In requesting a jury trial, all Andrew’s attorneys did was take a procedural step that the majority of defendants in civil cases also take. The media reported that the royal family was surprised and dismayed because he demanded a jury trial. Why would they be? It’s a routine court filing, not tantamount to Winston Churchill declaring, “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. ” Continue reading Prince Andrew’s Demand for Jury Trial is a Purely Procedural Litigation Step
1) he sought to defend Andrew Cuomo by trying to dig up dirt on his victims, an underhanded, misogynistic ploy that Chris himself has condemned in other cases, and (2) he misused his position at CNN to help Andrew obtain insider information on media coverage of the harassment scandal. I feel the former allegation justifies his firing, but the latter is baloney. Continue reading Chris Cuomo Firing: Agree and Disagree
It’s always bittersweet when the skaters who are technically correct and perfect are less exciting than the ones who have flawed moments, but reach for the sky and sometimes touch the sun, if only briefly. Continue reading Yelim Kim’s Moments of Beauty at the Exhibition Gala
We need more happy endings like this one. Better yet, we need to ge Continue reading Abused Labrador Finds Loving Home
Empty houses are one thing. Houses are accustomed to solitude, but empty fairgrounds are haunting. To see a place once bustling with people, merriment and activity, empty and deteriorating is both eerie and fascinating. It might give more dignity to childhood memories to tear it down, but somehow there’s a macabre respectfulness in giving the ghosts their due and letting the past go untouched. Continue reading The Pleasure Island Ghost Town in Cleethorpes
Police bonded with Laundrie like he was “bro” and she was “psycho”. Continue reading Gabby Petito, the Police and the Public
In modern society, we lose sight of how many workers were killed because of unsafe and abusive working conditions. Yes, we’ve heard the horrors about the coal mines that caved in. There are even songs about them, like Big Bad John. But what about the Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911, an industrial disaster which killed 123 women and 23 men, many of whom jumped to their deaths, because they were trapped in a burning building with no means of escape. Where’s that song? Continue reading What is Labor Day?
Why does Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. believe the man convicted of murdering his father in 1968 should be released on parole. Which conspiracy theories swayed RFK, Jr.? Continue reading Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Supports Sirhan’s Parole Because He Believes he did not Act Alone