Messrs. Kander and Ebb wrote that they wanted to wake up in a city that never sleeps, as Mr Sinatra crooned into history. Incidentally, waking from sleep in a city where no one sleeps always seemed a tad ironic.
Remembering Judge Antonin Scalia, America's juridicial rock star
February 15, 2016
Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly Saturday at the age of 79. He was loathed, loved, reviled and revered – depending on with whom you were speaking. And depending in particular on their politics and worldview.
Lionel: Minefields That Could Explode Bill Cosby’s Assault Case
January 18, 2016
February 2 is a critical day, my fellow trial warriors. This is the day that Bill Cosby’s lawyers will argue that charges should be dismissed against him because the former prosecutor who handled the case initially promised . . . well, verbally promised, but promised nonetheless . . . not to prosecute him or, if so, by means other than that critical civil deposition. Here’s my video tutorial on the issue.
HomeOp-Edge 'Paris terrorism: Mainstream media's new hit song'
November 19, 2015
People look at news like a popular song. They know the hits. They don’t know the catalog. I don’t think people know anything about what is going on in the world, media and legal analyst Lionel told RT.
US Islamophobia: Cultural illiteracy & ignorance to blame
October 8, 2015
Many people in the US confuse the words "Arab” or “Islam” with terrorism or islamo-fascism, says media and legal analyst Lionel. This is a conflation of fear about terrorists, a profound ignorance and no sense of international perspective, he adds.
What will it take for America to fix its decrepit infrastructure?
August 30, 2015
You can bet that the subject of crumbling infrastructure is not and will not be a subject of great concern for American voters during this or any campaign season. And there’s a good reason for that. Complete and total nescience coupled with profound indifference and terminal ennui.