Royal Dutch Shell: They’ve Really Got a Friend in Pennsylvania

  by Walter Brasch Royal Dutch Shell, which owns or leases about 900,000 acres in the Marcellus Shale, had a great idea. It wanted to frack the Ukraine. But, there was opposition. So, Royal Dutch Shell decided to create a junket for some of the Ukrainians opposed to fracking to … Continue reading

Where is the Justice for the Black Boy in America?

The verdict in the George Zimmerman trail has added to the question which has been going back and forth in our legal system since the days of Reconstruction. The question: What is the value of the Black boy in America? George Zimmerman being found not guilty I believe, has sent a … Continue reading

Kerry’s Senate Confirmation Hearing Draws Some Heat

Senator John Kerry’s confirmation hearing as Secretary of State was held today. Kerry drew some heat on his Syria policy and he also spoke on Iran’s nuclear program. “The president has made it definitive–we will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” he said in … Continue reading

Kerry Statement on Document Release by House Oversight Committee

Via Foreign Policy: House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) compromised the identities of several Libyans working with the U.S. government and placed their lives in danger when he released reams of State Department communications Friday, according to Obama administration officials… …Issa didn’t bother to redact the names of Libyan … Continue reading

Senator Kerry’s Daughter Launches Nonprofit Volunteer Program to Solve Shortage of Medical Workers Abroad

Senator John Kerry’s daughter, Dr. Vanessa Kerry, a 35-year-old Massachusetts General Hospital physician, is launching a new non-profit program which “aims to improve health care, both in developing nations and in the U.S.” The new non-profit, called the “Global Health Service Partnership, will send doctors and nurses to work in developing … Continue reading

Kerry Statement on Embassy Attacks, Death of Ambassador Stevens

Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator John Kerry, made the following statement today in response to the violence that took place at the Egyptian and Libyan Embassies, resulting in the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other American embassy personnel.   “The deaths of Ambassador … Continue reading

George Clooney Arrested in Protest Outside Sudan Embassy in D.C.

Actor, activist George Clooney was arrested and handcuffed a short time ago, outside of the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. for protesting Sudan’s blockage of “food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains area of the country, as well as its treatment of its people.” Clooney’s father, journalist Nick Clooney, … Continue reading

Are Women People?

Jessica Winter debates in TIME Ideas: Are Women People? Winter says, “in the past couple of months, certain powerful figures in media and politics have cracked open that certitude,” that “women are fully autonomous human citizens—who vote, even.” I can fully understand the questions Winter is posing given the recent increase … Continue reading