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State Lawmaker Says Common Core Contributed To Children’s Deaths

South Dakota state Rep. Elizabeth May (R) claimed the Common Core State Standards was "part of the effect" of what caused the deaths. The post State Lawmaker Says Common Core Contributed To Children’s Deaths appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Will Durst: Up Is Down

In which our intrepid correspondent is confused by simple things like wright and rong. Now read this:Will Durst: The New Tar Pits (Feb 13, 2015) Will Durst: Misremembering (Feb 6, 2015) Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes (Feb 1, 2015) Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, [...]

Kitzhaber resignation statement: We have left Oregon better than we found it.

12 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueOregon

The following is audio and text of Governor John Kitzhaber's statement of resignation. I am announcing today that I will resign as Governor of the State of Oregon. It is not in my nature to walk away from a job I have undertaken – it is to stand and fight for the cause. Show More Summary

Will Durst: The New Tar Pits

In which our intrepid correspondent weighs in on another sticky subject and manages to mangle it just like always. Now read this:Will Durst: Misremembering (Feb 6, 2015) Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes (Feb 1, 2015) Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 [...]

Podcast: Baraa Shiban on US Drone Strikes, AQAP, the Houthis & the Power Vacuum in Yemen

Shiban joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week to talk about the latest developments in Yemen, including recent US drone strikes and the Houthi uprising.

Camera Work: What You Don’t know You Don’t Know

Later, I went to the library to pick up some material on hold, and discovered this book: “Information Doesn't Want To Be Free”, or more precisely, my SO fund it and handed to to me. That evening, instead of beginning to put today's post together, I read the first part of it. Show More Summary

Will Durst: Misremembering

In which our intrepid correspondent takes a trip down memory lane and completely forgets where the hell he is. Now read this:Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes (Feb 1, 2015) Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will [...]

Will Durst: Red Velvet Ropes

In which our intrepid correspondent speaks from right where he should be, under a rock. Now read this:Will Durst: The New Ice Age (Jan 25, 2015) Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014 (Nov 21, 2014) Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov [...]

Count me among the 'low-life scum,' Senator McCain

"Vile" doesn't come close to describing this man accurately. Eric Bradner of CNN reports: Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain had harsh words for protesters who shouted criticism at 91-year-old Henry Kissinger at a hearing Thursday. "Get out of here, you low-life scum," the Arizona Republican told the protesters. Show More Summary

Will Durst: The New Ice Age

In which our intrepid correspondent prepares himself against the cold. Now read this:Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo (Jan 16, 2015) Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions (Jan 10, 2015) Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014 (Nov 21, 2014) Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov 14, 2014) Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Sep 7, 2014) Will [...]

Podcast: Journalist Marcy Wheeler Reports on Trial Against Former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling for Alleged Leak

A jury continues to deliberate on a verdict in the trial against former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, who is accused of leaking details about a CIA operation that involved a Russian asset, who secretly provided Iran with flawed blueprints for a nuclear weapon. The government claims he leaked the details to New York Times journalist [...]

Podcast: Journalist Dan Cohen on What He Saw as Gaza Endured Deadly Winter Storm

A deadly winter storm recently hit the Middle East and impacted tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza, who are still homeless as a result of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” which destroyed thousands of homes. Al-Arabiya News reported that snowstorm “Huda” had Palestinians scurrying for heaters as well as bread, water and diapers. Power [...]

Will Durst: Je Suis Hebdo

In which our intrepid correspondent calls himself a satirist even though he’s not sure what it means. Now read this:Orthodox Jewish Newspaper Cuts Andrea Merkel Out Of Paris March Because She’s Female (Jan 15, 2015) French Comedian, 53 Others, Arrested For Free Speech (Jan 14, 2015) Muslim Groups Urge Peaceful Response To Charlie Hebdo Cover [...]

Will Durst: 2015 Semi-Solid Resolutions

In which our intrepid correspondent trots out an oldie but a goldie. Now read this:Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014 (Nov 21, 2014) Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov 14, 2014) Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Sep 7, 2014) Will Durst: Tumbling Dumpsters (Aug 15, 2014) Will Durst: Slacker Congress (Aug 8, 2014) Will [...]

Year-End Episode of ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Podcast on Some of Most Significant Issues/Stories of 2014

Police violence and torture. The rise of the Islamic State—or ISIS—and another war in Iraq. Another assault on the people of Gaza by Israel. These are the major stories highlighted on the year-end “Unauthorized Disclosure” episode. Our guest for the episode is Roqayah Chamseddine, a freelance writer based in Australia. After Ferguson police officer Darren [...]

Will Durst’s 2014 Xmas Gift Wish List

In which our intrepid correspondent gets a rash from rubbing up against more strange bushes. Now read this:Christmas Open (Dec 25, 2014) Santa’s On His Way. Track Him Here (Dec 24, 2014) Camden, MO Cop Shoots And Kills Family’s Golden Retriever (Dec 24, 2014) Winner Of Eggnog Chugging Contest Winds Up In ICU (Dec 24, [...]

My Tenth Annual Christmas Podcast

I wrote this during the amazing Summer and Fall of 1986, when I wrote two books, two screenplays and a slew of short stories and essays in my Hollywood office on Kingswell, in what turned out to be Walt Disney's original studio. In 2005 we produced it for KOPT-AM radio in Eugene. Continue reading ?

Podcast: The ‘Cuban Five’ — On Their Case & Release from US Prison as Part of a Prisoner Swap

The release of the last three members of the “Cuban Five” as part of a prisoner swap marking a shift in United States policy toward Cuba was a victory for people all over the world, who had been seeking justice and freedom for them. The “Cuban Five” are five men, who were sent to Miami [...]

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