R.I.P. Donald “Duck” Dunn

From Stax Records in the 1960s through every major blues, soul, and rock artist since, to his best-known stint in the “Blues Brothers” band, Donald “Duck” Dunn was recognized as one of the best bass players on the planet. He was most often off to the side of the stage, drawing no attention to himself while he made everyone else sound good.

Romney For, Then Against Allowing Gays To Adopt

In what was a lightning-quick reversal even for him, on Friday morning Mitt Romney said he was “fine” with allowing gay couples to adopt, even going so far as to say they had a “right” to do so. By that afternoon he was less sure, saying “I simply acknowledge the fact that gay adoption is legal in all states but one”. Romney was also acknowledging his ignorance: at this time only 18 states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex parents to adopt.