Monthly Archives: April 2014

NOTICE: In re Res Ipsa Loquitur (

To all our shared audience, In the future, all complaints about either Jonathan Turley or the goings on at his site should be addressed directly to him at Yes, I am sympathetic to your plight. Yes, I understand the … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Post in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series: Sarah Palin Talks about Mama Grizzlies Totin’ Guns and Baptism by Waterboarding at the NRA’s Annual Association Meeting

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Just when you may have thought that Caribou Barbie was back in the wilds of Alaska for good… hunting elk or moose or bear or wolves from helicopters, she emerges from the tundra to spark headlines in … Continue reading

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Before Horsemen, Four Growling Dogs

by GENE HOWINGTON At any given time, there are dozens of hotspots around the world where regional conflicts or outright wars are fermenting. Most times these potential conflicts are local or regional in scope. There are four areas at the … Continue reading

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Stateside New Jersey: SEC and Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to Investigate Governor Chris Christie’s Diversion of Port Authority Funds

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Lisa Brennan (Main Justice) broke the news today that “people close to the matter” have said that the Securities and Exchange Commission has joined with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office “to investigate possible misuse of Port Authority of … Continue reading

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A Lobbyist by Any Other Name Would Still Smell…with a Poem about Lobbying

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO In February, The Nation posted an interesting article about political lobbyists on its website. In the article titled Where Have All the Lobbyists Gone?, Lee Fang tells an interesting tale about the declining number of  registered lobbyists … Continue reading

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A Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video: George W. Bush’s Art of Legacy

SUBMITTED BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Political cartoonist Mark Fiore wrote about the art show displaying George W. Bush’s original portraits of the “big important people” that he met while serving as president of the United States for two terms. Fiore said … Continue reading

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Sean Hannity, Jon Stewart, and That Racist, Gun Totin’ Welfare Queen Cliven Bundy (Videos)

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO I’m sure most of you have heard all about Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his standoff with the Bureau of Land Management. As I’m pressed for time today, I won’t rehash the whole story. I think … Continue reading

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In Celebration of National Poetry Month: Taylor Mali Performs His Poem “I’ll Fight You for the Library”

SUBMITTED BY ELAINE MAGLIARO About Taylor Mali: Mali is a poet who “emerged from the poetry slam movement.” Mali spent nine years in the classroom. He says he taught “everything from English and history to math and S.A.T. test preparation.” He describes … Continue reading

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Father Ray Kelly for National Poetry Month: Hallelujah

by Chuck Stanley Words by Lucy Pitts O’Conner, age 10, from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. This performance of Lucy’s words by Father Ray Kelly, of Oldcastle church in Meath, Ireland was on the occasion of the wedding of Chris and Leah … Continue reading

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Bill Moyers and Paul Krugman Talk about a Society of Inherited Wealth

SUBMITTED BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Last week, Bill Moyers sat down with Paul Krugman on his program Moyers & Company. The two men discussed Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Piketty’s book “shows that two-thirds of America’s increase in … Continue reading

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