Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

This week: grammar is making a comeback!

In economic apocalypse news: the global economy has made a sudden and spectacular crash, so what comes next? Alternet reports We need to take on the super rich, at least, before the global collapse starts fueling worldwide unrest. Salon reports we already have financial panic in U.S. capitols from coast to coast.

Gourmet has a great article this week on the human price of a tomato.

The Nation asks: is it time to nationalize the banks? The New York Times reports it may be inevitable. We need to invest in infrastructure and the stimulus bill should just be the start.

Breaking the grip of the past: Conservatism isn't as dead as it should be. Their ideas are downright dangerous.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

This week we got our first glimpse of the complete neanderthal genome.

Counterpunch asks: whatever happened to enforcing anti-trust laws? We're being buried under businesses that are "too big to fail". And the Nation asks: please don't loot Social Security like we almost ALWAYS do. Enough band-aids; it's time to build an economy that works.

Centrism is a cynical and bankrupt ideology in practice.

Social mobility isn't what it used to be.

And finally, is it possible to be a conscientious meat eater?.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

The American Prospect says bipartisanship is a myth.

Also, according to Alternet, Tim Geitner's bank rescue plan could be a disaster in the making.

Also this week, Palestinians still stand steadfast before a Goliath, even as Israel treats Gaza as its own private death laboratory. Israeli's latest elections, too, may be a blow to peace.

And over at Salon: we love cryptozoology!

Finally this week, a rethinking of the Milgram experiments, and, only in America is depression a commodity.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

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

This week, Alternet asks: are students the new indentured servants?

Also, Iraq's human toll. And when did we stop caring about civilian deaths in wartime?

Salon has a great article on how Republicans created the myth of Ronald Reagan, and The Nation explains why we should have listened to Paul Krugman years ago. People are finally rebelling against free-market insanity.

The rider paradox: a surge in mass-transit ridership while most agencies are cutting service.

Finally this week, Stephen Chu warns that California's farms and vineyards are in danger.