In August, New York City police arrested a 26-year-old New York man for hate crime charges of aggravated harassment. Daniel Silvera said that he wanted to murder gay police officers in the city and sent threatening emails directly to the police. At his arraignment, a court held Silvera on $50,000 bail pending trial. Two months … Continue reading The Daily Dog: Trump’s Cheap Thrill
Some readers noticed there was no post from the Idea Dogs on Sunday. We did not post anything out of solidarity with the NFL players and others who are “taking a knee” in protest of Donald Trump and his bigoted policies. Out writers’ version of taking a knee was to put down our pens for … Continue reading The Daily Dog: Kneeled It!
On Sunday, America celebrated one of the most important events in our nation’s history. The festivities were solemn and respectful; contemplative and engaging. For most of America, swilling beers and cheering for their favorite NFL team while calculating fantasy points, the importance of the day was lost. Since 2004, September 17 has been known as … Continue reading The Daily Dog: A Constitutional Crisis
The Netherlands is a nation in love with technology. In a country where they experiment with data servers as hot water heaters for their showers and computers are employed to improve everything from traffic flow to farming, it is an anomaly to find anyone hesitant to embrace technology. Therefore, it is a surprise when the … Continue reading The Daily Dog: No Confidence Votes
Yesterday, a panel of the California Parole Board agreed to grant parole to one of the state’s most despised convicts, Leslie Van Houten. The 68-year-old former Manson cult member has been in prison for over 40 years and has been denied parole over 20 times in the past two decades. Described as a “model” prisoner, … Continue reading The Daily Dog: Bending the Bars