ObamaCare’s hidden marriage penalty …
Critics on the right and left are warning President Obama that he could face impeachment over actions he might take against the Syrian regime. Continue reading
A couple of military wives have let CNN’s Pentagon correspondent have it.
“I don’t think (a cruise missile strike on Syria is) really going to affect military families at all,” Barbara Starr said on air last week, citing no boots on the ground. Continue reading
Obama’s campaign slogan is a myth, author says …
It was a familiar refrain during Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign: “Women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men.”
But author and Atlantic editor Hanna Rosin says, “It’s not true.” Continue reading
Recognize any relatives? Even foreign publications are fascinated by the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. The Guardian published a series of photos from the 50th reunion of Civil War veterans. Is that great-great grandpa?
No bold names: Soledad O’Brien, the former CNN host who made her stamp with documentaries that examined race in America, has hopped aboard the Al Jazeera America express. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she will be joining CNN’s Ali Velshi and NBC’s Michael Viquerira in the observation car when the cable news channel starts broadcasting. No word yet on when, but we have word on where.
Don’t tickle me, Elmo: Three sex-abuse suits filed by men against the longtime voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo have been tossed by a judge, the Baltimore Sun reported. The New York statute of limitations in reared its ugly head. One plaintiff remains, a 24-year-old who filed in Pennsylvania. Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who left Sesame Street in November, denies the allegations.
“Young fella, if you’re looking for trouble, I’ll accommodate ya”: The man was certainly big enough — in girth, in talent and, it turns out, in insults. Orson Welles had more than a few choice words for fellow performers, according to tapes of conversations found in a garage that will be published this month. Laurence Olivier’s “stupid.” Richard Burton “ruined his great gifts.” Spencer Tracy’s “a hateful man.” But John Wayne, Welles said, had “some of the best manners of almost any actor I’ve ever met in Hollywood.” Just a citizen giving the duke his due. h/t The Guardian
The sun’s July 4th: NASA’s High Resolution Coronal Imager captured five minutes of solar activity, to which astronomers have assigned a most difficult scientific name: sparkles. The BBC reports that the images help explain what’s going on inside the hot spots of the corona. Watch the sparklers on YouTube. Happy Independence Day!