Bloomberg: 'That Horrible First Decade Is Over Now' ... Or Is It?
Staff News & Analysis     
We find this analysis questionable, indeed. Our favorite Bloomberg columnist, Noah Smith, has decided that the first 10 years of the century were hell, but apparently the five thereafter registered significant improvements. In other words, things are getting better and better. Tell that to the stock market that recently dropped some 600 points. Since we believe that there are powerful forces intent on pushing the market higher, we're not yet convinced that this is the end of the faux-bull market ...
'Organic' Taking Its Place in the Elite Dialectic?
Staff News & Analysis     
This article at CNN makes the point that organic foods are increasingly preferable because of the amount of herbicides the EPA is ...
Handcuffs, Leg Shackles and Tasers: The New Face of Punishment in the Public Schools
Editorial by John Whitehead     
Roughly 1500 kids are tied up or locked down every day by school officials in the United States. At least 500 students are locked up in ...