Hello! This week’s edition of “News in Asia” includes McCain visiting Modi, Modi jumping fully on the social media bandwagon, and China shifting their policy a bit in regards to the Korean peninsula. We’ve also got some cool science news for fun. Read More News in Asia
So Joe Lieberman announced this afternoon that he will not seek a fifth Senate term in 2012. Since yesterday’s HuffPo story about his upcoming retirement received a whopping 5,000+ comments within 24 hours, it’s safe to say a lot of people have a lot of different feelings about this development. Allow me to out myself as a total political novice (or, more kindly, someone who didn’t start following politics until Obama’s historic run)–I have no idea what the big, effin’ deal is about Joe Lieberman. Read More Joe the Bummer
The official Pentagon study, which surveyed 115,000 troops and 44,200 spouses, was released yesterday, but not publicly, so all we have to go on are the anonymous claims made by people who’ve worked on it or been privy to its findings. Apparently, getting permission to read the results of a nationally pertinent study is harder than getting in to see the Wizard these days. Read More Will the Pentagon Study Help or Hurt DADT?
Today, Congress reconvenes for the lame duck session, and boy, do the Democrats have a lot of turkey on their plate! By “turkey,” I mean bills they either a) were unable to pass because of Republican filibustering or b) didn’t even attempt to pass because they knew the Republicans would filibuster them. Read More DADT: What to Expect in the Lame Duck Session