Monthly Archives: November 2014

Benghazi House Investigation Report Released in “Friday Document Dump”

By Elaine Magliaro The Associated Press reported on Friday that the House Intelligence Committee’s two-year investigation into what happened in Benghazi in 2012 found that the CIA and the military had acted properly when responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic … Continue reading

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Stay Classy Grievance Syndicate!

Posted by Bob Stone Ferguson Protesters Erupt Outside Police Department: ‘What Do We Want? Darren Wilson! How Do We Want Him? Dead!’ Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have taken to the streets and chosen not to wait for a grand jury’s decision before clashing with … Continue reading

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Matt Taibbi on JPMorgan Chase, Too Big to Fail, AIG, Jamie Dimon, and How Bankers Stay Out of Jail

By Elaine Magliaro Breaking the Set host Abby Martin spoke with investigative journalist Matt Taibbi recently about JP Morgan Chase whistleblower Alayne Fleischmann who came forward to expose how the bank knowingly sold toxic mortgages to investors and how the Justice Department used … Continue reading

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POETRY FRIDAY: John Clare’s “Autumn” Read by Richard Burton

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2014 Midterm Election: The “Screw You” Strategy Was a Winner! (With a Mark Fiore Video)

By Elaine Magliaro Political cartoonist Mark Fiore thinks that humans “are a little hard to figure out sometimes, and that makes for an interesting Democracy.” Fiore was puzzled by the results of the recent midterm election. Imagine people voting against their … Continue reading

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Preparations Are Being Made for the “Coming Storm” in Ferguson, Missouri

By Elaine Magliaro On Monday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency. The FBI also issued a bulletin “warning of likely violence across the country as a St. Louis County grand jury concludes its investigation of Ferguson police … Continue reading

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Senators Ted Cruz and Al Franken…and John Oliver Opine on the Subject of Net Neutrality

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, Senator Ted Cruz wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post titled Regulating the Internet threatens entrepreneurial freedom. In his piece, Cruz claimed that one of the greatest regulatory threats to the Internet was net neutrality. … Continue reading

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A Taste of Bermuda: A Recipe for Rum Swizzles

  By Elaine Magliaro   I hadn’t enjoyed drinking a Rum Swizzle since 1969–the year my husband and I honeymooned in Bermuda–when I got the idea to search for recipes for the cocktail on the Internet recently. I selected one recipe that I tweaked a … Continue reading

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Frank Serpico Tells How Some Police Are “Still Out of Control” in Recent Politico Article

By Elaine Magliaro NOTE: I want to thank Michael Beaton for calling my attention to the Politico article titled The Police Are Still Out of Control, which was written by police whistleblower Frank Serpico. ABOUT FRANK SERPICO Frank Serpico–born on … Continue reading

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Obama Redefined

By Mark Esposito Chastened by the “Mandate of the Mid-terms’? Hardly. Doubling down on his confrontation with Republicans who control both houses of Congress but lacking a veto proof super majority, Barack Obama has decided to give Americans a real … Continue reading

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