The public education deterioration metastasizes Crime scene: this time Rhode Island It seems that the “turnover artists” (for they turnover schools to privatizers) are pillaging Rhode Island public schools as we knew they eventually would. While Obama plays hacki sak with Republicans over a public option for health care, capitalism takes more and more victims […]
While accurate and current statistics from different sources tend to vary, they do agree on one thing – in 1976, more than twice as many American Vietnam veterans have died after returning home than were killed in the fourteen years of actual combat. The estimated number of actual combat deaths ranges from 45,806 […]
Although it no longer makes headlines nor the six o’clock news, about twice a month in 1978 somebody launched something into space. NASA’s current agenda alone calls for domestic communications satellites, weather satellites, new military communications and surveillance satellites, a satellite to test the magnetosphere, one to study propulsion principles, experimental TV broadcast […]
Acid rain, caused predominantly by oil and coal burning, smelting, and car exhaust, has been falling throughout most parts of the east coast of the U.S., according to an explosive feature article in Mother Jones, December, 1977. The acidity of the rain contaminates the soils, damages crops, stunts the growth of trees, lowers the pH […]
… more than 50,000 American lives could have been saved by now.
BAILOUT DÉJÀ VU: WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR $700 BILLION? The nation’s largest daily newspaper, USA TODAY, highlighted its lead editorial (1/8/09) with the question, “What’s happening with your bailout $$?” It seems that nearly four months after everyone agreed on a bailout and Congress approved a $700 billion rescue plan, no one knows exactly […]