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The Keepers: Who Killed Sister Cathy?

The subject is a still-unsolved murder that took place in Baltimore in 1969, the victim a 26-year-old Catholic nun named Catherine Cesnik.…

Why the House May Have To Vote Again On the Health Care Bill

by Michael John Scott Well, it ain’t over until it’s over and that goes for business as usual in the US Congress. Most people assumed that when the House narrowly passed…

Trump’s Awful Coast Guard Speech Is A Reflection Of An Awful Presidency

"No politician in history has been treated worse," said Trump at the Coast Guard academy commencement speech. I had to turn the sad performance off. Once again, it's all about…

Inside Putin’s Campaign to Destroy U.S. Democracy

Close It was a few days after the start of the new millennium, and the U.S. Embassy in Moscow was holding a reception at Spaso House, for decades the elegant…

Donald Trump: He’s A Big Boy Now

"I did it and I'm glad," a high school friend used to say as an act of high school bravado against the unsympathetic faculty attitude toward our antics. We long…

Will the Military Turn On Donald Trump?

the threat to the American system of government is both imminent and highly consequential. And if it is significantly inaccurate, the threat is only somewhat less dire.…

Why America Won’t Have Universal Health Care Anytime In the Near Future

The lead-up to the House passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on May 4, which passed by a narrow majority after a failed first attempt, provided a glimpse…

Historian: Trump Impeachment Inevitable

President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey is “much more serious” than Watergate and could arguably be enough to see him impeached now, says the historian who predicted…

The New Mafia and Its Own “Teflon Don”

by Bill Formby Like most everyone else I have been watching the daily soap opera in Washington, D. C. with a bit of astonishment and wonder about how far the…

God, Guns and Lies

The Trump administration is literally packed with representatives of established power and authority and yes, failed power structures and failed ideas. He's pandering to future representatives of a power…

Convicted of Laughing Derisively

by Burr Deming On television, 17 years ago, a fictional President speaks to his Chief of Staff: President Bartlett: When I think of all the work you put in to…

A Sinister Haunting: The Demon Of Brownsville Road

From the outside, the Victorian house at 3406 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania looks like any other in the neighborhood. Inside, though, it was once a living hell. This according to…

The Grisly Gorilla Man Murders Of Earle Leonard Nelson

If the name Earle Leonard Nelson isn’t familiar to you, you’re not alone. To the average person, and even to many true crime buffs, Earle Nelson’s story has been somewhat…

The Re-Nixonization Of America

It appears we are taking yet another step toward the re-nixonization of America. Us older folk will remember Tricky-D's raving about law and order, the tying of police and prosecutorial…