The Obama administration is instituting a policy requiring health insurance plans to offer birth control to women free of charge. That includes plans provided by Catholic hospitals, universities and charities. As you might expect, church leaders and social conservatives are not happy.
The Occupy Pittsburgh movement has been evicted from their encampment at BNY Mellon Green. Many have said they will continue to fight the cause of social and economic injustice at other venues. Here are a few places they could try.
The hope of the Arab Spring that blossomed in 2011 has been somewhat marred by recent events in the Middle East. 74 people were killed in the violent aftermath of a soccer game in Egypt. Some say this was a result of the leadership and security vacuum left over after Mubarak's ouster a year ago. Meanwhile, in Syria, President Assad's military crackdown on dissenters has left scores civilians dead.