Saturday, February 23, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top five stories worth reading from this past week in worth-reading stories:

This week, Slate takes a look into the complete breakdown of criminal forensics in Mississippi.

I've decided to include a round of stories, also this week, from the semi-forgotten occupation of Iraq. Life there is very different from what the Pentagon boasts. Salon looks into the war between civilizations, Think Progress brings us President Bush's complete disassociation of Iraq and the economy (and also reality). The Nation brings us a disturbing story of the purposeful rigged trials at Gitmo and finally Dispatch has some insight into the lack of Iraq policy out of all the campaigns.

Alternet goes in defense of food.

In economic news this week, manufacturing jobs are dying, the United States risks a meltdown and the New York Times reports on the Conservative economics (read: 1980 thru now) widening the education gap and all upward mobility.

Finally this week, sociologists and historians wonder the table is set for revolution.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top five stories worth reading from this past week in worth-reading stories:

Is Hot Or Not Voting the way to go?

Alternet reports on government suppression of a major public health report.

Think Progress has a story on President Bush's 2009 budget breaking the bank for defense contractors.

The American Prospect talks about misunderstaning Generation Me and Salon looks into the age of unreason

Finally, this week in economics The Financial Times Of London looks into U.S. companies falling behind, the Center For American Progress gives us a U.S. economic snapshot and finally a look into the middle falling out of the U.S. economy.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top five stories worth reading from this past week in worth-reading stories:

In grotesque pollution news, the Center For Public Integrity had its startling report on pollution in the Great lakes stifled by the Bush administration. And, the Independent reports on a mass of garbage floating from Japan to Hawaii.

This one comes via Marcus: the Mormon faith has a new and, well, unique, take on Bigfoot.

Slate magazine takes a look at the dilemma facing writers and editors when it comes to unpublished manuscripts.

In economic news, Think Progress examines Bush's tragic, record setting budget proposal. The Campaign For America's Future follows suit, as does Alternet in a series of stories. The Nation wraps things up with a column by Robert Klein.

Finally this week, a new book discusses the struggle journalists in Iraq face when it comes to censorship.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Most Important Youtube Video You Will Ever See



My friend Mitch circa 1999, starring in the greatest trailer of the greatest film never made.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top five stories worth reading from this past week in worth-reading stories:

This week we start with a sort of State Of The Union truth and redux from Think Progress, The American Prospect, The Campaign For America's Future and Alternet.

Mother Jones looks into the Supreme Court's complete lack of touch with everyday Americans.

In economics, The American Prospect looks into financing the common good, The Nation delves further into the recession, as does the Financial Times of London. The Center For American Progress looks into unemploymnent hitting a new low this week.

Alternet takes a look at the Republican attempt to switch ownership of the Iraq occupation to Progressives in the next elections.

Finally, Common Dreams looks at the blowback from the GOP's holy war.