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Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.
Brazile: Romney Mistook Me For Gwen Ifill

Brazile: Romney Mistook Me For Gwen Ifill

According to Donna Brazile, the Democratic strategist and CNN contributor, Mitt Romney mistook her for PBS journalist Gwen Ifill. That suggests the former presidential candidate could not tell the difference between the two black women who look nothing alike. Politico reports: In an interview with The New York Times, published Friday, Brazile said that when [...]

GOP Rep. Idiotically Mistakes Senior U.S. Officials For Indian Citizens

Two United States officials were introduced at a Foreign Affairs Committee meeting, but Congressman Curt Clawson of Florida wasn’t paying attention. Maybe they didn’t look “American” enough for him. …when he saw senior U.S. officials Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar at a Foreign Affairs committee meeting yesterday, he did what any Tea Party Floridian would [...]

Stephen A. Smith’s Incomprehensible Reaction To Ray Rice Suspension

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was given a two game suspension for violating the personal conduct clause of his contract, following an off-season arrest for domestic violence. ESPN’s Stephan A. Smith’s rant centered on the “elements of provocation” that might cause a man to hit a woman. It’s not about him, then. It’s about you, and [...]

ISIS Destroys Jonah’s Tomb In Mosul, Iraq

ISIS continues its destruction of holy sites, this time bombing what is believed to be the burial site of  the prophet Jonah, who Christians believe was swallowed by a whale. Civil defense officials in Mosul, Iraq, told CNN that ISIS operatives planted explosives around the mosque containing the tomb then detonated it remotely on Thursday. A video [...]

Botched Execution In Arizona Lasts Nearly Two Hours

It took nearly two hours to kill Joseph Rudolph Wood. His lawyers tried to get a court to stop the execution but, after writhing in pain for two hours, he died before a court could act. Wood, 55, was convicted in 1989 of killing his girlfriend and her father. His execution came after days of [...]

NRA: Let’s Make Schoolkids Shoot Guns

The NRA wants children to learn how to shoot guns. The NRA’s Billy Johnson does’t want gun-free zones; he wants “gun-required zones.” Says Johnson: “Gun policy driven by our need for guns would insist that we introduce young people to guns early and that we’d give them the skills to use firearms safely. Just like [...]

Citizens’ Racy Photos Shared Among NSA Workers, Snowden Says

Intelligence workers have a really good time looking at suggestive photos of unknowing Americans, says Edward Snowden. He said NSA analysts searching for signals intelligence were examining mostly mundane – but sometimes intimate – messages and photographs sent online or through cellphones by “ordinary citizens.” “They stumble across something … completely unrelated to their work, [...]

Poll: Most Say Obamacare Working

Are you better off now than you were prior to Obamacare? Most Americans say, “Yes!” The CNN poll released Wednesday found that 18 percent of respondents said they or their family had benefited from the health care law, while an additional 35 percent said while they may not be better off, the lives of others [...]

HIV Breakthrough: Virus Deleted From Human DNA For The First Time

Until now, once HIV entered a human cell, it would stay there forever. Now, however, scientists in Philadelphia have found a way to snip it out. The team of Temple University School of Medicine said the breakthrough marks the first successful attempt to eliminate latent HIV-1 virus from human cells – and could be a [...]

The World Just Had Its Hottest June On Record

Not that this will convince the deniers, but… The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month’s average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th [...]

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