In one of the country’s most racially divided cities, black activists worry that the police are in cahoots with white supremacists.
[Digest: Forbes; Box Office Mojo; The Guardian] As expected, Star Wars: The Force Awakens blasted its way past its box office competition at hyperspeed, holding the top spot with an estimated $238 million in weekend ticket sales. The film vaporized a multitude of records set by previous box office juggernauts, including Harry Potter and the … Continued
[Digest: Bloomberg; Daily News; Reuters] Widely despised pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli, who earned his notoriety by artificially inflating the price of a life-saving AIDS medication by 5,000%, was arrested at his home in Manhattan on Thursday. 32-year-old Shkreli was taken into custody by the FBI early on Thursday morning for securities fraud. The charge is … Continued
Growing heirloom and even ancient seeds isn’t just a foodie pastime; someday, these ancient foods could save our supper.
With a little over six months until the Iowa caucus, the battle for the Democratic party nomination is already at full tilt. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is widely expected to win the nomination. Her smooth path to that, however, has come up against some unexpected turbulence in the form of last month’s late-night-TV-punchline … Continued
General Wesley Clark: America Should Revisit The Use Of Internment Camps To Separate Suspected Disloyals
SECOND NEXUS DIGEST: Talking Points Memo, Popular Military In response to the recent mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that took the lives of five American service members, retired General Wesley Clark told MSNBC it was time for America and its allies to consider interning individuals who are “disloyal” to the United States. General Clark recalled … Continued
[DIGEST, May 21, 2015, NYT, USA Today] As reported in The New York Times, the long standing ban on gay adult leaders in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) may come to an end, according to the president of the organization, Robert Gates. “I must speak as plainly and bluntly to you as I spoke … Continued
When was the last time you said “yes”? Not in the figurative way—consenting to a request, acknowledging something delightful, embracing a generally optimistic outlook toward the world—but in the extremely specific way? When was the last time you reacted to something not with a “yeah,” or an “mm-hmm,” or an “oooooh,” or a “definitely,” but … Continued
WASHINGTON (Reuters/Steve Holland) – A majority of Americans believe businesses should not be allowed to refuse services based on their religious beliefs in the wake of controversies in Indiana and Arkansas over gay rights and religious freedom, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday. The poll, conducted April 6 to 8, also found that 52 percent … Continued
Are we alone in the universe? Top NASA scientists say the answer is almost certainly “no.” “I believe we are going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth in the next decade and definitive evidence in the next 10 to 20 years,” Ellen Stofan, chief scientist for NASA, said at a public panel Tuesday in Washington. “We know where … Continued