Obama Lifts a Ban on Entry Into U.S. by H.I.V.-Positive People - NYTimes.com
I had no idea this was a thing. Sarcastic thanks, Reagan, jesse helms, et al. Genuine thanks, science and basic human decency.
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5 days ago
Pope Francis: there are limits to freedom of expression | World news | The Guardian
"He gestured to Alberto Gasparri, who organises papal trips and was standing by his side, and added: “If my good friend Dr Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch. It’s normal. It’s normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others.”"
11 days ago
‘Charlie Hebdo’ Is Not a Photo-Op | Foreign Policy
"After all, no message the White House could have delivered by having a senior official walk arm-in-arm with world leaders through the streets of Paris is more important than the one we should be receiving as a consequence of recent events. Which is that more than 13 years after 9/11, after spending trillions of dollars on what was billed as an all-out “War on Terror,” we are losing."
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11 days ago
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