Monthly Archives: June 2009
After working hard to reform it, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D,TX) finally voted for the energy bill. Here he speaks at the Austin Global Warming Press conference in June, 2008.The special interests’ ‘Clean Energy’ bill passes the House Austin’s own … finish reading Austin’s Lloyd Doggett and the Sorta Clean Energy Act
Cold Sun live in the Palmer Auditorium, circa 1971.Cold Sun: Austin’s Lost Psychedelic VisionariesBy Patrick Lundborg [To hear Cold Sun, click here.] The story of how Austin, Texas was transformed from a sleepy little college town into a world- renowned … finish reading Singin’ on Sunday: Austin’s Cold Sun
Street vendor in Mexico City. Critics of biofuels say they push up the cost of food.Mexico’s gamble on biofuelsBy Alberto Najar / June 26, 2009 Mexican authorities intent on tackling the issues surrounding the production of biofuels are faced with … finish reading The Mexican Dilemma: Biofuel or Food?
Tehran, August 19, 1953.Tehran, June 13, 2009. See also, In a micro-blogging world, caution needed on macro of #iranelection by Maha Zimmo, below. AJAX REDUX: US Heavy Meddle in IranBy Nima Shirazi / The Rag Blog / June 26, 2009 … finish reading Still Not Much Concrete Evidence of Iranian Election Fraud
I didn’t exactly come away from my studies of early American history believing that God and guns were founding principles. It’s a fair perversion of those principles that this fellow exhibits. And I’d bet he has thousands (or millions?) who … finish reading The Foundation of the US: God and Guns?
NPR has started to identify individuals and publish how much cash they have thrown at elected officials to maintain the status quo for private health care insurance companies… By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / June 26, 2009 National … finish reading Where’s Waldo? Play ‘Find That Health Care Lobbyist!’
Michael Jackson. Photo from Getty Images. Michael Jackson was deeply hurt and humiliated by the experience [of his 2005 trial], and his withdrawal to Bahrain and search for a different tradition of spirituality may well have come out of that … finish reading Juan Cole : Michael Jackson, Islam and the Middle East
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford takes the oath of office for a second term in 2007 with his wife, Jenny, and sons (from left) Marshall III, Landon, Bolton and Blake. Lessee, that’s two oaths down and counting. Photo by Mary … finish reading Mark Sanford : GOP in Trouble, Pants-Down
Solar Impulse planeSolar plane to make public debutBy Jonathan Amos / June 26, 2009 Swiss adventurer Bertrand Picard is set to unveil a prototype of the solar-powered plane he hopes eventually to fly around the world. The initial version, spanning … finish reading Solar Powered Flight: The Potential of Renewable Energies
Mexican President Felipe Calderón: his political muscle will be weakened. Photo by Gurinder Osan / AP. With all that sucking the sand from beneath his feet, President Felipe Calderón, like every beleagured right-winger since Nixon, is beating the Law and … finish reading Mexican Elections : Calderón Beats Law and Order Drum