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Why schools need Sex Ed

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So today I had the great honor of creating a Sexual Education Curricular for my school. I got some materials from places around the country, and one thing I noticed was that a lot of schools especially down south and...More

 

CDC WARNS FUNERAL HOMES IN U.S. TO PREPARE FOR EBOLA VICTIMS

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Recommendations caution workers not to embalm corpses: The Centers for Disease Control is advising funeral homes in the United States on how to handle the remains of Ebola victims, although officials are keen to stress that thedevelopment is not a...More

 

Monsanto Shill Mom?

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From Webster’s New World College Dictionary: Shill- noun: [slang] 1) The confederate of a gambler, pitchman, auctioneer, etc. who pretends to buy so as to lure onlookers into participating. 2) A person who works energetically to sell or promote something...More

 

When A Tornado Isn't The Only Destructive Force

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We grieve for those lost in Oklahoma's tragedy, as we did for victims of recent hurricanes and tornadoes, but denial of science keeps us from addressing climate change's role in these unnatural disasters. We commit to helping Oklahoma rebuild but...More

 

Governor Fallon and other Governors Turn Down Federal Dollars for Health Care

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I live in one of the states whose governor decided to refuse cooperating with the federal government on implementing ObamaCare — in Oklahoma. I am also one of many who do not have health care but needs it. My income...More

 

Right Wing Takes Aim at Public Education

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How sad -- and suicidal - that conservatives have decided to declare open warfare on public education. In a previous life, I played a minor role as speechwriter and special assistant to our state's Secretary of Education during the development...More

 

Of Geese and Ganders [A Few Things Ill Considered]

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“Show me the code!” This is the rallying cry of climate “skeptics” everywhere and the foundation of the numerous climate conspiracy insinuations hurled around the blogosphere. Well, apparently what is good for the goose, the infamous Hockeystick , is not...More

 

Chicken, UTIs, and a long-festering antibiotic problem [The Pump Handle]

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If you haven’t yet read Maryn McKenna’s riveting Atlantic article “ How Your Chicken Dinner is Creating a Drug-Resistant Superbug ,” you should. McKenna, working with the with the Food and Environment Reporting Network , has delved into research that’s...More

 

Indiana, Eugenics and Fascism

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Vigo County Poor Farm - Terre Haute, Indiana Those Socialists were wrong Poverty is not a social condition. People do not become criminals as a product of social and economic conditions. They are born that way. People are poor and/or...More