Show-Down at the Congress Vs. Gonzales Corral: From the Whitehouse press office: “Today at 1:00 pm, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will hold a news conference to announce details of the impending vote of no confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.” Wish I had cable TV.
Kindergarten in Iraq — Children Who Smile and Vow to Kill: This story from CNN is a heartbreaker — describing what has happened to a typical kindergarten in Iraq, including going from 180 to 16 students in 4 years, and having graduations where children speak of the violence brewing around them and inside them. This is a frightening portrait of how the culture of trauma in Iraq is affecting children.
Review of The Global Class War by Jeff Faux: For those of us concerned about globalization and how it will affect our jobs as well as the jobs of our children, this looks like a good read. The reviewer, Stephen E. Shaw, captures well some of the nuances as well as the main thesis of this book.
Sign of the Times: Blogger Jobs: Here’s something you won’t find in the Projo. This is a job board where bloggers can find jobs blogging on subjects as varied as golf and tennis, to “junk creation blogger” (my dream job, if only I could keep up the creative ideas and discoveries) to Asian Food and Baking bloggers. Is it my imagination, or is the job market for writing is shifting rapidly?
A Very Young George Bush Explains Global Warming: This video is funny as well as frightening in its interpretation of W’s world view and his understanding of global warming. “Hello America, it’s me, your President, the Commander-in-chief of the world…”