Is the Media Being Vigilant Enough in Covering the Oil Spill?

By Guest Blogger Anthony DiMaggio A new Pew Research Center poll finds strong public support for media in its coverage of the gulf oil crisis.  Sixty-seven percent of respondents report having “a lot” or “some” confidence in “news organizations” in their reporting on the oil crisis.  This is significantly higher than those displaying “a lot” […]

News from Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit Federation of Teachers

Thursday Union Meeting!  Friday Court!  Saturday Meeting!  TIP $250 challenge rolls  forward! This is a huge week in the fight to save DPS and the DFT. Friday, 11: am.   Rob Bobb, the Financial Manager and bag-man for Eli Broad (the billionaire philanthro-capitalist bent on privatizing schools) and allm his plans for school privatization and school closures […]

A “Smart Power” Coup in Honduras

By SAUL LANDAU and NELSON P. VALDÉS “If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine  will go far.” -President Theodore Roosevelt, 1903 “I am going to teach the South American republics to elect good men.” -Woodrow Wilson, […]