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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Headline Roundup (7/1/10)

In today's headline roundup, Tony Blair actually receives a liberty medal, which he deserved about as much as Obama deserved his Nobel Prize; Congress doesn't extend long term jobless benefits; Clarence Thomas argues that gun rights are civil rights; Biden gaffes; Google sticks up for gays; "Shallow Al" Gore is under police investigation again for an alleged sexual assault; and it turns out that immigrants are less likely to commit a crime than native-born Americans.

Cross-posted from Young Americans for Liberty:

  • Beyond Satire: Remember when Mr. Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize for... well, for not being George W. Bush (too bad that his policies aren't any different). Well now the National Constitution Center in Washington has awarded Tony Blair the Liberty medal for his role in "bringing liberty to the people of the world." (For a list of reasons this is total "bollocks" as the English say, click here.)

  • Gridlock: Congress goes home without extending long-term jobless benefits. Predictably the Washington Post groans and the L.A. Times complains, both under a thin pretense of serious journalism.

  • Pleading the Second: Referring to the forced disarmament of blacks after Reconstruction, Justice Clarence Thomas argues that gun rights are civil rights.

  • Rand Paul: The million dollar man. (YAL reports news and comments on issues, we do not endorse candidates for office.)

  • Biden gaffes again. Implies GOP are Nazis.

  • Awesome! Google will now be adjusting its paychecks for gay and lesbian employees who opt for domestic partner benefits to a cover the Federal tax difference between them and their straight, married peers.

  • Shallow Al: Police re-opening investigation into allegations that Al Gore sexually assaulted a woman during a late night massage session.

  • Torture study reveals appalling cowardice of America's newspapers.

W. E. Messamore, Editor in Chief
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