Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Big Sleazy…Jersey Style

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Last week, Eric Lach of Talking Points Memo (TPM) reported that Randy Mastro, the attorney that had been hired to represent the office of Chris Christie of New Jersey, had asked officials in both Fort Lee and … Continue reading

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84-Year-Old Nun Sentenced toThree Years in Federal Prison for Protest at Oak Ridge

by Charlton “Chuck” Stanley U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar of the Eastern District of Kentucky is a George W. Bush appointee to the Federal Bench. This week, Tharper has sentenced an 84 year old nun, Sister Megan Rice, to almost … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Civil Liberties, Crime, Free Speech, Government, Hypocrisy, Law Enforcement, Politics, Society | Tagged | 52 Comments

Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald Discuss “Death by Metadata” on Democracy Now!

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO On February 10th, Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald published an article for The Intercept, their new digital news magazine, titled The NSA’s Role in the U.S. Assassination Program. In their article, they explained how the NSA is … Continue reading

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Cancer and the Beauty of Discovery

By GENE HOWINGTON Technology is oft compared to a two-edged blade.  Usually just before some horrific cautionary tale about “science run amok”. No new technology in recent memory has sparked quite as much speculative fear as nanotechnology.  From real science … Continue reading

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Glenn Greenwald Wins Polk Award for Journalism

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Glenn Greenwald and three other journalists who reported last year on “the extent of the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden” have won the 65th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. … Continue reading

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Is PBS Becoming the Plutocratic Broadcasting Service?

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO On February 12th, David Sirota broke an exclusive story on PandoDaily titled The Wolf of Sesame Street: Revealing the secret corruption inside PBS’s news division. Sirota reported that PBS’s flagship station WNET had issued a press release … Continue reading

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Just for Fun on Friday: A Mark Fiore Video about Global Warming

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Global Warming Skeptics Meet “The Climateers!”

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Texas TV Sports Anchor Dale Hansen on Michael Sam and Openly Gay Players in the NFL

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO On Monday night, Dale Hansen of WFAA, a local affiliate of ABC, delivered an address on television titled “Hansen Unplugged: Celebrating Our Differences.” Here it is:

Posted in Equal Rights, Homosexual Rights, Media, Sports | 21 Comments

Oh, cruel is the snow that sweeps Glencoe, and covers the grave o’ Donald

This is a reprise of a story I wrote two years ago on Daily Kos. It is updated with a few edits, but is a timeless story of politics, of deceit, of a fearful leader, murder, honor by soldiers in … Continue reading

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The Intercept: Glenn Greenwald’s New Digital Publication Launched

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Yesterday, First Look Media (FLM) launched The Intercept, a digital publication created by Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Laura Poitras. According to the three creators/editors, The Intercept is the first “of what will be numerous digital magazines … Continue reading

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