"Before we put this awful, sadomasochistic election campaign behind us, we need to deal with one of the most shameful parts of it — the treatment of Bill Ayers by both political parties." Brent Harold in the Cape Cod Times.
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A thoughtful meditation by Stephen Prothero on the work of Mary Oliver.
The North American Congress on Latin America ran an excerpt from Garry Leech's Beyond Bogota: Diary of a Drug War Journalist in Colombia.
At Alternet, Nan Mooney on how the economic crisis is affecting higher ed.
In The Nation, David Bacon charts an immigration course for the new administration.
Happiness is contagious. Really—they've scientifically proven it. Keep that it mind as you read Michael Moore discussing the crisis in the auto industry, or Robert Reich telling you that, "We are falling off a cliff… the November losses alone are the worst in 34 years."
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