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Radio for the People

The FCC is providing a once-in-a-generation opportunity for local noncommercial radio. With tycoons like Rupert Murdoch snatching up more trophies for his media empire, local alternatives are needed now more than ever.

Posted on Aug 7, 2007 READ MORE


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An Ode to Privacy

It wasn’t so long ago that thinking the government was reading your mail, listening to your phone calls, tracking your movements and snapping photos along the way meant you were just paranoid. Ah, the good old days.

Posted on Aug 7, 2007 READ MORE


Romney Steals the Spotlight

Watch out, Fred Thompson: By the time you get into the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney may have run away with your constituency.

Posted on Aug 7, 2007 READ MORE


Making the Grade

Students aren’t the only ones who worry about grades—teachers also have to meet performance standards and follow curricula dictated by their districts.  However, as educator Sharon Scranage points out, teachers working with socioeconomically disadvantaged children have to deal with even greater challenges without the aid of a specific “core” curriculum to address their students’ special needs.

Posted on Aug 6, 2007 READ MORE


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Beyond Disaster

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Mideast observer warns that the situation in Iraq is about to get much, much worse, whether we stay or leave.

Posted on Aug 6, 2007 READ MORE


What’s This? Scooter McCain?

The satirist writes that, in what some political observers are calling an ominous sign for his cash-starved White House bid, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., today posted his campaign bus, The Straight Talk Express, on the Internet auction site eBay.

Posted on Aug 5, 2007 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week:  California Secretary of State Debra Bowen

Truthdig tips its hat this week to California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, who did her constituency proud by heading off potential voting disasters in her state by ruling out the use of Diebold and Sequoia direct recording electronic (DRE) voting systems in upcoming elections, with exceptions made for disabled voters. 

Posted on Aug 4, 2007 READ MORE


Expecting the Worst in Lebanon

The seasoned Mideast reporter for the British paper The Independent returns home to his flat in Beirut to find his landlord reinforcing his building with an iron door.  After considering the state of affairs in Lebanon—not to mention in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Gaza—Fisk gets behind his landlord’s security plan.

Posted on Aug 3, 2007 READ MORE


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ACORN Stays the Course

The Bush administration’s hit job didn’t work.  Despite all the Republican efforts to stop the liberal grass-roots organization ACORN, its workers continue to trudge the streets of urban America, signing up voters in places where the Bush people never venture.

Posted on Aug 3, 2007 READ MORE


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The Last Days of Democracy

Truthdig speaks with Elliot Cohen, author of “The Last Days of Democracy,” who argues that the United States is in political and cultural decline, with media and telecommunications giants engaged in “a well-organized effort to hijack America.”

Posted on Aug 2, 2007 READ MORE


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