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arlene-goldbard's picture
Mar.15.2012
This fourth installment in a weeklong blogfest on art and political power I’m cohosting with blogger Barry Hessenius was authored by Ra Joy, Executive Director of Arts Alliance Illinois, an artist and arts advocate with extensive experience in public policy and the congressional arena. Prior to...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Mar.14.2012
This third installment in a weeklong blogfest on art and political power I’m cohosting with blogger Barry Hessenius was authored by Diane Ragsdale, currently attending Erasmus University in Rotterdam (in the Netherlands), where she is researching the impact of economic forces on US nonprofit...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Mar.12.2012
Over the next week, I’m co-hosting this special blogfest on art and political power, planned with blogger Barry Hessenius, former Director of the California Arts Council; President of the California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies; Executive Director LINES Ballet. Author (Hardball Lobbying for...
jm-cornwell's picture
Feb.06.2012
A utopian paradise is possible as long as there are no people. The Shakers had it, but they all died out because sex was not an option, not even for procreation. No sex = no offspring = oblivion for the sect. Thomas More died for his utopian beliefs, and because he wouldn't agree that King Henry...
daniel-horne's picture
Jan.30.2012
The Federal Reserve Must Go! In this article at Freedom Road Press, I take a look at the turn of the twentieth century and how, in many ways, it mirrors the economy we are experiencing today. The first half of that century saw a worldwide Great Depression and two World Wars, plus some boom times in...
daniel-horne's picture
Jan.27.2012
We're in serious trouble here in the United States--EXTREMELY serious trouble.  I hear Obama this, George W that, and "for the last three years" daily when I tune into one of the "Who said something stupid today" news shows on Fox, CNN, and MSNBC (CSPAN not so much). I've re-released my...
tim-wise's picture
Jan.12.2012
This commentary is rated MA for mature audiences. It contains some foul language, although honestly, only so much as is needed to get the damned point across. Parental discretion is advised… Attention to all self-proclaimed liberals and progressives. I would like to properly introduce you to a...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.09.2012
This happens close to home (well ... a comfortable hour's walk) in downtown Halifax. It is not a startling piece of news in today's economic climate. However, it is a bookstore which I use and where (indeed) I can find my own books. This is an interesting and informative article. The videos give an...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Jan.07.2012
According to a recent Gallup poll the most important problems in the world were: the economy, primarily unemployment, followed by dissatisfaction with government, healthcare, family decline, illegal aliens, education, fear of war, poverty, Social Security, welfare, terrorism and a host of others....
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.26.2011
Another person out there trying again, of measurably more fame and public impact than me, is Stephen Glass.  Glass was a journalist who made many things up. He wrote for the The New Republic but was also published in numerous other magazines, like Rolling Stone Magazine, back in the late 90s...