Monthly Archives: January 2013

A blast from my CODE PINK past; an olive branch to the right…

[A couple of blogs ago I mentioned that the last couple of months have been a bit tumultuous for me, largely due to some pressing family matters.  Suffice it to say, some of the people I love most have found … Continue reading

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Happy 2013 — carpe diem time (begin with the language!)

Part II – Lying labels, involving a “moderate” president and some “radical” peace activists I’ve recently been reminded of the power of NAMING in any society, with 21st-century Newspeak abounding in many forums where pundits and commenters casually describe President … Continue reading

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The “fiscal cliff” resolution — an establishment liberal gets it right!

[In the next few days I expect to post the second installment of my mini-blog series kicking off the New Year with a call to recognize the Orwellian moment we’re in and SEIZE THE DAY (while we still can).  But … Continue reading

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Happy 2013 — carpe diem time (so let’s get crackin’)!

Part 1: An industry shill accidentally illuminates America’s Newspeak-worthy labels. Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! recently hosted a lively debate on the water-befouling natural gas-extracting process known as hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”).  In my estimation, the winner of the debate (albeit not … Continue reading

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