Connecticut teachers say no to Rhee and the privatizers

  It has been clearly proven that the leadership of the major teacher unions and organizations are in bed with the privatizers on Wall Street.  I have chronicled this for some time now, arguing that the teacher unions basically suffer from a divorced and overpaid executive supported by a pool of passive paying dues members. Randi Weingarten […]

Tea baggers fail to see their own hypocrisy

So, there was yet another tea party rally, this time in Boston. They’re still pissed off at health care reform, calling it socialist and communist without ever understanding the definition of those two words. I wonder where they were a few years ago when Medicare part D was push through with no vote and why […]

CNN Uses Massive Education Protest to Push Performance Pay

The March 4th protest scheduled to take place in 29 States across America in protest against cut-backs in the education system has been interpreted by CNN’s resident expert as an attack against the overpayment of teachers. Steve Perry, CNN’s “Education Contributor” suggests that the protests are a sign that “There needs to be some honest conversations about what’s […]

Medical breaches rarely make national headlines

Medical breaches often get a mention in a local or state paper, but rarely do they make national headlines.  Over the past two months, there have been numerous breaches, barely getting a mention, but, when taken as a whole, reveal just how at risk our personal information really is. In October, a new study was […]

Naked Pumpkins, Sex Offenders and Terrorists

by Michael I. Niman, ArtVoice (etc.) 11/4/09 http://artvoice.com/issues/v8n45/naked_pumpkins Most cities have some signature annual event, celebrating a unique aspect of their local culture. While New Orleans’s Mardi Gras is a massive, multi-day festivals, most are more on the scale of Binghamton, New York’s Spiedie Fest, which celebrates a regional marinated meat. Like Castroville, California’s Artichoke […]