Happy Easter (Cartoons)
Apr20

Happy Easter (Cartoons)

HAPPY EASTER to you and yours. Here’s a roundup of Easter cartoons: 00...

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The Lost Poetry of Sikh Poet Nunihal Singh Layal:  Cinema Versus Home and Grief
Apr19

The Lost Poetry of Sikh Poet Nunihal Singh Layal: Cinema Versus Home and Grief

(Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series to preserve on the Internet the “lost” poetry of Nunihal Singh Layal, the “Tradesman Poet,” who I met in New Delhi in 1974. Some poems contain his original introductions. I have a self-published book of his that is disintegrating and falling apart and over the next year or so I will run and preserve all of his poetry here. This includes every word of the original introductions. Joe...

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Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine (UPDATED)
Apr17

Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine (UPDATED)

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military push — he has asserted his right to use force in Eastern Urkraine and there is speculation he’s poised to take over the city of Odessa soon — has brought comparisons with Stalin and with Hitler. And now we have a new twist: pro-Russian forces in the Ukraianian city of Donetsk are asking Jews to register. Not a good sign of a)where this is going b)the forces on...

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Rush Limbaugh: the beginning of the end?
Apr16

Rush Limbaugh: the beginning of the end?

Could the end really be in sight? Is Rush Limbaugh now sounding like he’ll say anything — a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g — to try and press the ideological hot buttons to please his audience, even if it seems like he’s cleaerly straining? Has the whale truly jumped the shark? Forbes’ Rick Ungar thinks so. At issue is CBS’s announcement that it has signed Stephen Colbert to replace the great David Letterman. The...

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Law firm hired by Christie for internal probe donated money to Republican Governors Association in 2014
Apr16

Law firm hired by Christie for internal probe donated money to Republican Governors Association in 2014

I absolutely hate the phrase “it doesn’t pass the smell test,” so you know something smells bad if I say: this doesn’t pass the smell test. Nine days before a team of its top lawyers made public a report clearing Governor Christie in the George Washington Bridge scandal, the law firm donated $10,000 to the Republican Governors Association, a group he heads. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher made its donation March...

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