Three women sat around a table last night in the New York Public Library and debated the hot and highly contested question: "Can women have it all?" These weren't three ordinary ladies whispering upstairs in the reading room. They were on stage before an audience of more than 500. And the library's ... More >>
A new Biographical Questionnaire has been proposed by the State Department for some passport applicants and it's completely confounding. Form DS-5513 (catchy, right?) requests such information as the address of your mother's residence one year before your birth, the names, addresses and phone ... More >>
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The outrageous behavior of Amazon, Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal directed at WikiLeaks represents a much greater threat to America than any of the alleged security breaches from Julian Assange.
These companies moved to cut off WikiLeaks' ability to collect donations and dist ... More >>
Julian AssangeA post on the website of the German news magazine Der Spiegel, since removed, indicates that a new round of leaks from war watchdog Wikileaks is scheduled for release at 4:30 p.m. EST on Sunday. According to the brief message on the Der Spiegel website, captured by Wikileaks Cen ... More >>
This weekend is a big one for Germany. The country will finally pay off its debt from World War I, 92 years after their defeat, with a final installment of almost £60 million, or nearly $100 million U.S. (This makes our little credit card situation seem like nuthin'.)
via New York TimesThe New York Times has a cute little piece on how the folks of Rhinebeck, New York -- widely believed to be the location of Chelsea Clinton's July 31 wedding -- have been rudely shushed by confidentiality agreements about anything having to do with the Clinton-Mezvinsky nupt ... More >>
Four-star general Alexander Haig, 85, the Reagan administration Secretary of State who claimed to be "in control" of the White House after Reagan was shot in 1981, died today in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. According to the AP, Haig succumbed to complications from an infection.