Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

We start this week with an interesting story from Salon about ghostwriting for the McCain Campaign.

Also, why is a military brigade being stationed INSIDE the U.S.?

In economics this week, The Nation says welcome to savage capitalism. Alternet reports our economic system is on the verge of collapse, and The New Republic discusses the surrender of free-market capitalism. Our Future wants to know: how did it come to this?

In election news, the GOP is up to its old tricks in Michigan. Lose your home, lose your vote?

Finally this week, rocket fuel has contaminated drinking water in 35 states, and the Pentagon is fighting the cleanup.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

This week, we all got a crash course in economic crashes. The Nation reports We're in economic freefall and BOTH parties are responsible. Alternet explores whether or not these collapses deter retirement portfolio investments, and The American Prospect says the need for market reform is clear - and conservative, free-market ideology has failed.

But more importantly than that - there's a pumpkin crisis!

There's a great article in the Boston Globe this week on DIY Biology.

In health news, The Huffington Post reports hundreds of tons of drugs are dumped into our water annually, and the chemical industry doesn't want you to know what's in everyday products.

Finally this week, The New Republic asks: who owns antiquity?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

This week: is California on the brink of environmental collapse?

Think Progress reports that historians are asking Bush and Cheney to stop destroying their records.

In economics, Wall Street wants to privatize roads and bridges - this is insane.

Alternet reports this week that America has 761 military bases around the world, but we never talk about it.

Finally this week: remembering David Foster Wallace.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

The Boston Review talks about poets and the people.

Alternet talks with Amy Goodman about her false arrest in St. Paul.

The Huffington Post brings us The Department of Labor: A damage assessment.

There IS an alternative to the global corporate rule. The New Republic asks: No manufacturing or new ideas - just what IS our economy based on?

Finally this week, African-Americans are being zoned out of New Orleans.