Frank Housh We live a world of unparalleled scientific innovation; it’s a good thing, too, because we are wholly dependent on the scientific process to resolve the issues related to feeding the 7 billion people on the planet without destroying the earth in the process. Despite the crisis confronting us, political discourse in the United States in the last decade has seen a … [Read more...] about Book Review – Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America
Archives for October 26, 2011
Mark Wilson I’m writing this from Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the San Francisco Bay Area subway system. As I write, the Oakland City Center/12th Street station is closed due to a “civil disturbance” arising out of the Occupy Oakland protest. Early Tuesday morning, Oakland police raided Occupy Oakland’s tent city in Frank Ogawa Plaza, the heart of Oakland’s city government. … [Read more...] about Occupy Oakland Gets Evicted
Marshall Thompson Anonymous, one of the foremost hacktivist groups around, decided to clean up the Internet a bit last week by attacking websites and servers that either distribute or support the distribution of child porn. The loosely organized group of hackers has always had a soft spot for vulnerable groups of people and a feeling that they own the Internet, so this latest … [Read more...] about Anonymous attacks Internet child porn
Jeremy Kreisberg The HLS American Constitution Society was honored to be joined by Chief Judge Lippman of the New York Court of Appeals today. Chief Judge Lippman spoke about New York’s efforts to fund civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers who are at risk of losing the essentials of life, including but not limited to housing, health care, and employment income. He … [Read more...] about ACS Speakers Series: Chief Judge Lippman – The Right to Civil Legal Services
Najah Farley On October 22, 2011, the New York Times published “The Paradox of the New Elite.” In the opinion article, Alexander Stille, a professor of international journalism, discussed the paradox of the fact that as formerly oppressed groups, such as women, blacks and gays, have been accepted into the mainstream, economic inequality has increased. Stille posited that as … [Read more...] about Occupy Wall Street and Voter Enfranchisement: Possibilities for 2012?