So Associate Justice Samuel Alito it is. We could see it coming; it hurts nonetheless. Emotionally, it makes for bitter frosting on the cake of mourning for the death of Coretta Scott King. Tonight, Bush gives his State of the Union. God bless America… we could use the help.Read More..
President of the Center for Constitutional Rights Michael Ratner’s opening remarks on January 20 at the closing session of the International Commission of Inquiry On Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration can be read at Counterpunch. …The other important point about being here, at Riverside of course, is that in April 1967, this […]Read More..
Chelsea Green wishes past blogger Erin H. the best of luck as she jumps ship to try her hand at journalism with the Valley News. Erin, the VIP suite just isn’t quite so V without you. Good luck, and don’t forget the little people as you move towards greatness!Read More..
My normal tendency is to be optimistic, to assume that somehow things will turn out okay for the most part. But there are times when bad news gets through and I decide that we are just plain doomed–and if not me or my generation exactly, then my kid(s) and theirs. Michael Klare’s recent article in […]Read More..
All our rights, most likely, that’s what’ll fall down. When was the last time you wrote to your Senator and urged them to 1) vote against Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and 2) support a filibuster if that’s what it takes to stop him? Um, you might not want to wait much longer. Meanwhile, […]Read More..
Jessica Prentice is a great cook, a great writer, and a clear-headed woman who’s working to bring sanity to our world. We all know that the way to a man’s heart is supposed to be through his stomach–Prentice is spreading the word that the stomach is also a door to the soul and a door […]Read More..
Don Hazen over at Alternet writes about an interesting story on new brain research, the results of which apparently bolster the importance of framing, a la George Lakoff. (Might you be new to Lakoff and his ideas on “framing”? Then by all means, please ignore this elephant.) Some scientist folks ran some human guinea pigs […]Read More..
Dr Reverend James Forbes, senior minister from NYC’s Riverside Church, came to the neighborhood last night to deliver the keynote address for Dartmouth’s MLK celebration. Rev. Forbes’ speech was called “The Source, Scope and Spirit of the Dream,” and interestingly, he argued that the scope of the dream included environmental care. Forbes made a case […]Read More..
On the fourth anniversary of the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay, BBC’s Gordon Corera looks at the way the prison has survived and changed. His article, distributed by the New York Times Syndicate, reveals that media tours of the prison have become “more slick and stage managed” with passing time, and reminds us that […]Read More..
In the most recent issue of Rachel’s Democracy and Health News, Peter Montague wrote about all of the great things that happened for the biotech industry in 2005, and how those victories have literally planted the seed for further corporate success in years to come. Things “couldn’t have turned out better for the GMO crop […]Read More..