Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Ohio’s Junior U.S. Senator Rob Portman supports the U.S. Supreme Court decision against the federal Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA. Portman says while he would have preferred Congress repeal DOMA he supports gay marriage.
Some law schools around the country have banned military recruiters from their campuses because of the Pentagon’s don’t ask, don’t tell policy regarding gays. The federal government threatened to cut all federal funding for colleges and universities which refused recruiters. Three dozen law schools have sued the Defense Department for violating their right to free speech. The Supreme Court heard opening arguments Tuesday.