Author Archives: Elaine Magliaro

Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Has Reportedly Asked the FBI to Investigate a Threatening Tweet He Allegedly Received from the Son of a Mexican Drug Lord Who Escaped from Prison

By Elaine Magliaro John Santucci of ABC News reported yesterday that presidential candidate Donald Trump had asked the FBI “to look into a threatening tweet he received in the wake of a post on the social network he wrote about … Continue reading

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Justice Antonin Scalia: The Bard of the Bench? (With a Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video)

By Elaine Magliaro Award-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore said that it only seemed fitting “to use Antonin Scalia’s own words for a poetry slam, since the justice’s snarky dissents are filled with so many poetic gems.”  Fiore noted that the … Continue reading

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New Jersey High School Teacher Who Harassed His Students with Racial, Religious, and Homophobic Slurs Loses Appeal

By Elaine Magliaro Justin Zaremba ( reported this morning that Emilio Perez, a former New Jersey high school teacher who had been “convicted of harassing students using racial, religious and homophobic slurs lost his appeal Friday and will continue to be barred … Continue reading

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The Guardian Reports That US Torture Doctors Could Possibly Face Charges after Report Alleges Post-9/11 ‘Collusion’

By Elaine Magliaro Last December, I wrote a post about James Elmer Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, two psychologists who worked as interrogation advisers for the CIA. Mitchell and Jessen, both former members of the military, helped the government agency “implement … Continue reading

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POETRY FRIDAY: “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Posted by Elaine Magliaro SYMPATHY By Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) I know what the caged bird feels, alas! When the sun is bright on the upland slopes; When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass, And the river flows … Continue reading

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From the Equal Justice Institute: “Slavery to Mass Incarceration”–An Animated Short Film by Artist Molly Crabapple

By Elaine Magliaro On Tuesday, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) released a new video–an animated short film by acclaimed artist Molly Crabapple, with narration by Bryan Stevenson–that “paints slavery in the stark terms in which it existed…hundreds of years in … Continue reading

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Matt Taibbi on Former Attorney General Eric Holder and the Revolving Door between Washington and Wall Street

By Elaine Magliaro Earlier today, award-winning journalist Matt Taibbi was interviewed on Democracy Now! Taibbi talked about Eric Holder, the former Attorney General of the United States, and the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington. Holder is reportedly “returning home — … Continue reading

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New Texas Social Studies Textbooks Whitewash and Rewrite American History

By Elaine Magliaro On Sunday, Emma Brown (Washington Post) reported that millions of public school students in Texas “will begin using new social studies textbooks this fall based on state academic standards that barely address racial segregation.” In addition, she … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for July 7, 2015: “White Culture’s Thug Youth”

Posted by Elaine Magliaro From Matt Bors: “White Culture’s Thug Youth”

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The Confederacy and the Union: “How the South Lost the War but Won the Narrative”

By Elaine Magliaro The Boston Globe has been running a “Divided Nation” series. The series has already touched upon a number of issues—including the wealth gap in Colorado, religious and gay rights in Arkansas, and Marco Rubio’s silence on immigration. … Continue reading

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