Articles by: Lorraine Devon Wilke

Real-Life Repercussions Of Snowden Leaks: Al Qaeda Changing Tactics, Making Plot Detection Harder

Real-Life Repercussions Of Snowden Leaks: Al Qaeda Changing Tactics, Making Plot Detection Harder

Intelligence is now obligated to change tactics as al Qaeda and others change tactics based on leaked info. Might something get missed in the confusion?

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By filing the brief on DOMA yesterday, House Republicans have given up their battle to systematically discriminate against a large portion of our society. Image#DOMA/Twitter

DOMA IS DEAD: Supreme Court Decides In Favor Of Equality In 5-4 Ruling

The Supreme Court ruling takes the ‘skim milk version of marriage’ assigned to same-sex unions by DOMA and makes them legitimate nationwide.

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"There's something about him... I have a feeling that if he wins it, knowing that this is his second chance, that he's going to do a good job." Image by Joe Marino  @NYDailyNews

Second Chance: In A Stunning Shift, Anthony Weiner Moves To Frontrunner Status In NY Mayoral Race

‘There’s something about him. I have a feeling that if he wins it, knowing that this is his second chance, that he’s going to do a good job.’ – a New Yorker

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'I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.' - Nelson Mandela. Image @LV16

Nelson Mandela’s Health Declines: The Iconic South African Leader Has Been Listed In Critical Condition

‘I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.’ – Nelson Mandela

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The violence of the crash, the particulars of the story, even what he was writing all lend themselves to conspiracy theories. Image @Polizeros

Journalist Michael Hastings’ Email Just Hours Before Fatal Crash: ‘Need To Go Off The Radar’ (VIDEO)

The violence of the crash, the particulars of the story, even what Michael Hastings was writing all lend themselves to conspiracy theories. Now an email…

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Oh, it's consensual. But women 'spanked' and injured in the name God are still battered women. Don't see much that's either sexy – or holy - about that. Image @FunForFuns

Spank Me For Jesus: Christian Movement Says Husbands NEED To Keep Their Wives In Line

Oh, it’s consensual. But women ‘spanked’ and injured in the name God are still battered women. Don’t see much that’s either sexy – or holy – about that.

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The 1965 camp classic unearthed by alternative book store; Conelrad

Founder Of Christian Ministry Wrote Bizarre 1965 ‘Thesis’ On Communist Agenda Of The Beatles

Even back in the 60’s, religious conservatives were nut jobs. The difference is that, these days, they have an entire political party at their beck and call.

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There is something inherently cringe-worthy and exploitative about using the logic of the recent Prop 8 ruling to attempt to dismiss Paula Deen's lawsuit.   Image @PaulaDeen.com

Paula Deen Whips Up Some Racism With The ‘N-Word’ And Wistful Longing For ‘Plantation Weddings’

Does Paula Deen’s caricature of southern women have you disgusted or asking ‘what’s all the fuss?’ Does it depend on what part of the country you’re from?

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While some - Donald Trump - took advantage of Gandolfini's death for their own agenda, Christie expressed true sorrow at the loss of a native son.

Christie Pays Homage To NJ Native Gandolfini While Trump Co-Ops Tragedy To Push Ridiculous Agenda

What the actor’s death has to do with Obamacare is beyond me, but while Christie shows class in his tribute, Trump bottom feeds to serve a political agenda.

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Maybe it's better than police clubs; certainly better than guns, but, once again, the image of police brazenly attacking a civilian with pepper spray – in a situation that appears to not warrant it – is making its viral way around the globe. Photo by Victor Caivano @NYMagazine

OUTRAGE: Woman Alone On Street Aggressively Pepper Sprayed By Police, Photo Goes Viral (IMAGES)

When a woman standing on a deserted street corner is, without warning, blasted with pepper spray, it not only illustrates the problem it makes the news.

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Carie Charlesworth and one of her four children, all kicked out of Holy Trinity School because of a father’s bad behavior. Where’s the teachable moment? Image @RealTalkRealDebate

Teacher Fired For Actions Of Ex Finds Little Support In Community But A New Job In LA (VIDEO)

When parents rally in support of firing a teacher for the misfortune of an abusive ex, a teachable moment is lost. Thank God for wiser minds in Los Angeles.

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It’s not hard to see where Jared Marcum got his inspiration; here’s his dad in his NRA hat, sharing some quality father/son time with some really fun toys. Image @NY Daily News

Middle-Schooler Arrested After Causing Scene At School Over… A Tee-Shirt (VIDEO)

It’s not hard to see where Jared Marcum got the inspiration for his tee-shirt; in every photo his dad is wearing an NRA hat and cradling a gun in his arms.

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When top GOP man, Lindsey Graham explains why Republicans are in a “death spiral,” party pals oughta listen… ‘cause we’ve even got 10 more reasons! Death spiral image by Nick Siebert/CC  @CLF; Graham photo @ YouTube

Lindsey Graham Explains Why GOP In Death Spiral. How About 10 Other Reasons?

When top GOP man, Lindsey Graham explains his reasons why Republicans are in a “death spiral,” party pals oughta listen. We’re happy to provide 10 more.

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Why does the military appear to be leaving no stone unturned to NOT take responsibility for the rapists in its midst? What happened to courage and honor? image from The Invisible War  @TwitchFilm

Navy Judge Rules Rapists Shouldn’t Be Discharged (VIDEO)

Why does the military appear to be leaving no stone unturned to NOT take responsibility for the rapists in its midst? What happened to courage and honor?

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When finger-wagging-in-Obama's-face Gov. Jan Brewer does something progressive, particularly in alignment with that president, hell truly has frozen over. Image @BlogForArizona

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Pushes Through Medicaid Expansion Despite Death Threats And GOP Opposition

When finger-wagging-in-Obama’s-face Gov. Jan Brewer does something progressive, particularly in alignment with that president, hell truly has frozen over.

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Speak up about domestic violence? It may save your life but if you work for a Catholic school in El Cajon, California, it will cost you your job. Image@IameleLaw

Domestic Violence Survivor And 14-Year Teacher Fired By Catholic School For Ex-Husband’s Actions (VIDEO)

Speak up about domestic violence? It may save your life but if you work for a Catholic school in El Cajon, California, it will cost you your job.

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Shifting Demographics: Census Shows Asians Fastest Growing Group, Whites Soon The Minority

Shifting Demographics: Census Shows Asians Fastest Growing Group, Whites Soon The Minority

Whites a minority? For some (younger) Americans, this is simply life as it is. For others, the shift inspires everything from discomfort to ‘white rage.’

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A love match after all: Roger Ailes may have shown Sarah the door a few short months ago, but apparently absence made the heart grow fonder… cuz she’s back!  Image @NewYorkMag

She’s Still ‘Hot,’ She’s Still Sarah, And Roger Ailes Apparently Missed Her: Palin’s Back At Fox

A love match after all! Roger Ailes may have shown Sarah Palin the door a few short months ago, but apparently absence made the heart grow fonder… cuz she’s back!

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Does the noted increase in angry LEGO faces have a direct impact on developing minds? Or do kids just snap off those growling heads for more pleasant fare? image @NPR

Gold Teeth, Tattoos, Bazookas: LEGOs Are An Angrier Bunch These Days; Is It Hurting Kids?

Does the noted increase in angry LEGO faces have a direct impact on developing minds? Or do kids just snap off those growling heads for more pleasant fare?

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The College of Cardinals; @ReligiousStudiesBlog

In Stunning Admission, Pope Confirms The Presence Of ‘Gay Lobby’ In The Vatican

Now that the ‘gay lobby’ In the Vatican has been confirmed, questions abound: what did they do, how did they do it, and who’s involved?

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