Monthly Archives: March 2013

Why do Conservatives use Facebook? Taxes and corporations

(publicity photograph from The Social Network, the movie about FaceBook founder Steve Zuckerberg) This is a meditation on the ‘makers, not takers’ in our society–and the scorn many Republicans heap on Mitt Romney’s famous 47%. Why do Conservatives use Facebook?.

the back-and-forth on the gun debate

A couple of weeks ago, I tried to line up the contradictions of the pro-gun lobby’s version of history. This was in reaction to two pro-gun guys being on WBCR Sex and Politics. Last night, we played host to another Second Amendment advocate, and I was able to bring out some of the more nuanced […]

Thursday on WBCR: Pipelines and fracking oh my!

This Thursday night you will find me behind the microphone on WBCR‘s Sex and Politics. The show starts at 8 PM and you can pick it up on your internets machine by going into the mywbcr site. I’ll be interviewing a representative of Sane Energy Project, which opposes the development, transport and export of shale gas. they have […]

Bradley Manning’s Awful Day–and ours

I was afraid it would come to this. On Thursday, Bradley Manning appeared in court in Fort Meade, Maryland and read a 35 page statement about his actions and motivations behind the leaking of information. Manning had been a US Army intelligence analyst stationed in Iraq, and he he was increasingly disillusioned about the things […]

being cranky about the Sequester (short)

Re the Sequester as a way to ‘fix’ the Deficit: Three out of five jobs created since the Crash of 2008 pay subsistence wages. For better than a decade, we’ve been shipping jobs overseas thanks to the removal of trade tariffs (due to NAFTA and GATT and all the other agreements) and the giving of […]

My place-holder post about WBCR and Bradley Manning

Last night, we had a terrific guest on WBCR’s Sex And Politics–actress/playwright and activist Claire Lebowitz, who filled in our audience about the events at Bradley Manning’s hearing yesterday at Fort Meade, Maryland.  The show will be available shortly on Podcast. And I will be putting up a longer post about this over the weekend. […]