Weekend roundup of news stories, including links to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Red Cross in Syria, dday on Libor, Hillary Clinton in Egypt, Clinton on Burma, JP Morgan’s fail whale, austerity in France, Florida health crisis, ACLU in education, Ron Paul, alternative government in Iowa and more.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday August 22, 2010 9:30 am|
Emerson said, “…wise men pierce this rotten diction and fasten words again to visible things.” It’s in his essay, “Nature,” and he was talking about the sacrifice of sacred truth to profane ambitions:
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday July 25, 2010 9:30 am|
When our sideshow news cablists, the White House, the NAACP and others began their carnival barking outside Andrew Breitbart’s tent once again – this time echoing Brietbart’s slander of Shirley Sherrod – the predictable puerility followed. The White House apologized and blamed the media culture, Fox News denied its role, pundits claimed the high ground [...]
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday November 23, 2008 9:15 am|
We can talk ourselves into damned near anything. We listen for the truth. Sometimes it seems like we assume the theatre’s already on fire, and we can find our way out by shouting directions to everyone else. The blogosphere’s given power to our voices. But we need to listen, too.