Pence took credit for the needle exchange during an interview Thursday with Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity. “We worked the problem early in the year from a law enforcement standpoint, from a health standpoint,” he said. “I don't believe in needle exchanges as a way to combat drug abuse, but in this case we came to the conclusion that we had a public health emergency, and so I took executive action to make a limited needle exchange available.” … [Read more...] about Pence’s handling of 2015 HIV outbreak gets new scrutiny
His record is more complicated
London (CNN)The Duke of Sussex's complicated extraction from the British royal family has been no Bed of Roses so far, but the artist formerly known as Prince did get to enjoy a perk on Friday -- dropping in on a studio session with legendary soft rocker Jon Bon Jovi in London. … [Read more...] about Livin’ on an Heir: Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi jam at Abbey Road
For the Magic Happens parade, work began more than two years ago, in a process that involved hundreds of dancers, welders, painters, engineers and vendors from as far away as Hong Kong. The new parade debuts Friday, the latest of more than 40 parades launched at the Anaheim resort over its 65-year history. … [Read more...] about Disneyland’s new Magic Happens parade debuts today after two years of planning and rehearsals
So is Aung San Suu Kyi simply betting that the violence against the Rohingya Muslims is something the West will largely ignore? I’m in office, but I’m not in power.” I think Suu Kyi’s also in that situation: She’s in the office, but she doesn’t really have a lot of power. The military still has considerable influence. It controls a quarter of the seats in Parliament, controls the media, and ministries of foreign affairs, borders, and interior. Her supporters will say, “She doesn’t have a lot of power to do anything about this. You have to wait, and when she consolidates her position, then she will do something.” … [Read more...] about What the Hell Is Happening in Myanmar?
Also relatively new and worth keeping a skeptical eye on is a walled garden approach, where live entertainment is housed behind pricey one-off events. A 50th anniversary for the Haunted Mansion was filled with weirdness and revelry, but it also cost guests $300 to attend. And once-open areas of the park have been closed off for the use of high-paying customers (the New Orleans Square Court of Angels essentially gifted to the private Club 33) or made a part of tours (a ride in the Lilly Belle parlor car was once a rare but free treat; now it’s part of a tour, one currently slated to return this year). … [Read more...] about Commentary: Bob Chapek as CEO is a vote of confidence in Disney’s parks. What does that mean for Disneyland?