News in Europe: Germany – inches ahead

Greetings, citizens, from your friendly unicorn watching the news in Germany. I have to say though, they’re much the same depressing heap of hopelessness over here. Let’s get to it. Read More News in Europe: Germany – inches ahead

Friday News Bites: Boehner Tantrums, War Trickery, Whiskey + More

Every time you think that the Republican wing of the U.S. House of Representatives has exhausted their list of fit-throwing methods, they double down and find new ways to be petulant children. On a related note: I may be a bit cranky about the world this week. Shocking, I know. Read More Friday News Bites: Boehner Tantrums, War Trickery, Whiskey + More

Friday News Bites: Bugs! Bears! Barrowman! Ohhh Myyy.

Despite my silly headline, we do have some serious stories to cover this week. Let’s get to those first, and you shall be rewarded with some amusing stories to see you into the weekend.

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Friday News Bites: LGBTQ Coverage, Malaysian Airline Shot Down, Obits + More

We’re on an LGBTQ bent again with this week’s newsy roundups, along with news about the Malaysian Air flight that was shot down and some recent obituaries. Let’s get to it.

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News Appetizers: Now With More Punching

Welcome to the party, ladies, and it’s maybe a little bit of a free-for-all, with no truly good news, but at least one person got their just desserts.

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Understanding The Nakba

Al-Nakba is known in Arabic as “the catastrophe” and known in Israel as the day of independence. For Palestinians, it is a day of mournful commemoration as it marks a period when 700,000 Palestinians were forcefully removed from their cities and villages and displaced into Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Gaza, and the West Bank.
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Egypt Opens Their Long-Closed Border with Gaza

Few subjects evoke such outrage as the Gaza Strip. And for good reason. With the razing and the rockets and between Hamas and the IDF, loyalties and emotions have been cranked up to a fever pitch. With Palestine courting the world for the U.N. vote for recognition as a sovereign nation, now comes another twist in the plot: the opening of the Rafah border crossing.  Read More Egypt Opens Their Long-Closed Border with Gaza