Netroots Nation 2013

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*+-Netroots Nation 2013 – Anyone who is a political activist, blogger, journalist, politician, reporter, social justice proponent, or is just curious about issues, current events and technology — will benefit by attending.

Citizens United v FEC

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*+-John Macmurray: The Lincoln Club, by opening up campaign contributions to individuals and groups who can give unlimited amounts of anonymous dollars, gets the undying gratitude of billionaires and large corporations.

Love Thy Tea Bagger?

Noam Chomsky

*+-Berry Craig: Somehow Noam Chomsky thinks the Tea Baggers, some of whom are putting out Palin-in-2012 bumper stickers, are ripe for leftist picking. He says Tea Baggers are just plain folks who are angry because they feel like they’ve been shafted by “the system.”

El Sistema in L.A.

Gustavo Dudamel

*+-The Venezualan approach that the maestro has introduced focuses on learning instruments in groups, engaging interest before instruction, playing with joy, and developing community.

Forget About Obama’s 100 Days, What About Ours?

Grace Lee Boggs

*+-Lately, I have found myself absorbed in continual political debate on various social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter or my own personal blog. Some begin as friendly banter but quickly escalate to the point that I am pulling my car to the side of the road so I can furiously text a targeted retort […]