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arlene-goldbard's picture
Oct.22.2013
I’m always talking up the power of art and culture to change worlds. Today, I’m going to let the poster child for the paranoid style in American politics make the case for me as he swoons with fear in the face of an art and social change project I’m involved in, one that is barely...
arlene-goldbard's picture
May.02.2013
Where have I been, people keep asking. Right here, it turns out, giving birth to two books I’ve been incubating for many months. If you’re on my e-list, you received a notice yesterday that my two new books, The Culture of Possibility: Art, Artists & The Future and The...
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May.20.2012
We need a new rallying cry. Van Jones has an idea that’s not quite cooked, but suggestive. On Saturday, someone who heard Jones address a Scott Walker recall rally in Wisconsin tweeted this quote from Jones’ remarks: “Don’t adapt to absurdity.” He was making the point that over time, even what...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jun.26.2011
Last Sunday I read a piece on executive pay in the business section of the New York Times. Ever since, I have been wondering how to write about it. Here are some of the images I did not want to include: bad apples spoiling a whole barrel; pirates (and other types of marauding bandits); weeds...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jul.26.2010
Could everybody please stop for a minute and take a breath? A milestone has been reached, one we might best commemorate by a collective inhalation, sending a little oxygen to the national forebrain, which seems to be suffering the symptoms of acute deprivation. The scapegoating of Shirley Sherrod,...
edmund-jenks's picture
Jan.09.2010
Obama Administration diverts CIA resources to AGW Scientists Acting CIA Director, Leon Panetta, has directed the CIA to share data collection assets, time, and classified information with about 60 select scientists. The National Reconnaissance Office, which operates the nation’s...
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Dec.29.2009
It's time to put a real cop in charge. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is just not fit for the job, after she claimed "the system worked" in Flight 253 terror incident. Caption & Image Credit: NY Daily News/Brandon AP The Obama Administration must go From self-professed...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Sep.10.2009
Three days ago, in an essay about the scapegoating of green jobs advisor Van Jones, who was hounded out of office by wingnut Fox commentator Glenn Beck, I wrote this: We must act now to put a brake on scapegoating before it once again becomes the force that controls public life. The issue will...
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Sep.08.2009
As the furor goes on over Obama talking to kids in school, we return from Labor Day weekend and say good-bye to another summer (unofficially, of course). A lot has happened over the last week or so, the school speech not being the least significant among them. So what's the big deal? Well, a bunch...
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Sep.07.2009
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.  Dr. Martin Luther King  In the Hebrew calendar, this is the time of t'shuvah, literally turning, but often translated as repentance. In...