Saturday, July 26, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

Congratulations America! the "terror watch list" topped one million Americans this week!

in economics this week, oil brings America closer to OPEC debtor dependence, taxpayers are being stuck with Wall Street's mistakes, and the national debt is $455,000 per household. This is the death of Reaganomics. And George W. Bush is OK with that (everything but the Reagonomics part).

And speaking of our flagship Republican economy, a charity founded to help people in remote areas get basic medical care has set up shop in the good ol' US of A.

The Nation reports on Disaster Capitalism and our stretched resources.

Finally, Salon says good bye Budweiser.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

One day late this week - there was a minor accident involving red wine, poor sidewalk conditions, and my ankle, knee and back.

This week we star with the end of the Reagan era.

In These Times talks about the coming fight over food.

The American Prospect suggests how the left can avoid a war over liberal education reform.

In economics this week, is the GOP cooking the books until after election day?. There's a record drop in private sector jobs, forclosures up 53% and billionaires are gouging are grandparents.

Finally this week, a blog post over cycling that spurred an angry debate over cycling in cities. See if you can find my comment! One poster suggested bicycles should be illegal, as roads were made only for cars. I wanted to remind him that the League of American Wheelmen, the U.S.'s first bicycle advocacy group, was largely responsible for us having paved roads at all.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

In honor of Independence Day, we need to fix voting - the lifeblood of democracy.

The New York Times reports this week on Hundreds of billions of our taxpayer dollars, thousands of lives, and our national infrastructure crumbling, all to subsidize the profiteering of the Bush/Cheney oil swindlers. Alternet revisits the 10 most awesomely-bad moments of the Bush presidency, and Common Dreams reminds us that Iran-Contra's lost chapter helped sow the seeds of today.

Just how stupid are we?

In economics this week - the dollar has dropped 41% under George Bush and conservative government; the mortgage meltdown stole some of black America's hard won wealth; and hard times are hitting for student borrowers. Greater globalization requires a greater safety net.

Lastly, and most importantly this week, coffee!