Bob Geary photo accompanying an IndyWeek article about the NC General Assembly's plans to divert millions of taxpay money from public education to private schools. Some of you are aware that I am working on a new book. I wrote about it here, in I Can’t Believe that I’m Doing this Again! The initial intent of […]
by Andrew Sacher photo: Purity Ring at Public Assembly in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir) Canadian electronic pop duo Purity Ring will put out their anticipated sophomore album, Another Eternity, on 4AD next week (3/3). They've already released two songs,...
For the past three years, Mashable has assembled a crack team of ad execs to live blog and critique the often sorry crop of Super Bowl ads that are foisted on the American public. This year is no exception It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. Show More Summary
The Virginia General Assembly is addressing the use of restraint and seclusion of students. Your action is needed today! The Virginia Senate voted to regulate (SB782) the use of seclusion and restraint in public school children. The House of Delegates will now hear similar legislation (HB1443). On Monday morning, February 2, 2015, the House Education […]
Jan. 29--NORFOLK -- Local boosters of public transportation can expect mixed results this General Assembly session. An effort to reverse a major reduction in state funding for public transit is being pushed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican Del. Show More Summary
Reports say she needs time to assemble her staff and craft her message, especially after a series of public gaffes of how poor she was at one point.
Bob McDonnell’s conviction on 11 public corruption charges is not good for his law career. “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:New York State Assembly Speaker Arrested For Corruption (Jan 22, 2015) Chris Christie: The Most Corrupt Governor in America (Jan 7, 2015) Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Sentenced To Two Years In Prison (Jan [...]
From January 4 - 12, 2015, Witness Against Torture (WAT) activists assembled in Washington D.C. for an annual time of fasting and public witness to end the United States' use of torture and indefinite detention and to demand the closure, with immediate freedom for those long cleared for release, of the illegal U.S. Show More Summary
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges. Mr. Silver is being... To view the full story, click the title link.
Longtime state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is expected to be arrested on federal corruption charges as early as today. The management of the city's public schools will be significantly altered to... To view the full story, click the title link.
An Anchorage Assembly ordinance that would ban consumption of marijuana in public places is under fire from pro-pot groups. Alaska's largest city is considering the legislation with recreational marijuana use -- approved in a statewide...Show More Summary
photo: The Red Chord at Public Assembly in 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro) As discussed, the New England Hardcore and Metal Festival is returning to Worcester, MA from April 17-19, and since we last spoke more acts have been announced.....
By hiding an entire stream of private income from public scrutiny, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has opened the door
The video series This Is Radio (previously) assembled a group of popular public radio hosts and asked them all the same five questions about the industry, podcasting, and who has the best hair in radio. The panel included Roman Mars of 99% Invisible, Radiolab producer Andy Mills, and more including a hair-related cameo by Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. This […]
A video documentary about some Chinese factories that assemble Apple products has refueled public attention on labor issues, like excessive work hours.
Rumors can run rampant on social media. One recent prominent rumor borne out of this year's Illinois General Assembly veto session in Springfield would have people believe that a new law would prohibit Illinoisans from recording police officers in public. Show More Summary
Wikipedia - A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, before quickly dispersing. They are often used for the purposes of entertainment, satire or artistic expression  and are organized via telecommunications, social media, or [...]
site of the new Detroit Galapagos Art space and venue Galapagos was originally in Williamsburg in the space that became Public Assembly and then Black Bear Bar. It moved to DUMBO in 2007 and now rising rents have caused it...
A disturbing dossier of evidence as to the unsatisfactory and abjectly incompetent state of public administration of air safety in Australia is being assembled by the hard core membership of the Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport. On Friday afternoon one of its key members, Senator Nick Xenophon (Independent SA) took [...]
Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, recently elected speaker of the assembly's Republican caucus, stepped down this week. His resignation comes after he made some truly remarkable public comments about race. He claimed that the "relationship...Show More Summary