You get used to listening to that Alvin and the Chipmunks voice. â€” New York state Gov. David Paterson, who is legally blind, on the special tape recorder he uses to listen […]
In a garbage dump in Haiti, people scavenge for food. They look at me and say, â€˜Papa, Iâ€™m hungry,â€™ and I have to look away. Itâ€™s humiliating and it makes you angry. […]
Nota Bene #18 Part 1 of 2
Nota Bene attempts to provide an overview of the week’s news. Meanwhile, in its appendix, we cull trenchant comments to articles and posts, as well as those heard in person or emailed. […]
LIFE and Bikini Atoll: The Bomb as spectator sport
Part four in a series. The terrible specter of nuclear annihilation was now clear in the American mind, a condition that LIFE acknowledged and addressed. But in the months that followed V-J […]
War and Postwar: a look at LIFE and technology
Part three in a series. In an age and a culture dominated by scientism, the word â€œsampleâ€ tends to invoke the adjectival â€œrepresentative,â€ and I cannot begin to imagine culling a meaningful […]
MC Gravel is back with some decidedly trippy coverage of the military-industrial complex. Whatever else you may think about Mike Gravel – and there are many opinions to be had – he’s […]
Nota Bene #16
Appearing weekly, Nota Bene attempts to provide an overview of the week’s news. Meanwhile, in its appendix, we cull trenchant comments to articles and posts, as well as those heard in person […]
If it was the Marlins, you wouldnâ€™t see people in Florida getting up at 5 a.m. And if it was the Yankees â€” well, their fans arenâ€™t real. They just buy the […]
Presidential passport breach: Why do contractors have easy access to sensitive data?
By Martin Bosworth The accessing of private passport-based travel data of all three Presidential candidates by contractors working for the State Department has finally galvanized Capitol Hill to address the issue of […]
New rules: McCain is a walking Tom Clancy action figure who's going to get us all killed
Cold. But true.