Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are not Just

Part 1 of 2- U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are not Just: Eastern and Western Ethics of War Applied to the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan This article is the first part of a two part analysis which will discuss various aspects of the causes and conduct of the U.S. wars in Iraq […]

Leonard J. Martin for State Superintendent of Public Instruction of California

There is an alternative to the corporate candidates in the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the upcoming California primary elections. Not just a candidate who isn’t entirely beholden to corporate interests, including the lucrative charter-voucher industry, but a candidate with a progressive platform. That candidate is Leonard J. Martin of Santa Clarita. […]

Little College wins big Victory against Right Wing takeover

New advertisement for Shimer shown above along with Ayn Rand faculty and devotee Marsah Enright Shimer College  I just read an interesting e-mail sent to me by Kenneth Knabb, of the Bureau of Public Secrets (Ken Knabb, April 30, 2010, http://www.bopsecrets.org/recent/shimer.htm).  I have long been a follower and admirer of Knabb and the Bureau since […]

DAN ELLSBERG: MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN THE WORLD

By Saul Landau In 2005, teaching a history class to university juniors and seniors, I mentioned the Vietnam War. I noticed glazed looks in the eyes of several students. I asked a young woman born about a decade after that war had ended: “You know when the Vietnam War occurred, right?” She wrinkled her brow, […]

Do Charter Schools Encourage Innovation and Best Practices in TPS?

And as the Hoover Institute so laconically and candidly stated, the real, rarely spoken of goal is the replacement of all traditional public schools, at least in urban areas, with retail charter chains run for profit, or in the case of non-profits, run by Boards of Directors – stocked with privatizers and entrepreneurs who know little if anything about education. What they do know, is that with education 5.6% of the GDP, twenty years of privatization efforts and economic disaster have provided them with a unique opportunity to make some good money.