This Lawyer’s First Supreme Court Case Will Decide The Fate Of Abortion Rights

The night of Nov. 7, 2006, Stephanie Toti slept on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court. It was pouring rain, but the Capitol Police would not let the 26-year-old and her colleagues pitch a tent. So they laid in sleeping bags on the concrete, miserable, huddled together. The next morning, they stood in line in their...

UK investigates alleged Russian links to Brexit campaign

(CNN)As the largest backer of the campaign for the UK to leave the European Union, Arron Banks rejoiced in being called one of the "Bad Boys of Brexit." Now the UK's National Crime Agency is investigating his financial support for the campaign and his contacts with Russian officials, according to three sources familiar with the probe.At least some...

California transit agency allows ad from Holocaust denial group

Bart officials approve advert from Institute for Historical Review, known for publishing antisemitic viewsA San Francisco public transit agency has approved adverts from a group that promotes Holocaust denial and antisemitic views, claiming the organization has a “free speech” right to buy train station billboards. Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) officials defended their decision to allow ads for the...

The media should not settle for ‘truthiness’ on Trump | Jeff Sparrow

Journalists should be more, not less, suspicious of claims about Trump that confirm their prejudices. Michael Wolffs Fire and Fury shows why“We’re not talking about the truth; we’re talking about something that seems like truth – the truth we want to exist.” That was how comedian Stephen Colbert explained “truthiness”, the term he coined in 2005 to refer to...

Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and philanthropist, dead at 91

Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced, squeaky-voiced comedy legend who starred in movies and musicals and also was known for his unflagging work on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died on Sunday, his publicist confirmed. He was 91 years old.  Lewis' publicist confirmed the news to The Associated Press. The Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes first reported Lewis' death. Lewis "passed peacefully...

We once marvelled at Neil Armstrong. Now space is a playground for the rich | John Harris

Nasas greatest feats were a triumph for mankind. History will be less kind to todays space pioneers, says Guardian columnist John HarrisThe promised journey is from Earth to the edge of space, rather than London Euston to Crewe, but the story of Richard Branson’s company Virgin Galactic still has echoes of a bad passenger experience on his trains. For...