U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled that the military’s ban on openly homosexual military personnel is unconstitutional. Phillips declared the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy instituted by former President Bill Clinton in 1993 to be in violation of the First and Fifth Amendment rights of gays and lesbians. As a result, Judge Phillips placed an injunction prohibiting the federal government from enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
James Bridle, founder of a website called BookTwo, has turned his forensic focus on the history of edits, updates, and clarifications made to the Wikipedia entry for the “Iraq War.”
The Koran isn’t the only book about to be burned. Officials at the Department of Defense, worried that a new memoir on the Afghan War might contain sensitive intelligence data, plan to buy all 10,000 copies of the book and destroy them.
Few were surprised when President Obama replaced Christina Romer, chair of his Council of Economic Advisers, with another statist economist, Austan Goolsbee. Goolsbee is the architect of Obama's failed economic policies and programs, having served as the executive director of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board from the beginning.
Billionaire entrepreneur Donald Trump offered to buy out the controlling investor of the controversial mosque proposed to be built at Ground Zero. According to AOL News, “Trump informed Hisham Elzanaty of his decision to offer him cash for his stake in the project so that it could be relocated to a part of the city that is farther from the site of the 9/11 terror attacks.” Shortly after the story went public, however, Elzanaty rejected Trump’s offer.