Archive for June 27th, 2016

June 27th, 2016 - 2:32 pm § in Misc.

How Brexit Affects UK Science

EU referendum: UK science wakes up to new future By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent UK science will have to fight to make sure it is not an after-thought as Britain renegotiates its relationship with the EU, say research leaders.   The decision to leave the EU now means new structures wi[...]

June 27th, 2016 - 2:13 pm § in Politics

Supreme Court rejects abortion clinic-killing rules

The Supreme Court today dealt a massive blow to Republican efforts to eliminate abortion clinics with prohibitively restrictive regulations enacted in the name of “women’s health.” In a 5-3 decision, the Court ruled that “a Texas law that would have imposed tough standards on[...]

June 27th, 2016 - 1:35 pm § in Politics

Where have all the workers gone?

“Something is rotten in the U.S. economy. Poor men without a college degree are disappearing from the labor force. The share of prime-age men (ages 25-54) who are neither working nor looking for work has doubled since the 1970s.” — The Atlantic “The U.S.’s labor participati[...]

June 27th, 2016 - 12:18 pm § in Politics

Supreme Court: Domestic abusers can’t have guns

Gun control scored a major victory today. The Supreme Court upheld a federal law prohibiting persons convicted of domestic violence from buying or possessing guns. Read story here.    [...]

June 27th, 2016 - 11:27 am § in Misc., Russia

China, Russia pledge “unswerving” partnership

BEIJING, June 25 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin vowed to unswervingly deepen their strategic partnership of coordination during their talks Saturday afternoon in Beijing. The two heads of state agreed to beef up mutual support and enhance pol[...]

June 27th, 2016 - 11:22 am § in Misc.

Bernie Joins The Movement

This is important to me.  I haderead NOTHING about Bernie joining with John  Lewis on the floor.  I hope Bernie will emerge as a leader for progressive causes! &[...]

June 27th, 2016 - 11:14 am § in Misc.

SOROS on Brexit

David Brewster George Soros weighs in, gloomily, on the Brexit vote and its impact on the European project. Now is the time when all good folks need to come to the aid of Europe, he contends. In a nutshell: “All of Europe, including Britain, would suffer from the loss of the common market and [...]

June 27th, 2016 - 10:24 am § in Misc.

Christians and Muslims Unite Against Israel


June 27th, 2016 - 9:42 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Dems Condemn BDS AND Support Rights of Palestinains to Self Govern

Exclusive: For first time, Democrats to condemn BDS, recognize Palestinian right to self govern Democrats would declare that Palestinians ‘should be free to govern themselves in… Share JPOST.COM[...]

June 27th, 2016 - 9:30 am § in Misc., Russia

BREXIT: Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Compares Brexit to the fall of the Soviet Union.

.While it’s “unreasonable to draw direct parallels,” it’s obvious that the U.K. is going through a “turbulent, confusing and unpredictable period,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call Monday. Russia “has gone through the collapse of the Soviet Union and many generations c[...]