Archive for March 14th, 2015

March 14th, 2015 - 8:20 pm § in Politics

President Cotton blows up world

What if Tom Cotton, the inexperienced young senator from Arkansas who wrote the infamous Iran letter, had been president during the Cuban missile crisis? I probably wouldn’t be writing this, and you probably wouldn’t be reading it. During that near-fatal confrontation, rightwing hawks pu[...]

March 14th, 2015 - 8:07 pm § in Politics

Why the GOP’s vigilante approach to guarding our schools can’t work

Some Republicans have proposed using armed volunteers to guard public schools.  [...]

March 14th, 2015 - 7:30 pm § in Politics

A war hero turns to politics

One of these men is president; the other wants to be. Huffington Post previously said Dakota Meyer’s tweets “usually are nonpolitical,” but reported in 2013 that he wants to run for Congress in 2016 and president in 2024 (when he’ll turn 36). That’s pretty ambitious fo[...]

March 14th, 2015 - 6:52 pm § in Misc., Schools & Colleges

Oklahoma U. should repatriate this Nazi-looted artwork to its owner

This artwork, painted by Dutch-French impressionist Camille Pissarro in 1886, is in the University of Oklahoma’s art collection, donated years ago by oil tycoon Aaron Weitzenhoffer’s wife. In the art world, “provenance” is a big deal. Basically, the term refers to the chain o[...]

March 14th, 2015 - 5:49 pm § in Uncategorized

What’s wrong with this picture?

“An investigation is underway into dozens of racist and homophobic texts allegedly sent between San Francisco police officers amidst a corruption case against one of the cops,” ABC News reported. I’m not against police, and my postings on this blog aren’t meant to be anti-po[...]

March 14th, 2015 - 4:56 pm § in Uncategorized

Ferguson residents prepare for a recall campaign against mayor

Several Ferguson residents have taken the first step toward beginning a signature drive to force a recall vote to remove white mayor James Knowles from office. “The five residents delivered letters to the mayor and City Council members Friday, asking that Knowles resign over his failure to &#[...]

March 14th, 2015 - 9:25 am § in Misc.

I minute to Pi Day

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March 14th, 2015 - 9:04 am § in Misc.

Women Snore by Mirel


March 14th, 2015 - 8:26 am § in Misc.

1 hour to PI Day


March 14th, 2015 - 1:41 am § in Russia

ONE YEAR since Putin “temporarily” shut down the Moscow News,

The Moscow News temporarily stops publication 17:57 14/03/2014 The Moscow News has temporarily ceased updating materials on its news website, Facebook page and Twitter account due to the liquidation process and reorganization of its parent company, the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti[...]