August

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Grover Norquist’s false twist to anti-union rhetoric

Norquist begins by using misleading language...

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Progressive cinema at Traverse City: Focus on Middle East

As long as the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land continues, there are films to bring us the truth. And they are getting better and growing in numbers.

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Joe Kubert, inspirational comic artist, dead at 85

Kubert would continue to work on comics for the rest of his life, and contributed as recently as this year to an issue of "Before Watchmen."

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What’s good about Obamacare?

"...Americans saw health care reform as an urgent priority. All we hear from Republicans is how bad this is.  No one has come up with a better alternative."

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Progressive cinema: Spotlight on Detroit

Ultimately it's the people that make a city. There are still many good people in Detroit; many great activists and endless joys left in this embattled city.

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Progressive cinema: Occupy stars in Traverse City

The Occupy Wall Street movement was one of the main themes at Michigan's Traverse City Film Festival this year.

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Which way forward for the Olympics?

In 2016, Brazil, with its left-center government, will hopefully lessen corporate influence and increase the public's involvement.

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America’s campaign against obesity is mostly off course

The news is filled with images of grossly overweight citizens. But, is this all the fault of an overindulgent citizenry?  Of course not!

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Progressive cinema: Overview of 2012 Traverse City Film Festival

The Traverse City Film Festival just completed its 8th season with an amazing array of over 200 films screened at seven theaters.

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“My Brooklyn: The Battle for the Soul of a City”

"My Brooklyn: The Battle for the Soul of a City" is a documentary film about gentrification and development in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

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