Monthly Archives: March 2016

All Eight Justices of Supreme Court Recuse Themselves from ‘DC Madam’ Case for Potential Conflict of Interest

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino


Today all eight remaining members of the Supreme Court disqualified themselves from ruling on whether the phone records of the ‘DC Madam’ should be released to the public. Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who ran an escort service that catered to the Washington elite, amassed thousands of clients, 812 of whom are listed in a phone register obtained from Verizon that is currently under seal by a lower federal court.

Democracy Now! — Thursday, March 31, 2016

Posted by Planet Waves


Cherelle Baldwin, a 23-year-old survivor of domestic violence, was faced with years in prison after the death of her abuser, Jeffrey Brown. UPDATE: Great news — Cherelle is free!

Radical Interventions of the Uranus-Eris Kind

Posted by Amanda Painter

Mercury getting a bright idea between Uranus and Eris; photo by Amanda Painter.

Amanda Painter considers what it means for Mercury to pass from Uranus to Eris over the next few days, warming up the territory for the Sun, and getting us acquainted with Uranus-Eris. The great thing about being human is that you have the power to assess and integrate “radical interventions” in ways that computers cannot.

First, Do No Harm

Posted by Amanda Moreno

Photo by graywacke/A Landing a Day

Where do you draw the line when it comes to magical ethics? Amanda Moreno offers a perspective on the problems with enforcing one’s will, even with the best of intentions; the value of serving the highest good of all; and, as she puts it, “the importance of coming from a place of love.”

Democracy Now! — Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Posted by Planet Waves


Democracy Now! co-host and New York Daily News columnist Juan González has announced he is leaving the Daily News after 29 years. The paper’s editor described Juan as a “legend…standing up to every bully that came his way in his relentless assault on injustice.” We wish him all the best, and are very glad that he is staying with Democracy Now!