Two months ago we denied the presidency to a man who, for a few votes, forsook a long opposition to torture and pledged his America would continue the barbarity. This month we evict from the White House its resident torturer. These are victories worth celebrating, but they are tempered by having elevated to the White House, as we learn weekly that we have, another torturer.
In 1968, Amory Bradford penned a volume entitled Oakland’s Not For Burning, documenting the tinderbox that the city had become, and the lamenting the inevitability with which it would explode. But the assertion contained in the book’s title was hardly credible, coming as it was from a Yale-educated former Wall Street lawyer and New York Times general manager whose… Continue
Added by Marklar on January 9, 2009 at 10:30pm —
This survey was informed by two focus groups (video - focus groups) conducted in August 2008 in suburban Baltimore. This is the first time—to the pollsters’ knowledge—that synthetic biology has been the subject of a representative national telephone survey.
Some are clearly just gangsters. But others are trying to stop illegal dumping and trawling
Monday, 5 January 2009
Who imagined that in 2009, the world's governments would be declaring a new War on Pirates? As you read this, the British Royal Navy – backed by the ships of more than two dozen nations, from the US to China – is sailing into Somalian waters to take on men we still picture as… Continue
By Linda Mamoun, AlterNet. Posted January 7, 2009.
Israel's "Operation Cast Lead" is reported to have overwhelming support among the Israeli public, but few are as enthusiastic as the former residents of the Israeli settlements in Gaza. As tens of thousands of Israeli troops descend on Gaza in an apocalyptic frenzy, scores of determined settlers are prepared to enter in their wake.
Oregon's Uber Kontrol Freak Governor Ted Kulongoski is at it again.
Last week two articles referencing Ted’s plan to install GPS tracking chips on all of our vehicles appeared in the Observer.
Lawmakers are worried that their global warming scare tactics will cause us to purchase more fuel efficient vehicles, which is what they told us to do in the first place, and therefore strip the State of billions of dollars of gas tax money.