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Camera Work: Lux Aeterna

Lux Aeterna is usually used in the context of a service for the passing of a loved one, yet the term eternal light has always suggested that light is ongoing, and as such, is always present with us.

Sunday Food: Potato Salad with Boiled Eggs

Today hopefully you have a few boiled eggs to use up, and one good way to do that is make a nice potato salad. Of course, that will go with leftover ham and almost anything else. It's also lunch by itself, and the eggs are protein enough that you don't really need another, but can throw in meat or beans if you want it any more of a full meal.

Late Night FDL: Drum + Fife

The Smashing Pumpkins - Drum + Fife The Smashing Pumpkins have a new album out: Monuments to an Elegy...

Obama Prepares For Showdown With Congress Over Iran Deal

“If Congress kills this deal [...] then it’s the United States that will be blamed for the failure of diplomacy.” — U.S. President Barack Obama By Jasmin Ramsey Two days after the deadline for reaching a deal over Iran’s nuclear programme had passed, negotiators looked like they would be going home empty handed. But a [...]

Barrett Brown, John Kiriakou & the Bureau of Prisons’ Deep Contempt for First Amendment

The Bureau of Prisons’ contempt for the First Amendment has been on full display this week. Journalist and activist Barrett Brown pled guilty to offenses stemming from YouTube videos he uploaded containing a threat directed at the FBI, emails from hackers he redacted and laptops found in a kitchen cabinet that he hid from authorities. [...]

Saturday History: The Church on the Hill

Gradually our church loosened rules and let men and wives sit together. None of the older folks did that because the habits run deep. Except for hands and face, women were covered head to toe. Thick stockings covered any bit of leg that showed. Show More Summary

Planning the Holiest, Godliest, Bestest Wedding Ever

If you are a Truly Holy and Godly young woman, trying to plan a Holy and Godly wedding, Indiana's original Religious Freedom Restoration Act seemed like a gift from God. Now, with it being somewhat rolled back, trying to plan a truly Holy and Godly wedding got more difficult. To demonstrate just how difficult, let me introduce you to Chelsea, and the story of her wedding...

Boston Bombing News: Defense Rests in Tsarnaev Trial

Editor’s note: The following is my account of proceedings in the case of US. v Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday, March 31 Although scheduled for 9.oo am, proceedings actually got underway this morning at 9.16 am after a now customary delay when the defense called their third witness in this case, Mark Spencer. Mr. Spencer is [...]

The Roundup

It’s the end of the week, but still the beginning of a new month (and hopefully better weather in the northeast). International Politics Overall - Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, talks to The Real News on some sections of the elites in the U.S., along with Israel and Saudi Arabia, supporting war than [...]

Saturday Art: ‘The Elevation of the Cross’ by Rubens, with Beckmann’s ‘Departure’

The tradition celebrated by Easter was inspiration for a body of work that shows sacred subjects, often featuring the graphic details of the death of Christ on a cross. In the Pre-Reformation days the works of artists generally showed biblical and classical mythical stories and characters. Show More Summary

Late Night FDL: Little Pink Houses

John Mellencamp w/Billy Joel - Little Pink Houses John Mellencamp blasts Indiana's RFRA...

Anthony Ray Hinton is free at last after 30 years on death row

Anthony Ray Hinton is free at last after 30 years on death row. The Washington Post reports, Anthony Ray Hinton was one of Alabama’s longest-serving death row inmates, having spent more than half his life incarcerated. Now, after three decades of insisting that he is innocent in the 1985 murders of two men, the 58-year-old Hinton is finally [...]

Deconstructing FBI-NYPD’s Terrorism Sting Which Allegedly Thwarted Plot by Two Muslim Women

Two Muslim women from Queens, New York, were arrested for allegedly conspiring to “prepare an explosive device to be detonated in a terrorist attack in the United States.” The FBI and the New York Police Department were both involved in a long-term undercover operation that began as early as 2013. As with most alleged plots [...]

Pentagon Did Not Keep Records For $45 Billion Worth of Spending In Afghanistan

Another sorry tale from the financial black hole known as the Department of Defense. Though overall Pentagon finances are still inauditable, specific programs are supposed to provide some level of financial documentation to show how US taxpayer funds are being used. But as a recent example from Afghanistan shows, even the meager oversight and accountability that [...]

Netanyahu Determined To Sabotage Iran Nuclear Deal

Celebrations in Tehran & online after #IranTalks breakthrough — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 3, 2015 After yesterday’s announcement on the agreement of a framework for a comprehensive...Show More Summary

The Roundup

Hey there folks! I’m off from school for a week so I can now relax and take things a little more slower. International Politics Overall - Pew: It is projected Islam will spread rapidly throughout the world in the next few decades - With a deal set between the P5+1 and Iran, it seems like the right step [...]

Over Easy: Friday Annoyance

Greetings! Welcome to the Over Easy Diner. Have a seat. Today is the chef’s special. Don’t worry about a menu, everybody is going to eat the special whether you like it or not. Kansas is allowing open carry for guns everywhere, no permit required. Democrat response? “The state should still require some training”. Boo! Here [...]

Late Night FDL: You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover Kenny and The Rides have a new album on tap...

What’s Really Driving The Saudi-Led Attacks On Yemen?

By Catherine Shakdam SANAA, Yemen — On March 25, King Salman decided to engage the Saudi military against the Houthis of Yemen, after the latter marched on Aden, the capital of the former South Yemen, where former President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi had sought refuge after escaping from house arrest in February. The Saudi intervention [...]

‘We Agree’: Iran and P5+1 Announce Consensus on Nuclear Framework

President Obama hails agreement as Iran Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif says deal shows his nation’s nuclear program ‘has always been and always will remain exclusively peaceful’ By Common Dreams After days of marathon negotiations in Switzerland, foreign ministers from the U.S., the U.K., Russia, China, France, plus Germany (known as the P5 + 1 nations) [...]

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