Monthly Archives: June 2012
Frontrunner Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico’s PRI on the campaign trail. Image from The Washington Post.The Return of the PRI and the Mexican Spring The big surprise of the first debate was how well Peña Nieto was able to respond … finish reading Philip L. Russell : The PRI and the Mexican Spring
Cartoon by Bennett / Chattanooga Times Free Press. Image from Picasa. Fact and fiction: Cultural cognition and today’s politics The scholars have noted a tendency for people to ‘conform their beliefs about disputed matters of fact… to values that define … finish reading Don Swift : Cultural Cognition and Today’s Politics
Fail worse What is absolutely clear is that the performance of the United States at the recent Rio+20 conference was intended as an energetic worsening thrust. By Marc Estrin | The Rag Blog | June 27, 2012 In his penultimate … finish reading Marc Estrin : Worstward Ho!
Label this! Image from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.Label this!Keep the ‘change,’ Barack I wonder whether the writer knew that Obama has appointed Monsanto’s chief lobbyist and a corporate vice president to serve as the ‘food safety czar’ of the Food … finish reading Richard Raznikov : Keep the ‘Change,’ Barack
South African President Jacob Zuma was caught up in a personal corruption scandal that he “narrowly slithered out of.” Photo by Reuters.South Africa’s political warsbegin to resemble our own The African National Congress is riven by factions, ambitious politicians, and … finish reading Danny Schechter : South Africa’s Political Wars
Cartoon by Piraro. Image from Sandwalk.Ways of Knowing The whole thing is about life perpetuating itself, about what we will do, how we will act, in different situations. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | June 27, 2012 Each … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Ways of Knowing
Texas Republicans. Image from Republican Liberty Caucus.The five craziest policies inTexas Republicans’ 2012 platform The Texas GOP supports ‘repeal of the Sixteenth Amendment,’ which instituted a national income tax, and instead favors a wildly regressive national sales tax that would … finish reading Travis Waldron : Texas Republican Platform: Whoa Doggies!
All decked out: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels models his new Purdue leather jacket after being named the school’s next president in West Lafayette, Indiana., Thursday, June 21, 2012. Photo by Michael Conroy / AP.Purdue names Mitch Daniels president: The crisis … finish reading Harry Targ : Mitch Daniels, Educator!
Above, Mariann Wizard at Threadgills, Austin, Texas, 2012. Photo by Gloria Badilla-Hill. Inset below: Mariann with former cable television commissioners, Jack Hopper and Tommy Wyatt, at ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch Austin’s public access TV. Mariann was the chair of the … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Mariann Wizard’s Odyssey