Here are the Blogs in the NER category.
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016
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blog preview image by Jerry Gordon (July 2016) When first televised pictures burst out on July 15, 2015 on international media about an alleged coup by the Turkish Army they were peculiar. The soldiers stationed at airports, in tanks on the Bosporus Bridges looked timid and frankly lost. The flyovers and explosions ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/19/2016 6:47 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 4 July 2016
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blog preview image Geography, Fences and Security by Robert Harris (July 2016) Betty Purcell, a member of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, is best known for her former role as a current affairs producer at RTE, Ireland’s public service broadcaster. Purcell is a television producer of longstanding, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/04/2016 10:22 AM by NER
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Saturday, 2 July 2016
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blog preview image Bash the US, Demonise Republicans, Deny Islam’s Violent Links by Robert Harris (July 2016) The June 13th episode of RTE’s 6.1 News featured an interview with Michael Moore, during his visit to Ireland, to promote his new documentary “Where to Invade Next”. Moore waxed lyrical on Donald Trump, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/02/2016 8:45 AM by NER
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Friday, 1 July 2016
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Keith Simmonds has once again aced our crossword puzzle. He will receive a copy of Norman Berdichevsky's The Left is Seldom Right. Congratulations Keith!...Read More...
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Posted on 07/01/2016 8:50 AM by NER
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Thursday, 30 June 2016
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blog preview image by Jerry Gordon (July 2016) In the wake of the Orlando Pulse gay nightclub massacre that took 49 lives, injuring 53 others, a number of questions have arisen about why the FBI investigations of the perpetrator, Omar Mateen, didn’t prevent him from carrying out his homicidal jihad.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2016 9:23 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by G. Murphy Donovan (July 2016) Hillary Clinton has a lot going for her in 2016. Among her primary assets we might list genitals (aka “first woman”), Bill’s and Barack’s coattails, pastel pant suits, felons, feminists, plus sizes, dependents, gender benders, hyphenated minorities, and anti-Semites.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 12:29 PM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Dilip Mohapatra (July 2016) Shuffling of boots of the security men on the hospital's cobble stoned courtyard where the national flag is to be hoisted on the Republic Day  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 8:52 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Brandon Marlon (July 2016) Heat dements rival sheikhs intent on a gymkhana to determine superior breeding among stables; shaded by canopies and awnings, tastemakers rate every caracole and gambade,  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 8:47 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by James Como (July 2016) This rabbit hole is ours, we the guild who write ‘sonnets’ with a fifteenth line, and hip-hop a waltz to four-four time,  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 8:42 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Bibhu Padhi (July 2016) The last sleep was long. Was it sleep at all? A mere drama of rest  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 8:38 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Evelyn Hooven (July 2016) MORNING SONG   Waking, crossing This threshold While you sleep there,  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 8:34 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by A. Human Being (July 2016) January 11, 630 AD: Kanauj, The Harsha Empire, Central Bharata (India) Once upon a time in the far off land of Bharata, east of Arabia, lived a great king named Harshavardhana, who was known far and wide for not only having united north India and being crowned Maharaja ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 8:28 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by James LePore (July 2016) When the brain chip was invented and put into use that was the beginning of the end. They’re probably listening to me right now as I write this. If not, their key-word engine will alert them to me very quickly, probably before I’m done typing.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 8:23 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Richard Kostelanetz (July 2016) For my friend Tere (Gonzalez Minguez). Having produced appropriate book-art homages to Guillaume Apollinaire (known to his friends as Kostro) and to Nathanael West (commonly called Pep), among others, I’d like to do likewise by another modern writer to whom I ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 8:16 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Joe Bissonnette (July 2016) "Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon ‘em.”  Twelfth Night It is the most memorable line in the play, placed in the mouth of the least attractive character, the puritanical Malvolio whose name ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 8:09 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by David P. Gontar (July 2016) On March 10, 1613 the renowned English playwright William Shakespeare bought for 140 pounds a dwelling place in Blackfriars, London. This innocent act perplexes a few renegade antiquarians who ask, Since the gentleman retired to Stratford-on-Avon in that self-same year ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:57 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Jerry Gordon (July 2016) On May 6, 2016, a panel was held on “Naval Aviation - Today and Tomorrow,” at the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida. There, Admiral William "Bill" Gortney, retiring NORAD Commander, raised the matter of how "hot the Korean Peninsula" has become. He was ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:51 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Norman Berdichevsky (July 2016) On December 22, 1942, just a year from the attack on Pearl harbor, an ad was placed in The New York Times expressing the devotion and patriotism of loyal German-Americans to the United States, and their determined opposition to Nazi tyranny and the cold blooded ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:46 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Emmet Scott (July 2016) In my Impact of Islam (2014) and Guide to the Phantom Dark Age (2014) I argued in some detail that Muhammad was a fictitious character conjured to life by the Umayyad Caliphs in the late seventh century in order to justify and legitimize the Arab usurpation of the Persian ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:41 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald (July 2016) The Turks were the first large group of Muslims to move into Western Europe, beginning in the early 1960s, when Turkish men were brought to Germany as Gastarbeiter (“Guest Workers”) at the time of Germany’s boom or “economic miracle.”  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:37 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Timothy D. Lusch (July 2016) One could be forgiven for being mystified by the response of the LGBT community following Omar Mateen’s history making massacre in June. The response, of course, inhered in the usual pledges of solidarity and cyber support, calls for cross cultural unity, and the ever ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:32 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Conrad Black (July 2016) The immediate reaction to the Brexit vote in the international media and financial markets illustrates again the complacency and vacuity of the governing elites of the West. There was never any reason to imagine the Remainers would win on the basis of the piffle that David ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:26 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by G. Murphy Donovan (July 2016) “It’s always good to be underestimated.” – Donald Trump Matters of form, not substance, are the things that get Donald Trump in trouble with the media and the establishment in 2016. Trump has not mastered the Orwellian arts; empty words, doublespeak, vacuous promises, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:22 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Samuel Hux (July 2016) The black intellectual at this moment in American cultural history is sitting pretty. He is after all the one the white liberal yields to in matters of race; he gives the marching orders. “The black intellectual” sounds a bit too inclusive because logically it has to include ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:17 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald (July 2016) On June 23, Barack Obama expressed some unhappiness with the Supreme Court. By a vote of 4-4, a tie that effectively upheld a lower court’s ruling, the Court blocked Obama’s attempt, through Executive Orders, to protect from deportation millions of illegal immigrants ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:13 AM by NER
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