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A Cop is More Likely to Kill You Than a Terrorist

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:48:00 GMT

After 9/11, the fear of another attack on U.S. soil cleanly supplanted the fear of having one's irrational American fears.

The Press Focuses Attention on Washington and Away From Local Corruption

Sun, 29 Jan 2012 21:47:00 GMT

The American media is sick. Its invisible bacteria are infecting American politics in destructive ways, diverting attention from hometown and state corruption to Washington and instilling in the public mind the myth that Washington is the root of all evil

New York's Ghostly Rail Line Conjured in New Photo Exhibit

Sun, 29 Jan 2012 05:06:00 GMT

Gerard Malanga's "Ghostly Berms," an exhibition of photographs of the overgrown remnants of the Harlem Line from Manhattan to Chatham, NY, which stopped running 40 years ago, is on display in Hillsdale, NY, east of Hudson.

Journalism Is About Listening

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 00:12:00 GMT

Let us now praise famous men, James Agee said famously. Journalism certainly does that. Probably too much, especially in a public relations age when you can become famous for being famous.

Is Hatred and Fear of Women Behind Our Obsession With Blind Ideology?

Thu, 5 Jan 2012 19:56:00 GMT

We pay a terrible societal cost for our compulsion to be right and to follow ideology blindly, says prize-winning poet Djelloul Marbrook.

Government Wants You to Think its Records Are Private--They're Not

Mon, 26 Dec 2011 19:40:00 GMT

There is a simple way for Occupy Wall Street to challenge government at every level to be responsive to the public. Examine the records.

The TV Show Shameless Shows Us Why Wolves are So Effective

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 20:26:00 GMT

A television show that never mentions wolves is the best example of how this social animal operates. 'Shameless' is a show about a beleagured family's tribal bonding against The Man, and The Man loses every time, simply because the Shameless wolf pack is so effective.

Help, Send More Money, We're Drowning In It!

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:44:00 GMT

These politicians sending us e-mails asking for another contribution: who do they think they're kidding? They've already been bought and paid for by money most of us can only dream about.

Feeding The War Machine: Do The Corporados Want Another War?

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:38:00 GMT

As we withdraw from our Iraq misadventure after nine years, prize-winning poet Djelloul Marbrook, who has studied the Arab World for more than 50 years, reviews our "accomplishments."

America Has Become So Politicized Nothing Gets Done

Sat, 17 Dec 2011 21:22:00 GMT

How can there be enough time to make policy, to govern and to negotiate the compromises needed to govern when politics 24/7 is driving America around the bend?

Ten Final Poems of Hungarian Holocaust Victim Reveal Undying Yearning to Comprehend

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 20:20:00 GMT

In Abda, Hungary, a mass grave was exhumed in 1946 and the corpse of Hungarian poet, Miklos Radnoti, was found. In his raincoat pocket was a notebook containing his final ten poems.

Who is the New York Press Kidding? It ignored the Protesters' First Amendment Rights

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:21:00 GMT

The New York City press and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have been treating us to an elaborate charade. It goes like this: the press complains that the cops have prevented it from covering Occupy Wall Street and the mayor claims that's not true. What a farce!

One Word Describes American Society Today: Incest

Fri, 2 Dec 2011 21:44:00 GMT

The incestuous relationship between America's richest one percent and their political lackeys and lobbyists is sickening American society, and yet the press pretends that everything will be just hunky-dory when housing starts pick up.

The Internet Lets Us Challenge Book Publishing Dogma

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:29:00 GMT

Does the best-seller list reflect the best books? Are all the books that deserve to be published being published? Who decides what books deserve to be published?

By Scapegoating Federal Income Tax Republicans Pull Off Big Scam

Wed, 2 Nov 2011 19:31:00 GMT

One of the hoariest political scams in America is the right-wing campaign to scapegoat the federal income tax while property taxes have soared in rural America where Republicans hold sway.