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Richard Riis is a writer, researcher and water cooler political analyst from New York. He enjoys music, sunsets, and walks on the beach, and dislikes hypocrisy, paleoconservatism, and the notion that Jesus supports tax cuts for the wealthy.

Real Name: Richard Riis

Diaries published: 140 (25 days since last diary on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 12:52 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 283 (25 days since last comment on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 12:52 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: frequent

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 5445

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: Ten True Facts Guaranteed to Short-Circuit Republican Brains, 197 comments, 723 recommends

People Following Richard Riis: 28

Richard Riis's Most Recent Diaries:

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments whether there is a Constitutional right to gay marriage, some conservative justices have expressed their ambivalence about leading the country into what ...
by Richard Riis
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 12:52 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
America lost a towering genius this week, and I lost a personal idol. Stan Freberg was a legendary voice-over artist, comedian, satirist, puppeteer, impressionist, recording artist, and songwriter.
by Richard Riis
Comment Count 101 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 02:00 PM PDT with 159 Recommends
Thirty-five years ago today, on February 24, 1980, the United States hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to capture the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, delivering a much-needed lift to ...
by Richard Riis
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Feb 24, 2015 at 12:20 PM PST with 1 Recommend
Fifteen years before the crash of the Hindenburg galvanized the nation and effectively put an end to lighter-than-air commercial travel, the fate of the Roma made headlines – and then was ...
by Richard Riis
Comment Count 92 comments on Sat Feb 21, 2015 at 05:40 AM PST with 197 Recommends
Most adults can remember those ubiquitous tests of the Emergency Broadcast System on television and radio: “This is a test. This is only a test.” Forty-four years ago today, however, it was ...
by Richard Riis
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Feb 20, 2015 at 05:38 AM PST with 22 Recommends
On this date in 1986, one of the most powerful public service ads in television history, featuring a beloved stage and screen actor speaking from the grave, was aired for the first time. When ...
by Richard Riis
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 01:22 PM PST with 36 Recommends

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