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Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

Unfortunately, there aren’t many people whose lives haven’t been touched by cancer in one form or another. One of the most heartbreaking forms, as well as one whose research is perhaps the most grossly underfunded, is pediatric cancer. That’s why the need to support those suffering from it is so urgently needed, as in...
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Sons of Liberty (The Boston Tea Party Opera At Fringe)

Sons of Liberty (The Boston Tea Party Opera At Fringe)

You can find my entire review at Liberty Island as well.  I’m not what you would characterize as a typical fan of opera, be it  of the buffa or not-so buffa variety. In fact, when a close friend of mine-who also happens to be a classically trained pianist-asked me whether the opera I intended...
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The Daily Rattle: Children’s Crusade Edition

The Daily Rattle: Children’s Crusade Edition

The mendacity of our current administration is at times stunning, even for those of us who should by now have become inured to the lies regurgitated by the Obama administration and its factotums for the better part of two terms. The disavowals by La Raza graduate Cecilia Munoz and village idiot Joe Biden notwithstanding,...
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The People Have Spoken

The People Have Spoken

Update: Roy Beck’s statement regarding the results in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District is now available online.  The only question that remains is whether the heretofore tone deaf GOP leadership in the House of Representatives is listening. We, like many patriotic Americans of every partisan affiliation, are celebrating the defeat of soon to be ex-Majority...
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The Grand Cypher: Hip Hop, Iran, and Syria

The Grand Cypher: Hip Hop, Iran, and Syria

Last week I had the pleasure of witnessing a panel discussion at the Rush Arts Gallery moderated by Julie Ashcraft, who is currently curating an exhibition entitled The Grand Cypher: Hip Hop, Iran & Syria. You can see the multi-media exhibit through May 24th, but I decided to take in the works of art and...
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Irish Americans in the Arts

Irish Americans in the Arts

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of attending the monthly salon held by the Irish American Writers and Artists  at The Cell theatre. Even though I had heard about this event previously, and had attended gatherings in other locations, this is the first time I had the opportunity to attend one of IAWA’s...
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Inside The Mind Of A “Mad Man”

Inside The Mind Of A “Mad Man”

Update: Here’s a link to a somewhat more concise review I did for Goodreads.  One of the most common critiques of contemporary American society, and Western culture more broadly, is its purported enthrallment to the opiate of celebrity. The notion that ordinary Americans are so dumbfounded by popular entertainment that they can’t understand linear,...
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Muzzling Dissent (Covering Immigration to the UK)

Muzzling Dissent (Covering Immigration to the UK)

The incalculable damage that mass immigration from the third world has inflicted upon the United Kingdom is a subject that we’ve explored at length on American Rattlesnake. Although the ritualistic murder and dismemberment of Drummer Lee Rigby is the most notorious recent illustration of how this phenomenon has adversely impacted native Britons, there are...
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The Daily Rattle-November 3, 2013

The Daily Rattle-November 3, 2013

Although the deaths of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East upon the doorstep of Europe has occupied the attention of news media over the past few weeks, the difficulties endured by nations which serve as buffers between the third world and the West are often overlooked. One of the countries taxed by...
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Jobs and Justice

Jobs and Justice

  One of the more galling aspects of an otherwise unremarkable speech delivered by the President commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, was the attempt to link the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement during the 20th century with the attempts by open borders demagogues to further...
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