Dalai Lama Becomes Emory Professor

On Monday, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama “was formally installed as a professor” at Emory University, as “Tibetan monks wearing moon-shaped yellow hats chanted and played cymbals, gongs and horns.” The occassion was marked with a gift of a “faculty ID card,” although the Dalai Lama’s face is “recognized around the … Continue reading

Henry Waxman: Blackwater May Have Engaged in Tax Evasion

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Henry Waxman asserted today that Blackwater USA “may have engaged in significant tax evasion.” In a letter to Blackwater Chairman Erik Prince, panel Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) noted that the IRS earlier this year ruled that the company “violated federal tax laws by … Continue reading

Bluegrass Express Tour Sets Off Across Kentucky Today

Toot! Toot! Look out, Kentucky, the Bluegrass Express is coming through! Dozens of local labor leaders and union volunteers are setting out today on a 10-day bus tour through Kentucky, where Steve Beshear is challenging Gov. Ernie Fletcher (R), who has canceled bargaining rights for state employees, privatized Kentucky’s Medicaid … Continue reading

SoCal Burning

The Santa Ana are kicking up firestorms across Southern California once again and the L.A. Times reports, “thousands of Southern California homes could be at risk in coming days as powerful Santa Ana winds continue to stoke wildfires.” Blazes on Sunday scorched thousands of acres from the Mexican border to … Continue reading