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April Showers Bring Volunteer Flowers

Dallas    Driving from Little Rock to Dallas on Easter morning, the red clover along the interstate seemed a foot high in Arkansas and started to peter out in Texas to be replaced by bluebonnets along the embankments and the wonderful site of seeing parked cars along the highway disgorging whole families who wanted to have [...]

Sprawling Roads to Nowhere

LONG GONE: Ninth Street in its heyday.

Little Rock    These days planners and speculators would be hard pressed to imagine that they could figure out a way to easily intersect cities with ribbons of concrete dividing rich, poor, black and white, which is not to say there aren’t some still trying, but the public purposes [...]

Texas Judge Slaps Down James O’Keefe Voter Reg Claims

New Orleans    It’s only a matter of time before someone sues James O’Keefe, the video scammer, for false advertising to prevent him from calling his operation Project Veritas, since veritas means truth in Latin, and he has no clue what that is.

O’Keefe’s latest tempest in a teapot had been his accusations against the Battleground Texas voter [...]

How in FCC World Can Workers’ News Not be News?

New Orleans   The Workers Independent News has been around a long time, pushing on a couple of decades.  Supported by unions and heard on about 175 radio stations around the country, including soon on the KABF Labor Show produced by Local 100 of the United Labor Unions, WIN is widely recognized for its value in [...]

Where the Heck is that Malaysian Plane?

New Orleans   Over the last couple of weeks I have flown to England, Scotland, and Canada, and as I write this I’m packing for twelve days in Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai, India.  I don’t fly as much as I once did, when sometimes I was on the road 60% of the time.  I get to [...]

Enough with the Privatization of Security

Snowden at SXSW

Little Rock  Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker, appeared via video-conference to an applauding audience in Austin at the South by South West conference among the Technorati to argue for better protection of privacy data.  He was lobbying for improved encryption programs and reportedly Google, Yahoo and others are on the job already.  [...]