Conservatives on the Wrong Side of Mandela, Most Other Things – Michael Tomasky
“The American right hated Nelson Mandela when it mattered. But when have they ever been correct on a historic issue? 225 more words
Comrade Tata Madiba: A Tribute
By Jose Mario De Vega
Now that the Great One has died so many so-called “world leaders” has come out to offer their prayers and solidarity to this great man, to his family and to his people; yet my question is: where the hell are all these people when Mandela is languishing in jail for 27 years? 2,556 more words
The AC360 Later panel takes a closer look at Amazon’s newly unveiled plans for drone deliveries. For starters, the Daily Beast’s Peter Beinart offers this prediction: “The day we start seeing drones flying all around is the day we see people shooting down those drones.”
Rush Limbaugh recently said comments by Pope Francis sounded “pure Marxism.” The AC360 Later panel has plenty to say about this. Christiane Amanpour says the pope’s remarks reflect “what we all learn in Catholic school” and aren’t surprising in the least. Watch the debate.
Many Americans were shocked to see 85-year-old Korean War veteran Merrill Newman reading a scripted confession while held captive in North Korea. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson calls the situation “bizarre.” He goes on to say that while he knows North Korea’s previous leaders, this regime is a big “question mark.” What will it take to free Newman and fellow American Kenneth Bae?