Patt Morrison for August 16, 2012

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Seeks Asylum In The Embassy Of Ecuador

Julian Assange granted asylum by… Ecuador?

In an interesting turn of events, Ecuador has granted asylum to Australian media bad boy, Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder has more or less been on the run since late 2010 when a European Arrest Warrant was issued by Swedish police and Swedish law enforcement called Assange in for questioning regarding a sexual assault investigation involving two different women.
Gotta Have Rock And Roll's The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction

Elvis still resonates 35 years after his death

Thirty five years ago today, the King left the building one last time. But Elvis Presley lives on. Not only are his music and movies still popular, the influence of Elvis is felt right here in Southern California in places as diverse as Palm Springs and Bel Air.

Orange County mosque spying case raises privacy concerns

Privacy takes a back seat to national security – that was the ruling of a U.S. district court judge who threw out a lawsuit against the FBI and the U.S. Government. The suit was filed on behalf of Muslim Orange County residents by the ACLU and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and they are planning to appeal the ruling.
President Barack Obama and GOP hopeful Mitt Romney

Do traditional election prediction techniques hold water in 2012?

Political strategists have gazed into their crystal balls for decades trying to divine who will win a given election. But the reality of the metrics they use is more math than voodoo.
Supporters stand near the street holding
The Russian punk band Pussy Riot is on trial for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred." What are the implications of a guilty or not guilty verdict?
Beijing Welcomes You by Tom Socca
China is the future. And it knows it. The once-closed off, forbidden Chinese capital city of Beijing is now the urban epicenter of the world’s fastest growing economy and a cornerstone in the world’s cultural and economic future.
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