Derrick Ashong: In the end it seems some conservatives truly love individual responsibility…as long as they don’t have to practice it themselves.
A true “Afropolitan,” DNA grew up in Ghana, NY & the Middle East. Described in VanityFair.com as conveying "a spirit of promise and hope and harmony," the music of DNA's band Soulfège has been featured in such major media as MTV Africa, NPR, the Boston Globe & MNet Africa. DNA is the TV host of "The Stream" on Al Jazeera English -- a first-of-its-kind program that integrates both new & traditional media -- and also hosted "The Derrick Ashong Experience" on SIRIUS XM's Oprah Radio. He graduated with honors from Harvard University and has lectured on five continents on issues of youth culture & technology, including talks for the UN Foundation, London School of Economics, King's College (Cambridge) & UK Parliament. DNA & Soulfège recently launched the Million Download Campaign to give away a million downloads of their album "AFropolitan" by Christmas 2012, and thereby, put the power over music back where it belongs, in the hands of the artists and the fans.
Norman Solomon: What a contrast between big-name journalists craven enough to toss the Fourth Amendment overboard and whistleblowers courageous enough to risk their lives for civil liberties.
Tom Hayden: We are edging closer to the neo-conservative dream of total conflagration in the Muslim Middle East. Despite only 11 percent public support for US military intervention in Syria, a reluctant President Barack Obama is being pushed into escalation.