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  • The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama’s Foreign-Policy Guru

    05/06/2016 8:42:51 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 05, 2016 | David Samuels
    How Ben Rhodes rewrote the rules of diplomacy for the digital age. Picture him as a young man, standing on the waterfront in North Williamsburg, at a polling site, on Sept. 11, 2001, which was Election Day in New York City. He saw the planes hit the towers, an unforgettable moment of sheer disbelief followed by panic and shock and lasting horror, a scene that eerily reminded him, in the aftermath, of the cover of the Don DeLillo novel “Underworld.”
  • [Vanity Title And No Content From Obituary] Pat Conroy, renowned author has died.

    03/05/2016 5:42:36 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 24 replies
    Pat Conroy, author of best selling novels, Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, has died of cancer. It is confirmed that he did get off the island, but it is unknown whether he took his little buddy with him.
  • Umberto Eco, author of 'The Name of the Rose,' dead at 84

    02/20/2016 8:00:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | February 20, 2016 | Colleen Barry
    Umberto Eco started working a novel that set the world's imagination on fire "prodded by a seminal idea: I felt like poisoning a monk." The Italian author and academic who intrigued, puzzled and delighted readers worldwide with his best-selling medieval thriller, "The Name of the Rose," died at home in Milan on Friday evening after a battle with cancer, according to a family member who asked not to be identified.
  • Harlan Ellison still angry, still writing at 81

    05/30/2015 10:36:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    The Jewish Advocate ^ | May 22, 2015 | Nat Segaloff
    Harlan Ellison is still an angry young man, except he'll be 81 on May 27. He has used this anger, fueled by childhood anti-Semitism, throughout his extraordinary career as a writer of speculative fiction. This year saw the publication of his 116th and 117th (so far) books: The Top of the Volcano, a collection of his awardwinning short stories, and a graphic novelization of his original script for "The City on the Edge of Forever," widely considered the best Star Trek episode ever written. Although Ellison's hundreds of published stories contain a wealth of Jewish characters, his most complex creation...
  • The Great War Novelist America Forgot (Herman Wouk turns 100 today)

    05/27/2015 10:26:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 17, 2015 | David Frum
    On May 27, the American novelist Herman Wouk will attain the prodigious age of 100. Over his long career, Wouk has achieved all the wealth and fame a writer could desire, or even imagine. His first great success, The Caine Mutiny (1951), occupied bestseller lists for two consecutive years, sold millions of copies, and inspired a film adaptation that became the second highest-grossing movie of 1954. Wouk’s grand pair of novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, likewise found a global audience, both in print, and then as two television miniseries in the 1980s. Wouk won a Pulitzer...
  • What Being a “Christian Writer” Doesn’t Mean

    12/18/2014 9:57:35 AM PST · by millegan · 10 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Daniel McInerny
    The phrase has become slippery. “Christian writer.” What does it mean? For some the phrase plays like a favorite old song, an evocation of the glory days of Greene, Waugh, Percy, O’Connor, et alia. Days long gone and sorely missed. For others “Christian writer” may spell an oxymoron, or at least refer to the kind of writer one would not like to meet at a Manhattan cocktail party. And for still others the phrase increasingly tends to serve as a signal that some exceptionally maudlin fiction is quivering like a bad cheese on the horizon. But even looking at the...
  • Poe’s book corrects falsehoods, explores spiritual development of Edgar Allan Poe

    10/25/2013 12:37:08 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    Union University News ^ | April 20, 2009
    JACKSON, Tenn. – April 20, 2009– A new book by Union University’s Harry Lee (Hal) Poe seeks to correct some of the misconceptions about his ancestor, Edgar Allan Poe. “He’s generally thought of as a gloomy, dark loner, obsessed with death and that sort of thing, said Hal Poe, the Charles Colson Professor of Faith and Culture at Union. “Actually, he was a rather cheerful, witty, friendly person who enjoyed music and singing with his friends around the piano.” In the new book, “Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories,” Poe provides some biographical information about Edgar...
  • WaPo Writer Refers to Cruz as 'Ted bin Laden'

    10/14/2013 7:49:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/14/13 | John Nolte
    On the pages of The Washington Post, columnist Kathleen Parker (who poses as a Republican) compared the Republican Party to a fictional mafia crime family and refers to Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz as "Ted bin Laden," an obvious reference to the Osama bin Laden, the Islamist terrorist responsible for the murder of thousands of Americans: In trying to understand the Republican Party’s internal battles, it helps to think of Michael and Sonny. Corleone, that is. … That would be Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who grabbed headlines by speaking for 21 hours against Obamacare. Cruz is neither Michael nor...
  • Espionage writer Vince Flynn dies; books beloved from O'Gara's to Baghdad

    06/19/2013 7:31:22 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-19-13 | Mary Ann Grossmann
    When "Memorial Day" was published in 2004, Flynn told the Pioneer Press how elated he was when a CIA chief of operations said "you can't get into a Humvee in Baghdad without kicking a Vince Flynn paperback." "That director is a former Marine responsible for operations in all the bad spots, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran," Flynn recalled. "When he jumped up, starts pumping my hand and tells me he's a huge fan of my books, I almost fainted. He'd just gotten back from Baghdad, where the guys sat around a bonfire, drinking beer, arguing about who should play Mitch Rapp...
  • NY Times Opinion Writer: ‘Give Up’ On The ‘Archaic, Idiosyncratic’ And ‘Evil’ Constitution

    12/31/2012 7:28:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 104 replies
    Mediate ^ | 12/31/12 | Noah Rothman
    Georgetown University constitutional law professor Louis Michael Seidman has just about had it with the focus of his 40 years of academic study. As he writes in the New York Times on Monday, it is the Constitution itself which has allowed for the series of legislative follies that finally resulted in the “fiscal cliff.” Seidman says that it is time for Americans to realize what lawmakers have known since the constitution’s inception – it is okay to ignore it. “As the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government...
  • EPA Science Writer Celebrates Andrew Breitbart’s Death

    06/18/2012 3:44:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 6/18/12 | Pat Dollard
    THE GATEWAY PUNDIT: Your tax dollars at work – Paying this douche to work at the EPA. EPA science writer says he’s happy Andrew Breitbart is dead.
  • Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies

    12/15/2011 9:13:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    npr ^ | 12/16/11 | David Folkenflik
    The influential writer and cultural critic Christopher Hitchens died on Thursday at the age of 62 from complications of cancer of the esophagus. Hitchens confronted his disease in part by writing, bringing the same unsparing insight to his mortality that he had directed at so many other subjects. Over the years, Hitchens' caustic attention was directed at a broad range of subjects, including Henry Kissinger, Prince Charles, Bob Hope, Michael Moore, the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa.
  • Reagan and Gingrich (Reagan's Ghost Writer?)

    11/19/2011 1:28:19 PM PST · by jessduntno · 77 replies
    bessette/pitney ^ | Newt/Reagan
    Reagan and Gingrich (from 1980) In his 1980 debate with President Carter, Ronald Reagan famously said: "...I think when you make that decision, it might be well if you would ask yourself, are you better off than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was? Do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as...
  • Famous crime writer tied to Clinton campaign probe (Patricia Cornwell)

    04/11/2011 4:38:11 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-10-11 | Jim McElhatton
    Novelist Patricia Cornwell, billed as America’s No. 1 crime writer, is entangled in a real-life federal investigation into the expenditure of tens of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, court records show. Evan Snapper, a former wealth manager awaiting sentencing in federal court in Washington, D.C., for illegal campaign donations, says he helped funnel campaign contributions as a favor to Ms. Cornwell, once an important and powerful client of his firm, according to a sentencing memo filed Friday. “Mr. Snapper has acknowledged he took those steps on his own initiative to conceal...
  • Newsweek Writer Claims Income Inequality to Blame for Americans Failing Citizenship Test

    03/22/2011 9:43:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/22/11 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, Newsweek senior writer Andrew Romano touted a survey in the magazine's latest issue showing that 38% of Americans failed the U.S. citizenship test and claimed to know the cause: "One of the big ones is income inequality in the United States. We're one of the most in-equal societies in the developed world." Romano argued to co-host Erica Hill: "When people don't have a lot of money, there's a difficulty getting a good education, there's a lack of opportunity and a lack of knowledge. That's one of the reasons why we don't do as well...
  • "Howdy Doody Show' writer Edward Kean dies at 85 (Wrote the song too)

    08/24/2010 7:25:57 AM PDT · by tlb · 35 replies
    ap ^ | Aug 24, 2010 | staff
    <p>WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Edward Kean, primary writer of the "Howdy Doody Show" and who is credited with creating the exclamation, "kowabunga," has died at the age of 85.</p>
  • ESPN Writer Charged With Possession Of Child Porn (Son of NFL's Dennis Green)

    07/09/2010 6:36:59 AM PDT · by raybbr · 11 replies ^ | 7-8-2010 | CHRISTINE DEMPSEY and DON STACOM,
    <p>An NFL analyst who writes for ESPN has been arrested on child porn charges, police said Thursday.</p> <p>Jeremy Green, 38, of Southington was arrested at an area hotel about 5 p.m., police stated in a press release. He was charged with first-degree possession of child pornography, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia and was in custody on $750,000 cash bail.</p>
  • seeks Guest Bloggers!

    12/29/2009 5:13:42 PM PST · by · 244+ views
    Main Street Radical ^ | 12/29/2009 | Matt Leonard
    Main Street Radical is looking for guest bloggers. If you are looking for another outlet for your thoughts on issues related to preserving our republic, please read some of the articles at and private reply. We love the Community!
  • Psychology Today Writer: Palin ‘A Very Special Liar’

    11/20/2009 2:39:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 80 replies · 2,730+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/20/09 | Dan Gainor
    The Associated Press "fact check" of Sarah Palin's new book wasn't enough. Now the left is just coming out and claiming Palin is a flat out liar. That was the argument made by Bella DePaulo in a Psychology Today blog entitled "Sarah Palin's Lies." DePaulo, who has a Harvard Ph.D. in psychology and experience in analyzing lying, claims Palin excels at it. "From my post as an outside observer, it seems to me that Sarah Palin doesn't care much about the truth. In that way, she is a very special liar," she wrote in the Nov. 19 "Living Single" blog.
  • Writing Contest

    11/03/2009 4:28:04 PM PST · by concretebob · 5 replies · 455+ views
    Uniform Encounters ^ | 3 November 2009 | concretebob
    Announcing the Uniform EnCounters GC3 Writing Competition Hey, everyone! As promised: We have a writing competition! As I wrote in my last post, have I got a deal for you! This blog's sister site, UniformEnCounters, is hosting a fundraiser/writing competition designed to benefit three good causes (GC3): wounded troops; soldier morale; and you, the writer. Here's what you do. Contest Rules 1. In 700 words or less, write an essay, story, or poem depicting a servicemember or members of the U.S. Armed Forces or their allies (i.e., Australia, Canada, etc.) 2. The subject matter can be any active duty scenario...
  • `M-A-S-H' writer Larry Gelbart dies

    09/11/2009 4:26:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,052+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/09 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – Larry Gelbart, the comedy writer famed for his work on "M-A-S-H" and "Tootsie," has died. Gelbart died at his Beverly Hills home Friday morning after a long battle with cancer, .. He was 81. Gelbart won a Tony award for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and an Emmy for "M-A-S-H," the classic TV comedy based on the Robert Altman film about Army doctors during the Korean War. He was nominated for two Oscars, for .. "Tootsie" and "Oh, God!"
  • Reap What You Sow...Liberal Writer Is Now Unemployed

    06/04/2009 9:42:29 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 499+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-04-09 | Skye
    Today I came across a tweet by TommyXtopher:Will be off the grid for awhile dealing with the fact that I just got fired by PoliticsDaily.comYes, you read that correctly, an in-the-tank liberal media guy was fired. What is the world coming to?In a recent article entitled "Bad Bunny" Tommy takes on the Playboy's vicious slam on conservative women. In response to the negative feedback generated by the article Playboy pulled the article. However, Caleb Howe captured screen shots - WARNING: NSFW! It is a good illustration of the new era of peace ushered in by the Obama administration. Vile attacks...
  • Irish Author Christopher Nolan dies

    02/20/2009 11:26:51 AM PST · by deannadurbin · 6 replies · 690+ views ^ | Feb. 20, 2009 | Kilian Doyle
    Friday, February 20, 2009, 15:37 Irish author Christopher Nolan dies The death has been announced of award-winning Irish author Christopher Nolan (43). Nolan, who suffered from cerebral palsy due to being deprived of oxygen during his birth, used a pointer attached to his head to write three books, one of which won the Whitbread Prize in 1988. A statement issued on behalf of the Nolan family said he ingested some food into his airways yesterday and died in Beaumont hospital in Dublin at 2.30am today. Nolan, who was born in on September 6th, 1965, spent the early years of his...
  • An American Patriot - Tony Snow

    07/13/2008 5:15:46 AM PDT · by Paige · 2 replies · 96+ views
    Focal Point USA ^ | July 12, 2008 | Paige Turner
    During the early hours of July 12, 2008, at Georgetown Medical Center, we lost a friend, writer, articulate commentator, father, husband, and an American Patriot, Tony Snow. Over the years, I have watched more talking head shows than I can remember, and most likely care too remember. Tony Snow was different because he created a fresh approach to discussing politcs. His pull no punches, combative exchanges that were not cutting, along with his wonderful sense of humor would always captivate his audience. Tony was articulate, charming, and eloquent. Tony's personality came across as honest, strong, but far from cocky, hateful,...
  • My Author, My Life (Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series)

    02/26/2007 10:52:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 822+ views
    Forbes ^ | December 1, 2006 | Hannah Clark
    There are readers, and then there are fans. Readers offer condolences when a favorite author falls ill. Fans offer bone marrow. Robert Jordan, author of the best-selling Wheel of Time series, has fans. And if you want to understand them, take a look at his blog. Since last spring, when he announced he had a rare blood disease called amyloidosis, Jordan, 58, has been chronicling his life-and-death struggle online. Whenever he's well enough to write, he thanks the fans who sent care packages, and those who donated to the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., where he is being treated. Then...
  • Heritage Mourns the Passing of Jeane Kirkpatrick

    12/08/2006 3:15:41 PM PST · by Paige · 6 replies · 393+ views
    The Heritage Foundation mourns the loss of former U.N. envoy Jeane Kirkpatrick today. She will be remembered for her strong stance on defending U.S. interests and principles at the U.N. Her relationship with Heritage was close and collaborative through the years. Not only was she a regular participant when we put together programs on foreign policy, she contributed an address on Strength as part of our 1998-1999 “Leadership for America” campaign. She will be missed. Please read her essay, Defending U.S. Interests and Principles in the United Nations, below, as well as Edwin Feulner’s statement on her passing, and archived...
  • Remembering Oriana Fallaci - The Largest Tribute In The Blogosphere

    09/20/2006 6:23:18 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 3 replies · 539+ views
    Iraqi Bloggers Central ^ | September 17, 2006 | Mister Ghost
    Oriana Fallaci (1929 - 2006) was called a leftist. Oriana Fallaci was called a fascist. I do not believe in the Left or the Right. I believe in the wet grass under my stockened feet soaking my skin. That is very much reality; that is not the symbolism of semantics. Labels are what men and women pin on each other as they seek to define the truth in their own minds. Fallaci was very much herself, whatever she believed in, and like most of us, her beliefs likely changed over time, with the ebb and flow of crisis and chaos,...
  • Former torture memo writer says some liberties must be sacrificed - John Yoo, former DOJ lawyer

    08/07/2006 8:53:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 642+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/7/06 | Tara Godvin - ap
    HONOLULU John Yoo, a former Justice Department lawyer who helped draft memos on treatment of terrorist prisoners, said Monday that in wartime, the question is not whether to give up civil liberties but "how much is enough." Yoo, now a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, drew attention at an American Bar Association convention panel on whether tactics such as the detention of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay and the surveillance of phone calls may erode liberties. Unlike past conflicts, the United States isn't at war with any traditional nation state, Yoo said, but is at war with...
  • Mystery writer Mickey Spillane dies

    07/17/2006 2:49:44 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 70 replies · 2,276+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/17/06 |
    <p>Mystery writer Mickey Spillane dies after a long illness, a nursing home spokesman says. He was 87.</p>
  • Jailed Iranian writer barred from seeing lawyer(Canadian-Iranian Ramin Jahanbegloo)

    06/14/2006 4:35:48 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 218+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 13, 2006
    Jailed Iranian writer barred from seeing lawyer June 13, 2006 TEHRAN (Reuters) - Canadian-Iranian philosopher Ramin Jahanbegloo, arrested in Tehran last month on spying charges, has been denied access to a lawyer during his interrogations, the judiciary said on Tuesday. Canada earlier this month asked Iran to either release or charge Jahanbegloo, who has joint nationality, and the case has further strained the icy relations between the two governments. Jahanbegloo has worked and lectured on democracy in Iran and how the Islamic Republic can engage with the West, and has written on the importance of acknowledging the Holocaust. Iran's President...
  • Writer Facing Jail For Mosque Threat (Oriana Fallaci)

    06/06/2006 6:25:30 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 1,023+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-7-2006 | Malcom Moore
    Writer facing jail for mosque threat By Malcolm Moore in Milan (Filed: 07/06/2006) The Italian author Oriana Fallaci, who once wrote that Muslims "breed like rats", may be facing up to three years in prison after she vowed to blow up a mosque. Ms Fallaci, 75, who has cancer, is due to appear in court next week charged with the lesser offence of vilifying Islam, punishable with a £3,450 fine. But after her latest outburst in the New Yorker last week Muslim leaders are demanding that she be tried for inciting religious hatred, which carries a three-year jail term. The...
  • Miramax, Onion writer plan terror satire - Homeland Insecurity -

    06/06/2006 11:57:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 312+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/6/06 | Gregg Kilday
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Miramax Films is developing a satirical comedy with the former editor in chief of the Onion. "Homeland Insecurity" will track the misadventures of two Arab-Americans who are mistaken for terrorists while on a business trip to Texas. Robert Siegel will write the screenplay; he has co-written the script for "The Untitled Onion Movie" for Fox-based Regency Enterprises.
  • Q&A with W. Thomas Smith, Jr.

    05/10/2006 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Batgirl · 5 replies · 260+ views
    Creative Writer US ^ | May 10, 2006 | Kay Day
    Yes, there is this apparent misperception about writers and writing. Outsiders see it as a life of ease, glamour, money, beautiful women, cafés on the Rue de Seine, schmoozing with celebs, lots of adventure. You know, the whole Hemingway experience and anyone- can-do-it kind of thing. Then you combine that with the fact that most people believe they have what it takes to be a writer without any training, because at a very rudimentary level everybody is a writer.
  • Canadian writer jailed in Iran for spying: reports

    05/05/2006 12:31:33 AM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 354+ views
    Reuters Canada ^ | 04MAY06 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Prominent Iranian philosopher and writer Ramin Jahanbegloo has been arrested on suspicion of espionage, newspapers said on Thursday. Iran's judiciary on Wednesday confirmed the arrest, without specifying the charges brought against Jahanbegloo, who also holds Canadian citizenship. The first high-profile intellectual arrested since the election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last June, Jahanbegloo is being held at Tehran's notorious Evin prison, where most of Iran's jailed political dissidents are kept. Several newspapers carried reports linking the top writer's arrest to "espionage." "Jahanbegloo has been arrested ... on charges of spying," an unnamed source was quoted by the official...
  • FBI Wants Access to Dead Writer's Papers - Jack Anderson

    04/18/2006 8:34:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 844+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/06 | Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON - Not long after columnist Jack Anderson's funeral, FBI agents called his widow to say they wanted to search his papers. They were looking for confidential government information he might have acquired in a half-century of investigative reporting. The agents expressed interest in documents that would aid the government's case against two former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, who have been charged with disclosing classified information, said Kevin Anderson, the columnist's son. In addition, the agents told the family they planned to remove from the columnist's archive — which has yet to be catalogued...
  • Woman of many words: Mother of five writes thrillers - three at a time

    04/16/2006 10:59:45 AM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 7 replies · 473+ views
    The Vacaville Reporter ^ | 4/16/06 | Greg Trott
    Best-selling author Allison Brennan readily admits that she's "boring." You want proof? Brennan has it. Here's a typical day in what she mockingly calls " the glamorous life" of writer Allison Brennan, stay-at-home mom. First thing in the morning, e-mails are answered. She then gets her five children (yes, five, ages 1 to 12) ready for school. With the children away, Brennan writes for two to three hours in the peace and quiet of her Sacramento home. At noon, she picks up her three youngest. Then, if everything works out, she can write another hour or two during nap time....
  • Oh No, Not More Homework!

    01/16/2006 5:06:02 PM PST · by SpaceDragon · 9 replies · 420+ views
    For a homework assignment I must interview someone who has the same career I would desire. The career I chose was writer, however, I chose that career because I have genuine interest in it. I've written poetry, short stories, and a play before. So if there is a FReeper out there who could please spare some time for my 15-question interview, then please FReepmail me. Thank you in advance.
  • Engineer Documents Soldiers’ Lives

    08/31/2005 9:25:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 301+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | Army Sgt. David Kerr
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 31, 2005 — Is there a future Steven Spielberg hidden among the Army's ranks in Iraq? Walk into 1st Lt. John Prettyman's room and you might start to think so. You won't find the normal pictures or calendars hanging on the walls. Instead, Prettyman, with the 70th Engineer Battalion, has news articles that have captured his interest neatly taped to the white fiberboard wall. Piled on a cot, there's a computer, editing decks and perhaps the latest issue of Moviemaker magazine. You'll also find a camera, which can fit in the palm of a hand. This is...
  • Corsi: Horrifying evidence of mullahs' rule of terror

    07/29/2005 11:40:31 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 21 replies · 1,193+ views ^ | Jerome Corsi
    Kurds in Iran's western city of Mahabad are rioting against the Iranian government after the torture and brutal death of activist, Shovaneh Ghaderi, at the hands of the police. Shovaneh was a member of the Revolutionary Union of Kurdistan. His crime evidently was to call for autonomy in Kurdistan. Reports are that Shovaneh was shot by police and tied to a car. He was dragged by the car to the police station, suffering severe lacerations. At the police station, he was allegedly tortured until he died. Shovaneh was 25-years old at the time of his murder. The police brutality came...
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing July 14 on Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji

    07/14/2005 7:14:10 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 5 replies · 324+ views ^ | july 14th, 05
    IRAN Imprisoned Journalist Akbar Ganji / Concern Over Brutality Towards Peaceful Protestors / Importance of Freedom of the Press QUESTION: Can I ask you about the case of Ganji, the journalist who's jailed in Iran? My question is, the Bush Administration has made clear that they want him released and also has urged human rights group, the United Nations, to try and sort of pressure on the case. Given all that's happened in the United States about journalism and the journalist who has been jailed, does that kind of diminish your chances of persuading other people to do it? It's...
  • Iran: US Should Leave Dissident 'Ganji' Alone (sounds like Dems)

    07/13/2005 4:16:47 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 5 replies · 279+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Jul 13, 05 | By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's government said Wednesday that President Bush shouldn't intervene in the case of a jailed Iranian dissident, particularly given allegations of U.S. human rights violations in Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib prisons. Bush called Tuesday for Tehran to release Akbar Ganji, a journalist jailed for writing articles linking government officials to murder. The White House statement came as some 300 Ganji supporters gathered in front of the Tehran University to demand Ganji's release. "The White House talks about violations of human rights in Iran while the world hates the U.S. violations of human rights in both Guantanamo...
  • Iranian dissident journalist 'Ganji' hits one month on hunger strike

    07/11/2005 2:46:06 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 3 replies · 293+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 11 July 2005 | AFP
    TEHERAN - Iran’s most prominent jailed dissident, journalist Akbar Ganji, has completed one month of hunger strike and is now demanding his unconditional release, his wife was quoted as saying on Monday. “After 31 days of hunger strike, Ganji has a very good morale and wishes to continue his action,” Massoumeh Shafiie told the semi-official ILNA news agency after meeting her husband in Tehran’s Evin prison. “He is demanding his unconditional release and believes the only way to secure this is by continuing his hunger strike. He says he will only eat when he is unconditionally freed,” she added. Ganji...
  • The Iranian Havel, Akbar Ganji

    07/06/2005 3:59:43 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 339+ views
    New York Sun ^ | July 6, 2005
    When the leaders of the world's industrialized nations meet today in Scotland, they would do well to take time out from their policy debates to focus on the fate of Akbar Ganji, who is becoming known as the Iranian Vaclav Havel. He is the journalist and dissident entering his 27th day of a hunger strike inside Evin Prison. Over the July 4th weekend, the chief of Iran's society of journalists told IRNA that Ganji was in critical condition. If Bush meant anything when he proclaimed in his second inaugural, "As you stand for your own liberty, America stands with you,"...
  • ChronWatch Writer Has Heart Attack - (prayers, emails to U.S. Sgt. in hospital in Germany)

    06/16/2005 9:00:02 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 310+ views
    Note: Sgt. Steve Boggess is one of ChronWatch's newer writers that editor Gregory Borse, Barbara Stock, and I have worked with recently. Steve is currently stationed in Germany, but was on duty in Iraq when he first contacted us, saying that he aspires to become an op-ed writer and political commentator. He expected to be reassigned back to Iraq soon. We were sorry today to receive the e-mail message below from his wife, Rhonda. I hope that you will include Steve in your prayers. And I think it would be excellent if ChronWatch readers would send get-well messages to this...
  • The Islamic Propaganda Machine -(Florida leftist says no such thing as "TERROR!" - "American plot!")

    05/31/2005 9:09:52 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 285+ views
    Recently, I read an article written by John Kaminski, who is a conspiracy theorist who sees a plot behind every tree. Sadly, Kaminski is an American who claims to live in a “leaky trailer” in Florida even though he is the author of several books. Obviously, the books are not selling or he could repair his trailer. Kaminski absolutely believes that the evil right-wing neo-cons carried out the attack on 9/11. He disregards the admission from bin Laden, believing it to be faked. Kaminski believes there is no threat from Islam or the Arab world at all. He feels that...
  • Stephen King Exhorts UMaine Grads To Stay

    05/08/2005 5:18:59 PM PDT · by rpage3 · 57 replies · 1,304+ views
    AP ^ | 05/08/05 | AP
    Stephen King exhorts UMaine grads to stay Boston Globe ORONO, Maine -- Delivering the commencement speech at his alma mater, the best-selling author Stephen King counseled University of Maine graduates yesterday to be voracious readers, to donate a tenth of their earnings to worthy causes, and to carve out their careers in Maine. May 8, 2005 --> Stephen King exhorts UMaine grads to stay By Associated Press  |  May 8, 2005 ORONO, Maine -- Delivering the commencement speech at his alma mater, the best-selling author Stephen King counseled University of Maine graduates yesterday to be voracious readers, to donate a...
  • Hyannis trash hauler charged in fashion writer's murder

    04/15/2005 7:44:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 651+ views
    AP ^ | April 15, 2005 | Matt Pitta
    A Cape Cod garbage man was charged with murder and rape Friday in the 2002 stabbing death of fashion writer Christa Worthington, whose mysterious slaying turned a national spotlight on the isolated outer Cape town of Truro.
  • Camp novel crops up in the BTK case

    03/03/2005 7:22:44 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 431+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 3-3-05 | Sarah T. Williams
    St. Paul mystery writer John Camp wasn't thrilled to learn that a copy of the inside cover of his book, "Rules of Prey," was among the contents of a manila envelope that was sent to a Kansas TV station in February and has been linked to accused serial killer Dennis Rader. Nor does he think Rader, who was charged Tuesday with 10 strangulation deaths that terrorized Wichita beginning in 1974, took any "inspiration" from the book, he said, pointing out that all but one of the Kansas killings took place before the publication of "Rules of Prey" in 1989. It...
  • Writer's ashes may be shot from cannon [Hunter S. Thompson "gonzo" funeral]

    02/24/2005 7:54:47 PM PST · by XR7 · 40 replies · 1,786+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 2/24/05 | Dan Elliott
    DENVER - Hunter S. Thompson, the "gonzo journalist" with a penchant for drugs, guns and flamethrower prose, might have one more salvo in store for everyone: Friends and relatives want to blast his ashes out of a cannon, just as he wished. "If that's what he wanted, we'll see if we can pull it off," said historian Douglas Brinkley, a friend of Thompson's and now the family's spokesman. Thompson, who shot himself to death at his Aspen-area home Sunday at 67, said several times he wanted an artillery send-off for his remains. "There's no question, I'm sure that's what he...
  • A cold rueful look at Hunter S. Thompson

    02/22/2005 7:05:40 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 6 replies · 541+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 22, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    There's been a lot of spilled ink and wasted pixels on the complicated effort to eulogize the suicide of "new journalism" writer Hunter S. Thompson, with most of it coming out insincere, overwrought, or just not quite getting it. Steve H., the immensely talented blogger at Hog on Ice, is another matter altogether. Writing as someone who was influenced by Thompson, he takes a rueful, almost bitter, but straight look at Thompson and hits the target. He writes the first realistic assessment of what the man amounted to before he met his end. It's a cold hard look at Thompson...