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How Doug Hughes Took Free Speech to New Heights

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

And as long as the Supreme Court interprets "free speech" to include spending untold fortunes in elections, it seems fair to also define free speech as a peaceful protest on public grounds, or even public airspace.

Gyrocopter Pilot Flew for Reform, Might Land in Prison

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.18.2015 | DC
Medea Benjamin

Doug Hughes, a mailman from Florida who recently made headline news for flying his gyrocopter onto the West Lawn at the U.S. Capitol Building has been charged with operating an unregistered aircraft and violating national airspace, which can potentially land him up to four years in prison, plus fines. I had the chance to interview him about his cause of getting money out of politics.

The Epic Descent Into a Money-Fueled Corruption Pit

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

While nine in ten Americans agree there's too much corporate money in politics, Doug Hughes alone decided to carry out a life-endangering mission to expose Washington's descent into a money-fueled corruption pit.

U.S. Charges Florida Man Who Landed Helicopter Near U.S. Capitol

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - A Florida man who caused a major security scare after landing a small helicopter on the west lawn of the U.S. capit...

Small Aircraft Lands On Capitol Hill Lawn, Pilot Taken Into Custody

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

A man was taken into custody after landing a small aircraft on the Capitol Hill lawn Wednesday afternoon. The Capitol Visitor's Center was temporar...

Aisle View: The Art of Conversation

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Anthony Giardina's The City of Conversation is an intelligent, provocative, incisive drama about politics, people, ideals and principles, with razor-sharp dialogue and -- from Jan Maxwell -- a first-rate star performance.

John Patrick Shanley Discovers Ireland

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

John Patrick Shanley has finally gotten in touch with his Irish roots and the result is a delightfully funny, touching, and thoroughly enjoyable play titled Outside Mullingar that deals with life, love, and the land in the Irish Midlands.

An Irish Moonstruck: Outside Mullingar with Debra Messing and Brian F. O'Byrne

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It would be impossible to imagine two more wrong-headed individuals than Anthony Reilly and Rosemary Muldoon, the next-door neighbors in John Patrick ...

Aisle View: Moonstruck in the Old Country

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Recent seasons have seen a dependable stream of first-rate Irish plays making their way to Broadway and off. The newest hails not from the old country but from Bronx-born scribe John Patrick Shanley. Outside Mullingar is one of those generations-of-country-folk-on-the-old-farm plays, and it's dandy.

California Gubernatorial Candidates Floats 'Pedophile Island' Idea

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sometimes the best way to launch an obscure candidacy into the national spotlight is to make a completely absurd suggestion. That's exactly what rel...