An open letter to the OKC Council & mayor:
Dear Oklahoma City Council members and Mayor Mick Cornett:
“Pity the members of the Oklahoma City Council.” Thus began an editorial, stunning in its contempt for democracy, published today in The Oklahoman, which decreed that the location of the Crosstown is a done deal, and it’s a waste of … Read the rest
Democratic Party = party of governing, or occasional stabs at it during moments of crisis, with good and not so good members and policy positions.
Republican Party = party of obstruction to efforts at actual governance, with varying levels of skill and shamelessness… Read the rest. But all are, to borrow an observation from Garrison Keillor, “above average” at it. Something about
So much for “change we can believe in.” Torturers will not be punished by the American government, and that means that those who ordered them to do so cannot be held accountable, unless the World Court does the job.
Today in his hearing for CIA director before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Leon Panetta, who supposedly was selected for the job… Read the rest
Several upcoming events are designed to help citizens do their civic duty of participation during the 2009 session of the Oklahoma Legislature… Read the rest. These are some that focus on progressive issues (content copied from emails and online sources). If you can, please participate in one of these activities to hone your knowledge or skills, or make your advocacy for peace
While in Crawford, I was introduced to an amazing musical duo, Pat Humphries and Sandy O, otherwise known as Emma’s Revolution… Read the rest. Their music is totally amazing, a blend of folk, pop, roots rock. The best way I can think to describe them is a mix of Pete Seeger and Sweet Honey and the Rock.
They seem to make it
Obama is being inundated with requests, but this one stood out to me: A petition drive, inspired by musician Quincy Jones, for the establishment of a Secretary of the Arts… Read the rest, a cabinet level position to encourage, preserve and maintain our significant artistic and cultural heritage. This is on a par with what most other industrialized countries put in place