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Liz Cheney: I don’t support same sex marriage even though my sister is in one

Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, issued a statement on Friday saying that she is anti-choice and that she does not support same sex marriage, in spite of the fact that her own sister is married to a woman. According…

Experts warn Syria attack could escalate violence and further destabilize region

Some Middle East experts are throwing cold water on the Obama administration’s contention that a limited missile strike on Syria won’t actually result in more violence and a further destabilization of the region. According to an article at the top of the New York Times website, even a well-executed strategic…

From Suez to Iraq, the lessons of our past cast a long shadow over Syria

Public opinion, like old generals, is always preparing to fight the last war When it turns its attention to thinking about conflict, politics – and public opinion – is an oddly backwards process. Journalists and other analysts tend to look for guidance on future developments from past events. Egypt is…

‘World’s Hairiest Cat’ title claimed by Colonel Meow

A cat named Colonel Meow has won a Guinness Book of World Records award for longest cat fur.  …

America uses 11 times more energy than the UK –with only 5 times more people

Last week, we called attention to America’s massive energy inefficiency problem. The amount of energy wasted by the US economy in 2012, we noted, could power the United Kingdom for…  …

Researchers propose using gas hydrates produced by fracking to desalinate wastewater produced by fracking

Drinking water from fracking waste? Almost sounds too good to be true, right? Or perhaps more like a headline from The Onion? Researchers are now proposing a very questionable solution to freshwater scarcity in the water-poor regions of the world —…  …

Did NSA overreach contribute to the UK’s unwillingness to help with Syria?

As you may have heard, UK Prime Minister David Cameron dealt with something of an embarrassment when the UK Parliament voted down his Syria policy this week. There are a number of reasons why this likely happened, but an editorial in the Guardian notes…  …

New York Times ignored UK request to destroy Edward Snowden documents

UK Asked New York Times To Destroy Edward Snowden Documents; NY Times Ignored Request (via Techdirt) There’s been some back and forth concerning the David Miranda legal fight today and it’s getting fairly ridiculous. The UK government is making some extraordinary claims about Miranda and the encrypted information he was…

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt: New report shows immigration reform will boost economy

Congressman Rush Holt urged fellow lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Friday to pass immigration overhaul, citing a newly released study that says legalizing those who immigrated illegally will significantly boost New Jersey’…  …

Group claiming to be Syrian Electronic Army says they’ll attack ‘all of it’ if U.S. attacks Syria

On August 30, 2013A group claiming to the Syrian Electronic Army (they verified they’re the same group that runs the Twitter account, which I guess is something) say they will attack “all of it” (all of the US companies and organizations with…  …

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