These verses may not be lyrical, but at least they rhyme.
We start with some GOOD news today,
That is, unless you consider drilling the way:
Upon federal appeal the Chukchi Sea environmental report
Allowing gas and oil drilling was found coming up short.
A Florida teen was suspended from school
After classmates made clear that his porn career was not cool.
The principal claims that he made several threats,
But Marucci denies it, and that’s as clear as it gets.
As Utah battles with its gay marriage ban,
Virginia may soon put its in the can.
A congressional panel has declared not allowed
The data collection program of which the NSA is so proud.
And although the President took their report under advisement,
He won’t send the program to its retirement.
Moving along to the Snowdon case,
Attorney General Eric Holder says the man should show his face.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that he’ll get clemency,
Au contraire: he’ll have to make a guilty plea.
And last but not least on the domestic front,
MSNBC news pulled quite a stunt:
They interrupted Congresswoman Harman midsentence,
To update us on Justin Bieber’s spent license.
The Syrian peace talks might go a lot better
If there were more talking with communication unfettered.
A transitional government? No way, says Assad,
Thus opposition leaders won’t even give him a nod.
Despite being uninvited to talks by the UN,
Iran says it’s ready to become a good friend.
“Constructive engagement,” Rouhani declares,
Will be the new face of an Iran that cares.
The Indian Supreme Court is finally addressing gang rape,
So here’s hoping women’s rights may begin to take shape.
Five weeks of fighting have left thousands dead,
As South Sudanese forces came head to head.
With over half a million displaced the situation is dire,
And for now all we have is a shaky ceasefire.
Egypt and the Ukraine have seen protesters killed,
For in brutality and torture the police are quite skilled.
Bombings in Cairo have caused a big scare,
And one in Beirut stirred things up there.
This barely begins to pick through the news,
But it’s a good place to start to peruse.