Author Archives: Elaine Magliaro

Picture of the Day for July 5, 2015: Regarding the Separation of Church and State

Posted by Elaine Magliaro

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NASCAR Asks Fans to Stop Flying Confederate Battle Flag at Its Events

By Elaine Magliaro Viv Bernstein has an article in the New York Times that explains why NASCAR has requested that its fans put away their Confederate battle flags. Bernstein: Although Nascar has stopped short of an outright ban on the flag, … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for July 3, 2015: Regarding Two Terrorist Groups That Claim to Be Religious

Posted by Elaine Magliaro According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the Ku Klux Klan, which has a long history of violence, is the oldest and most infamous of American hate groups. The SPLC said, “Although black Americans have typically … Continue reading

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FIREWORKS: An Acrostic Poem for the Fourth of July

By Elaine Magliaro I wrote the following poem about a decade ago. NOTE: An acrostic is a type of poem where the first, last, or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for July 2, 2015: On the Subject of Scott Walker Running for President

Posted by Elaine Magliaro The Chicago Tribune reported today that Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin plans to officially enter the presidential race on July 13th with a campaign announcement in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha. For joy!  

Posted in Campaign Finance, Conservatives, Humor, Oligarchy, Political Science, Politics, States, Tea Party, United States, Wisconsin | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Draft of Justice Department Report Claims That Police Escalated Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, Following the Death of Michael Brown

By Elaine Magliaro According to the draft of a Justice Department report, police in Ferguson, Missouri, escalated tensions after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Matt Apuzzo (New York Times) said that the report “describes a chaotic scene in which … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, DOJ, Equal Rights, Government, Law Enforcement, Local Government, Media, Missouri, Police, Political Science, Racism, Society, States, United States | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Larry Wilmore Says that South Carolina Should “Take the Damn Confederate Flag Down Right Now” (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Last week on The Nightly Show, comedian Larry Wilmore did a segment on South Carolina and the Confederate flag. Included in the segment was a bit he called “For the Record”—during “which he tore down the widely … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Civil War, Conservatives, Equal Rights, History, Humor, Political Science, Politics, Propaganda, Racism, Short Video, South Carolina, States, United States | Tagged , , , | 55 Comments

This Just In: Longtime Labor Leader Larry Cohen to Join Presidential Campaign of Bernie Sanders

By Elaine Magliaro Dave Jamieson (Huffington Post) reported this morning that Larry Cohen, the longtime leader of one of the country’s most powerful labor unions, is joining the Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). According to Jamieson, Cohen said that … Continue reading

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Stateside South Carolina: Ku Klux Klan Planning Rally at Statehouse to Protest Removal of Confederate Flag

By Elaine Magliaro Andrew Shain of the News & Observer reported today that South Carolina state officials had confirmed that the Ku Klux Klan is planning to hold a rally at the State House next month. According to Shain, the Loyal White Knights of … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for June 29, 2015: How “Incentives” Work for the Rich and Poor

Posted by Elaine Magliaro Click here to view more political cartoons by Steve Sack.

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