Reading Time: 1 minute The late comedian and social critic Bill Hicks on the JFK assassination. Though ostensibly comedy, it’s intense, and may be too unsettling for some. View with caution.
Reading Time: 1 minute How about all those ads exhorting us, “drill, baby drill”? We’re told that gas pump prices will come down as a result. But are we being told the truth? Hmm….
Reading Time: 1 minute Holy flying windmills, Batman! Can airborne wind generators, flying over rural areas, be a major source of clean energy?
Reading Time: 3 minutes The death of Trayvon Martin is a tragedy. But what do we actually do about it? And what else is getting ignored while we and the media focus all of our attention on one powerfully emotional case after another?
Reading Time: 1 minute This pie chart really tells us a lot. As sympathetic to Wall Street as the Obama administration has been, the money managers and handlers still consider the GOP a much better bet.
Reading Time: 1 minute If you are in the Bay Area this Sunday, March 25, 2012, 9:30 am, please come to hear and meet Russ Baker. Russ will discuss “The News You Don’t Get” about foreign policy, the economy, and power in America—and how the presidential race obscures why we cannot get real democracy and meaningful change. First Unitarian Universalist Society, San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street at Geary. FREE and open to all.
Reading Time: 1 minute Need some motivation to get moving? Watch this time-lapse of a 30-story building that came together in just 360 hours. And it’s even super-earthquake resistant. Sorry, Charlie….Made in China. And they did this instead of watching pro sports all day.
Reading Time: 1 minute Russ Baker talks about HR 347—recently signed by President Obama—potential suppression of free speech, and what the bill is all about. Interviewed by Nicole Sandler. March, 2012
Reading Time: 6 minutes When it comes to the truth, it turns out you can’t trust the government. But you can’t trust those who tell you you can’t trust the government, either. See the Osama bin Laden burial story, for example.
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Russ Baker, interviewed about the situation in Syria by Danny Schechter on Progressive Radio Network, February 17, 2012
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Reading Time: 7 minutes HR 347 is either a reasonable effort to protect the president or it’s an effort to sack the constitution. Or maybe it’s neither. Whatever it is, it deserves further study.
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you hear? The corporate media has finally found a safe way into the 9/11 investigation story, one where they have long feared to delve. The process is extremely telling about the deficiencies of our media establishment—and about the ways most of us get our information.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Comedian/social commentator George Carlin, on “Modern Man.” From 2004 but could be yesterday….
Reading Time: 8 minutes Could we see a third Bush in the White House? You betcha—and soon. This is not just of casual interest—there’s a lot more than meets the eye. And it explains a lot about the death of democracy.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Rick Santorum took the appeal for Christian votes to a new level, assailing the separation of Church and State. New York Times op-ed writer Charles Blow got in hot water for a reference to one of the more unusual tenets of Mitt Romney’s faith. Are religious beliefs of would-be presidents off limits? Or can we discuss—and even ridicule—those ideas?
Reading Time: 1 minute Recently, Mitt Romney had a little trouble proving his “NASCAR cred.” Here’s some satirical video that may or may not be enlightening.
Reading Time: 1 minute Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. This film-in-production gives us a whole new appreciation of diversity in our society, and of what we ourselves are made of.