Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Fourth Post in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series: Addition to Newark Archbishop’s Future Retirement Home to Cost Archdiocese $500,000

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO It appears that Newark Archbishop John J. Myers has “outgrown” the house in Franklin Township, New Jersey that has served as his weekend residence since 2002—when it was bought by the Archdiocese. In order to make the … Continue reading

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Matt Taibbi Criticizes David Gregory during HuffPost Live Interview: “I Don’t Know How He Can Call Himself A Journalist”

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO During an interview with Alyona Minkovski yesterday, Matt Taibbi called out David Gregory while lamenting the media’s treatment of Glenn Greenwald.

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Is It Time to Change the Washington Redskins Mascot?

By Elaine Magliaro NOTE: I originally posted the following article at Res Ipsa Loquitor on February 9, 2014. Here is one ad that never aired during this year’s Super Bowl: The Proud to Be video was made by Change the … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Biology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Science | 14 Comments