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|The White House Correspondents' Dinner: America's political saturnalia||Dante Atkins||05/03/2015||57|
|'Sir, are you injured anywhere?' vs. 'F*ck your breath.' Only one kind of approach provokes riots
No snarky comment here. Not for this image. 'Why?' It's the most useful one word sentence in the English language. It's how we begin the search for causes, for understanding, for truth. We have to ...
| Is " the Pursuit of Happiness" still an "inalienable right" with a criminal background?
The Declaration of Independence was the foundation that this country was built on. The sentiments included in it are no less important today than they were when it was first written and delivered. ...
|On 'riots' and roots
Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/03/2015||181|
|Midnight at The Oasis
The Saturday Night Round Table - aka Wink and RG's Lonely Hearts Club Jam - is on! We're talkin' TeaBagger dip$h!ttery, Movies, Pop Culture and some News and Politics du jour. Join the convo at 417-
|What's the deal with Arizona education officials and websites? Please proceed
If it weren’t for his racist and asinine blog posts, former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal would likely be sitting in the same office today. Although the former ...
|April White House Photo Diary
April 2015 Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the months of April. All photographs were taken by the White House ...
|Teachers' Lounge: Reading Suggestions
This past semester I have been teaching a class that introduces students to Interdisciplinary Studies in preparation for them proposing their own interdisciplinary major. There are generally two ...
|Nate Cohn is right: Its really hard to be Barack Obama of 2008
BROOKLYN!!! Let me count the ways. Refute them if you can. 1. Timing. Barack Obama would not have even thought of challenging Hillary Clinton were it not for two extremely fortunate ...
|Obama touts education programs in weekly address
In a global economy, we’ve got to help ensure that everyone, of every age, in every zip code—urban and rural—has the chance to learn the skills that lead directly to a good job. President ...
|476 Innocents Killed, 2 Lives Matter
Which Lives Matter is finally a daily public issue, both domestically and internationally. But it's not exactly about race. In fact, as you've seen, cooperative black participants in law ...
|Not Barack Obama||05/01/2015||1|
|Bernie Sanders: Agenda for America
Bernie Sanders has an Agenda for America . Bernie is not following in the wake of public opinion, which itself is following in the wake of social/human need. He is leading, because to people like ...
|Words In Action||05/01/2015||59|
|Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... Fri. News Dump
Arliss Bunny and OllieGarkey join us this hour for our Fri. News Dump and Recycle Center. Click Here to Join our Live Chat 11am to Noon ET to add your 2¢ to the Show convo. Or, Tweet us with your ...
Back when all clocks were analog and they all had hands, there was a saying, "Even a broken clock is right twice a day." In other words, even if someone is a moron, through the law of averages, they ...
Remember a couple years ago, when Obama said we’d shape up his drone program and achieve “ near certainty ” that civilians wouldn’t be killed and ...
|The Repetitious Cable TV Coverage adds no Value to Incidents like Currently Occurring in Baltimore
When race-related incidents including riots like occurred in Ferguson, Missouri and currently Baltimore, cable TV goes into overdrive. This overdrive is mostly from Cable TV talk show programs.
|Geert Wilders. An ill wind blowin' to Texas
Geert Wilders, heads the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) in The Netherlands At the invitation of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), one of the most divisive bigots in ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/01/2015||62|
|Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Speech Before Congress: TPP or No TPP?
Shinzo Abe is the Prime Minister of Japan. He's affiliated with the center-right Liberal Democratic Party which holds 291 out of the 475 seats in Japan's House of Representatives. Yesterday, he gave ...
|"Fast Track" (AKA "Corporations Get More Say Than Congress Act") On Life Support
You'all know what "Fast track" is. I like to think of it as the "Corporations Get More Say Than Congress" Act. And it's sucking wind, on life support, headed for the trash bin. Hey, just call me an ...
|Ted Cruz says Barack Obama has 'inflamed racial tensions'
Makes Sarah Palin look like an intellectual.
The three issues I want to address in this blog are: 1. Campaign finance reform 2. Taxes 3. Income inequality There is an old saying, “Money is the root of all evil.” While money may not cause ...
|Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... Arliss Bunny
Grab your notebook! Class is in session. bunnygirl60 aka Arliss Bunny joins us at 11:30 ET talking about her take on economics and modern monetary theory that we call Bunnynomics . Click ...
|Sandy Tolan: The One-State Conundrum
Here’s a punchline the Obama administration could affix to the Middle East right now: With allies like these, who needs enemies? If you happen to be in that administration, that region must seem ...
|Huff Post Asserts HRC Opposes Major Obama Trade Policy
Now this story from Huffington Post and reporters Zack Carter, Amanda Terkel and Ryan Grim is fascinating on several levels, the most major one of which is how the reporters have extrapolated Hillary'
|Whistling Past Marcel's at Midnight
Just to catch a whiff of some damn fine cuisine as we wait for the other shoe to drop and maybe catch a whiff of what the Ubers and Filthys* are up to. We're up late Jibbering our Jabber about ...
|Obama's Totally Bogus Rationale for TPP
The President has to _really_ be kidding us with this one:
|Michele's Rapture: We Like it Too
It was brilliant the way the President responded to Michele Bachmann's "threat" that this President was going to bring about the "end of days." Of course by now we know the story. Bachmann, in a ...
|Talk Radio Live at 11 Becuz... Katie_Speak
RH Reality Check's Katie Klabusich joins us at 11:30 ET talkin' Women's Health Issues. Click Here to Join our Live Chat 11am to Noon ET to add your 2¢ to the Show convo. Or, Tweet us with your ...
|Obama and Jewish Conspiracy Theories
Usually you see a headline like that and you think it's going to be about some wild conspiracy theory about Jews. But in this case I write about a conspiracy theory among Jews. This is the belief, ...
|Why No One Should Have Been Surprised About Baltimore - And Where To From Here?
So, one more commentary on Baltimore tonight. I'll keep this short. If you want some background on the relationship between the Baltimore Police and the community, The Baltimore Sun had ...
|Baltimore Riot Is Obama's Fault
Today I realized that Facebook is a place that sets off my emotions and makes my blood boil! A few months ago my blood pressure rose because of a statement ...
|President Obama on Baltimore
Worth reading in its entirety: First, obviously, our thoughts continue to be with the family of Freddie Gray. Understandably, they want answers. And DOJ has opened an investigation. It is working ...
|Appetite For Blather: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
You have no one but you to blame if you cannot hear the sky. When the air is jelled and cloying, the phone book will not open. Soil packs too hard for fingernails, too soft for pails and shovels. ...
|Tired of Hillary Assumptions
OK, let me be perfectly clear - I am really tired of the assumption that Hillary will be the 2016 democratic presidential candidate and that - because she's a woman - she will win! Yes, I think it'...
|President Obama's remarks in joint press conference with Prime Minister Abe of Japan
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 28, 2015 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRIME MINISTER ABE OF JAPAN IN JOINT PRESS ...
|Now they just kill us one by one
Cartoon decrying the Hamburg massacre of July 1876 As people raise a hue and cry, for a media minute, about yet another police murder of an unarmed black man—this time Walter Scott ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||04/26/2015||298|
|Beethoven Mushroom Soup Sonata
For this recipe, you will need: 1 precisely-tuned concert grand piano 1 Daniel Barenboim (The first two ingredients may be substituted with any Barenboim recording that includes Beethoven/...
|Human Rights activist Sabeen Mehmud assassinated in Pakistan
A leading Pakistani human rights activist has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Karachi after hosting a talk on allegations of torture in the province of Balochistan. Sabeen Mehmud was shot ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||04/25/2015||45|
|Sheriff Arpaio's attorney quits during contempt hearing, former staff turn on the sheriff. UPDATE!
Tuesday in Phoenix, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's civil contempt hearing began, and the first day was a doozie. US District Judge Murray Snow ordered Sheriff Arpaio to appear at the hearing ...
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