The ATF can’t seem to catch a break … even when it comes to naming a headquarters building.
BY JOHN KIRIAKOU Los Angeles Times
Though Barack Obama is widely regarded as a weak president, is the new world disorder really all his fault?
If you can’t spell it, you can’t get it.
As a professor of nuclear engineering and an engineer who has worked in the nuclear field, I want to clarify misinformation in the March 1 story Critics: FPL playing risk with plant. Since 1979, when Hollywood splashed The China Syndrome onto the big screen, we nuclear engineers have watched as Americans have been subject to hair-raising descriptions of nuclear power plant accidents promoted by well-funded activists. They are very colorful, but typically loose with the facts.
One of the great pleasures and benefits afforded by the Supreme Court is the illusion of historical continuity. The court’s elegant building is a good example: it looks as old as the Capitol — maybe as old as the Acropolis — but it only dates to 1935. The same goes for one or two Supreme Court opinions each year, in which the court pretends it’s the same institution that has always existed, not a rotating body of new justices bound by historical circumstance.
Creeps, rejoice! Taking pictures up a woman’s skirt when she doesn’t know it is perfectly legal, according to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, which ruled this week that the practice, called “upskirting,” is not covered under the state’s peeping Tom laws. The case involved one noble citizen named Michael Robertson, who was picked up on a Boston trolley in a sting operation after two fellow riders told the police that he had been taking pictures under unsuspecting women’s skirts. (In a fine act of sisterly revenge, one of the women who turned him in took pictures of him taking the pictures.)
A fascinating new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that millennials (defined by Pew as Americans ages 18 to 33) are drifting away from traditional institutions — political, religious and cultural.
By now you’ve probably heard the news.
Kudo to Oscar-winner Jared Leto, who in his Oscar acceptance speech reminded us that two democratic revolutions are occurring right now, one in each hemisphere. Sadly, they haven’t been paid proper attention; their meaning and potential future impact not understood.
The Marshall Islands are a leading advocate of international action on climate change. If you ever needed an illustration for why, this is it.
The Pew Research Center poll released Thursday showing that American Catholics strongly favor allowing the use of birth control — and allowing priests to marry and women to be ordained — comes as no surprise. It has long been thus. Catholics also continue to give high marks to His Humbleness, Pope Francis, whose approval rating remains in the mid-80s, unchanged from a year ago. Even the fact that half of Catholics think the church should recognize same-sex marriage is old news, given past polls.
America is deeply engaged in a debate about marriage.
In July 2008, the government of Georgia was under considerable pressure: Russia was organizing provocations in two regions of our countryand amassing troops at our border. Almost every Western politician to whom my government raised concerns in those days said that Russia would not attack and urged us to keep calm and not react to Russian moves. My friend Otto von Habsburg, one of Europe’s most experienced politicians, was less reassuring. He bluntly predicted that Russia would attack with all the military might at its disposal, no matter what Georgia did to avoid such an outcome. History repeats itself, he told me.
When FANM transitioned from a volunteer-led to a community-based organization in 2000 the future was rosy. Freshly out of 13 years of experiences at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where I first worked with families and children with AIDS and then with sickle-cell anemia, I was ready to share the excitement of using the lakou system to enrich and empower our families.