Archive for May, 2010
Chatting with Kansas Farmers Union President Donn Teske this morning, in advance of his appearance with the movie in Lincoln, Nebraska, reminded us recently that the proposed legislation to impose tighter regulation on the banks and Wall Street comes out of the Agriculture Department. Huh? As Slate’s Explainer explains:
Because traders used to gamble with corn. [...]
What’s the Matter with Kansas? will have a single screening on Sunday, June 20, 2010, as part of the Sunday Matinee Indie Film Festival at the lovely Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan, which is easily accessible from the Chicago area. Filmmakers Laura Cohen and Joe Winston will hold a Q & A with the [...]
We all know by now that our President’s vision of an America (esp. Washington, D.C.) that has risen above endless partisan bickering has failed to materialize. Recently, at a commencement speech at the University of Michigan, he blamed partisan echo chambers — forums wherein Americans only hear what they already believe, but more so.
Despite what [...]