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The Opiates Of the Blogosphere

Instead of talking about the real life government spy program that targets American citizens and is being extended by Democrats in the Senate Judiciary Committee, bloggers are writing about how JJ Abrams will have a fictional TV show about government spies on NBC. […]

Cycling in Chicago

For those who are moved to join the bicyclists of Chicago, there are a good number of online resources for guidance in getting started, and support in staying on the road. […]

The Ballad of Rod Blagojevich (Music Video Minute)

To the tune of “They’re Always in the Way” (aka “Father’s Whiskers”):

My name is Rodney Blago I head up Illinois I don’t mind all the power But the laws get me annoyed

Oh, they’re always in the way And only chumps obey Those laws I skirt They really hurt They’re always in the […]

Workers Rally To Windows And Doors

This protest is about a lot more than just the Republic Windows and Doors company and the Bank of America failing to meet their obligations. It’s about the way that America has been cheated even while Wall Street has gotten billions and billions in bailouts. […]

Drive Your Car To A Carbon Neutral Luxury Hotel

It would be more helpful for The James to take a more thoughtful approach to contributing to conservation efforts, and not just slap a silly “carbon neutral” gimmick on its web site. […]

Activism After the Election

Is unity really a worthwhile goal for activists, or is it just a tool for leaders who seek to use activists for their own purposes? […]

John McCain Shows Disdain for Science With Projector Comment

John McCain has put himself on the side of ignorance. Like the medieval church leaders who forced Galileo to recant his astronomical discoveries, McCain is resisting efforts to pass on the latest discoveries in astronomy and physics to the next generation. […]

A Hotel With Word Problems

Apparently, it’s a new trend in business travel to go through the day with your brain disconnected from your body, only to have it reconnected at night, so that you can enjoy sitcoms. I haven’t been doing this. Maybe it explains why I haven’t been getting ahead. […]

Washington, New York, Chicago Incorporate Centralized Network to Spy on Citizens

The government told us shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001 that citizens should “watch what they say, watch what they do.” And now government is going to do that for us.

Washington DC, New York City and Chicago are three of this country’s largest cities. Each of them is a political, cultural and […]