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Crazy Train, a neverending story

While the right-wing finds a way to go crazy over because children as less worthy than not those children, these children...there remains a ever fertile field of insanity.

Late, Late Night FDL: It’s All Over Now

Johnny Winter - It's All Over Now Blues Legend Johnny Winters Found Dead on Tour

Late Night: Solar Roadways – Are You Smarter Than a NASA Engineer?

It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that when the rocket scientists, engineering experts, and solar-energy experts at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration get behind something having to with engineering and solar energy, it's very likely the real deal.

Can Someone Get a Note to Elon Musk?

You’ve got the chassis, motor and battery. Why not pop on a ’68 Ferrari 250, or Jaguar E-Type body? Or even Jim Rockford’s car. I mean, if they can make Taco Bell tacos with Doritos, surely the car companies of the world can work together to create works of lasting beauty. Plus I hear you know how to work with Europeans, so you’re already past the first hurdle.

HBO Doc “The Newburgh Sting” Asks Terrorism or Entrapment?

In 2009, with television cameras rolling, the FBI triumphantly busted a domestic terrorist ring from Newburgh, NY. The men, known as the Newburgh Four, are each serving a 25-year sentence for plotting to blow up two synagogues and shoot down military supply planes. Show More Summary

Rape at College, Then Rape by College

Two weeks after the fall term started, an unknown number of male students, apparently including members of the undefeated football team at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Hobart), raped an 18-tear-old freshman girl who’d had too much to drink. Show More Summary

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Joe Burns, Strike Back: Using the Militant Tactics of Labor’s Past to Reignite Public Sector Unionism Today

If we want a stronger public sector labor movement that engages in militant and broad-based social action on behalf of both its members and the people they serve, then a focus on engaging the community is a must. Joe Burns’ book provides...Show More Summary

Sunday Food: Travel Central America and Have Some Special Treats

Central America produces a lot of the fruit we eat, and some we would enjoy if we knew more. Walking through the towns of Belize City, and Copán Ruinas, I noticed that many little side of the road shops offer a variety of fruit drinks and have tried several. Yesterday I got a large cup of watermelon juice, and recently have had mango slurpee and papaya milk shake,

Piketty and His Critics Chapter 4: Netroots Nation

We are losing the class war because we are not fighting the class war.

Strike Back: Using the Militant Tactics of Labor’s Past to Reignite Public Sector Unionism Today – Book Salon Preview

During the 1960s and 1970s, teachers, sanitation workers and many other public employees rose up to demand collective bargaining rights in one of the greatest upsurges in labor history. These workers were able to transform the nature...Show More Summary

Podcast: Deepa Kumar on Anti-Muslim Racism Behind NSA Surveillance, Media’s Coverage of Gaza

Media coverage of Israel’s assault on Gaza has concentrated blame for what has unfolded on Hamas, making it possible to absolve Israel of responsibility for nearly all of the warfare that has killed over three hundred civilians and wounded over a thousand Palestinians. But this is not limited to the people of Gaza. There is a cultural bias in media toward Muslims or Arabs.

No Purpose Other Than to Humiliate and Degrade

Noam Chomsky... In Gaza, “the world’s largest open-air prison”, some 1.5 million people living in a roughly 140-square-mile strip of land have been repeatedly subjected “to random terror and arbitrary punishment, with no purpose other than to humiliate and degrade. Show More Summary

Sunday Talking Heads: July 20, 2014

¡Buenos Dias! Jane Hamsher and Kevin Gosztola are at the Hope X Conference in NYC this weekend. Here's today's schedule, there are video and audio feeds to follow along, and also the twitter. Secretary of State John Kerry does the Full...Show More Summary

Late Late Night FDL: Pluto’s Fledgling

Pluto -- Pluto's Fledgling. This Walt Disney cartoon was released on September 10, 1948.

Late Night: Some Words About “Star Wars”

Generally, I think of the "Star Wars" movies in the late 1970s and early 1980s as a symptom of the decline of futurism in the neoliberal era (1973-present). The original movie, "A New Hope," (1977) or "Star Wars: Episode IV," managed...Show More Summary

The Barbarian’s Book Review: Nick Scalzi’s “Old Man’s War” Trilogy

Contrary to other oldtimers' popular belief, there are good new science fiction writers out there. I like Asimov, Clarke, Herbert, Anderson, LeGuin, Niven, and Philip K. Dick as much as the next old fart, but if you look and give some of them a chance, you will find them. Show More Summary

Saturday Art: Robert Silverberg

I am most impressed by his non-fiction, even though I don’t think I have read any of it (looking through the titles and his pseudonyms none of them look familiar). Yet, the titles cover a lot of periods of history and biographical figures that I have found fascinating. Show More Summary

342 Palestinians, 5 Israelis Killed in Gaza Conflict; Media Disinfo or No Info

342 Palestinians (80% of them civilians) and 5 Israelis (2 of them civilians) have now died during Israel’s assault on Gaza. The news report notes the following: "The increasing number of children killed in the conflict is causing aShow More Summary

Saturday Archaeology: Digging the Mayans in Stages

A first lesson in rediscovering the Mayan architecture that built their many impressive temples has been that each successive generation took a lesson from the past, and covered the existing structure with another. While digging at the...Show More Summary

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things to Me

When I received the invitation to host the book salon for Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, I was sitting at a coffee shop listening to a white man I’d only just met explain the racial divide in St. Louis, Missouri. Full disclosure: I’m black and a native St. Show More Summary

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