* Massachusetts has repealed the 95-year-old law that has been used to block out-of-state gay marriages, removing the last major barrier to nationwide legal challenges of marriage discrimination.
* There's water on Mars (but don't try to drink it). And there's a liquid lake on Titan, too.
* Also in legal news: Bush's claims of absolute executive privilege have been smacked down in the courts. Score another small victory for the rule of law, and start writing up that Karl Rove indictment.
* Garfield without Garfield book announced.
* The Los Angeles City Council has passed a year-long moratorium on new fast food restaurants in South L.A. (More at MeFi.) Food in this country, as we've talked about many times, is in crisis—but this is a symbolic gesture, not an actual policy.
* Also in food news: How Sysco came to monopolize most of what you eat. Also via MeFi.
* And now you can watch the growth of Wal-Mart across America. Locusts. Zombies. Plague.
Friday, August 01, 2008
Posted by Gerry Canavan at 12:00 AM
Labels: all politics is local, Bush, comics, executive privilege, fast food, food, Garfield, Karl Rove, law, Los Angeles, marriage equality, Mars, Massachusetts, outer space, politics, Sysco, Titan, Wal-Mart