Thursday, June 14, 2012

Here's News That the "Evening News" Strictly Avoided

Among the news items from the last few days that you might have missed -- but shouldn't -- are these:

* After 18 months of complete (and grossly irresponsible) silence from NBC on the Fast and Furious scandal, the network's evening news finally gives it 30 seconds. Uh huh; just 30 seconds. And they managed to even mess that up.

* The Communist thugs who are in charge of Cuba (God help the people there) are stepping up their campaign of repression, including the arrests of dissidents who testified about Cuba's severe human rights abuses before the U.S. Senate last week.

* The number of "donor eggs" (those eggs which are "harvested" from surrogate women and sold to other people who are attempting in vitro fertilization methods to have children) has doubled in the last ten years. Of course, the number of babies thus conceived who then died through IVF procedures are incalculable.

* Will California end by sliding into the Pacific Ocean? Or because Governor Jerry Brown and the Democrats refused to recognize fiscal realities, will the state just fade away into the murky waters of debt, business flight, and infrastructure failure? This excellent article in Forbes shows the sad situation there.

* Speaking of financial failure, the government of the USA "posted a budget deficit of $125 billion in May, more than twice the level registered in the same month last year."

* In this much-needed reality-check article, Ramesh Ponnuru corrects the 6 major myths about the Wisconsin recall election last week -- six myths that have been spouted over and over again by the mainstream press.