Wednesday, November 27, 2013

How Wall Street Turned America into Incarceration Nation
Les Leopold, AlterNet
Transforming poorer neighborhoods into desirable real estate for the new elites often requires getting rid of the poor: jail becomes the new home for many.

The NY Times Uncovers Conservative Attacks and Then Prints One of its Own; Both Are on the Front Page
George Lakoff, AlterNet

As Experts Weigh in, Warmongers Emerge as Sole Opponents of Iran Nuke Deal

The Climate Disaster Bubbling in the Arctic

Americans for Safe Access: Report: Medical Marijuana States Already in Compliance with Federal Enforcement Guidelines

Sierra Club: 12 Michigan Counties Show Unhealthy, Poorly Controlled Levels of Ozone Pollution

5 Things You Need to Know About the Iran-US Deal Over Nuclear Program
Alex Kane, AlterNet

10 Biggest Myths About Retail Workers
Stephanie Luce, The Guardian
Over 1 in 10 US jobs is in the retail trade.  Here’s what their lives are really like.

6 Outrageously Greedy Companies that make Scrooge Look Like a Softie
Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet

How Wall Street’s New Empire of Rental Homes Could Blow Up the Economy
Laura Gottesdiener, Tom Dispatch
Wall Street is at it again, this Time, they’re turning rentals into the next get-rich-quick bubble.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Extreme Whether!
"Extreme Whether" tells the story of climate change as a family drama.  Today, we launch an Indiegogo funding campaign to bring what we feel may be our most important play to production in March-April at Theater for the New City.  We have already done four super readings with terrific audience response. Climate scientists and climate activists have praised "Extreme Whether".  Please, take a few minutes to view the video and, please, if you like what you see, ask your friends to visit the site.  We need your help to spread the word about what we feel is the most important story we can tell, the struggle to save the earth. The start of any funding campaign is crucial; we’re asking for your early support.  Thank you for your help!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Fact Check: Social Security Does NOT Increase the Deficit
Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet
Bought politicians and pundits continue to spread nonsense about America’s best-loved program.

You Might be Surprised Who Collects on the Tips You Leave at Restaurants
Saru Jayaraman, The Washington Spectator
By law your tip is supposed to go to restaurant workers  -- often they don’t.

It Was Bad Enough That We Militarized Our Own Borders – Now the U.S. is Doing it to the Rest of the World
Todd Miller,

Monday, November 18, 2013

 Brunch with Bilbo Baggins
Stone Creek Lounge
Sunday, Nov 17th
 Smaug the Mighty
 Timdalf and Frodan

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Shamelessness of Bankers
RJ Eskow, Blog for Our Future
Bank executives have displayed disrespect for both law and regulation, that they are not worthy of the public’s trust, and that they are culturally impaired at a profound level.

House Republicans Prepare the Next Obamacare Repeal Bill, in Disguise
Joan McCarter, Daily Kos
Republicans want the status quo health system in which millions are losers in the health care game because of pure chance.

Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Increase in Minimum Wage
Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams
New Gallup poll shows 76% of Americans want wage to increase; trend shows consistent support for increased federal minimum wage.

Candidate or Not, Elizabeth Warren has the Right 2016 Message
John Nichols, Common Dreams

As America Slides toward Dickensian Nightmare, Novelist of the 99% is Trending Big-Time
Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet
Charles Dickens is a man for our season, an artist who got people to think about economic injustice.

Top Democratic Pollster Says Don’t Mess with Social Security – Or Else Face the Wrath of Voters in 2014
Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet