9-11 Inc.

Ten years ago on September 11th, I was in a place not unlike many Americans, essentially surrounded by Europeans in a Las Vegas youth hostel trying desperately to sleep off a hangover…but that morning I heard people chattering, something about burning buildings, plane crashes and how it all looked like a movie, and through my bleary-eyed state, at first I thought they were describing a movie, until it became clear they were … Continue reading 9-11 Inc.

In case you missed it…reflections of a former Republican staffer

Required reading from Mike Lofgren at Truthout: Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult “Barbara Stanwyck: “We’re both rotten!” Fred MacMurray: “Yeah – only you’re a little more rotten.” -“Double Indemnity” (1944) Those lines of dialogue from a classic film noir sum up the state of the two political parties in contemporary America. Both parties are rotten – how … Continue reading In case you missed it…reflections of a former Republican staffer

A PSA: Chris Hedges “Retribution for a World Lost in Screens”

Hey all… A great column by Chris Hedges that asks a lot of questions that as a Communications major, I can appreciate and as a citizen of this country and the world, feel must be explored. It actually came out a month or so ago, but upon first read I enjoyed it so much I printed and taped it to the wall of my office … Continue reading A PSA: Chris Hedges “Retribution for a World Lost in Screens”