White House Extends Well-Deserved Praise To Jon Stewart

It’s too soon to say for sure whether Republican obstructionism will kill the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The supermajority appears to be coming together, and Senate Democrats are keeping the pressure on — this new video is worth watching — but time is running out, and a leading conservative senator and his allies … Continue reading

U.N. to investigate treatment of Bradley Manning – Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com

Both The Guardian and the Associated Press are reporting that the U.N.’s top official in charge of torture is now formally investigating the conditions under which the U.S. is detaining accused WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning. Last week, I described the inhumane terms of his detention at a Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia, including being held … Continue reading

Polish man faces 10 years in jail for fudge bribery – Telegraph

Prosecutors have charged the man, known only as Leszek, with being drunk in charge of a bicycle and attempting to pass on “material benefits” to the police. The man apparently offered the fudge to the officers as he sat in their patrol car after being found asleep beside his bike by a road in the … Continue reading