“The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” Who said it?
The Weekly Carboholic: ACCCE hired Bonner, but didn't notify Congress of forgeries when they were discovered
ACCCE hired Bonner, but didn’t notify Congress of forgeries when they were discovered Cash for Clunkers doesn’t do much for climate National Academy of Sciences: we need independent GHG emission confirmation Climate disruption may, or may not, make disease worse Before the House voted on the American Climate and Energy Security Act (ACES) earlier this […]
Well, they’re at it again in Jena. This time it’s 1st Amendment rights that seem to be nettling the powers-that-be. LaSalle Parish Schools Superintendent Roy Breithaupt has told a group of students at Jena High School that they can’t wear t-shirts that say “Free the Jena 6.” They cause “too much of a stir,” he […]
By Martin Bosworth Yesterday the Bush regime announced a new series of “get tough” moves against illegal immigrants and their employers, in the form of cracking down on employees using unverified Social Security numbers, more raids and border protection measures, and streamlining existing guest visitor programs. The press (doing its job for once) largely recognizes […]
In this week’s poetry thread, I’d like to acknowledge pieces written by Americans of color, including African-Americans, Latinos, native peoples, etc., specifically (shorter) works capturing some aspect of life in America as perceived from the vantage point of a minority. Some of the many notable creators in this broad and rich genre are Maya Angelou, […]
The wait is over and the inevitable has happened: the University of Colorado yesterday formally dismissed Professor Ward Churchill. Interim President Hank Brown explained, in an open letter to the school’s donors: To help ensure that accountability, we cannot abide academic misconduct. More than 20 faculty members (from CU and other universities) on three separate […]