijuana laws have accelerated at breathtaking speed in a society in which positive change comes with a...

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Justice Department to Clear Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting: Report
Jan22

Justice Department to Clear Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting: Report

Justice Department to Clear Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting: Report WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is about to close the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and clear the white police officer involved of any civil rights charges, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The newspaper quoted law enforcement officials as saying that federal...

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Questioning Charlie Hebdo or Being Algerian is not Terrorism! (Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria)
Jan17

Questioning Charlie Hebdo or Being Algerian is not Terrorism! (Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria)

Are the French and the West reflexively lumping simple critics of Charlie Hebdo’s editorial decisions and Western policy together with the terrorists who struck Paris? For Algeria’s Le Quotidien d’Oran, columnist M. Saadoune comments on the way people loyal to France, Algerians and others, who oppose both cartoons showing the Prophet Muhammed and the horrifying acts of violence perpetrated in his name – are...

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Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Jan15

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

The eighth amendment to the Constitution of the United States plainly makes clear that, Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. And, yet, we’re hearing stories of a convicted criminals suffering and dying. In January of 2014, an inmate in Ohio was the victim of a drawn out thirty minute death, during which he gasped for breath and convulsed. In Oklahoma, a...

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The University of Chicago Grapples With Free Speech
Jan15

The University of Chicago Grapples With Free Speech

To put this in context, it occurred prior to the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris. The University of Chicago, through the Provost’s office, established a Committee on Freedom of Expression. The committee, comprised of seven professors from fields as diverse as medicine, law, psychology, literature and the arts, and headed by law professor Geoffrey Stone, was appointed to examine “recent events nationwide that have tested institutional...

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Immigration Fight Threatens DHS Funding
Jan14

Immigration Fight Threatens DHS Funding

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama won’t sign legislation currently being mulled in the House that would fund the Department of Homeland Security but undo nearly everything he has done while in office to address immigration reform. The legislation, being pushed by conservatives, stands little of chance of making it to Obama because it won’t be...

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Dominique de Villepin: Let France ‘Resist the Spirit of War’ (Le Monde, France)
Jan12

Dominique de Villepin: Let France ‘Resist the Spirit of War’ (Le Monde, France)

Dominique de Villepin, a foreign minister of France best known in the United States for his U.N. Security Council opposition to the 2003 Iraq invasion, has written this impassioned plea to the French people not to embrace a mindset of war in the struggle against Islamist terrorism, and not to renounce the country’s democratic values amid concerns for security. In the pages of Le Monde, he calls into question a slew of recent...

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Letter to Elyse – Upon Thinking of Skokie
Jan12

Letter to Elyse – Upon Thinking of Skokie

Dear Elyse, It has been a long time. What were we when last we saw each other? Sixteen? And then we only knew each other for two dates, one a movie and the other an afternoon at your home in Skokie. But I have not forgotten and trust that you remember too. Recently I have been reminded that Nazis have marched, under the guise of freedom, through Skokie, with its long and deep Jewish heritage, spewing hate and wrath in the unwilling...

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Free Speech and the Charlie Hebdo Attack
Jan09

Free Speech and the Charlie Hebdo Attack

As the world attempts to recover and respond to the Paris murders over the publication of cartoons deemed offensive to certain groups, media outlets deal with whether or not to reprint the offending pieces. For some of us the answer is not difficult. The cartoons are part of the story. It is unforgiveable that some “news” outlets will not show their readers the source of the controversy. More importantly, the ruse that this is done to...

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John Avlon: Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo – And You Should Too
Jan08

John Avlon: Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo – And You Should Too

The Charlie Hebdo massacre hits close to home for millions of people around the world and particular for those in the media who’ve seen the once somewhat risky job of reporter become increasingly dangerous over the past few years. And now we cartoonists and the larger issue of freedom of expression that are in peril. Will and can terrorists control freedom of expression? It seems like they are having some success so far in the...

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund Files Complaint Against Prosecutors For Misconduct In Darren Wilson Case
Jan07

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Files Complaint Against Prosecutors For Misconduct In Darren Wilson Case

Following the ACLU taking the case of a member of the Ferguson grand jury who is suing to be able to speak publically about how prosecutor Robert McCulloch misrepresented the proceedings, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund  has written a letter to Missouri Judge Maura McShane asking her to investigate Ferguson prosecutor Bob McCulloch and two assistant prosecutors for misconduct. St. Louis Public Radio reports: St. Louis County prosecutor...

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Member of Ferguson Grand Jury Suing To Be Allowed To Speak Out On How McCulloch Mischaracterized The Case
Jan06

Member of Ferguson Grand Jury Suing To Be Allowed To Speak Out On How McCulloch Mischaracterized The Case

There have been multiple irregularities in the grand jury proceedings regarding Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown when both eye witnesses and forensic evidence suggest he was attempting to surrender. The case was handled improperly in order to protect Wilson from facing a fair trial, with the prosecutor essentially acting as the defense for Darren Wilson. There were also irregularities in how the evidence was handled and in the...

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Grand Juror Accuses Bob McCulloch of Mischaracterizing Darren Wilson Case
Jan05

Grand Juror Accuses Bob McCulloch of Mischaracterizing Darren Wilson Case

A grand juror has filed a lawsuit against St. Louis County district attorney Bob McCulloch, accusing him of mischaracterizing the Darren Wilson case for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The grand juror, identified only as “Grand Juror Doe,” is suing in an “effort to speak out about what happened” in the case, St. Louis Public Radio reports. “In [the grand juror]’s view, the current information...

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From the Holocaust to Darfur, war criminals elude justice
Jan05

From the Holocaust to Darfur, war criminals elude justice

From the Holocaust to Darfur, war criminals elude justice By Rafael Medoff/JNS.org The most notorious living perpetrator of genocide can sleep a little easier. The International Criminal Court (ICC), which five years ago indicted Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for organizing the genocide in Darfur, recently suspended further action on Darfur because of the failure of the United States and other countries to help bring Bashir...

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Dining with your dog now legal in California
Jan04

Dining with your dog now legal in California

Dining with your dog now legal in California By Miriam Raftery SACRAMENTO—“I wish everyone bone-appetit,” quipped Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, author of a bill signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown that now makes it legal for restaurants to allow patrons to bring their dogs for dining on outdoor patios, effective January 1st of this year. The bill doesn’t require a restaurant to accept doggie diners. Those that opt to allow canines...

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NYPD Back-Turning Protests Continue at Funeral for Slain Officer
Jan04

NYPD Back-Turning Protests Continue at Funeral for Slain Officer

NYPD Back-Turning Protests Continue at Funeral for Slain Officer Thousands of law enforcement officers, family members, politicians and onlookers convened in Brooklyn on a drizzly Sunday morning to mourn the death of Wenjian Liu, 32, one of two New York City police officers murdered in late December by a gunman who said he was trying to kill police officers. Liu, who had been an...

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Benefits From Decreased Arrests By New York Police
Jan03

Benefits From Decreased Arrests By New York Police

Police have come under increased criticism lately, from increased concerns over killings of minorities, sometimes in response to petty offenses, to abuse of police powers to raise money. This creates difficult problems to solve. Virtually nobody questions the need to have police, but there is no simple solution to stopping the excessive use of police power. In some cases the solution would be the repeal of laws along with reforms of...

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Cartoon: Dick Cheney
Dec26

Cartoon: Dick Cheney

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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