Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Audacity of Obama : Centrist Appointments a Smoke Screen

Barack Obama at a book signing in 2006. “The writing style of Audacity of Hope reveals how complex and perceptive Obama is.” These various initiatives, which will collectively set the nation on a path towards energy independence, ending the war … finish reading The Audacity of Obama : Centrist Appointments a Smoke Screen

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Palestine: On the Eve of Destruction

Mahmoud, 4, is held by his mother at Al Nasser Hospital in the Rimal area of Gaza City. The room is cold due to the fuel blockade. Mahmoud is receiving oxygen at the hospital for an immune disorder, but his … finish reading Palestine: On the Eve of Destruction

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James Retherford : Steven Heller, The New York Times, and our Little ‘Blog of Record’

New York Times writer Steven Heller, himself a legend in the realm of cutting edge graphic design. Our little blog’s expansion in reach and impact continues to impress (at least it impresses us!). Our hits have increased in less then … finish reading James Retherford : Steven Heller, The New York Times, and our Little ‘Blog of Record’

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Pollan on the Politics of Food

Michael Pollan. Photo: Ken Light.Michael Pollan’s Food for ThoughtBy Michael Winship / November 27, 2008 The writer and activist Michael Pollan has no interest in becoming Barack Obama’s Secretary of Agriculture, thank you very much, even though there are a … finish reading Pollan on the Politics of Food

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Deepak Chopra to Obama : Mumbai an Opportunity

Deepak Chopra. Graphic from Salon. Deepak Chopra argues for a cool-headed response, saying that this is “Obama’s opportunity to actually harness the help of the Muslims.” Mumbai Attacks: ‘If You Go After the Wrong People, You Convert Moderates into Extremists’November … finish reading Deepak Chopra to Obama : Mumbai an Opportunity

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One Family Is Changing the Face of Christmas

Colin Beavan plays with his daughter Isabellaat Washington Square Park near their home.Photo: Paul Dunn/YES! MagazineChristmas with No PresentsBy Colin Beavan / November 26, 2008 One family’s daring experiment: Christmas without all the stuff. If Christmas is about presents, then … finish reading One Family Is Changing the Face of Christmas

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Mark Rudd : Let’s Get Smart About Obama

In structuring his presidential campaign, Obama adapted methods he learned as a community organizer in the streets of Chicago. ‘He has a narrow mandate for change, without any direction specified. What he’s doing now is moving on the most popular … finish reading Mark Rudd : Let’s Get Smart About Obama

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Dude. 2,700-Year-Old Marijuana Stash Found in China.

Marijuana: A Tribute.‘The 789 grams of dried cannabis was buried alongside a light-haired, blue-eyed Caucasian man, likely a shaman of the Gushi culture, near Turpan in northwestern China.’By The Canadian Press / November 27, 2008 OTTAWA – Researchers say they … finish reading Dude. 2,700-Year-Old Marijuana Stash Found in China.

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Texas Toll Road Soup : The Environment, Federal Funding and Peak Oil

U.S. 281 N Toll Road near San Antonio. ‘”It’s been obvious to us from day one that TxDOT was willing to do and say anything to get a toll road on U.S. 281,” said Terri Hall of Texans Uniting for … finish reading Texas Toll Road Soup : The Environment, Federal Funding and Peak Oil

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SOFA* Finally Gets Through Iraqi Parliament

Iraqi parliament approves landmark US military pactBy Salam Faraj / November 27, 2008 BAGHDAD – Iraq’s parliament on Thursday approved a landmark military pact that will see all US troops withdraw by the end of 2011, eight years after the … finish reading SOFA* Finally Gets Through Iraqi Parliament

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Thanksgiving: No Reason for Indians to Celebrate

See video “Thanksgiving: A Native American View” below. Native Blood: The Myth of ThanksgivingBy Mike Ely It is a deep thing that people still celebrate the survival of the early colonists at Plymouth — by giving thanks to the Christian … finish reading Thanksgiving: No Reason for Indians to Celebrate

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