Julia Thrasher-Henderson

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President Obama Earns Top Reviews for Comedic Relief

Boston Marathon victim Jeff Bauman helped identify bombers

Jeff Bauman, the man who became the bloodied face of the victims after the Boston bomb attacks, provided the key identification of the dead suspect.<p><b>Boston Marathon bombs: live</b><p>Mr Bauman was waiting to see his girlfriend finish the race when a man in a white cap and sweatshirt dropped a backpack at …

Explosions at Boston Marathon Kill 3 — Now, a 'Potential Terrorist Investigation'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The FBI has taken over "a potential terrorist investigation," FBI special agent in charge Richard …

Animal cruelty whistleblowers targeted by chilling state laws

Animal rights activists are at risk of losing <i>their</i> right to covertly film the abuse of farm animals in several states, reports <i>The New York Times</i>. Some state legislatures have proposed or enacted bills that make it illegal to videotape livestock farms, while others have sought to force activists to …

Jeremy Irons claims gay marriage laws could lead to a father marrying his son

Jeremy Irons, the Oscar-winning actor, has provoked outrage by suggesting that same sex marriage laws could allow fathers to marry their sons to avoid paying inheritance tax.<p>He also expressed fears that the battle for equal rights could “debase” marital law.<p>The 64-year-old said he “doesn’t have a …

Cory Monteith In Rehab: 'Glee' Star Enters Treatment For Substance Abuse

"Glee" star Cory Monteith has checked into rehab for substance abuse treatment, reports People magazine.<p>The 30-year-old actor has voluntarily admitted himself to treatment, his rep told the magazine, adding, "He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards …

Georgia GOP Chair Worries Married People Are Getting a 'Free Ride'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Sue Everhart, chairwoman of the Georgia Republican Party, has drawn a line deep in the sand. Gay …

Fashion Zoo Animals

Barcelona-based graphic artist Yago Partal offers photo manipulations featuring various animals in different outfits, dress from the most stylish …

Robbie Rogers says it was impossible to stay in soccer after declaring he was gay

United States international Robbie Rogers has said it is "impossible" to remain in soccer after publicly declaring your homosexuality.<p>The 25-year-old, who last played for English second-tier side Leeds United, said last month he was stepping away from football after becoming only the third …

Speed vs. Comfort

DOMA Undone! Seeing Beyond the Inequality of the "Times that Blind"

As predicted here, and elaborated in blog posts for the <i>California Lawyer</i> as well, DOMA is dead, most likely 5-4, though I retain the belief that the Chief Justice will join for reasons explained at length earlier in this space.<p>DOMA constitutes discrimination against a class of citizens. Treating …

Chaos Looms if the Court Strikes Down DOMA and Punts on Prop 8

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Making predictions of Supreme Court rulings based on oral arguments is a notoriously unreliable …

Colorized Black And White Photos Bring Historical Figures Like Darwin, Lincoln And Dali To Life (PHOTOS)

What would Charles Darwin or Jim Henson look like in color?<p>Thanks to Mads Madsen, an active Reddit and Facebook user with a knack for photo manipulation, we can find out what historical icons look like in color. The 18-year-old colorizes historical images, from close-ups of famed scientists Albert …

Cowards on the Court

Supreme Court Justices Sotomayer, Ginsburg, Kagan, Breyer, Roberts, and Kennedy seem determined to rule on the issue of same-sex marriage on the narrowest legal grounds. During preliminary questioning in <i>Hollingsworth v. Perry</i>, Sotomayer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Breyer, the center-liberal wing on the …

In the Future, People Will Wonder What the Fuss Was All About

While the U.S. Supreme Court may hold the line on most of the country, while likely allowing the invalidation of California's Proposition 8 anti-gay marriage initiative, it is clear that the right to same-sex marriage will be part of America's future.<p>In the future, I'm sure people will wonder what …