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Howard Zinn at Spelman: Hope

May 25, 2005 - In 1963, historian Howard Zinn was fired from Spelman College, where he was chair of the History Department, because of his involvement in the black freedom movement. This year, he was honored by the school and invited to give the commencement address.

Unsafe At Any Speed

May 24, 2005 - Both the Birmingham News and Raleigh News and Observer are running good series on how lax trucking regulations are damaging highways and endangering motorists in their respective states.

Miracle Vine

May 24, 2005 - So it seems that the answer to the epidemic of binge-drinking among teenagers and college kids is, literally, all around us, at least if you live in the South.

A Lifeline for Schoolchildren

May 24, 2005 - The Texas legislature isn't all bad; in what the San Antonio News-Express (reg req'd) called "a stunning rejection of the Republican leadership's wishes," a bill to establish one of the most extensive school vouchers system in the country was just defeated.