Monthly Archives: February 2014

Political Pollution

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By Rachel Birdsell “They think that somehow they know more about climate change than the very community that does nothing but study the climate.” Is anyone besides me thinking about how much of a sexy beast Bill Nye has been lately? Okay, maybe he’s only a sexy beast if you’re into skinny, geeky scientists who…

J. William Fulbright: Can an Empire Change Its Attitude?

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Empire

If you previously knew anything about J. William Fulbright, it was probably of his educational exchange program, one of the world’s most admired peacemaking innovations. One proposed exchange, as recounted in his last book, The Price of Empire, never began. In the early 1970s Fulbright approached the Soviets to apply part of their World War…

Mi Amigo Calvin

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Mi Amigo Calvin

By Ezequiel Perez Santiago As I sat in a plane on my way home late Saturday night all I could feel was despair. My eyes burned as the isolated silence of sitting in my solitary seat overwhelmed and tears began to flow. My heart ached as my mind failed to find any fairness in his…

Valentine’s Day Full Moon Lantern Festival

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Friday is Valentine’s Day, a full moon in dramatic Leo (Aquarius solar festival) and Chinese Lantern Festival. A creative multi-festival celebration – full moon Valentine’s Lantern Festival party. It’s best to give Valentine gifts and start festivities by 7 pm (west coast time). After that the night’s (the moon is) v/c and connections will be…