The Catholic Church is quickly turning itself into a case study of how to fan the flames of scandal into a raging three-alarm PR conflagration. The latest incarnation of church scandal was standard enough at the outset.
Let's just get it out of the way right off that bat that Al Qaeda madmen don't actually want to blast through bridges, skyscrapers, and subways in righteous protest of the First Amendment.
With its all-star speakers out of the way, the American Israel Political Affairs Committee will shift its attention to the other goal its annual policy conference: unleashing upon Congress the persuasive firepower of its some 7,000 participants.
Haiti was already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake blanketed the island nation in devastation yesterday. In the past decade alone, aggressive deforestation had left the country without a stable food supply and extremely vulnerable to landslides.
Uganda isn't the only star of the antigay show in East Africa anymore. Today, Rwanda's Parliament is also set to consider legislation that would for the first time make homosexuality a crime, punishable by five to 10 years in prison.
Manhattan Madam to Run Against Spitzer, Or, Why New York Politics Are Infinitely More Entertaining Than DC Politics
Manhattan Madam and serial self-promoter Kristin Davis announced today that she would run against her arch-nemesis, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, should he throw his hat into the ring in the race to be the next state comptroller.
Splashed across the front page of Uganda's Daily Monitor this weekend was a profile of Val Kalende, a Ugandan lesbian taking her story public to protest the bill winding through her country's parliament.
Stigma is anathema to effective public-health work, but that's never stopped homophobic crusaders from mucking up the fight against HIV/AIDS before. Now, just as the South African government is finally changing its tune on the matter, Uganda is emerging as the world's new problem country.
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is back on his one-man quest to introduce the rhetorical combat of the netroots crowd into the halls of Congress. This time, his unfortunate target is Rep.
Click here for our photo tour of Obama's rise from Barry to Barack. (Photo credit: Gerald Herbert / AP) Barack Obama's big surprise win this morning produced more than a few "huhs?!?" heard 'round the world.
The dairy farmers of Europe have had it with the politicking at the European Union, prompting huge protests in the streets of Brussels--and puntastic headlines the world over.
There is devastating news coming out of the South Pacific again, where the death toll from yesterday's 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Sumatra has topped 500.
As if the U.N. diplomats don't have enough of a circus to deal with already, they're now addressing a mess in Honduras that is getting messier with each passing day.
The Obama administration announced this morning that it will scrap plans for former the Bush team's missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic.
Lehman Brothers is dead; long live Lehman Brothers. Exactly one year after the ill-fated financial colossus filed for bankruptcy, spurring weeks of economic chaos and months of crippling recession, the verdict is in: little has changed in the culture of Wall Street.With that in mind, President Obama is set to mark the anniversary of Lehman's collapse today with a "major" speech that, he hopes, will reinvigorate efforts to overhaul the banking system.
Lehman Brothers is dead; long live Lehman Brothers. Exactly one year after the ill-fated financial colossus filed for bankruptcy, spurring weeks of economic chaos and months of crippling recession, the verdict is in: little has changed in the culture of Wall Street.With that in mind, President Obama is set to mark the anniversary of Lehman's collapse today with a "major" speech that he hopes will reinvigorate efforts to overhaul the banking system.
The New York Times editorial today calls on Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to free our Man in Iran, Maziar Bahari. Maziar was detained over two months ago while covering Iran's disputed elections and the protests and government crackdowns that followed.