Every Friday night, my Tivo fires up to save what is one of the best arguments for the existence of television, Bill Moyers Journal. As a human being and a journalist, Bill exudes the kind of  integrity that has...
  It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong. ~Thomas Jefferson   So here we are, about a week away from a huge decision.  Of course we've already delayed this "monumental...
Decades of social movement scholarship has failed to answer the question of why movements happen when they do, though there doesn't seem an end anytime soon to people trying to answer the question.
This morning, the #OccupyOakland encampment is being shut down. Oakland police have arrested about 25 protesters at the sprawling Occupy Oakland encampment outside City Hall while hundreds of law-enforcement officers square off against demonstrators downtown in the second such raid...
Pres. Obama and  Congress have now turned to focus on passing financial reforms that are long overdue. Fox News and the Republicans tried trotting out the same Goebbels/Rove playbook on this one but it's really hard to convince people...

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