BY KEN BUTIGAN – Larry taught me that everyone matters, and it was this primal lesson that consciously and unconsciously fueled a longing within for a world whose policies, structures and conditions reflected this most basic fact.
RUSS BAKER – Conventional journalism is increasingly irrelevant in a time of crisis. We find abundant proof in a recent column from the New York Timesâ€™ so-called â€œPublic Editor,â€ who is supposed to somehow magically represent the public interest and rarefied ethical values to the rest of the paper.
NATIONAL PRIORITIES PROJECT – Friday, October 7, 2011 will mark ten years since the beginning of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. In light of an already increasing level of interest, the National Priorities Project (NPP) has released new numbers, analysis and tools around the costs of a decade at war.
DAVID MORRIS – For Republican presidential candidates the phrase â€œAmerican Exceptionalismâ€ has taken on almost talismanic qualities. Newt Gingrichâ€™s new book is titled, A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters. â€œAmerica the Exceptionalâ€ is the title of a chapter in Sarah Palinâ€™s book America by Heart.