Vermonters Confronting Collapse Featuring a series of talks by the author of Confronting Collapse and the subject of the 2009 documentary Collapse. Vermont Tour May 13 – 16 May 13 – Burlington:Contois Auditorium, City Hall 7:30 p.m. May 14 – Montpelier:Unitarian Church, 7:30 p.m. May 15 – Brattleboro :Brattleboro Union High […]Read More..
Though society’s attitudes have changed in a big, big way over the last 20 years, with more people than ever saying we should legalize marijuana, law enforcement doesn’t seem to have received that particular memo. New York City alone has seen an increase in possession arrests skyrocket from 1,000 in 1990 to 46,000 in 2009—and […]Read More..
Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? co-author Steve Fox makes the conservative case for the regulation and taxation of recreational marijuana use for adults—and invites Sarah Palin to support the cause—in this appearance on The O’Reilly Factor. From The O’Reilly Factor: Related Articles: WATCH: NORML’s Paul Armentano Debates Anti-Marijuana […]Read More..
AlterNet is running a timely excerpt from A Presidency in Peril: The Inside Story of Obama’s Promise, Wall Street’s Power, and the Struggle to Control our Economic Future by Robert Kuttner. When Barack Obama entered office, the housing crisis required very strong remedies. Government needed to use a mix of public funds and concessions on […]Read More..
By Anya Kamenetz I was so excited to open the Education Life section and see a whole article about free and open courseware, including reviews of individual courses and online, a sampler of popular lectures from MIT, Berkeley, and Yale. The piece covers the news that broke at the Hewlett OER conference at Yale where […]Read More..
Factory farming is taking a terrible toll on our planet and our health. Humans have been clever enough to figure out how to squeeze the maximum yield out of every square inch of earth for maximum profit—regardless of nutrition or environmental safety. Meanwhile, hundreds of millions of people go hungry every day. Carlo Petrini, author […]Read More..
We’re just beginning to see the democratization of higher education. That is, a model of higher education that doesn’t involve throwing obscene amounts of money at a “prestigious” (i.e., very old) institution that refuses to keep pace with changing times. Author Anya Kamenetz (DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education) wants […]Read More..
With so much information known about the dangers of factory-farming, from producing 35–50% of greenhouse gas emissions to poisoning us slowly with pesticide residue to creating frankenfood GMOs, isn’t it time the government stepped up and started turning up the heat on Big Agribusiness? Will Allen, author of The War on Bugs, certainly thinks so. […]Read More..
Via AllOverAlbany.com, here’s a short video clip from a debate between Karl Rove and Howard Dean: Related Articles: WATCH: Karl Rove and Howard Dean Debate Issues Before Overflow Crowd at DePauw University Which Health Care Changes Will Be Felt Immediately? Cenk Uygur: The Left Needs Jane Hamsher and Howard DeanRead More..