Archive | October, 2014

Drumming For War

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Ever since ISIS made itself known as a military threat in Iraq and Syria, media outlets across the country have been banging the war drum. Without significant questioning or debate, we have accepted the dominant narrative of ISIS fed to us straight from the Pentagon and the White House. They are barbarians, savages, evil-doers and…
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Feeling Young-Gore By The Minute

Neil Young and Al Gore shared the stage for about 40 minutes this past Thursday at the annual Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco, whose theme was “Reimagine Everything,” which is meant to be futuristic, but also carries more than a wisp of nostalgia, especially when two guys with their storied histories are talking. Every year…
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Attack Ads Run Wild in 2014

  As I hope many of you are aware, the midterm elections are fast approaching. And as we slog through the final month of the campaign, Americans across the country are being treated to countless political ads attempting to swing Independent voters and rally party bases against opponents. As we mentioned earlier this month, candidates,…
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The Ultimate “Heated” Debate

There’s Ebola and hooded terrorists sheathing swords and the imminent World Series, but when you want to get down to real issues of life and death, you can’t beat the Rethinking Hell Conference, held in Houston this past July. OK, technically not so much “life and death” issues of death, death, and death. Specifically, what…
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The World Has Lost Half Its Wildlife

It’s no secret that humankind interacts with Earth the same way we overdraw from our bank accounts – we tend to take more out than we put back in. Unfortunately, our recklessness has finally caught up with us. According to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world has lost half its…
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