Kevin will have something up shortly after the decision is announced. This is the local NBC TV Station. ADDED: Brown family statement: #FergusonDecision pic.twitter.com/Hh5e0jTpOx — Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) November 25, 2014
|By: Elliott Sunday November 23, 2014 8:35 am|
In Angels by the River, James Gustave “Gus” Speth recounts his unlikely path from a southern boyhood through his years as one of the nation’s most influential mainstream environmentalists and eventually to the system-changing activism that shapes his current work.
|By: Elliott Sunday November 23, 2014 2:00 am|
Green World Rising
|By: Elliott Saturday November 22, 2014 8:00 pm|
There’s an inspiring system of ice caves in the Sandy Glacier on the west face of Mount Hood in Oregon (waving to Suz here). In the past few years these caves have been spelunked, photographed and filmed. Here is the haunting result.
|By: Elliott Saturday November 22, 2014 8:40 am|
Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars, to outrageous abuses of power, to wars on normalcy, decency, and truth. In the name of fighting terrorism, our government has done things every bit as shameful as its historic wartime abuses — and until this book, it has worked very hard to cover them up.
|By: Elliott Thursday November 20, 2014 4:55 pm|
Citing a broken system, President Obama “is taking executive action to fix what he can to help build a system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.” The speech, scheduled for 8:00pm ET, is expected to last fifteen minutes. It will be on cable, CSPAN and PBS, but the broadcast networks have their priorities, sweeps.
|By: Elliott Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:00 pm|
The day wasn’t a total loss, the “Save Mary Landrieu’s Senate Seat” bill didn’t pass, so still no Keystone XL Pipeline -yet.
|By: Elliott Sunday November 16, 2014 10:00 am|
For two centuries the framers’ ideas about corruption flourished in the courts, even in the absence of clear rules governing voters, civil officers, and elected officials. Should a law that was passed by a state legislature be overturned because half of its members were bribed? What kinds of lobbying activity were corrupt, and what kinds were legal? When does an implicit promise count as bribery? In the 1970s the U.S. Supreme Court began to narrow the definition of corruption, and the meaning has since changed dramatically. No case makes that clearer than Citizens United.
|By: Elliott Sunday November 16, 2014 2:00 am|
CNN’s Reliable Sources is covering the happenings in Ferguson MO, Melissa Harris-Perry hasn’t posted her syllabus yet but she’ll be covering that as well. Sen. Al Franken visits Candy Crowley to talk net neutrality, what he calls “the free speech issue of our time.” There’s also a net neutrality segment on CSPAN’s Washington Journal, there should be more. Otherwise it’s The President vs the GOP – which has been going on since January 20, 2009 as you all know. Also the fighting ISIS. Blowback, it’s a bitch. If only we went solar+ years ago, the world would be a better place all over.