After the departure of abusive men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, Rutgers is once again in hot water over the new athletic director Julie Hermann, who reportedly engaged in abusive activities herself. Dave Zirin and former New Jersey Gov. Richard Codey... watch
The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe talks about the Disaster Relief Fund and whether it will be applied to the Oklahoma tornado. O’Keefe also shares his thoughts on the reaction to Obama’s counterterrorism speech. watch
"On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight." - Boy Scout Pledge
Yep, I was a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout in the 1980s. And I have the pictures to prove it.
I even came in second in the Pine Wood Derby one year. My Mom still has the wooden car.
My mother, Michelle, was the chairperson of Troop 750, which was sponsored by Church of the Immaculate Conception, a Roman Catholic parish in Towson, Md. read more
The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday voted to lift its ban on openly gay children, in what LGBT advocates hope will be the first step toward bringing full equality to one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent leadership institutions.
The 1,400 voting members of BSA’s national council convened in Grapevine, Texas, for their two-day annual meeting to, among other things, vote on a proposal that ends the Boy Scouts’ policy of discrimination against gay youths. The new policy, which passed with more than 60% of the vote, still excludes openly gay adults from participation.
House lawmakers considered yet another anti-abortion bill on Thursday, this one courtesy of Arizona Rep. Trent Franks—whose earlier works included a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy for anyone living in the District of Columbia. Since that bill drew fire from D.C. residents and never made it to the House floor for a vote, Franks went back to the drawing board and decided to expand the proposed ban to apply to everyone in the nation. read more
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld couldn’t say whether or not he supported marriage equality in an interview this week with Larry King, but he did suggest that allowing gay couples to marry could kind of, sort of, lead to polygamy.
“I listened to some of the Supreme Court justices and one of them said, ‘Well, what’s next after that? Is it two people, three people?” said Rumsfeld before being cut off by King, who reminded the 80-year-old of his strong Congressional record as a civil rights advocate. read more