Day: January 12, 2015

Defiant Charlie Hebdo publishes prophet cartoon on first post-attack issue The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo will publish a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed along with the words “All is forgiven” Wednesday on the cover of its first issue since Islamist militants killed 12 people at its central Paris offices More….. Additional Reading Examining Both Sides: Freedom of Speech […]

Robert Fisk: The only point of ‘terror lists’ is to get those named a palace invitation – The Cordoba Foundation has now found itself on the ‘list’ alongside al-Qaeda and Isis

When are we going to give up our infantile “terrorist” lists? The IRA were “terrorists”. So was the Irgun. So was EOKA. So was the Mau-Mau. And their leaders – every bloody one of them – met Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Think Begin, Makarios, Kenyatta. How long, […]

The secret to a happy life: revealed!

grist: by David Roberts — What’s the secret to a happy life? “That the only thing that really matters in life are your relationships to other people.” Wow. That’s pretty straightforward. But can you boil it down just a little more? “Happiness is love. Full stop.” I don’t want to brag, […]

Meet U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik, the Youngest Woman to Ever Break into the Old Boys’ Club of Congress by Wendy Naugle — Something unusual happened when U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) went to freshman orientation in what would become her new office building: She got stopped by Capitol Hill police—they didn’t think the ponytailed 30-year-old looked like a member of Congress. But while Stefanik may be young, […]