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Paul Christensen: Rain

It’s raining out, a cold, soaking rain that has been mumbling in the rain gutters all morning and afternoon. The light is full of polished steel gleams, though flat and … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: War/No More Trouble | Playing for Change | Song Around The World

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. The idea for this project came from a common belief that music has the power … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Christine Cusick: Earth Justice and the Inescapable Network of Mutuality

In the early 1970s, ecologist Barry Commoner defined as a ‘law of ecology’ the simple precept ‘everything is connected to everything else.’ Implicit in his definition and in the evolution … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: The Best of Times

People at our Seder were too busy enjoying the moment to take photos & that’s a good thing. A very strange thing happened at our family Passover Seder dinner, which … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mike James: In Another Life

he wanted to be a desperado like in movies from the 1930’s whole world dusty, black and white he even loved the word desperado how it rhymes with bandelero how … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: The Real Meaning of Donald Trump

He’s a Sign of American Decline (Just Not in the Way You Think). “Low-energy Jeb.” “Little Marco.” “Lyin’ Ted.” “Crooked Hillary.” Give Donald Trump credit. He has a memorable way … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Indiana University School of Medicine: Pesticides In Water Linked To Birth Defects And Developmental Problems

A study published in the medical journal Acta Pædiatrica reports that birth defect rates in the United States were highest for women conceiving in the spring and summer. The researchers also … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Mayo Clinic: Why Choose Organic Foods?

Many factors influence the decision to choose organic food. Some people choose organic food because they prefer the taste. Yet others opt for organic because of concerns such as: Pesticides. … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

Abby Zimet: The Judge and the Veteran

Here’s how it’s done: A North Carolina judge – and veteran – who sentenced a three-tour, PTSD-afflicted veteran to 24 hours in jail for a DUI offense, and noted how … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Arlene Weiner: Indecision 2016

Bernie’s an idealist—I am too. I’m another liberal New York Jew. I won’t blame him for the worst Bernie Bros And I won’t blame Clinton for her work at Rose. … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pratap Chatterjee: Drone Whistleblowers Step Out of the Shadows

In Washington’s Drone Wars, Collateral Damage Comes Home In a trio of recent action-packed movies, good guys watch terrorists mingling with innocent women and children via real-time video feeds from … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Timons Esaias: It Only Takes One

  It only takes one really good lie to get the truth off your back.   Just insist, for instance, that the Earth is merely an over-elaborate metaphor.   Just … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

How the Christian Right Changed American Politics

Before Ronald Reagan merged the Christian Right with a pro-business agenda to revitalize the Republican Party in the late 1970’s, no one thought of religion as a major part of … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: John Brown’s Body

During the Civil War, northern soldiers sang this song as they marched off to battle. The song is of unknown origin although a number of people claimed authorship. After Julia … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment