Online Tuesday: Children at the Border: Whose Crisis Is It?

Please join writer Connie Schultz on Facebook tomorrow evening (Tuesday, July 15) at 7pm to discuss what is a crisis well beyond the United States’ Southern border. Your homework to prepare is to take a look at the visual and written narrative provided by the Arizona Republic’s investigative reporting, as displayed on Azcentral.com, all viewable…

The Progressive Year in Review

You can read my thoughts about it here but for a teaser, here’s what I actually left out (until I added an addendum), so you can just imagine what I included: The environment and energy: For progressives, probably a bad year, capped off with the TVA disaster that Kim Pearson wrote about here.  And it’s…

Rubashkin, former Agriprocessors plant manager, denied bail

That’s what I call taking this thing seriously.  Glad to see it. From JTA: Judge Jon Scoles ruled Thursday that Sholom Rubashkin—whose family owned Agriprocessors, what was at one time the country’s largest kosher meatpacking plant—posed a flight risk and would be held until trial. Scoles was not persuaded by Rubashkin’s willingness to post more…

HB 477: Torturing the ones we want to welcome, torturing ourselves

Multiple Ohio blogs have posted entries in a foreign language today: American Pink Collar (French) Bad American (Polish) bitter-girl :: musings (German) Blogesque (Korean) Blue Bexley (Dutch) Blue Ohioan (Korean) Bring Ohio Home (Czech) Bring Ohio Home (German) Buckeye State Blog (Italian) Glass City Jungle (Hungarian) Gloria Ferris (Spanish) Ohio Daily Blog (Croatian) Pho’s Akron…

Porque eu sou contra a MP 477, da Lei Omnibus Bigot (aka Inglês-só factura)

Alguém nesta thread em que eu anunciou o projeto Tongues em Blogging escreveu, “eu tenho que pensar proteger aquilo que é hoje a língua é sensato.” E minha reação: Protegê-la contra o quê? O que exatamente é que tem medo? Não vejo onde, praticamente falando, nós temos nada a temer sobre o uso de linguagem…

Former 2008 presidential candidates address what current ones should

Nice full page op-ed in the New York Times today. In alpha order, Democrats then Republicans. Enormous sigh followed by four-letter word. I so dislike that I have to choose between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on Tuesday. Edwards is still on the Ohio ballot (as are Romney and Thompson who I wouldn’t be voting…