“If European monetary policy is run according to German national interests, huge structural imbalances will accumulate,” John Lanchester of the London Review of Books writes. “The Germans will then either have to pay to correct those imbalances, or agree that the euro should not be run primarily according to German national interests.”
Mark Joseph Stern of Slate writes about “circumcision armageddon”. It’s a bizarre story of how the anti-circumcision activists—the so-called intactivists—are almost exact copies of the anti-abortion activists that picket health centres and spread graphic images of bloody children suffering from what is in fact a safe and legal procedure.
“The former Republican President staunchly opposed same-sex marriage during his time in office—even putting the case for a stronger ban in his 2004 State of the Union address, when he claimed: ‘Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage’,” Nick Duffy of Pink News reports. “This month reports have emerged that Mr Bush might have forgotten how strongly he fought against gay weddings—by offering to perform one.”
Image: Official photograph of former American President George W. Bush (Wikimedia Commons).
Måns Zelmerlöw won the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden just now.
Image: Ailura (Wikimedia Commons).
|Marriage open to same-sex couples|
|Same-sex marriage recognized when performed in certain other jurisdictions|
|Court legalized or government announced intention to legalize|
|Marriage recognized federally, not performed|
|Same-sex unions not legally recognized|
“Yes vote stands at over 62% against 37% for No side with a turnout of more than 60%,” the Irish Times reports.
Evan Hurst of Wonkette tells the scandalous story of Josh Duggar of the Family Research Council.