Entries by Anne Laurie

R.I.P. Howard Zinn

From his hometown paper: Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and a leading faculty critic of BU president John Silber, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87. __ “His […]

State of the Union Programming Note

Hulu is going to livestream tonight’s SOTU address and the Republican response. I’m going to try watching it there, because I’ve had trouble with drop-outs and freeze-ups on the “serious” online channels (CNN/MSNBC) during previous Presidential speeches. And for a little schadenfreude, EventheWingnuttiest Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-‘Prosperity’) has begun a walkback on attending the National […]