Category Archives: The Swing

Barry Crimmins, Activist and Comedian, Dies at 64

Crimmins passed away yesterday after battling stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma. His final moments were spent with his wife, Helen and longtime friend, Bobcat Goldthwait. Crimmins was a major figure in the 80’s on the comedy circuit in Boston. His comedy routines focused through the years on

The Gun Debate

As the nation reels from another mass shooting, renewed calls for gun reform rise. The question is, can we come together for change or is this another doomed dance? We all know how it goes. The “Breaking News” banner appears. Journalists instantly begin relaying early

Democrats Want Hillary Clinton to leave the spotlight.

Democrats Want Clinton Out of Spotlight…And We Agree

After two failed campaigns, it’s time for Hillary to rethink her role. According to a new report by The Hill, Democrats are clamoring for the former Presidential hopeful to take a hint and back away. Frankly, the only shocking part of this news is the

Turkish Government Workers Assault US Citizens on US Soil during Protest

Brutal Attack by Members of Turkish Government on U.S. Citizens Draws Outrage

Supporters of President Erdogan violently charged a group of protesters on Tuesday night. The violent confrontation took place outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence. Eleven people were injured, including a police officer. Nine were transported to a hospital due to their injuries. Metropolitan Police chief, Peter Newsham, addressed

Roger Ailes, Former Fox News Powerhouse, Dies at 77.

A media giant has left the building. Despite any personal feelings one might hold regarding the man, his accomplishments cannot be denied. Ailes was hired by Rupert Murdoch in 1996 as Fox News founding CEO. Under his watchful eye, the news network was built into not

Bill Shine resigns as co-president at Fox News.

Fox News Co-President Resigns

Bill Shine resigns amid network turmoil. The turmoil at Fox News seems to only be worsening. The network announced on Monday  that co-president Bill Shine has resigned from his post. Shine was named co-president after the ousting of Fox News chief Roger Ailes last summer.

NSA ends email collection program.

NSA Ends Email Collection Program

A win for privacy advocates, NSA ditches controversial program. The NSA will cease collecting communications that merely mention someone considered to be a “foreign intelligence target.” The agency will now limit its collection to specific communications sent directly to or from a foreign target. “NSA will