Vox Populi

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Doug Anderson: The Rich

. And it came to pass there was no place left to pile the garbage, no place to live, so the rich pushed all the others into the outer darkness … Continue reading

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Jose Padua: My Obsessive Compulsive Order

When not done properly a simple action can have incredible consequences: sometimes I have to touch things twice, sometimes I have to close a door with my eyes closed, sometimes … Continue reading

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Video: Do Antidepressant Drugs Really Work?

Dr. Michael Greger: Newly released Freedom of Information Act documents show that drug companies and the FDA hid critical findings from doctors and the public.

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Lulu Nunn: 74 Essential Books (an alternative canon)

When Open Culture recently published Jorge Luis Borges’ list of 74 ‘great works of literature’, Lulu Nunn saw one glaring issue: the list included no works by women. Whether intentional … Continue reading

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Doug Anderson: That Old Shakespearean Rag

Call me “u” one more time I’ll smear spittle across the lead sky of your impoverishment. Go ahead, bear-bait me at the edge of this blood-clotted age with all the … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

William D. Hartung: Military Strategy? Who Needs It?

The Madness of Funding the Pentagon to “Cover the Globe” President Obama and Senator John McCain, who have clashed on almost every conceivable issue, do agree on one thing: the … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adrian Blevins: Of Madmen and Spies

I take as my theme the mentally ill, understanding as I do just how tepid the bathwater is. So let’s not neglect for a moment the voyeur’s own affliction—her writerly … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

George Yancy and Noam Chomsky: The Roots of American Racism

This is the eighth in a series of interviews with philosophers on race that I am conducting for The Stone. This week’s conversation is with Noam Chomsky, a linguist, political … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Video: Amiri Baraka reads “Somebody Blew up America”

“Somebody Blew Up America” by Amiri Baraka with Rob Brown on saxophone, recorded on February 21, 2009 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY. This is the poem … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tim Parker: The True Cost Of Pharmaceutical Scandals

The term, “Big Pharma,” commonly describes large pharmaceutical corporations like Pfizer, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline and other large- and mega-cap companies. They pour billions of dollars into research to cure the world’s … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Richard Sahn: Life Lessons from Dorothy Day

In 1933 Dorothy Day, a progressive journalist and Catholic convert, and Peter Maurin, a French peasant and philosopher, founded an anarchist-pacifist movement and newspaper they called the “Catholic Worker.” The … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

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