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Sunday Food: Real Friends Take a Zucchini

(Picture courtesy of Jeremy Keith at flickr.com.) They’re that greatest test of true friendships out here in the land of prolific gardens.   If you’ve ever grown them, you know the feeling.   Those carefully tended mounds of bright pretty golden flowers have produced monsters that now are filling all your steps, your lawn chairs,...

Late Night FDL: It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me

Billy Joel – It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me Billy Joel: I am Dad Rock… Billy Joel is honoured to be a leading figure of the ‘dad rock’ movement. The 66-year-old Grammy winning-musician hasn’t released an album since his 1993 offering River of Dreams, which went platinum in several countries. Billy remains popular with...

The Israel Lobby’s $50M Campaign Against The Iran Nuclear Deal

If the Iran deal passes, Israel loses. The Israel lobby is spending big on whatever it takes to make sure this doesn’t happen. By Richard Silverstein WASHINGTON — The next 60 days offer a fateful window through which Congress will review the Iran nuclear deal announced last week to great fanfare by the P5+1 powers...

Oil And Gas Lobbyists Are Supporting Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

Lobbyists connected to fossil fuel firms are acting as bundlers for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign based on documents uploaded by journalist Lee Fang. In a post for The Intercept, Fang highlighted how private prison lobbyists were helping raise money for Clinton’s campaign. Show More Summary

The Roundup for July 25th, 2015

And that ends our week folks. International Politics Overall – Secretary of State John Kerry: This agreement with Iran is the only alternative to use of military force – Juan Cole: “Did ISIL Arise Partly Because of Climate Change?” Middle East – The International Red Cross warned there is “unprecedented” civilian suffering in Yemen. Meanwhile,...

Saturday Art: Chuck Jones: The Evolution of an Artist [VIDEO]

Last week, Every Frame a Painting uploaded this delightful and informative video essay exploring the genius of Chuck Jones, with the introduction: If you grew up watching Looney Tunes, then you know Chuck Jones, one of all-time masters of visual comedy. Normally I would talk about his ingenious framing and timing, but not today. Instead,...

Saturday Art: William Hogarth

  (Picture courtesy of Cesar Ojeda at flickr.com.) The artist known for social commentary was self-taught and used his art works to effect the world around him with humor.    His series that the National Gallery of Art in London has displayed tells a story, the wry rendering of the conventions of marriage of the day...

Late Night FDL: Gimme Some Lovin’

The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’ R.I.P. Eddie Hardin…! Vocalist and pianist Eddie Hardin, best known for his work with Spencer Davis Group and Axis Point, has died at the age of 66. He also collaborated with a wide range of rock artists including Ronnie James Dio and several members of Deep Purple....

Richard Silverstein On Israel’s Gag Orders And ‘The Middle East’s Only Democracy’

The article was originally published at MintPressNews.com. By Sean Nevins WASHINGTON — Though it describes itself as “the only democracy in the Middle East,” the Israeli government and military regularly impose gag orders to stop domestic media from reporting on sensitive information, including the detention of Israeli citizens by Hamas in Gaza, meetings between the...

Marijuana in Sandra Bland’s blood is irrelevant

Excuse me while I go on a rant. People need to stop demonizing Sandra Bland because marijuana was detected in her blood sample taken at the autopsy. So what? The presence of a drug in a person’s blood does not mean anything unless they were impaired by the drug and they weren’t impaired unless a...

Cuba-US Relations: Diplomatic Ties Emerge, Mired In Suspicion

The article was originally published at MintPressNews.com. Feelings of anticipation and a sense of foreboding are both attending Cuba and the United States’s progress on plans to re-establish full diplomatic relations. The negotiations, which started in mid-2013, were announced publicly on Dec. Show More Summary

The Roundup for July 24th, 2015

Still feeling some jet lag from my trip. International Politics Overall – Pew: Sixty-three percent of Americans support military action against the Islamic State; That’s surprisingly high – The U.S. said it planned to take back Ramadi from ISIS before the end of the summer Middle East – It is not easy to find voices favoring...

Over Easyy Friday Preview

(Picture courtesy of jean louis mazziere at flickr.com.) Welcome to the diner, and hoping you will have a good visit.  The featured picture of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is a reminder of the Fauvist movement in painting.   Last week’s Saturday Art post told more about that art works and those that were part of it. Via DannyGuam,...

Late Night FDL: Minion

Spock’s Beard – Minion UK Prog Rockers, Spock’s Beard rips into the British austerity regime in Minion… It’s taken from the prog veterans’ 12th album The Oblivion Particle, set for launch on August 21 via InsideOut. Bassist Dave Meros recently described the follow-up to 2013’s Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep as a departure for the...

The Eurasian Big Bang: How China and Russia Are Running Rings Around Washington

By Pepe Escobar Let’s start with the geopolitical Big Bang you know nothing about, the one that occurred just two weeks ago. Here are its results: from now on, any possible future attack on Iran threatened by the Pentagon (in conjunction with NATO) would essentially be an assault on the planning of an interlocking set...

Correction, apology and reaffirmation of my conclusion re Sandra Bland’s arrest

I write to correct a mistake I made in my article yesterday titled, Sandra Bland was unlawfully arrested. I also apologize for some harsh words I used in responding to legitimate comments. Nevertheless, I still believe she was unlawfully arrested. I was wrong when I said that a failure to signal a lane change is...

Chris Christie’s Presidential Announcement Came At Taxpayer’s Expense

When New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stepped into his old high school in Livingston, New Jersey to officially announce his candidacy for president many assumed – given that it was explicitly a political event – that Christie’s campaign would pick up to the tab. But that would be wrong. A public records request by Blue...

Pentagon Threatens to Revoke Security Clearance of Navy Nurse Who Refused to Force-Feed Guantanamo Prisoners

Despite a decision to not pursue charges, the Department of Defense is threatening to revoke the security clearance of a Navy nurse, who refused to force-feed prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Physicians for Human Rights condemned this news and called it “backdoor retaliation for his refusal to force-feed Guantánamo detainees on hunger strike.” The advocacy organization...

The Roundup for July 23rd, 2015

I have returned. What did I miss? International Politics Overall – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: I will “kill myself” to ensure the P5+1-Iran is stopped – Journalist Nick Fillmore joins The Real News to explain the financial deficits behind the Pan-Am Games in Canada – The U.N. envoy to Syria blamed the government for air strikes causing...

Late Night FDL: Baltimore

Prince – Baltimore Prince released his Baltimore video yesterday… Prince’s “Baltimore” — honoring 25-year-old Freddie Gray, whose death incited protests in the city — now has a powerful video that drives home the song’s message about police brutality and the subsequent fight for justice. The video lays the ballad’s thought-provoking lyrics over images of peaceful...

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