Monthly Archives: April 2015

This Just In: Hillary Clinton Is Opposed to a Critical Piece of the Obama Administration’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

By Elaine Magliaro Zach Carter, Amanda Terkel, and Ryan Grim of Huffington Post reported today that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is opposed to a critical part of the Obama administration’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), “which would give corporations the right to sue … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart of The Daily Show and Larry Wilmore of The Nightly Show Weigh in on the News Media and the Situation in Baltimore

Posted by Elaine Magliaro The Daily Show – Baltimore on Fire The Nightly Show – What a Riot – Questionable Coverage from CNN and Fox News

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“INCIDENT”: A Poem by Countee Cullen for the Last Day of National Poetry Month (VIDEO)

Posted by Elaine Magliaro The Poetry Foundation has said that poet Countee Cullen (1903-1946) “was perhaps the most representative voice of the Harlem Renaissance.” INCIDENT By Countee Cullen Once riding in old Baltimore, Heart-filled, head-filled with glee, I saw a … Continue reading

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In the Case of Freddie Gray: Washington Post Report on Leaked Police Document Claiming That Gray Had Banged Against the Walls of the Police Van and Tried to Injure Himself Disputed

By Elaine Magliaro Peter Hermann of The Washington Post reported last night that–according to a police document that the paper had obtained–a prisoner who had shared the police transport vehicle with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray … Continue reading

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David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’

submitted by Gene Howington David Simon is best known as the creator and writer of the brilliant television show The Wire. His most recent column appearing at The Guardian is a fine example of why perhaps he should also be … Continue reading

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Walter Johnson Explains why Ferguson, Missouri—a City That Hosts a Fortune 500 Company—Relies on Municipal Fees and Fines to Extract Revenue from Its Poorest Residents

By Elaine Magliaro Walter Johnson has an interesting article about Ferguson, Missouri, over at The Atlantic. In it, he explains why—despite the fact that the city hosts a multinational Fortune 500 company—it “relied on municipal fees and fines to extract … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for April 29, 2015: Teach the Controversy

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Senator Bernie Sanders to Announce Presidential Run This Week

By Elaine Magliaro Vermont Public Radio (VPR) reported on Tuesday that it had learned from several sources that Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), 73, is planning to announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday. VPR said that “Sanders will release a … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for April 28, 2015: Trickle Down Economics

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Stateside Oklahoma: Tulsa Undersheriff Tim Albin Resigns Following Release of Report on Reserve Deputy Robert Bates

By Elaine Magliaro Omar Villafranca of CBS News reported last week that a 2009 investigation conducted by the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office had concluded that deputies in the department had voiced concerns about Robert Bates’s behavior in the field years ago. … Continue reading

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