Monthly Archives: March 2015

Rotten to the Common Core?: On the Subject of Education Standards, Arne Duncan, “White Suburban Moms”…and Bad*ss Teachers

By Elaine Magliaro After reading Mike Spindell’s column Fake Colleges and Lousy Student Loan Programs today, I thought I’d post an article about Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Common Core that I wrote back in November of 2013 for Res Ipsa … Continue reading

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Regarding the State of Indiana, Mike Pence, Planned Parenthood, and an Exploding HIV Outbreak

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana “declared a public health emergency in Scott County, Indiana…after 79 people tested positive for HIV linked to intravenous drug use.” Today, Laura Bassett (Huffington Post) said that Scott County has become “the … Continue reading

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In His Book “American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity,” Author Christian Appy Looks at the Myth of American Exceptionalism

By Elaine Magliaro Over at Salon, there’s an excerpt from Christian G. Appy’s new book American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity, which was published by Viking in February. Appy is a professor of history at the University … Continue reading

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New York City Mayor de Blasio Says Someone May Have Improperly Tapped a Gas Line Before Building Explosion

By Elaine Magliaro New York City officials reportedly “suspect that leaking natural gas was the source of Thursday’s explosion and fire, which sparked a raging blaze that took hundreds of firefighters to quell.” Last Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said … Continue reading

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Colorado State Representative and Wacko Televangelist Gordon Klingenschmitt Says That Brutal Attack on a Pregnant Woman Is “The Curse of God upon America” (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Last November, I wrote a post about Gordon Klingenschmitt, a far-right Christian zealot and anti-gay televangelist also known as “Dr. Chaps,” who had been “swept into office” in Colorado with just under 70% of the vote. Klingenschmitt, a … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Colorado, Crime, Criminal Law, Media, Murder, Religion, Reproductive Rights, Short Video, Television, United States | Tagged , , , | 105 Comments

Stateside Indiana: Ridiculing and Speaking Out Against Bigotry

By Elaine Magliaro I’m am so happy to hear that Governor Mike Pence of Indiana “has come in for an extra heaping of scorn on social media” after signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Curtis M. Wong (Huffington Post) said that … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Conservatives, Democracy, Documentrary Films, Equal Rights, Fundamentalism, Government, Homosexual Rights, Humor, Justice, Political Science, Politics, Short Video, Society, States, United States | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert for President?????

By Elaine Magliaro Updated below. Cristina Marcos and Lucy Feickert reported earlier this evening that Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)–arguably the wing-nuttiest politician serving in the US House of Representatives–informed The Hill that he is considering a run for president in 2016. Marcos and Feickert said Gohmert … Continue reading

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Some Things You Should Know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Senator Elizabeth Warren and Others Have Major Concerns Regarding the Trade Pact That Is Being Negotiated in Secrecy

By Elaine Magliaro In Ferbruary, I wrote a post about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being another bad trade deal for the United States. (You can read that post here.) Many people—including some members of Congress—have complained about the “extreme” secrecy … Continue reading

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What’s Going on in Public Education: “A Brief History of the ‘Testocracy,’ Standardized Testing and Test-Defying”

By Elaine Magliaro I just came across an excellent article today titled A Brief History of the “Testocracy,” Standardized Testing and Test-Defying that I think is a MUST READ for anyone concerned about the mania for the high-stakes testing of … Continue reading

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Holy Shit!: Conservative Icon and “Duck Dynasty” Star Phil Robertson Weaves a Gruesome Tale about Child Rape, a Beheading, and Castration at a Florida Prayer Breakfast

By Elaine Magliaro Brian Tashman of Right Wing Watch reported on an unbelievable story today. He said that Rick Wiles, the Christian conservative radio host of “Trunews,” had aired a speech on his program last Friday that Duck Dynasty star … Continue reading

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