Yesterday, the Obama Administration had to reassure some committed pro-choice activists that Judge Sonia Sotomayor is not going to side with Justices Scalia, Alito and Roberts in overturning Roe v. Wade in some yet-to-be determined case. Jill Filipovic makes a good case for why we shouldn't be so worried.
Yesterday, some promises were kept, others were postponed and some were made. But in a post-Inauguration and sleep-deprived haze, it can be hard to remember which is which.
Scientists researching the origins of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus now estimate that it made the jump from chimps to humans in Cameroon decades earlier that initially thought — sometime between 1884 and 1924. They date the virus to that time period based on viral samples discovered from two different people in…