Day: November 23, 2012

German reporter goes underground at Fundamentalist Christian Madrassa Patrick Henry College

German reporter goes underground at Patrick Henry College – America’s Madrassa Published by DIALOG INTERNATIONAL German-American Opinion: Politics & Culture Amrai Coen, a writer for Die Zeit, wanted to visit Patrick Henry College, but the college administration refused her visit since the school had “bad experiences with foreign journalists.”  Undeterred, Amrai posed as a prospective student and showed up onContinue reading

Target vs. Wal-Mart

Is Target Corporation Any Better for Workers? By Chris Serres (First published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in 2005) It was the fall of 2001, and a chorus of boos erupted at Target’s annual sales meeting when a senior executive at the company flashed Wal-Mart’s name and logo on an enlarged screen. “This,” he said, pointing at the logo, “is theContinue reading

6 Reasons the Fiscal Cliff is a Scam

 By James K. Galbraith Stripped to essentials, the fiscal cliff is a device constructed to force a rollback of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, as the price of avoiding tax increases and disruptive cuts in federal civilian programs and in the military.  It was policy-making by hostage-taking, timed for the lame duck session, a contrived crisis, the plain idea nowContinue reading

Woody Guthrie at 100: Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg, Will Kaufman Honor the “Dust Bowl Troubadour”

Commemorations are being held across the country this year to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s greatest songwriters, Woody Guthrie. Born on July 14, 1912, in Okemah, Oklahoma, Guthrie wrote hundreds of folk songs, including, “This Land Is Your Land,” “Pastures of Plenty,” “Pretty Boy Floyd,” “Do Re Mi” and “The Ranger’s Command.” WhileContinue reading

Superstorm Sandy, the dangers of Toxic Mold, and a theory potentially explaining ‘Sick Building Syndrome’

Introduction by Ritt Goldstein Theory by Dr. Bernt Danielsson and Ritt Goldstein Copyright November 2012 As many still struggle to address the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, another facet of this epic battle is underway, though, many remain unaware of it.  In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, many of the people of New Orleans found themselves faced with unusual health symptoms,Continue reading