To defuse a public perception problem, you can go in two directions. Either say the situation is so complicated that there’s no clear right and wrong, or simplify it by using one aspect of the situation that you can spin […]
The state had 109 temblors measuring magnitude 3 or greater in 2013 — more than 5,000% above normal — and there have already been more than 200 such quakes this year.
Maggie and I have managed to remain friends for many years: we disagree on practically everything. Most recently, it was a heated exchange about Benghazi. We’re still on speaking terms: friendly speaking terms. How? In all the years we’ve […]
Today is the anniversary of the greatest tragedy ever to hit the garment industry anywhere in the world. On April 24, 2013, more than 1,100 workers at a large garment-factory building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, perished after the structure collapsed. Many […]
Republicans and Democrats alike in Washington enjoy seeing street rallies against Venezuela’s government – in much the same way donkey and elephant party supporters enjoyed seeing Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych driven from office. It is notable, however, that in both […]
A departed acquaintance had a great way of cutting through the BS when discussing matters of social justice and inequality. Doug (that was his name) would stop, look the equivocating dude in the eye, and say: “Who is the oppressor […]
You could say the situation in northeast Alberta, where oil companies are at odds with indigenous peoples and environmentalists, is complex. You wouldn’t be wrong. But there’s more. Shell, Syncrude, Chevron and many other corporations are extracting enormous volumes of […]
I started wasting time on FB today realizing I hadn’t checked in with Matt Taibbi recently. I stumbled across his post, Sarah Palin’s Impressively Incoherent ‘Duck Dynasty’ Comments. Maybe he meant “inappropriate,” I don’t know. Apparently, she has no […]