Byron Pitts, a 15-year veteran of CBS News, is moving to ABC News, where he will be the network’s chief national correspondent and a substitute anchor.
Tonight Mia and Ronan Farrow spoke at my college. They are by far the most amazing and dynamic speakers I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. I fell in love with Ronan. He’s so sweet and down to earth. Mia is just a phenomenal human being.
In this GTN exclusive, Ronan Farrow reveals an obstacle many people don’t realize he had to overcome, concluding that “we all have this passport into the world of the healthy and the living, and it can be revoked real quick.”
by Jeffrey Toobin April 1, 2013
In 2003, the Supreme Court decided that gay people could no longer be thrown in prison for having consensual sex. Specifically, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion, in Lawrence v. Texas, declared that Texas’s anti-sodomy law “demeans the lives of homosexual persons” and violated the right to liberty guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment. But Kennedy was careful to describe the limits of the Court’s holding. He wrote that the case “does not involve whether the government must give formal recognition to any relationship that homosexual persons seek to enter.” In other words, in Kennedy’s telling, Lawrence v. Texas was not about same-sex marriage.
To which Justice Antonin Scalia responded, in a dissenting opinion, “Do not believe it.” He explained:
If moral disapprobation of homosexual conduct is “no legitimate state interest” for purposes of proscribing that conduct; and if, as the Court coos (casting aside all pretense of neutrality), “when sexuality finds overt expression in intimate conduct with another person, the conduct can be but one element in a personal bond that is more enduring,” what justification could there possibly be for denying the benefits of marriage to homosexual couples exercising “the liberty protected by the Constitution”?
GTN chats exclusively with Alec Ross about innovation and technology.
How did you end up the Senior Advisor for Innovation?
I’m a public school kid from West Virginia who ended up in West Baltimore in the 1990s, during the crack-cocaine wars, as a school teacher through Teach for America. From that experience I started a non-profit organization with three friends call One Economy, where we work to help people from poor communities, like the one that I grew up in in West Virginia and the one that I taught in in West Baltimore; to help kids from those communities be able to compete and succeed in our increasingly technology rich knowledge based economy. It was from that that I got involved in the Obama campaign… Read More
GTN’s newest exclusive speaker, Alec Ross, Former Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, says:
“Technology takes on the values and intentions of its users. Governments that try to use these
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Former member of SEAL team six, Don Mann, talks exclusively to GTN about bonking.
“I think the secret is reaching up to the line where you are almost going to bonk and then back off. Then you get so much more done in your life, you can fill this big, big void that doesn’t get filled.”
“Kids have to understand that they have control. Not their parents, not the principal, not the president of the U.S. It starts with them and it ends with them. To end this epidemic of bullying they have to standup for one another.”
- Eve Torres