Have cell phones made bees buzz off?

The bee population has decreased dramatically since 2006, and some scientists believe they have located the reason: cell phones.


The battle for economic recovery

Two recent government reports cut through all the rhetoric and posturing, expose the heart of the ongoing economic crisis.


Filmmaker asks: "Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?"

Saul Landau's new film abot the Cuban Five holds the position that our government has been jailing the wrong "terrorists."


Book spotlights Cuban victims of U.S.-sponsored terror

This is a shocking book. Keith Bolender's "Voices from the Other Side" offers testimony from Cuban victims of U. S. terror.


Will capitalism survive the zombies?

On June 8, people in zombie attire showed up at a Special Olympics event in Madison, Wis. in order to protest an appearance by Gov. Scott Walker, said the Zombie Rights Campaign. They held a calm and silent protest against Walker's anti-worker stance.


Gloomy about the economy? The solution is stimulating

Calls for austerity fill the media and the political corridors of power, but it's akin to pouring gasoline on a fire.


“Bride Flight”: South Seas film for grownups

This is a highly recommended movie. It's an excellent, well-crafted feature and  a realistic slice of life, albeit in an unusual milieu.

Say no to austerity politics

When I heard this past week that no new jobs stimulus, WPA-type program or mortgage relief is on the table at the White House, I felt stunned.


Fairness in taxation: Do it now

Passage of the Fairness in Taxation Act would be an excellent way to observe the 10th anniversary of the disastrous Bush tax cuts.


Republican-dominated flash mob draws support, criticism

Republican operatives seem to have found a new organizing tool: dancing in the dark at the Jefferson Memorial.

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