Al Sharpton Speaks at Camp Casey and Wedding Bells Chime for Activist Couple

The Rev. Al Sharpton joined hundreds of war protesters outside of Bush’s Crawford, TX ranch, at Camp Casey, for an interfaith service today. He said he felt compelled to meet with Cindy Sheehan, who started the anti-war rally three weeks earlier outside of Bush’s ranch. Sharpton joined Sheehan in laying … Continue reading

Senators Lugar and Obama Detained at Russian Airport for Several Hours

Senators Lugar and Obama and their aides ended a three day visit to Russia on a strange note… They were in Russia “visiting sites where warheads are stored before destruction under the U.S.-funded Comprehensive Threat Reduction program.” The plane carrying Lugar, Obama and their aides “was detained for several hours … Continue reading

Texas Turning Purple?

Can it be that the state that gave us Enron, Phil Gramm, Tom Delay, Dick Armey, and two mistaken wars (Vietnam and Iraq II) is becoming more Democratic? Well, given that Kerry won 64% of the national Hispanic vote and 59% of the Texan Hispanic vote (see and … Continue reading

Retired National Park Employees Accuse Bush Administration of Hijacking Our National Parks

On Friday, a group of retired National Park Service employees accused Bush administration political appointees of hijacking America’s National Parks. They cited a leaked Interior Department document which shows a move to push recreational use of National Parks and resource development within National Parks, over National Park preservation. The group … Continue reading

In Search of the Spiritual, Newsweek Flounders

America is a rich nation, culturally and spiritually. Newsweek’s new cover feature “In Search of the Spiritual,” is a rather soft attempt to show the diversity of American spirituality. Although it touches on a rather wide range of religions and spiritual practices, sadly I found it lacking on many levels, … Continue reading