• Rob Reiner: Meathead could help get Archie Bunker to back gay marriage

    Top Line

    Meathead says even his bigoted, cantankerous father-in-law Archie Bunker would be on the side of gay marriage if the sitcom All in the Family were still on the air today.

    “Oh absolutely, and I think we'd be screaming at each other pretty good,” says actor and film director Rob Reiner, who played the role of Michael "Meathead" Stivic. “I would think Archie would be convinced if one of his friends or one of his daughters, not the daughter I was married to, but if he had a child who was gay, I think he might be convinced, yes.”

    Reiner spoke to Top Line on the steps of the Supreme Court after the Court heard oral arguments on the case weighing California’s Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

    Reiner has been a key player in fighting Proposition 8 ever since it passed in the 2008 election. He co-founded the American Foundation for Equal Rights, the group that has steered the legal battle against the ballot initiative all the way to

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  • Harrison Ford’s leading role in saving the planet

    On the Radar

    From Indiana Jones to Han Solo, Harrison Ford has played his share of heroic roles over the course of his career. Now, the actor is back with another hero's mission: saving the planet. But this time, it's not a movie--but real life.

    Ford, who sits on the executive board of the nature advocacy group Conservation International, has become an outspoken proponent of conservancy, insisting that he is not just a "a poster boy" for the cause.

    "Nature doesn't need people, people need nature, the nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings cannot survive without nature," Ford tells On the Radar. "We have to understand in value what the services of nature are so that we can understand that degrading them is an irreplaceable resource that no amount of money or human ingenuity can replace."

    Peter Seligmann, president of Conservation International, makes the case that protecting natural resources is essential to providing

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  • Can computer geeks save the GOP? Meet the guys trying to give the party a digital edge

    Power Players

    If only Mitt Romney had had a few thousand more Twitter followers and Facebook friends.

    So say Bret Jacobson and Ian Spencer, millennial techies and co-founders of the conservative digital strategy group Red Edge. The high-tech entrepreneurs believe the failed GOP presidential nominee could have defeated President Obama simply with a better showing on social media.

    "If you had run a really competent, really aggressive digital campaign, you probably could have won an Electoral College vote,” says Jacobson of the 2012 election. “The difference is roughly 450,000 in a couple swing states and you could more than make up for that difference.”

    Bold claims from a dynamic duo now leading the charge for a Republican Party reboot. Jacobson and Spencer say they are convinced that despite previous failed attempts, the party can surpass Democrats' social media machine by the 2016 presidential race.

    The Obama campaign was "incredibly good at empowering people to receive and share

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