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The No-News Media Cover a Royal Birth

Long after the American colonials broke away from the British monarchy, long after George Washington refused to take the title of “king,” Americans are still fascinated by anything British and royal. The media incessantly pumped out news and features about the royal birth. TV networks gave us several “special reports” when Kate Middleton checked into

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Brasch Hosts New Radio Show on Fracking

Dr. Walter Brasch, author of the critically-acclaimed book, Fracking Pennsylvania, is hosting a weekly half-hour radio show about fracking. “The Frack Report” airs 7:30 p.m., Mondays (beginning July 29) and is re-run 7:30 a.m., Wednesdays, on WFTE-FM (90.3 in Mt. Cobb and 105.7 in Scranton.) The show will be also be livestreamed at www.wfte.org and also available a day

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The Lone Ranger: What movie were the critics watching???

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer define justice as they gallop, bicker, bond and are propelled by explosions into Western movie history in the 2013 Disney/Verbinski production of The Lone Ranger. This movie is exhilarating, entertaining, thought-provoking, terrifying, repulsive and hilarious. It may be the best Western I’ve ever seen, and I say that as someone who grew

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Kokesh, busted for guns and drugs, not your typical gun rights activist

Adam Kokesh, former Iraq Veterans Against the War activist and a very early guest on Gary’s and my “Shared Sacrifice” podcast, was arrested Tuesday (July 9) in Virginia on gun and drug charges. Jillian Rayfield’s quick write-up of the arrest at Salon carries the headline “Gun-rights activist reportedly arrested for firearm, drug possession.” In addition

Letter to Rick Perry from a Texas Woman

A good friend from Texas–a progressive, hardworking social worker named Tamara–sent this letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry. She agreed to let us re-post it because of the stakes in the current struggle for women’s reproductive rights in Texas and other states. Should Tamara wish to engage this subject more, and with others, on this

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Green Shadow Cabinet: In Egypt: follow the people

Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, President and Vice President in the Green Shadow Cabinet of the United States, shared this message today on the events in Egypt. In Egypt the voices of tens of millions of people have been heard. Following months of protests and demonstrations calling for early elections, and after weeks of intransigence by the