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This week, Julie Otsuka’s “The Buddha in the Attic” won the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The judges called it a “precise, poetic novel which tells the story of Japanese picture brides brought to California from Japan in the early twentieth century.”
Will the Supreme Court be willing to risk the blowback of negative public opinion that followed the Bush v. Gore and the Citizens United cases?
Since mid-January, poachers have killed as many as 200 of the free roaming elephants in Bouba Ndjida National Park in northern Cameroon. And trans-species psychologists say the remaining herds suffer post-traumatic stress when their kin are violently killed.
On day two of legal arguments on the constitutionality of President Obama’s 2010 health care reform law, the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether the law overreaches by requiring that everyone have or buy health insurance.
If the Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, will employers decide to offer coverage to employees or pay a fine? If the justices strike down the law, will employers start cutting benefits that have already kicked in, like preventive screenings with no co-pays and coverage for children up to 26-years-olds?
At an open Mass in front of 200,000 people in Santiago, Pope Benedict XVI urged Cubans to build an “open and renewed society.”
From The Wee Trio to Jeff Beck.