Espionage charges filed by U.S. prosecutors Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange put his case on a direct path for a First Amendment fight ― one that should have journalists and supporters of a free press concerned. The 17 charges released this week follow Assange’s highly publicized arrest in April at the Ecuadorian Embassy in […]
As tensions escalate between the U.S. and Iran, President Donald Trump warned the Islamic republic on Sunday that a fight would result in its demise. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran,” he wrote in an afternoon tweet. “Never threaten the United States again!” If Iran wants to fight, […]
Long John Silver – Treasure Island The one-legged quartermaster from Treasure Island is your quintessential cunning seadog – a man who appears friendly and kind but will ruthlessly cut down even his own crew if they get in his way. Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic also feature several real-life pirates, including Blackbeard and Edward England.
Anti-abortion activists and legislators are coming for Roe v. Wade, and as of this week, they are inching ever closer. On Tuesday night, the (nearly all-male) Alabama Senate voted to advance a draconian near-total abortion ban, without exceptions for rape or incest, which now heads to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R). If Ivey signs the […]
Spoilers ahead, of course. He’s a pirate. He’s a dragon killer. And he is not the father. Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) had a few wild seasons on “Game of Thrones,” culminating with him smiling as he died fighting Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in Sunday’s penultimate Season 8 episode, “The Bells.” The character of Euron has […]
Almost immediately after news broke that the Alabama Senate had voted to approve a measure outlawing almost all abortions in the state, the American Civil Liberties Union announced its intention to sue over the legislation. “We will not stand by while politicians endanger the lives of women and doctors for political gain,” Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, a […]