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Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes

In which our intrepid correspondent speaks from right where he should be, under a rock. Now read this:Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014 (Nov 21, 2014) Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov [...]

Count me among the 'low-life scum,' Senator McCain

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

"Vile" doesn't come close to describing this man accurately. Eric Bradner of CNN reports: Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain had harsh words for protesters who shouted criticism at 91-year-old Henry Kissinger at a hearing Thursday. "Get out of here, you low-life scum," the Arizona Republican told the protesters. Show More Summary

Will Durst: The New Ice Age

In which our intrepid correspondent prepares himself against the cold. Now read this:Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014 (Nov 21, 2014) Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov 14, 2014) Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Sep 7, 2014) Will [...]

Podcast: Journalist Marcy Wheeler Reports on Trial Against Former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling for Alleged Leak

A jury continues to deliberate on a verdict in the trial against former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, who is accused of leaking details about a CIA operation that involved a Russian asset, who secretly provided Iran with flawed blueprints for a nuclear weapon. The government claims he leaked the details to New York Times journalist [...]

Podcast: Journalist Dan Cohen on What He Saw as Gaza Endured Deadly Winter Storm

A deadly winter storm recently hit the Middle East and impacted tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza, who are still homeless as a result of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” which destroyed thousands of homes. Al-Arabiya News reported that snowstorm “Huda” had Palestinians scurrying for heaters as well as bread, water and diapers. Power [...]

Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo

In which our intrepid correspondent calls himself a satirist even though he’s not sure what it means. Now read this:Orthodox Jewish Newspaper Cuts Andrea Merkel Out Of Paris March Because She’s Female (Jan 15, 2015) French Comedian, 53 Others, Arrested For Free Speech (Jan 14, 2015) Muslim Groups Urge Peaceful Response To Charlie Hebdo Cover [...]

Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions

In which our intrepid correspondent trots out an oldie but a goldie. Now read this:Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014 (Nov 21, 2014) Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov 14, 2014) Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Sep 7, 2014) Will Durst: Tumbling Dumpsters (Aug 15, 2014) Will Durst: Slacker Congress (Aug 8, 2014) Will [...]

Year-End Episode of ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Podcast on Some of Most Significant Issues/Stories of 2014

Police violence and torture. The rise of the Islamic State—or ISIS—and another war in Iraq. Another assault on the people of Gaza by Israel. These are the major stories highlighted on the year-end “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode. Our guest for the episode is Roqayah Chamseddine, a freelance writer based in Australia. After Ferguson police officer Darren [...]

Will Durst’s 2014 Xmas Gift Wish List

In which our intrepid correspondent gets a rash from rubbing up against more strange bushes. Now read this:Christmas Open (Dec 25, 2014) Santa’s On His Way. Track Him Here (Dec 24, 2014) Camden, MO Cop Shoots And Kills Family’s Golden Retriever (Dec 24, 2014) Winner Of Eggnog Chugging Contest Winds Up In ICU (Dec 24, [...]

My Tenth Annual Christmas Podcast

I wrote this during the amazing Summer and Fall of 1986, when I wrote two books, two screenplays and a slew of short stories and essays in my Hollywood office on Kingswell, in what turned out to be Walt Disney's original studio. In 2005 we produced it for KOPT-AM radio in Eugene. Continue reading ?

Podcast: The ‘Cuban Five’ — On Their Case & Release from US Prison as Part of a Prisoner Swap

The release of the last three members of the “Cuban Five” as part of a prisoner swap marking a shift in United States policy toward Cuba was a victory for people all over the world, who had been seeking justice and freedom for them. The “Cuban Five” are five men, who were sent to Miami [...]

Will Durst: Bush 3, U.S. 0

In which our intrepid correspondent gets a rash from rubbing up against more strange bushes. Now read this:Bush Is Not A Word; It Is a Sentence (Dec 17, 2014) Jeb Bush’s 6 Greatest Gaffes (Dec 17, 2014) Jon Huntsman Claims Jeb Bush Evokes GOP Nostalgia (Dec 17, 2014) Terri Schiavo’s Husband Speaks Out On Jeb [...]

Economics Daily Digest: Sharing economy, CEO pay, pension cuts

9 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Bloomberg Advantage: Konczal on Uber (Bloomberg) Roosevelt Institute Fellow...Show More Summary

Podcast: The Torture Report, Its Ramifications & the Torture That Continues Under Obama

The Senate intelligence committee finally released the summary of its report on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program this past week. It detailed a criminal conspiracy involving the torture the CIA used against detainees in the global “war on terrorism” and the lengths to which CIA officials and interrogators had gone to cover up [...]

Will Durst: Snow Good, Water Bad

In which our intrepid correspondent is shocked, shocked, he says, to find out the CIA was lying.

Podcast: Chicago Police & Why the US Needs a Domestic Law Specifically Criminalizing Torture

There currently is no law in the United States, which specifically criminalizes law enforcement who engage in torture. The United Nations Committee Against Torture has protested the fact that there is no law in the United States, however, three times now the US government has maintained that such a law is not required because there [...]

Will Durst: Top Ten Comedic News Stories Of 2014

In which our intrepid correspondent looks back over the most recent annus horriblus and mocks. As is his way.

Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014

In which our intrepid correspondent, in the spirit of the season, gives back. Now read this:Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov 14, 2014) Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Sep 7, 2014) Will Durst: Tumbling Dumpsters (Aug 15, 2014) Will Durst: Slacker Congress (Aug 8, 2014) Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck (Jul 18, [...]

Will Durst: Obama And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

In which our intrepid correspondent drowns his sorrows with snark. Now read this:Candidate For Governor Got 22 Percent Of The Vote And Only Spent $35 (Nov 6, 2014) Don’t Look For Compromise (And Other Midterm Thoughts) (Nov 6, 2014) GOP Gerrymandering: Dems Never Had A Chance (Nov 6, 2014) Dennis Kucinich: Democrats Blew An ‘Historic [...]

Thousands Of Protesters Target ‘Redskins’ Name Before Game In Minnesota

Thousands gathered in Minneapolis in what was possibly the largest demonstration ever against the name of Washington's football team. The post Thousands Of Protesters Target ‘Redskins’ Name Before Game In Minnesota appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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