Associated Press/Photo by Mark Schiefelbein

King James angers his subjects

Media | The NBA’s biggest star infuriates some by coddling China
by Loren Skinker
Posted 10/18/19, 04:40 pm

Basketball star LeBron James waded into the international controversy over the NBA’s relationship with China this week. At a news conference Monday, the player known as “King James” to his fans, said Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s now-deleted tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters earlier this month was “misinformed” and “uneducated.”

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Marcio Jose Sanchez

Freedom for whom?

Politics | A Democratic presidential candidate proposes a charity-crashing measure to promote LGBT issues
by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/17/19, 04:19 pm

When CNN’s Don Lemon asked former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas if religious colleges, churches, and charities should “lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate didn’t even hesitate.

“Yes,” he said firmly. “There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone, or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us.”

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Kin Cheung

Hong Kong leader booed off stage

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/16/19, 10:50 am

Opposition lawmakers heckled and shouted over Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam as she tried to deliver her annual policy speech to the Legislative Council on Wednesday. After two tries, Lam opted to give her address via a video recording instead.

Read more