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Ten tips for lousy interviewers: no more excuses for bad interviews

Ten tips for lousy interviewers: no more excuses for bad interviews

Is it just me, or are the interviews you see on television getting worse and worse?  There are exceptionally good interviewers, of course (such as Bill Moyers).  Bad interviews are the norm, however.  This is a shame, because most bad interviews could be cured if only the interviewers would follow a few basic rules Before […]

June 27, 2007 | By | 6 Replies More
Obesity Cartoons – Fatties Beware

Obesity Cartoons – Fatties Beware

I don’t know how I started receiving Cagle’s emailing list, but it’s a list I’ve truly enjoyed. Cagle’s presents the work of a large number of cartoonists, topic by topic. Today’s cartoon topic is obesity in America, and the cartoonists are merciless.

June 27, 2007 | By | Reply More
Supreme Court strikes down the only way to challenge illegal executive branch support of religion

Supreme Court strikes down the only way to challenge illegal executive branch support of religion

The following excerpts are from a report posted on the website of the plaintiff, the Freedom From Religion Foundation:  The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision today in Hein v. FFRF granting the executive branch the freedom to violate the separation of church and state without court review spells “imperial presidency,” charges the Freedom From Religion […]

June 27, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Is anybody thirsty for a drink of green water?

Is anybody thirsty for a drink of green water?

Pollution is so bad in this part of China that this lake water looks like ooblick.   Here’s the photos of the lake.

June 25, 2007 | By | Reply More
How long does God hold down the ‘rewind’ button?

How long does God hold down the ‘rewind’ button?

When the Bible talks about people being resurrected, to what point in their lives are they restored?  Is it to the moment just before they die?  The Bible seems to suggest this, at least with the resurrection of Jesus.  But, if that’s so, then what about people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or have a […]

June 25, 2007 | By | 11 Replies More
Change in Self – Change in World

Change in Self – Change in World

Erich just uploaded a short post noting that Americans feel sourly about nearly everything. With no sign of optimism, and marked lack of trust in virtually all institutions, does it come as a surprise that people often sigh hopelessly over the “good old days”? Many people cling to an image of past glory and happiness, […]

June 25, 2007 | By | 4 Replies More
Down with Everything

Down with Everything

According to this article at Reason, Americans are not optimistic about much of anything.   Americans are currently in a very sour mood; a state of affairs that is reflected in the relatively low confidence ratings given many Americans institutions [including business, religion, the police, banks, and more] in Gallup’s latest survey…. The graphic accompanying the […]

June 24, 2007 | By | Reply More
Right wing politics dominates talk radio

Right wing politics dominates talk radio

Think Progress reports on these findings from Free Press and the Center for American Progress:  – In the spring of 2007, of the 257 news/talk stations owned by the top five commercial station owners, 91 percent of the total weekday talk radio programming was conservative, and only 9 percent was progressive. – Each weekday, 2,570 […]

June 24, 2007 | By | 4 Replies More
Everyone we fight in Iraq is now “al-Qaida”

Everyone we fight in Iraq is now “al-Qaida”

Glenn Greenwald links to Josh Marshall, who published an e-mail from a reader “who identifies what is one of the most astonishing instances of mindless, pro-government ‘reporting’ yet”:  It’s a curious thing that, over the past 10 – 12 days, the news from Iraq refers to the combatants there as “al-Qaida” fighters. When did that […]

June 24, 2007 | By | 4 Replies More