JFK Asked for the Moon—Now It’s Time for Obama to Ask for the Earth

Will the President finally use his bully pulpit to stop global warming in its tracks? Reprinted from TakePart.com – By Stephen Lacey – January 3, 2013 After a long period of silence on the issue during the campaign, President Obama now says that climate change is one of the top priorities for his second term. The President has been almost completely silent in his defense of the scientific community. If he wants to elevate the issue, he must defend the science. Period. As part of his 2012 “person of the year” interview with Time magazine, Obama said that he would make environmental issues—particularly climate change—a major focus in the next four years. “And so, on an issue like climate change, … Continue reading

Barney Frank Interested In Becoming Massachusetts Interim Senator

Just one day after retiring from the House, Barney Frank, said today “that he has asked Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to send him back as an interim senator when Sen. John Kerry becomes secretary of state.” Frank noted that a short time ago he wasn’t interested in returback to the Hill, “But [the fiscal cliff deal] now means that February, March and April are going to be among the most important months in American financial history.” Governor Patrick isn’t letting on who he’ll nominate but “other names mentioned as a possible caretaker for Kerry’s seat include former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis and former Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Margaret Marshall — who crafted the historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in the … Continue reading