19th century


Is That Really What You Are Calling Yourselves?

It’s February 18th; do you know where your podcast is? On this date in 1856 the American Party held a convention to nominate a candidate for president - electing Millard Fillmore as the nominee for the Know-Nothings.


Right Wing Takes Aim at Public Education

How sad -- and suicidal - that conservatives have decided to declare open warfare on public education.


Global Warming is the Real Thing, but "Global Warming" is not the real problem [Greg Laden's Blog]

As is the case with most things that are important, we as a society have done a very bad job of developing an effective conversation about Global Warming.