30 Sep 2010

Texas HS dance teacher accused of recording 200+ videos of himself having sex w/up to 70 kids

This week has exposed the underbelly of America. The sick senseless bullying that enables a young person to believe life isn’t worth living, and to top that, here’s the case of another kind of predator – someone who deserves to have the key thrown away. Marco Alferez is charged with

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30 Sep 2010

‘It’s Almost Like It Was Supposed To Happen’

The greatest thing ever: Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco has a skill for finding controversy, but on Thursday he stumbled into one in a most unusual fashion: by way of a misprinted phone number on boxes of cereal that bear his name. A phone number on OchocincO’s Cereal that was supposed

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30 Sep 2010

US Frets Over Pakistan “Extrajudicial Killings” But Doesn’t Count US Drones

Is it rule of law hypocrisy week? A few days ago, the Obama State Department announced sanctions against Iranian officials for human rights violations — kidnapping, imprisonment, beatings, torture — perpetrated against Iranian protesters. This week, ignoring it’s own drone bombing campaign, the US is fretting over so-called “extrajudicial killings” allegedly carried out by the Pakistani Army.

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30 Sep 2010

My piece for CNN: 'Why did Tyler Clementi die?'

CNN contacted me today and asked for a column about the Rutgers freshman’s suicide…as in “right now.” So this piece was written on my lunch break. Whew (wiping forehead)! If people only knew what I had to juggle today and punch this out. Thank goodness for the CNN copy editors.

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30 Sep 2010

Late Night: U.S. Nuclear Missile Sites Experience Close Encounters of the Second Kind

We could use a break tonight. Tensions are running high; they’re going to run even higher the closer we get to Election Day.

Let’s talk about something outside of the usual he-said-she-said political stuff, something completely off the beaten path.

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30 Sep 2010

WTF 50Cent? Rapper Urges Suicide?

In light of the recent spate of  gay teen suicides, all I can say here is WTF?

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30 Sep 2010

When There’s Nothing On The Horizon, You’ve Got Nothing Left To Prove

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 894-10 September 30, 2010 DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Senior Airman Mark Forester, 29, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died Sept. 29 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations in the

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30 Sep 2010

California’s Prop 19 Gaining Steam – Now Up 52-41

California’s ballot initiative to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, Proposition 19, is now leading with 52 percent in support and only 41 percent opposed, according to the latest PPIC poll (PDF) of likely voters. This poll is especially good news for Prop 19. The 11-point lead is not only one

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30 Sep 2010

Ellen Speaks Out on Youth Suicides and Bullying

Thank you, Ellen for this heartfelt, sincere and important message. Rutger student Tyler Clementi jumped ot his death form the Washington Bridge after two classmates videotaped him having sex and broadcast it on the Internet. His was the fourth suicide in three weeks. The Washing Post reports in addition to

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