Law Society of British Columbia Votes to Reverse Accreditation of Anti-Gay Christian School, This Time For Good
In New Book, Russell Brand Says Richard Dawkins Is a Proponent of “Atheistic Tyranny” For Rejecting the Supernatural
Last year, the comedy actor and activist Russell Brand did an eleven-minute interview with BBC Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman that was a bit of Rorschach test of one’s political sensibilities. Brand had full-scale political revolution on the brain, and he talked less than coherently on the matter, clearly exasperating the more practical (and more jaded) Paxman.
Scores of moderate and right-leaning pundits found Brand confounding and lacking in intellectual heft. Many on the left, however, thought the interview was a thrilling example of someone finally speaking truth to power, possibly heralding a beautiful dawning of the Age of
The excitement transcended national borders, with the YouTube clip
… being passed hand to virtual hand among Scandinavian intellectuals like a samizdat copy of Solzhenitsyn behind the iron curtain,
… in the memorable phrasing of David Runciman.
Judith Hawkins (below) was a county judge in Tallahassee, Florida who didn’t seem to care much about the law. That would explain why she used her government position to advance her religious ministry.
Hawkins is the founder of Gaza Road Ministries and she ran the company from the Leon County Courthouse. She also attempted to sell her ministry’s books to lawyers appearing in front of her. And it just got worse from there:
Bill Maher Speaks About the Berkeley Controversy, Then Gets Berated by Panelist for His Comments About Islam
On last night’s episode of Real Time, Bill Maher addressed the controversy at UC Berkeley in which he was invited as a commencement speaker, only to have students protest his invitation, calling him a “blatant bigot and racist.” (Berkeley officials said they would not rescind his invitation.)
The results were a clear shift in the political climate of the country, where the Islamist Ennahda party had enjoyed a dominant position since the 2011 ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Ennahda officially conceded defeat ahead of the final tally, congratulating their secular rivals and stressing the need for an inclusive, unity government: