Headlines Du Jour ► Friday, April 4, 2014
It was 50 years ago today: The Beatles had the
Top Five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

With Headlines Du Jour on hiatus yesterday, today’s Headlines Du Jour is bigger than usual. We’ll get to that, right after the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:

Without any further delay, here is today’s Headlines Du Jour:

$COTU$ WATCH:

How The Supreme Court Just Legalized Money Laundering
By Rich Campaign Donors

More Than Corruption Threatens the Integrity of Our Democracy
The sad tale of how the Supreme
Court’s approach to money in politics
helped create the Inequality Era. 

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia believes society is eroding because women use the ‘F-word’ and thinks Facebook is ‘strange’

LGBT NEWS:

When Did The Gospel
Become Anti-Gay?

ACLU: We’re not buying Schuette’s ‘just doing my job’ claim on gay marriage ban

Introducing The Federalist,
A New Web Magazine For Anti-LGBT Conservatives

Miami Beach scores 100, plus 12 bonus points, on updated HRC 2013 Municipal Equality Index

THE WAL*MART EFFECT:

Hungry for Savings
Walmart donates billions to anti-hunger initiatives.
Some of those efforts benefit its own employees.

THE “GOP” IN GOP STANDS FOR “GOT OBSOLETE POLITICIANS?”:

The Sheldon Adelson Suck-Up Fest
Republican contenders prostrated themselves for the casino mogul’s favor—a vivid illustration of who owns the GOP.

Georgia GOP Chair Warns That Straight People Will Enter Sham Gay Marriages For Benefits

TODAY IN INCOME INEQUALITY:

18 Charts that Illustrate America’s Insane Class
System from Birth till Death

FREE THE WEED!!!

Hash Bash 2014: Marijuana rally in Ann Arbor welcomes back organizer after 2 years in prison

DEA Chief: Please, Think Of The
Dogs Before You Legalize Pot

Pot activist alleges human rights
violated by AHS over vapourizer use

Lisa Kirkman fighting for right to use medical
marijuana vapour in hospitals and other public places

Arizona sheriff ordered to return medical marijuana to patient by state Supreme Court

Washington D.C. mayor okays measure decriminalizing possession of an ounce of pot

SO GLAD WE’RE LIVING IN A POST RACIAL SOCIETY:

Snyder Wins: How ‘CancelColbert’ Drowned Out the Native Voice

TODAY IN RELIGION:

Nun Reportedly Tells Catholic School
Kids That Masturbation Makes Guys Gay

Fairbanks campus priest charged
with DUI, drugs and weapons

DISPATCHES FROM DETROIT’ ‘MERKA’S FIRST THROAWAY CITY:

The death of a great American city: why does anyone still live in Detroit?
The city’s social contract was shredded
long ago and everyone knows time is running
out – but some Detroiters have hope

In arena deal, Detroit
worshipping Mike Ilitch

Why have we decided that a guy who became
a billionaire selling us cheap pizza is God?

Feds probe vote for Detroit
City Council leadership

New Book From WSU Press
Captures Detroit Art Explosion
In All Its Funky Splendor

A VIDEO DISPATCH FROM DETROIT:

A Videographer Tweaks The Controversial
Promotion For The Albert Apartments

FOX “NEWS” IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Fox News host: ‘Right-wing people’ love gentrification because poor areas smell bad

Fox Kept Cutting Away
From Democrats During
Benghazi Hearing

Fox Is Annoyed That Other Networks Don’t
Buy Into Its Benghazi Conspiracy Theory

Fox Finds Latest Food Stamp Poster Child

Fox’s Starnes Embarrasses Himself With
Another Bogus Culture War Horror Story

BULLY BOY BOLLING IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Eric Bolling gets his
cleantech facts very wrong

Eric Bolling’s Latest Conspiracy Theory: Obama “Bankrupted” GM To Protect It From Ignition Defect Fallout

LEGGY MEGGY IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Megyn Kelly Accuses CAIR Of Trying To
Suppress Fox Coverage Of Anti-Islamic Movie

FOX & FRIENDS IN THE NEWS AGAIN:

Congrats Fox & Friends
for being (almost) the first
to blame Obama for the
Fort Hood shooting

IN INNER SPACE:

Gene therapy comes of age: We can now
edit entire genomes to cure diseases

Scientists Create an Unprecedented
Map of the Developing Human Brain

IN OUTER SPACE:

Honey, I Want to Move to Mars
My wife is a semifinalist to board a one-way mission to
the Red Planet. I’m proud, happy, and thrilled for her.
Now, do you want to know how I really feel about it?

VIDEO DU JOUR:

Compare and Contrast – London: 1927 & 2013

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