A.M. Links: Americans Overwhelmingly Favor Death Penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, World's Muslims Overwhelmingly Favor Rule of Sharia Law, Greek Unions Striking Against Unemployment
Yesterday's Senate primary in Massachusetts saw Congressman Ed Markey win the Democratic nomination and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez winning the Republican nomination. The special election is scheduled for next month.
- A poll shows 70 percent of Americans in favor of the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been charged for his alleged role in the Boston Marathon bombing, while terror attacks in Dagestan, where his older brother is believed to have received some sort of training, are getting more media attention.
- John Kerry says his department is ready to be open and transparent in answering questions about Benghazi. What difference, at this point, does it make?
- Remember civil unions? Those are now being recognized in Colorado. Paul Ryan, meanwhile, came out in favor of gay adoptions.
- A Pew research report indicated overwhelming support for rule by sharia law by Muslims around the world, although their understanding of what that meant differed. Support was strongest in countries that have never been under sharia law and weakest in those where it has been strictly enforced.
- China warned the U.S. that Japanese nationalism is as much a threat to them as to any other country in the region; China and Japan are embroiled in a dispute over a group of uninhabited but resource rich islands in the East China Sea.
- Greek unions are striking against high unemployment. Happy May Day.
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