ACLU is still asking the wrong questions about Citizens United
The ACLU is publicly re-examining its support of the Citizens United Supreme Court case which removes all controls over corporate spending in politics. The ACLU is questioning whether it underestimated the effect of these super-sized contributions in balancing the right of free speech -- political speech. The ACLU is asking the wrong question. Corporations do not have political rights.
Thursday, March 26, 2009(1 comments)
President Obama and The Special Olympics
President Barack Obama made a joke about the Special Olympics on the Jay Leno Show. How can Americans use this as a moment of self-reflection about our relationship with people with disabilities?
A Celebration of The Duchess: Book, Movie and DVD
A review, which is mostly a celebration, of the media surrounding the story of Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire. Georgiana, born in the 18th century, is the great-great-great-great aunt of Princess Diana. The review compares the biography by Amanda Foreman, the movie The Duchess, and the newly released DVD. With comments on feminism and how it is portrayed in each version of the story.
Sunday, November 30, 2008(9 comments)
Wal Mart Stampede: Where's Woody Guthrie?
On Black Friday, a man was killed and 4 other people were trampled, at the entrance to a Wal Mart store in Long Island that was holding a special "Blitz" sale for Black Friday. This article explores who is really to blame, and why some media are choosing to distract from any culpability on the part of Wal Mart.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
John Adams on the Hofstra Partisan Presidential Debate
Hofstra University is hosting a Presidential Debate on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 which excludes every candidate except the 2 corporate party candidates. Contact the president of Hofstra, Stuart Rabinowitz, to ask him why those who are on enough ballots to win the electoral college are not in the debate by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (516) 463-6800
Sunday, February 4, 2007(1 comments)
What to do with a Democratic Congress?
Speech to Huntington chapter of the Long Island Progressive Coalition about the course of the new Congress concluded that radical election reform and media reform is the only path to having Congress pass any meaningful reforms.