Meet the new news boss, same as the old news boss

For journalism nerds, the news was like a high-profile sports trade. Glenn Greenwald, the man who reported on Edward Snowden’s leaks regarding the National Security Agency, investigative journalist extraordinaire and one of the few people in this country consistently willing to tell the truth in age of corporate-sponsored media lies, had left his longtime position … Continue reading Meet the new news boss, same as the old news boss

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Success of Lumberjacks coincides with tough questions about football

We’re not exactly known as a football school here at Northern Arizona University (NAU), but if recent events are any indication, that could be changing. In the Oct. 19 homecoming game, NAU defeated Idaho State University, the team’s fifth victory this season against only two losses. Depending on how the final four games play out, … Continue reading Success of Lumberjacks coincides with tough questions about football

Trans-Pacific Partnership would create new world order of corporatism

Most of us have good reasons for being upset with the American government, particularly as we move into the third week of a collective congressional temper tantrum. We might disagree on exactly what’s wrong with this country, but something sure as hell is. Overall, this is a positive development. A healthy hostility toward those in … Continue reading Trans-Pacific Partnership would create new world order of corporatism

Government shutdown doesn’t put a damper on Obamacare

Dear Congress, How are you folks doing? I know it’s been a pretty rough time for you right now, what with the government shutdown and the impending refrain of the debt ceiling debate and the fact that nearly everyone in the country thinks you ought to be fired, if not outright shot. I mean, it’s … Continue reading Government shutdown doesn’t put a damper on Obamacare

U.S. deporting Somalis back to the nation we helped destroy

The east African nation of Somalia is the textbook example of a failed state. Since the 1991 collapse of their government in the midst of famine and civil war, tens of thousands of Somalis have fled their homeland to take refuge in the United States and other nations. Last week, however, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (Minnesota … Continue reading U.S. deporting Somalis back to the nation we helped destroy