Ken Burns’ latest formidable television documentary series, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” premiering this week on PBS is entertaining and educational, at least so far for me. Being only three two-hour episodes in, I am taking the word of friends who’ve seen it all who say it stays good to […]
Ten years ago peak oil was assumed to be a rather straight forward, transparent process. What was then thought of as...
Last week marked the 20 year anniversary of a commitment Congress made to keep our mothers, sisters, daughters, and...
Sometimes you have to wonder if we are still living in America, or in a bizarre land where fundamentalism has consumed...
Is the fiery battle over gay marriage coming to an end? It’s looking more likely by the day that the Supreme Court will have to definitively rule on this controversial issue. Well, it’s more accurate to say that it was controversial. Outside of the angry zealots on the Religious Right, […]Read more ›
Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton signed the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, giving rise to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and with it, the AmeriCorps program. After just two decades of action, over 900,000 men and women have provided critical services to nearly […]Read more ›
The role of nefarious elements of the U.S. covert intelligence operations in the use of brainwashing, mind-controlling drugs and cult-controlling methods is not really very secret, as it turns out. Thanks to the Church Committee in the mid-1970s, a great deal came out into the public record, even though enormous […]Read more ›
Fifty years ago President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act and the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act into law. These two landmark conservation bills have bequeathed to us a lasting legacy of the natural world. The Wilderness Act protected nine million acres of pristine land, largely unaltered in its […]Read more ›
It may be difficult to grasp the idea that the vicious, murderous cult known as ISIS is the brainchild of Western intelligence services. How in the world can that be? Who would be so wicked as to allow such a development? Well, the nefarious world of covert intelligence ops is […]Read more ›
The last 40 years have given rise to so-called Family Values groups. One would think that decades of funneling millions of dollars into organizations that purport the help the family would actually have led to stronger families. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. These pathetic, money-grubbing organizations only care about donations, […]Read more ›