New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, fresh from the re-election victory of his centre-right National Party in Saturday’s general election wants to make a clean break with New Zealand’s colonial past and excise the Union Jack from his country’s flag. Mr Key told reporters, Monday, it was time to banish the Union Jack that appears in the top left of New Zealand’s flag, symbolizing his nation’s fo
By Robert Myles on Sep 22, 2014
It is with great sadness and a slight hint of confusion in my heart that I must announce that science has finally proven homosexuality to be pretty awful. We’ve been hearing it for years, that gay people will go to hell and that gay marriage will result in the downfall of civilization and that it will undermine the institution of marriage that has lasted unchanging since the beginning of time – ap
By Daniel Koeker on Sep 22, 2014
The second man in as many days has been arrested trying to get into the White House, ABC News reported, Saturday. Mitt Romney was arrested after he drove up the presidential residence and refused to leave. It is the third time Romney has made a bid to get into the White House. In 2008, he suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, saying that if he continued it would “fores
By Barry Ellsworth on Sep 20, 2014
Two recent controversial Supreme Court decisions legalized what rich folks and corporations have been doing, one way or another, for 200 years in America – spending all the money they want to buy political ads and in the process, essentially bribing politicians. Behind all the concern over what those legal decisions will do to democracy lies the assumption that carpet-bombing the citizenry with al
By Rob Lafferty on Sep 20, 2014
Opinion Reading that Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts expressed concerns Friday over partisanship in the judicial confirmation process struck me as being disingenuous. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s horrendously wrong decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby it announced June 30 that allowed corporations to refuse to provide contraception to women on religious grounds and the Court’s
By Mike Sarzo on Sep 20, 2014
The practice of American corporations relocating their headquarters to other countries in order to avoid paying U.S. taxes they owe – called an inversion in economic parlance – could be tamed if a bill submitted Friday to the U.S. Senate becomes law. New legislation sponsored by two senators, one from Illinois and one from Ohio, would require corporations to pay their tax bill before renouncing th
By John Michael Spinelli on Sep 20, 2014
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