10 things you need to know today: October 7, 2014


The Fifth Column

Sorry to be late with this post.  Network problems at home.  My 13 year old grand-son showed me how to connect to internet via 4G …(on my PC!) Oh, the genius of youth…

An airstrike hits an ISIS position in Kobani, Syria.  An airstrike hits an ISIS position in Kobani, Syria. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

The Week

1. Supreme Court clears path for resuming same-sex marriage in 5 states
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear appeals of rulings allowing same-sex marriages in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The unexpected move cleared the way for lower courts to order the resumption of gay marriages in those states, as Virginia did at 1 p.m. Still, by opting against taking steps toward a final decision on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, the justices put off any far-reaching action that would apply to the entire nation. [The Washington Post]

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2. ISIS enters Syrian border town after three-week offensive
ISIS…

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