President Obama held his last press conference of the year today, and you’d never know he just got trounced in a midterm and will spend the next two years as an ineffectual waterfowl. Especially if you listen to TV reporters, who were shut out of the questions.
Republican State Representative Rick Brattin is introducing a bill in his home state of Missouri that would require a woman seeking to end her pregnancy to get written permission from the man who got them pregnant. Rape and incest are exceptions, but guess what? You have to prove it.
Sony’s cancellation of the premiere of The Interview has prompted a bipartisan consensus that the studio and film exhibitors are “cowards” and the First Amendment is dead, but all the hackers have really accomplished is to make Republicans only the second-most-hated GOP.
Boehner is making a bundle from corporations that are actively exploiting workers and racking up human rights violations in China, a nation led by communists with a long history of human rights abuses, as well as other countries such as Burma and perhaps even Iran.
Babs’s annual list of her Most Fascinating People was just released. While there is no reason to take issue with the people on the list, what she said about choosing accomplished human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as her most fascinating person of the year kind of sucks.