I grew up in a house previously owned by George Voskovec, the
Czech actor, comic, and dissident. Voskovec fled Czechoslovakia
twice, in 1939 and 1948, having sufficiently angered both the Nazis
and Communists with his political satire.
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court announced that oral arguments on the constitutional challenges to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will fill the Court’s calendar from March 26 through March 28.
Christopher Hitchens–the contrarian essayist, formidable debater, self-described “anti-theist,” and steadfast provocateur–died early this morning, at the age of 62. Hitchens was diagnosed, in the spring of 2010, with esophageal cancer.
Occupy wall street has been an ongoing mess plaguing Lower Manhattan as well as other prime financial locations around the country. Most recently Mayor Bloomberg, as well as civilians are growing tired of the inconvenience it has brought not only to business owners but residents of the areas as well.
The intent behind the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is evident by its name – it seeks to stop ‘theft’ of material on the internet. Indeed, most of us believe that one should have ownership of the fruits of one’s labor and this is reflected in our legal system’s endorsement and enforcement of copyrights, trademarks, and intellectual property rights.
I happen to read the following article, it recounts how Justin Bebier was stopped in Los Angeles while driving a 2012 Cadillac Coupe that had been customized to resemble the Batmobile.
Weeks after the Penn State scandal involving coach Jerry Sandusky broke, another deeply troubling collegiate athletic child-abuse scandal was reported, involving (now former) Syracuse basketball assistant Bernie Fine.
Just when we thought reality TV had exhausted the range of odd workplace reality shows with the likes of the “Deadliest Catch,” “Ice Road Truckers,” “Miami Ink,” “Lady Hoggers,” “Ax Men,” and the most recent “Tanked,” the Discovery Channel adds two to the list and ratchets the entire category up a notch–following businesses who are engaged in illicit activity.