Late Night: Piers Morgan’s Replacement? How About Robbie Rist!

By: Tuesday February 25, 2014 8:00 pm

With the (not soon enough for my taste) departure of Piers Morgan, CNN is gonna need to fill that slot. Larry King says he’s willing to come back but seriously, zzzzz.  The slightly younger Jay Leno’s available, but how about going with someone who has Gen X, Y, Z and Baby Boomer recognition? Someone who knows how to interview, who has the name and connections to draw viewers? Someone who co-starred in one of 2013′s most talked about films?

 

Re the Olympics: “Do Not Trust Your Friends”

By: Saturday February 15, 2014 4:00 pm

I’ve been watching Russia’s English language television channel, RT (Russia Today) for several hours a day for about a year now, and this has given me a picture of Vladimir Putin’s presidency that casual watchers miss. When you have seen dozens of interviews by American educated Russian Oxana Boyko, or French educated Georgian Sophie Schevarnadze, Americans Abby Martin and Max Keiser, or Briton’s goof-off John Brown exploring the farthest reaches of this vast country – or even the American ‘Resident’ who poses short questions to New Yorkers on the street, you realize that Russia‘s President is searching for something that is neither Western style capitalism nor Communism.

Kevin Gosztola Discusses Contrast Between Third Party Debate & Obama-Romney Debates on Al Jazeera English (VIDEO)

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 9:50 am

A nonprofit, Free and Equal, committed to promoting fairness in the US electoral process, hosted a debate last night, which included third party candidates running for president. The debate, held at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago, stood in stark contrast to the Obama-Romney debates put on by the anti-democratic and corrupt Commission on Presidential Debates. I appeared on Al Jazeera English last night to share some thoughts on the presidential debate.

My Life Is Likely Less Valuable than Yours

By: Saturday September 3, 2011 11:00 am

If you’re a heterosexual man or woman, and/or if your appearance is one where you’re perceived as not violating western society’s sex and gender norms, your life is more valuable than mine. That’s because I’m transgender.

At least, that’s what the hung jury in Brandon McInerney’s murder trial for the killing of Larry King tells me. The hung jury in the case tells me gay panic and trans panic defenses — “blame the victim” defenses — are still alive and well in my home state of California.

Jury Unable to Reach Verdict in Gay Student’s Killing — UPDATE: Mistrial

By: Thursday September 1, 2011 6:25 pm

Our criminal justice system is entirely broken if the unsettling behavior of homicide victims is allowed as a justification for their murder, in middle school. This jury needs to do its job, not moan about how hard this decision is. It wasn’t hard for Brandon McInerney to get a gun and kill Larry King.

Top 10 MyFDL Diaries of 2010

By: Friday January 14, 2011 12:35 pm

Check out this list of the top 10 MyFDL diaries from 2010 (based on pageviews). Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our fantastic community of writers. We look forward to reading your work in 2011.

What were your favorite myFDL diaries from last year? Share your picks in the comments!

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