Daily Archives: February 7, 2003

PLEASE VOTE NOW TO SAVE DAVID CLENNON’S (AND EVERYONE’S) RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH

Please go immediately to Tom Tomorrow’s site (http://www.thismodernworld.com/weblog/mtarchives/week_2003_02_02.html#000188) and vote on whether David Clennon should be fired for saying some unkind things about Dubya on CBS. Amazingly, right now the vote is 2:1 in favour of McCarthyist action. Right now! … Continue reading

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DO CORPORATIONS HAVE TOO MUCH POWER?

Some interesting articles lately about how municipalities in Pennsylvania and California are using municipal laws and ballot initiatives to ‘dismantle corporate rule’ — see e.g. (http://ishcon.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=51) and (http://www.monitor.net/democracyunlimited/) Other than zealots like Ralph Nader and Noam Chomsky, the media, academia … Continue reading

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IS THE TIDE TURNING AGAINST WAR?

Maybe it’s my admittedly-biased news filters, but three items in today’s news make me believe that, outside the Bush die-hards, opposition to war is growing and the trend will be hard to reverse: 1. Blair’s ‘evidence’ shown as fiction ( … Continue reading

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FEED YOUR HEAD

Before Aaron Sorkin focused his full time and attention on The West Wing, he wrote a quirky half-hour comedy called Sports Night. While it was a critical success, it was a commercial failure, and fans can now buy the full … Continue reading

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VOICE OF REASON

I’m delighted that Camille Paglia has come out of the cloisters of academia long enough to pontificate on Iraq with Salon.com (http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2003/02/07/paglia/index.html). Say what you want about her intellectual pretentiousness (and her side-comment on the shuttle disaster as a Greek-style … Continue reading

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