7:49 AM, Dec 23, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Zeina Karam of AP writes that:
Extremists are working to excise women from public life across the territory controlled by the Islamic State group, stretching hundreds of kilometers (miles) from the outskirts of the Syrian city of Aleppo in the west to the edges of the Iraqi capital in the east.
Treatment of women can be physically brutal as when:
At least eight women have been stoned to death for alleged adultery in IS-controlled areas in northern Syria …
At least 10 women in Mosul have been killed for speaking out against the group…
It starts early, with young girls being reminded, emphatically, of their place. As when:
… gunmen came to the all-girls' elementary school in the Iraqi city … with a special delivery: piles of long black robes with gloves and face veils, now required dress code for females in areas ruled by the Islamic State group.
"These are the winter version. Make sure every student gets one," one of the men told a supervisor at the school.
3:02 PM, Oct 28, 2014 • By WHITNEY BLAKE
The Obama administration is suddenly a champion of states' rights when it comes to the Ebola quarantine controversy.
11:55 AM, May 5, 2014 • By CLAUDIA ANDERSON
This week the Factual Feminist takes on the new program in feminist biology at the University of Wisconsin, striking another blow for sanity and against agenda-driven, politicized science!
Watch her here:
And watch the entire series here.
'It’s not even close.'7:01 AM, Apr 16, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he's going to heaven.
2:04 PM, Nov 8, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Ted Cruz has organized an effort to urge President Barack Obama to help free Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American pastor imprisoned in Iran.
“The President of the United States is in a unique position to focus international attention on the unjust and abusive detention of one of our citizens,” Cruz says in a press release. “There might also be an opportunity for administration officials participating in nuclear negotiations in Geneva this week to raise the issue directly with their Iranian counterparts. Time is of the essence given Pastor Saeed's current predicament.”
6:29 PM, Feb 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama will use tonight's State of the Union Address to announce a group that will explore ways to improve "the Election Day experience." The Huffington Post, which broke the news, calls the group "a bipartisan presidential voting commission."
4:30 PM, Jul 26, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
It was inevitable that after the massacre in a Colorado movie theater, the matter of gun control would come up and that the president would weigh in on the subject. And, according to this report by Michael A. Memoli in the Los Angeles Times, he has:
4:09 PM, Mar 9, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
MSNBC host Al Sharpton held a rally today, reenacting the famed civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. "[I]nstead of protesting Jim Crow segregation and police brutality, he's opposing voter ID laws, right-to-work laws, and the Alabama illegal immigration bill," the Washington Examiner reported.
Markos Moulitsas is wrong on the Internet. 10:30 PM, Mar 6, 2012 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
It's understandable if you who haven't jumped on the Twitter bandwagon, but please know that it's good for one thing. The conversational, off-the-cuff nature of medium is very good at exposing the limits of one's knowledge. Case in point: Here's Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas reacting to Rick Santorum's speech tonight. Apparently some truths aren't as self-evident as they once were: