Keep up to date with the latest from Ring of Fire, review the top stories from the past week.
1) Anonymous May Save Democracy
According to ABC Monday, a Mossad agent, known as “Prisoner X” was arrested in 2010 by the Mossad, Israel’s secret police, for leaking information regarding their operations. He was held under 24-hour surveillance. By the end of that same year, he was found dead in his cell, hanged.
The U.S. Supreme Court will be taking up the issue of Voting Rights in their current section, with several cases focusing specifically on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Section 5 has prevented minority disenfranchisement for decades, but the high court may take those protections away once and for all.
3) What was Really Behind the Pope’s Resignation
Pope Benedict XVI stunned everyone when he announced that he would resignthe position on February 28th; even the Vatican was surprised. This will be the first time a pope has resigned in centuries, and it begs the question as to why someone would give up their divine calling.
4) Merck Vice President Reveals Fosamax Has No Fractrure Reduction Benefit for Many Patients
In the recent bellwether trial of Scheinberg v. Merck & Co., Merck’s Associate Vice President for Clinical Research Dr. Arthur Santora revealed that Merck’s drug Fosamax does not have any evidence of fracture reduction benefit for patients without osteoporosis.
5) Elizabeth Warren Helping Advance Role of Women in American Politics
Elizabeth Warren is again making her presence known in Washington. She garnered instant attention at a Senate Banking Committee hearing last Thursday when she held regulators accountable for not taking financial institutions to trial.
6) Johns Hopkins Gyno Takes Secret Photos
The Baltimore Sun reported yesterday that both police and the Johns Hopkins board of trustees have opened inquiries into the alleged secret videotaping and photographing of almost 100 women being seen by John Hopkins staff.
7) Fox Hosts Forget What Rape Actually Means
“When all you do all day long is sit around and argue with crazy people, it affects your rational judgment,” says former Fox contributor and current Ring of Fire host, Mike Papantonio. Bob Beckel stunned even his Fox News cohorts Tuesday when he blurted out, “When’s the last time you heard about rape on a college campus?” during a round table discussion about Colorado legislation that would allow women to carry concealed weapons at college for protection against sexual assault.
8) Karl Rove Eaten by His Own
The number of ironies surrounding the Tea Party’s latest depiction of Karl Rove as a Nazi is almost too many to count. It was, after all, the Turd Blossom who, together with Lee Atwater, launched the so called “southern strategy.”
9) The Queen of Hate, Ann Coulter Strikes Again
Ann Coulter was on a roll Thursday when she joined John Stossel at aStudents for Liberty Conference in Washington. In less than 60 seconds, Coulter managed to insult Libertarians, liberals, and the LGBT community.
10) Televangelist Pat Robertson is now a Climate Change Expert
The man who believes that hurricanes are God’s punishment for things like homosexuality thinks he knows more than climate scientists.
11) Growing Controversy Over Safety of New Oral Anticoagulant Pradaxa
Pradaxa is a novel oral anticoagulant designed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. From the day it was approved for sale in the United States an unprecedented number of serious adverse events and deaths attributed to the drug that were reported to the FDA.