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allan-goldstein's picture
Nov.14.2011
America is in a mortal crisis.  The country is flat broke; everybody knows it, yet nobody wants to face facts and do something about it.   If we want to salvage what little is left of what we nostalgically call “The American Dream,” we’re going to have to find a lot of money. ...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.27.2011
Two of the largest democracies – America and India – top the list of countries wanting to snoop on their citizens. How is that for wonderful liberalism? Can these countries talk of censorship with a straight face? In a bid to curb terrorism and other anti-social activities, US, India, France,...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.15.2011
The 99 per cent that will ‘occupy’ Wall Street today, October 15, will not be a global 99 per cent. They are probably the one per cent they are railing against for the outsiders.  The call to action by the “leaderless movement” is, on the face of it, a rare protest for they are hitting out at...
pat-andrews's picture
Oct.05.2011
If I were poet laureate I would use my Psalms scholarship and political interests to blog for social change: America, remember justice   The promise you have made   For all to breathe free  Hear our President's loud call:     Good food for the poor...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.22.2011
Which - I confess - surprises me.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * One in Six Americans Now Use e-Reader with One in Six Likely to Purchase in Next Six Monthse-Reader users likely to both read and purchase more books than non-users These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,183...
luke-james's picture
Sep.21.2011
I’m stretched out on my bed, half my legs hanging over the end, as usual. Outside in the hall I can hear voices raised in protest against Miki’s assertion that the party is definitely fucking over. He jumps back into the room, shoulders the door shut, locks and dead-bolts it, kills the lights...
luke-james's picture
Sep.20.2011
But in the end it’s Mulligan and Dik that get to shag America, or at least a couple of long-legged, dusky stripper groupies. I half-heartedly toy with a couple of dodgy-looking punkette boilers who, in spite of how much I drink stoutly (sic) continue to look like something from one of Hogarth’s...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Sep.11.2011
It's been ten years since the sunny Tuesday morning when terrorists used airliners as giant missiles, and the questions being asked as the media replay (and replay and replay) the footage of thousands of people dying in the Twin Towers and commercial airliners are, "How did 9/11 change us as a...
luke-james's picture
Aug.19.2011
He unlocked the bathroom door and stepped out, treating the stewardess to a smile of manic proportions. “Amazing. Really.” he told her, dirty looks and all. Back in his seat, he squinted at the waters of the San Francisco Bay, worrying that they looked altogether a bit too close. Brain racing...
luke-james's picture
Aug.18.2011
Seventy Nine Years Late While the plane was circling the Bay and Beckett was supposed to be in his seat, he was in fact in the bathroom. He ignored the stewardess outside rapping on the door, telling him to return to his seat. What difference was it going to make? If the plane folded on...