“Clock boy” Ahmed Mohamed wants an apology—and $15 million | Ars Technica

Mohamed’s saga began in September, when one of the boy’s teachers suspected that the homemade clock he brought to school may have been a bomb. The school called in police, who handcuffed Mohamed and questioned him. The image of the… Read More

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Plot Thickens: Pentagon Now Facing More Scrutiny Over $766 Million Task Force

Senators were already questioning why the Defense Department was restricting a government watchdog. Now there are criminal investigations and questions about retaliation against a whistleblower. by Megan McCloskey ProPublica The Pentagon is scrambling to justify… Read More

John Oliver hits a nerve: Fox hosts whine after HBO host debunks their anti-refugee paranoia

Fox News host Jesse Watters and his colleagues on The Five accused John Oliver on Tuesday of having no room to rip conservatives opposing an influx of Syrian refugees because he’s English, Media Matters reported…. Read More

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Angela Merkel stands by refugee policy despite security fears | World news | The Guardian

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has vowed to stick to her open-door refugee policy, defying criticism at home and abroad which has intensified due to growing fears about a potential security risk after the Paris… Read More


HOW we say WHAT we say matters NOW more than ever

The Monday Line (Thanksgiving Day edition) by Denis G. Campbell This US Thanksgiving Day holiday brings a much needed break in hate-filled and hurtful political rhetoric. We live in a scary time where  nothing surprises and… Read More

How council services are affected by spending cuts | Business | The Guardian

Local authorities struggling to cope with the scale of government imposed cuts are braced for further bad news in the form of George Osborne’s spending review.   When #David Cameron demanded to know why his… Read More