Daily Archives Friday, December 2011

Occupy This Statement

THIS DOCUMENT WAS ACCEPTED BY THE NYC GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2011   As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know more »

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Call It What It Is: Rape Is Rape!

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic testimony. HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Penn State assistant football coach testified Friday that he had no doubt he saw former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky in a sexual act with a boy in a university locker room in 2002. “I believe he was sexually molesting the boy,” Mike McQueary, a graduate more »

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The Civility Of US Presidential Elections

It’s Almost-Presidents’ Day! By SCOTT FARRIS Eleven years ago today, Al Gore, for one important moment, was the most powerful man in our republic. The day before, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, halted the partial recount of presidential ballots in Florida that Gore had requested. But that did not mean the 2000 presidential election was over. more »

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Whatever: This Man Wrote!

 R.I.P. CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS   Christopher Hitchens died Thursday in Houston. He was 62. The legendary writer was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2010. His death was announced by Vanity Fair. Hitchens was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England in 1949. His father, Ernest, a commander in the British Royal Navy, and his mother, Yvonne, a bookkeeper, more »

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