Red hair. Green tights. Cap and feather. It’s a getup every child could recognize and quickly pick out as belonging to Peter Pan, that mischievous youth that never seems to grow
Archive for March 11th, 2011
For one thing, the attack on worker’s rights in Wisconsin matters for environmentalists because it matters for everyone. A war on workers is a war on all of us.
Across the country, many of us are public workers or have family or friends that are. We also depend on public school teachers and every other public worker to maintain the daily business of our
In January, Facebook made a troubling announcement that it plans to
allow third-party developers to request access to the home addresses
and phone numbers of users. Despite Facebook’s insistence that it
will protect its users, I believe this policy will place users at
great risk. That’s why I wrote a letter with Sens. Charles
Whenever President Barack Obama addresses the need to improve American education, he invariably mentions a vitally important ingredient that is missing from most school reform recipes. That is the role of parents and communities in motivating youngsters to achieve.
As recently as this winter’s State of the Union address, he reiterated this point. “We need to teach our kids that it’s not just the winner of the Super Bowl that deserves to be celebrated, but the winner of the science fair.” I urge President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to use their matchless bully pulpits and convening power to transform exhortation into
Awesome New Republic (ANR)
Much hype is being made about TV on the Radio playing a bunch of shows throughout the week, which is cool, but that’s not what SXSW is all about. It’s discovering the next TVOTR before they’re famous. ANR is that band. With so many boastful layers to each track it is hard to believe the Miami-based band is the creation of only two people, but when a touch of trumpets perfectly accents “It’s Around You” you don’t really care how they made it, just as long as you get to sip your Lone Star and enjoy it.
Amanda Warner, better known as synth junkie MNDR, was my favorite act of sxsw
When it debuted at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, Monogamy seemed more like a fiction film done documentary style than a highly stylized indie feature. No wonder, for director Dana Adam Shapiro had done a highly stylized doc, Murderball, as a sports action feature. And it snagged an Oscar nom in 2006 — deservedly so.
In Monogamy, actors Rashida Jones and Chris Messina portray a couple, Nat and Theo, grappling with the very meaning of that word. Interfering with their relationship is Theo’s obsession with a woman he has been stalking from a distance behind his camera
I confess. I’m cheating on Barbara Walters.
The other woman in my life — or should I say women — are Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
I feel guilty about this transgression because Barbara has been an important part of my life for over 25 years.
She was my idol growing up. She inspired me to study journalism at
Jarvious Cotton cannot vote. Like his father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather, he has been denied the right to participate in our electoral democracy… Cotton’s great-great-grandfather could not vote as a slave. His great-grandfather was beaten to death by the Ku Klux Klan for attempting to
In court papers filed on Thursday, Sheen claims producer Chuck Lorre spent years “harassing and disparaging” him.
Mr Lorre, the action alleges, “believes himself so wealthy and powerful that he can unilaterally decide to take money away from the dedicated cast and crew”.
Mr Lorre's attorney called the claims “recklessly false and unwarranted”.
A spokesman for Warner Bros, also cited in the papers filed at Los Angeles Superior Court, declined to comment on the
The Arab League is meeting to discuss the Libyan crisis on Saturday. The African Union has already rejected any idea of foreign military intervention in Libya.
Forces loyal to Col Gaddafi continued to make gains on Friday.
There have been more airstrikes on the oil port of Ras Lanuf, with an oil refinery and a rebel checkpoint among the
As Pakistani Americans, we condemn the assassination of Pakistan’s federal minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti. We condemn the attack the day before on a girl’s college in Mardan which wounded 35 girls. We condemn these acts because they attack the very heart of what it means to us to be Pakistani.
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This is a very strange Congress. At a time when Wall Street has been bailed out, and banks that kicked people out of their homes have been bailed out, a lot of programs that have been created to help keep people in their homes are going to be canceled by the majority. Of course, that will cause more people to lose their homes to the banks. So the banks in America have people coming and
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SIMON AND GARFUNKEL — BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER (Sony Legacy)
Yes, it seems like all the major record labels do anymore is package and repackage albums to get fans to buy them again. But every once in a while they take extra care with an important album and it does become an essential purchase for devotees and newcomers. What Springsteen fan didn’t want to get the Darkness boxed set? And what S&G fan won’t want to check this out?
The album of course is their crowning work. What makes this modestly priced CD ($15 on Amazon) a really good buy, however, are the
The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan on Friday, triggering a tsunami, is the worst natural disaster in modern history for this earthquake-prone nation. The east coast of the country, from Hokkaido to Okinawa, continues to be under emergency alert for additional tsunami activity and aftershocks.
This is likely to be a humanitarian relief operation of epic proportions. Information remains scant about the full extent of the damage, and casualty reports are only beginning to come in. The northern Tohoku region seems hardest hit; the city of Sendai with a population of 2.3 million has been devastated; and already police are confirming hundreds of
Right-wing activist James O’Keefe’s latest “work” is an undercover video that shows representatives from a fake Muslim charity trying to make a $5 million donation to NPR. The “Muslim” donors-to-be meet with two NPR development officers. In the ensuing conversation, as all the media coverage explains, one of the two–Ron Schiller–expresses critical views of Republicans and the far-right Tea Party.
Schiller is an NPR fundraiser, with no journalistic role there. While it wasn’t wise to share his personal views at a lunch, it is the sort of thing that people do all the
I’ve just gotten back from two months working in Iquitos, Peru and the surrounding jungle. There is an epidemic of dengue fever raging in the area. News of it has been stifled by the Peruvian federal government and what little news has been released has vastly downplayed the epidemic. It is an epidemic that should never have occurred: greed alone is responsible for it.
Here’s the story: Every year, the federal government of Peru sends money — accounts vary as to whether it’s $2 million
As you might know, things are tight in Washington, DC right now. Congress is struggling to come to agreement on budget bills that will keep the government running and there are few easy choices for members of Congress facing strong pressure to cut as much government spending as possible.
So here’s an idea that will save money and save wildlife: let’s cut Wildlife Services’ “Livestock Protection Program.” USDA’s Wildlife Services spends millions of dollars a year to kill tens of thousands of coyotes, bears, mountain lions, bobcats, and other wild carnivores. Cutting Wildlife Services’ budget for the lethal control of carnivores is a win-win proposition for wildlife and the federal budget.
Want to get specific? The program to cut is Wildlife Services’ “Livestock Protection Program,” which subsidizes private agribusinesses by answering calls to eliminate wildlife, commonly by trapping animals, poisoning them, or even shooting them down from specially-purchased aircraft. (That can’t cost much…right?)
In fact, Wildlife Services spent $23 million on programs serving livestock growers and other private agricultural operations last
The jaw-dropping view from Jenny Flanagan of Colorado Common Cause is that “There’s no evidence that even if people are improperly registered to vote, they are actually voting.”
That line comes from a report in the Durango Herald about Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s push to assure that only citizens are registered to vote in Colorado.
In other words, to uphold the law.
Following Gessler’s press conference Tuesday in Denver I asked him to describe the problem and what he’d like to do about it.
State Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, is sponsoring HB 1252, which would give the Secretary of State’s office the necessary authority to continue the analysis.
And if not (specifically on 106 cases of non-citizens believed to have been improperly registered to vote in Colorado)…
Gessler’s hard line has stirred up the county clerk and recorder in Mesa County, Sheila Reiner.
“We take this allegation very seriously, Mesa County will follow up and attempt to obtain the data Secretary Gessler is basing his findings on,” Reiner said in a statement, reported NBC 11 News.
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The altercation between Mr Gibson, 55, and musician Grigorieva took place at his home in Malibu, California.
The complaint accuses Mr Gibson of “wilfully and unlawfully” using force and violence against Grigorieva.
Mr Gibson, 55, was set to appear in court later on Friday. A misdemeanour is a lesser charge than a
MILWAUKEE — When the going gets tough, the tough just make up their own rules.
It was live on the local news, and it all happened so quickly, so bizarrely, that even the news anchors couldn’t explain what they’d just seen: a special conference committee that hadn’t existed just a few hours earlier called into session, and a brief statement from the Republican chairman which basically boiled down to “We’re allowed to do what we’re about to do.”
What they were about to do: split Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial “budget-repair” bill in two, set aside — or so they claimed — all the financial provisions in the bill, and ram the other provisions through. The union-busting provisions.
Since the union-busting provisions had no “fiscal impact” — or so they claimed, which was precisely the opposite of what they and the governor had been claiming for weeks — there was no need for the special “fiscal-impact” quorum that the 14 missing Democratic senators, still across the border in Illinois, had been denying them. They could pass this new version all by their Republican
There is a lot of unrest in the world right now, and it seems there are forces that may be pushing some long-established dictatorships toward change. Therefore, it could perhaps be helpful to provide some sort of barometer for those who might, in the future, be experiencing democracy for the first time. A handy guidebook, if you will, to some of the more common characteristics of the democratic society; so that the transitional period from one form of government to the other can be more effectively finessed for the average citizen. It is in this spirit that the following list is offered.
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Your Leaders Become Much More Creative Liars
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Once it’s clear that nobody is going to stand for the my-way-or-the-highway tactics of an autocrat, you will notice that the top dogs in a democracy come out with some mind-bending insults to your intelligence that nobody but you seems to