First Lady Michelle Obama calls the IRC-supported farm a model for building healthy communities
Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Given Kobach’s history with racial profiling, it is particularly alarming that he was tapped by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio in February to train his officers.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Always use the word ‘war-torn’ in your title. Subtitles may include the words ‘tribal,’ ‘Taliban,’ ‘corrupt,’ and ‘Sharia.’ Also useful are words such as ‘shuras,’ ‘fighters,’ ‘refugees’ and ‘insurgency.’
Never have a picture of a well-adjusted Afghan accompanying your article.
In your text, treat Afghanistan as if it were one indistinct mass.
Make sure you show how Afghans have violence and xenophobia deep in their souls
Avoid having the Afghan characters laugh, or struggle to educate their kids, or just make do in mundane circumstances.
If the blowout and spill off Australia last year offer any lessons, it could be months before this well can be brought under control and the spill really and truly stopped.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Oil slicks surround the burning Deepwater Horizon drill rig on April 21. AP photo by Gerald Herbert, courtesy Christian Science Monitor.
Oil slicks and sheen over the site of the now-sunken rig on April 22. Containment booms and skimmer vessels are being deployed to corral the oil. Coast Guard photo courtesy MSNBC.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Firefighters working to control blaze at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Photograph courtesy of Rigzone.
We've just begun seeing news reports of an explosion and fire last night that has forced the evacuation of 126 workers from an oil rig that was drilling an exploration well 41 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. The Deepwater Horizon is a massive semisubmersible drill rig built in 2001. It's owned and operated by Transocean Ltd, the world's largest offshore drilling contractor, with a global fleet of more than 140 rigs. Transocean operates 14 rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Guantanamo Detainee Ordered Freed
After nine years in captivity, a U.S. federal court has ordered the release of a Guantanamo prisoner once described as the "highest-value detainee at the facility" - and set off a firestorm of protest from Republican lawmakers.
"Salahi's case is a national disgrace - rendition, brutal torture, and eight years of arbitrary detention without charge or any reliable or credible evidence.
Marine Corps Lt. Col. Stuart Couch
told his supervisors that he was "morally opposed" to Salahi's treatment and refused to participate in the prosecution.
Congressional Republicans expressed outrage over the decision. The Hill newspaper reported that Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
The recent State of the American Dream Survey by Xavier University's Institute for Politics and the American Dream shows a predictable overall decline of faith that the American Dream can be achieved in our time.
68% of us doubting the possibility of American Dream achievement for our descendants.
74% believe the world doesn't look up to America the way it used to.
A majority of Americans (52%) now believe that the world looks elsewhere for the creation of the future.
While Americans remain confident in themselves, there is deep disappointment in the institutions entrusted with the job of steering our future course. Institutional failures are seen across the board. Political institutions. Corporate and religious institutions as well.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Monday, April 05, 2010
Anat Kam is under house arrest for allegedly leaking up to 1,000 top secret IDF documents to Haaretz reporter Uri Blau,
Blau is in self-imposed exile in London aware that the police want him for questioning in the case
You know that there is a prosecution-requested gag order on the fact that she was arrested and the reason for her arrest, which makes her the most widely known “disappeared” person possibly in the world.
You know that Kam faces an espionage charge, and up to 14 years in prison.
also what you can’t breathe a word of to your readers.
They have stepped up to the plate. They are reporting this story.