George grew up in Buffalo, NY and holds a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to joining The Nation, George was Senior Reporter/Blogger for ThinkProgress.org. He worked as a researcher for Michael Moore's SiCKO and as an Associate Producer on "The Media Project" on the Independent Film Channel. His work has been published in The Los Angeles Times, Media Matters, and The Buffalo News.
"Reports that the New York prosecution case for alleged sexual assault against Dominique Strauss-Kahn could be close to collapse have stunned France and revived hopes that he may return to politics," The Guardian says.
In declaring July ice cream month, President Ronald Reagan cited nutritional benefits, and said it should be observed with "appropriate ceremonies and activities." Americans eat more ice cream than anyone else in the world — on average 20 quarts a year.
Cottage cheese is among the most common foods in Israel. When the dairy industry raised the price, more than 150,000 people joined a Facebook campaign to boycott it. Stunned, executives lowered the price by 25 percent, saying the protest changed the rules of the marketplace.
After some 18 hours of deliberation, a jury has found 34 year old Glen Doneghy guilty of second degree manslaughter in the death of Lexington Police Officer Bryan Durman. The twelve member panel also convicted Doneghy on counts of leaving the scene of an accident, second degree assault, fourth degree assault, possession of marijuana, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.
"The Obama administration believes congressional leaders must agree to a deficit-reduction deal by July 22 in order to raise the government's borrowing limit in time to avoid a default in early August, according to Democratic officials with knowledge of the negotiations," The Wall Street Journal reports this morning.
Jeffrey Rosen is the legal editor of The New Republic.
The Supreme Court term that ended this week would have looked very different if Justice Sandra Day O'Connor were still on the bench. Twenty percent of the cases were decided by a 5-4 vote, and, in many of those cases, Justice O'Connor would have voted to swing the result the other way.