Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, in an unusual twist for someone in the uber liberal Bay State, is suing the federal government, invoking states’ rights and the Constitution, for the federal government's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), claiming Congress overstepped its authority by passing DOMA.
Pope Benedict XVI called for a “true world political authority” to manage the economy in his new encyclical on social justice. The encyclical, entitled “Charity in Truth,” was released by the Vatican on Tuesday and signed by the pope a day earlier.
Despite all that is going on in the world, the biggest story for the past week has been the death of Michael Jackson. In fact, it's reported that his funeral, now scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 7 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, will be watched by tens of millions worldwide and that his elaborate funeral procession will at least rival those of Princess Diana and John F. Kennedy