August

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Interracial marriage, class arrogance, idealism star at film fest

The ever-present Michael Moore, probably the most successful documentarian in world history, had a strong say in the choice of films screened at this progressive gathering.

Standing up: a poem for the picket lines

This poem was inspired by the just-concluded United Steelworkers convention.

Major food companies promote childhood obesity

Governments should ban all advertising of unhealthy food aimed at children and indeed ban the production and sale of such foods entirely.

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What lessons learned in "Rise of the Apes"?

The film makes you wonder how far humans have come, but it also asks how far we have to go.

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Afghanistan: Dangerous illusions about a very bumpy border

Okay, New York Times, time for a little geography lesson, with a few bits of history thrown in.

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Robotics: a dilemma for workers today

What happens when a robot takes a job away from a living person? Can anything good come of this?

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A few facts about Rick Perry’s Texas

Whether it's jobs, deficits, education or other concerns, an examination of Texas under Rick Perry ought to give any American a shudder.

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Crying and laughing about the holocaust?

It may be that a tragedy plus a comedy is the only way that Parisians can describe their feelings about what happened under Nazi occupation. Maybe it takes both?

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Will Obama get on the bus for federal action to create jobs?

President Obama began a 3-state bus tour today to Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.

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Youth: What the hell are we fighting for?

With the recent riots in London never has there been a clearer example that a new generation of youth with limitless potential is being wasted.

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