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Argentina: Why Nisman’s lawsuit matters

Joseph Humire explains (emphasis added), Nisman knew that to get Iran to face justice, he would have to force their hand. Herein lies the importance of his most recent work. In sifting through the voluminous pages of Nisman’s formal accusation against Fernández de Kirchner and her cronies, one comes to realize that a strategic shift is taking place on the AMIA case ....more

Cuba: File this one under “No sh*t, Sherlock”

Pres. Obama gave a speech the week before Christmas, and everything was taken care of: Cuba’s outdated Cold War mentality magically transformed into an age of enlightenment and human rights. So here we go, After First Normalization Talks With Cuba, U.S. Says Deep Divisions Remain Human Rights, Support for Dissidents Are Main Areas of Disagreement ....more

Don't Believe These 6 Mobile Security Myths

Smartphones are picking up popularity. You can now access email, social media, and other things from a device that fits in your pocket (most of the time). And, although we hear about breaches and security flaws in the news, it seems like a lot of us don’t think it applies to our mobile device. Here are some of the most common mobile security myths....more

Bad Habits: Firearms Edition

So, 2014 set a shameful record: most guns in carry-on bags seized by the TSA. Worse yet, over 80% of them were...more

Open Thread with Running Basset

This basset hound in action, chasing a ball, features...more

Panasonic Booth Tour #CES2015

My favorite Consumer Electronics Show (CES) activity is roaming the showroom floor and seeing all the new technology. This year I was excited to work on a sponsored project for Panasonic and...more

What’s Current: Censoring women’s body hair & romanticizing women’s work

Gail Dines lays out every common pro-porn argument and demonstrates how to refute it. Pubic hair controversies! “Wifework vs ‘proper work'”– Sisterhood is apparently dead, because wives pay some one else to iron their husbands’ shirts ....more

When I Get Married, I'm Going to Be a Submissive Wife

The word submissive is defined as: ready to conform to the authority or will of others; meekly obedient or passive. Wow, what woman wants to be described in this regard especially in the context of a relationship? I definitely don’t. I don’t know many who would. If I were talking about being submissive by this definition, there'd be a real problem. Good thing I’m not. ...more
By redefining "submissive" you're just describing how you want a relationship to be, and by ...more

Hillary Clinton and the Long-Running History of Sexism in Politics

Hillary Clinton remains the likely frontrunner for the Democrats in the 2016 race for President. Yet Elizabeth Warren continues to become more visible and vocal as well. Regardless of who runs, if it is a woman, she will face a barrage of sexism and misogyny....more
GailAnderson Yes, I think any woman who decides to run will face scathing criticism in a way ...more

It’s all about Iran

As Charles Krauthammer points out, Iran Isn’t Just Trying to Build a Nuclear Bomb, instead, Iran is marching toward conventional domination of the Arab world. Krauthammer points to Iranian-backed Houthis seizing control of the Yemeni government, Iran sending in weapons, money and revolutionary guards and ordering Hezbollah to fight in Syria. In Latin America, Iran has greatly expanded its presence and influence over the last decade – which directly affects the U.S. In 2007 an alleged Iranian agent, Abdul Kadir, plotted to blow up JFK airport in New York ....more