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 […]
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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 […]
I finally got around to reading my dead-trees copy of James Fallows’ “How America Can Rise Again“, the cover story in the Jan/Feb. Atlantic. It’s an excellent article, which deserves to be read in its entirety — especially since the online version actually makes use of all those intertoobz goodies, like embedded video and links […]
The local Boston-area evening news stations report that Scott “Not Sherrod” Brown won’t be sworn in until February 11th, but that’s okay with him because the Democrats have promised not to “try and ram through” a vote on HCR before that date. This would be interesting, if true. (Brown’s wife Gail Huff is an anchorpod […]
You should all go back and read the last few threads, especially Dennis G’s. But since the last Open Thread has grown unwieldy, a happy tune for John Cole’s swift return: