Politics

Wal-Mart PR offensive takes a hit

October 26, 2005 - No sooner did I hit "publish" on the previous post about Wal-Mart's highly-publicized list of proposed good deeds -- a new low-cost health plan, a zero-waste environmental policy, supporting a minimum-wage hike -- than I find this story, due to appear in Wednesday's

Letters Dep't

October 20, 2005 - A letter in today's Raleigh News & Observer regarding Rep. Walter Jones, N.C. Republican and Iraq war critic. Apparently there is dissension in the ranks:

Poetry in Motion

October 10, 2005 - When running for political office, some candidates have a campaign slogan: "Reformer with Results" (remember that Bush 2000 goodie?), "Give 'Em Hell Harry." Others have a campaign song: "Right Here, Right Now" was Clinton's ditty in 1992 (presumably not a reference to one of his pick-up lines).

Al Gore speech...

By R. Neal
October 6, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal Here's a great speech given by Al Gore yesterday on the threat corporate controlled media poses to democracy. In his opening he says "American democracy is in grave danger" and that "it's almost as if America has entered an alternate universe."