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Another Alaska Lawmaker Investigated for Corruption

McClatchy is reporting that Congressman Don Young, R-Alaska, is under investigation for earmarking millions in funds for a road project in Florida that wasn’t even wanted by the local community but could have been something of a gold mine for one of his campaign contributors. The Justice Department is also investigating potentially unsavory behavior on the part of Republican Sen. Ted Stevens and other Alaska legislators.

Posted on Aug 20, 2007 READ MORE


Bridge to Nowhere
From sensesofcinema.com

‘Bridge to Nowhere’ Still Planned

Remember that $223-million bridge to Gravina, Alaska (pop. 50)? It’s in the current federal highway bill. Just a friendly reminder of the priorities of Alaska GOP Rep. Donald Young.

Posted on Oct 18, 2006 READ MORE


Child brides of Afghanistan
From Stephanie Sinclair / The New York Times

The Child Brides of Afghanistan

The N.Y. Times presents a photo essay on girls as young as 11 being married off to men three or four times their age, sometimes to settle gambling debts. The last line of the accompanying textual essay is as heartbreaking as anything you’ll ever read.

Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart
From the Washington Post

Jon Stewart, Enemy of Democracy?

Remember when Jon Stewart famously told the “Crossfire” boys that they were “hurting America”? Well, now two political scientists are saying the same thing about Stewart. In a study, students who watched “The Daily Show” developed cynical attitudes about politics, the news media and the electoral system.
Actually, more cynicism and skepticism would be helpful in the age of Bush and his Lies. But if, as the study suggests, “The Daily Show”  turns young people off from voting, we can’t be happy about that.

 

Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


Most Young Americans Can’t Locate Iraq on a Map, Study Finds

Fewer than 40% could find the country on an unlabeled map of the Middle East. Only a quarter could find Iran or Israel.

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


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