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William DeBuys: The Wilderness Act Turns 50

The Ahklun Mountains and the Togiak Wilderness within the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge in¬†Alaska.¬† Let us now praise famous laws and the year that begat them: 1964. The first thing … Continue reading

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Jose Padua: If Poets Were Like Porn Stars

Originally posted on Shenandoah Breakdown:
If poets were like porn stars what would it take to fluff us up, to get us ready to perform, place word after word, then…

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The Knights of Earth

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Steve Naidamast After surviving tragedy at the World Trade Center on 9-11-2001 (I escaped from building #5, which was engulfed in a fireball 30…

September 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

In Effort to Combat Campus Sexual Assault, California ‘Yes Means Yes’ Signed into Law

“Affirmative consent” law shifts burden of proof in campus sexual assault cases. Supporters say the California law shifts the burden of proof from the alleged victim to the accused. (Photo: … Continue reading

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The Worst Cancer of All

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Deploy them only when needed, and in wars only when approved by a formal Congressional declaration W.J. Astore Also at Huffington Post. President Obama’s…

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Navajo woman targeted by NFL team’s lawsuit remains defiant

The Washington Redskins are suing a 32-year old social worker from the Navajo reservation over a trademark cancellation. Amanda Blackhorse is not worried. Amanda Blackhorse stood in her gravel drive, … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Richard Kramer: Jumping the Line

It was a Tuesday, early, and so far everything was going well. In Los Angeles, where I live, this usually means that a car is pulling out of a parking … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 1 Comment
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