Summary NEW YORK - The ringing of a bell donated by Japan and a performance of John Lennon's anti-war anthem "Imagine" resounded at United Nations headquarters Friday at an event for the upcoming International Day of Peace. Ban rang the bell that hangs from a wooden beam installed in the rose garden. The ceremony finished with the release of a flock of doves.
Summary One of the most hilarious talking points coming from far-right Republicans and the Tea Party is that when "red states" like Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana are asked to bail out California or Massachusetts, that's when they will finally become "fed up with socialism" and secede from the Union once and for all. "Fiscal responsibility" is a recurring theme in Mississippi politics, where Democrats are often characterized as people who couldn't balance a budget if their lives depended on it. Yet the reality is that Mississippi is one of the most blatant examples of a state receiving more federal tax money than it gives : WalletHub finds that for every dollar in federal taxes Mississippi pays, it receives $3.07 from the federal government.
Summary The Washington Post's Metro section on Saturday carried the headline "Redskins fans say 'Daily Show' misled them: Showdown with Native Americans Was a Surprise." Fans were set up for an ambush to be accused of racism, or loving a racist mascot. The four die-hard Redskins fans thought the opportunity was as golden as the vintage helmets of their favorite football team: "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" wanted them to appear on the Comedy Central program to defend the team's name, which has been under relentless attack.