Vox Populi

Vox Populi: A Public Sphere for Politics and Poetry

A SILENCED MOURNING

In the past several decades, there has been an increased public “outing” of the persecution of gays and lesbians during the Nazi regime. Holocaust museums around the world have erected … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

A LETTER FROM MEL PACKER

Ed. note: after I said to the Pittsburgh environmental activist Mel Packer that I was learning a great deal from his powerful writing and speaking, he responded: A nice compliment, … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

THE COMMON CORE AND BILLY KWAN

Our vice-principal called the English Department into her office. “Congratulations.   You made A. Y. P.!” Translation:  my department passed the Common Core Test, the newest of a decade long series … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

FRACKING: THE UNTOLD STORY

Please check out this incredible documentary, produced by Raisa Scriabine and narrated by Kristen Udowitz, illuminating the dangers of shale gas fracking.

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

RANGE RESOURCES ON THE DANGERS OF FRACKING

We know from history and the consensus of the scientific community that hydraulic fracking contaminates groundwater, pollutes the air we breathe, and degrades land for other uses. And we know … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment