“My government is listening to the voices calling for change.”
~ Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff
While there have been plenty of scholars and politicians condemning NSA leaker Edward Snowden, Laura Frost and George Orwell argue that
he is keeping Big Brother from having the final word. Michael Moynihan of Newsweek plays the other side.
Behind our Black President are more African-Americans on probation, parole, or in jail than there were slaves in 1850.
Obama’s former spritiual advisor, Joshua Dubois, searches for the progress we tout.
understanding the popular protests in Brazil’s cities, it is time to figure out the injustices truly behind them.
If you hate your job, it might be time to initiate
employment with the Taliban.
magazine racks have a history of reflecting the American life. What do today’s Good Housekeeping and Ladies’ Home Journal say about modern America?
“Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.”
~ Jerry Garcia
In case you didn’t have time to watch Obama’s
hour-long speech (video) on the changing War on Terror, best to check out the NYTimes’ coverage of the main points and the Code Pink interruption (video).
According to Russia, Assad has agreed to take part in peace talks with rebels and Russia may withdraw support for the human rights abuse addict.
Sure, it may give us real news in a refreshingly “treats us like adults” way, but isn’t
Al Jazeera just the Qatari government trying to get our guard down?
Despite a nuclear threat from a psychotic child savior to its north, South Korea has taken the time to create the
world’s most rigorous carbon market. What’s our excuse?
Feeling blue? Treat yourself to some
found poetry from the Google search box.
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“Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.”
~ Fran Lebowitz
As social scientists have long-predicted,
poverty is swinging back towards the suburbs.
As the president is so hopelessly mired in ridiculous scandals, we must ask ourselves,
“Could Obama handle a real scandal?”
As the perpetually-unstable Lebanon attempts to separate itself from the civil war in Syria,
Hezbollah has waded up to its neck in the violence.
Among the chronicles of the 1950s, only
Gary Winogrand’s photos have captured the insanity of avant garde parties without the censorship of memory.
You’re not naughty anymore. As kink hits the mainstream,
researchers apply canonical psychologists and philosophers to learn more.
We have become so accustomed to watching genocides unfold before our eyes that sometimes we forget, or find ourselves unable, to take notice. This post is to help those people who just need a little help in following the carnage so that,
insha’Allah, we never have to see death on this scale again. The odds are against us.
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