By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
"The nursing student expelled by her college after she posted a picture of herself holding a placenta to Facebook is suing the school. ... It will be interesting to see how the case plays out, and of course the wider-ranging implications for social media policies." writes Sadie Stein at Jezebel.
Sweet dreams are made of this for Annie Lennox, honored by Queen Elizabeth II in the monarch's New Year list of awards.
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:
In 2000, the standoff between federal authorities and Miami's Cuban-American community over the fate of Elian Gonzalez - a young refugee rescued after his mother drowned at sea during their escape from Cuba - became a referendum on both Fidel Castro's revolution and the thirst for freedom that had led so many Cuban refugees to sacrifice life itself.
This week, we take a look at some of the silly things rich folk say that make us paupers squirm.
First lady Michelle Obama is becoming a fixture on the Vanity Fair International Best-Dressed List _ but it's soccer star David Beckham who earned a spot in the hall of fame.
"I'm used to my football fandom marking me as a cappuccino-damaged rootless cosmopolitan... Now, however, I learn that I am actually a jingoistic propaganda machine spewing 'nationalist dribble,'" writes Zach Dundas at the True/Slant blog Renegade Sportsman.
— While there's no evidence that she ever uttered the phrase, the 18th century queen of France has gone down in history as saying, "Let them eat cake" when told that the poor masses had no bread.