Bill Gates and other members of the 1 percent worry about having to pay more taxes to increasereas wages; the United States turned its back on the Arab Spring; meanwhile, an Oklahoma legislator wants to forbid all marriages so gays won’t wed either. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
Clintonland: Just Like High School
Amy Chozick’s big cover story in The New York Times Magazine, which is unfortunately accompanied by the weirdest and worst cover art in magazine history (I exaggerate only a little), is yet another piece about the people in the Clintons’s orbit, and what they will mean should Hillary decide to run in 2016.
Oklahoma Lawmaker: Ban All Marriages So Gays Can’t Marry
Mike Turner, a Republican state representative in Oklahoma, is apparently so desperate to stop the inevitable arrival of marriage equality in his state that he would rather end civil marriage altogether than allow gays and lesbians to participate in it.