Category Archives: United Kingdom

Poetry Friday: Aviation Poems

by Chuck Stanley Aviation has a history of poets, some great, some not so much. Poems about flying go back into history, but out of World War One, “The War to End All Wars,” truly great poems began to emerge. … Continue reading

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Farewell, Ankh-Morpork: Author Terry Pratchett, Dead at 66

by Gene Howington Still reeling from the loss of Leonard Nimoy, the science fiction and fantasy community suffered another great loss today with the death of acclaimed fantasy author and humorist Terry Pratchett. For those of you not familiar with … Continue reading

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71 years ago this week, two honorable men met.

By Chuck Stanley “You follow the rules for you, not for the enemy. You fight by the rules to keep your humanity. If I ever see or hear of you shooting at a man in a parachute, I will shoot … Continue reading

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Antonin Scalia’s Thoughts on Secularists, the Devil, the Separation of Church and State, and Religion in the Public Square

By Elaine Magliaro Antonin Scalia on the Separation of Church and State Antonin Scalia is our country’s longest-serving Supreme Court Justice. Scalia, a Catholic, was appointed to the highest court in the land by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Earlier … Continue reading

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John Oliver on Scottish Independence

Submitted by Elaine Magliaro Last Sunday on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver did a segment on the subject of Scottish independence. He discussed the arguments both for and against independence. Oliver “noted the differing political philosophies between Scotland (generally liberal) … Continue reading

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McCutcheon, Citizens United, the Supreme Court, and “The United States of John Roberts”

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Back in November of 2010, I wrote an article for Res Ipsa Loquitor titled Citizens United Ruling Brings on “Tsunami of Sewer Money.” In it, I quoted a question posed by Joe Conason in a Salon article he … Continue reading

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Chevron Going after a Political Cartoonist for Satirical Video He Made with Amazon Watch

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Lindsay Abrams posted an interesting article about the Chevron Corporation at Salon yesterday. According to Abrams, one of the world’s largest oil companies is “desperate” to avoid paying billions of dollars in damages for the contamination in … Continue reading

Posted in Animation, Big Oil, Civil Liberties, Ecuador, Energy Policy, Fascists/Corporatists, Free Speech, Oligarchy, United Kingdom | 40 Comments