Double Take: Fox News Online Poll Shows 71% View Anti-Gay Marriage Proposition 8 as Unconstitutional



Is it possible that even the center-right tilting viewing audience of Fox news programs is also open to significant upgrades of gay civil rights? That is what a surprising new, unscientific survey of a Fox web audience seems to be showing.

Bravo: Fareed Zakaria’s Ethical Stand on Mosque



CNN show host and Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakaria has returned $10,000 and an award he was presented by the Anti-Defamation League in 2005 after ADL’s opposition to a mosque at the rebuilt World Trade Center site in New York. This is exceptional leadership on an important moral issue that I want to salute.

Back to the Future: An Internationalism Some Republicans and Democrats Can Agree On



Some Republicans and Democrats can get their heads together now and then. When I had the privilege of working for Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) in the US Senate, I had just moved over from serving as founding Executive Director of the Nixon Center for Peace & Freedom, later renamed (thankfully) “The Nixon Center“.

News You Can’t Use: Tokyo’s Oldest Man Died Three Decades Ago



This just in from my friends at UPI: ‘Oldest’ man actually died 32 years ago TOKYO, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A man thought to be Tokyo’s oldest resident at 111 years old actually died more than 30 years ago and was left to mummify in the family home, a report said.

Germany to Try Alleged Israeli Agent in Dubai Hamas Assassination



(collection of photos from passports of individuals suspected in the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh) This just in from CNN: — Alleged Israeli agent to be tried in Germany over charges relating to the murder of a Hamas leader in Dubai. G.

Mutual Assured Cuteness in US-Japan Relations (or the Pentagon has REALLY Gotten Too Big)



America and Japan: the cutest military alliance in the whole world. Occasional blogger Gen Kanai sent me this fascinating note referencing a CNNGo post by Matt Alt about manga cartoon love and the US-Japan security relationship. From Gen Kanai: This is pretty amazing.

The Prop 8 Strike Down Explained


The Bilerico Players have put together this slightly odd — but highly informative — animated exchange between a mocked-up Judge Vaughn Walker and a legal counsel supporting the anti-same sex marriage Proposition 8, which was Judge Walker struck down. Worth the seven minutes.