Fatster’s News Roundup from July 15, 2012

By: Monday July 16, 2012 6:21 am

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.

 

Requiem for Reality

By: 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:

Mesmerized by the Right

By: 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 [...]

Listen for the Truth

By: 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.

Reign of Lies

By: Sunday October 5, 2008 9:15 am

A Revolution of the Lie helped lead us into a devastating economic mess. Only a commitment to truth can get us out of it, and that takes an understanding of the nation’s problematic relationship with the truth.

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