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  • 'Blackfish' gives Pixar second thoughts on 'Finding Dory' plot

    'Blackfish' gives Pixar second thoughts on 'Finding Dory' plot
    “Finding Dory” may be undergoing a sea change as Pixar is taking a page from a little-seen whale documentary. The Walt Disney-owned animation studio is hard at work on "Finding Dory," a follow-up to the 2003 oceanic blockbuster "Finding...
  • Yale Students Push For Divesting in Fossil Fuels

    Yale Students Push For Divesting in Fossil Fuels
    Back in the 1980s, “divestment” was a term for a student-driven campaign to force colleges and universities to end their financial connections to companies doing business with South Africa’s brutal white apartheid regime. Today, the...
  • Tea party attempting to remake itself

    The tea party, facing lagging interest, is searching for a path to renewed relevance. Gone are the annual April 15 mass rallies protesting taxes and government spending. New leaders are changing priorities in Broward and Palm Beach county chapters....
  • Michele Bachmann says Bush, GOP embraced 'bailout socialism'

    Michele Bachmann says Bush, GOP embraced 'bailout socialism'
    Michele Bachmann goes after not only Democrats but also fellow Republicans in her new book, accusing former President George W. Bush and her GOP colleagues in Congress of failing to stay true to conservative, free-market principles when they supported the...
  • Occupy Wall Street

     
    As of this writing (October 12, 2011), it has been 26 days since the Occupy Wall Street movement has been going on. A while back, I wrote a blog about campaign finance reform and the proliferation of money in politics. At the time, I talked about money...
  • For once if not for all, election will offer a real choice

     
    Supporters of the tea party movement and I find ourselves in a rare moment of agreement: This is shaping up as the election we want. By asking wonky, far-right Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to be his running mate, presumptive......
  • Justin McLeod's Blog

    Justin McLeod's Blog
    August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end.  With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business.  I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools.  There are several reasons why I'm switching...
  • Pasadena siblings crusade for divergent political causes

    Pasadena siblings crusade for divergent political causes
    SACRAMENTO — In a second-floor walk-up near the Capitol, two children of one of the world's richest men used to slump into armchairs in the evening and gripe about California education, unwittingly laying the groundwork for a potential upheaval in...
  • For Gays In Harlem, Change But Not Enough

    For Gays In Harlem, Change But Not Enough
    Richard Ruperto walked into a record store in Harlem with a friend to buy CDs. As the two teens spoke, a man intruded on their conversation. “Put some base into your voice, you fag,” he said. Afraid, the boys bolted out of the store, leaving...
  • Officials: Peņa Nieto projected winner in Mexican presidential vote

    Officials: Peña Nieto projected winner in Mexican presidential vote
    Enrique Peņa Nieto is the projected winner of Mexico's presidential election, according to a quick count by election officials. Representative samples from polling stations throughout the country gave Peņa Nieto the lead, with between 37.93% and 38.55%...
  • 'Occupy Wall Street' uses the street as a stage

    "We are the 99 percent." This is the one belief all protesters in New York's Zuccotti Park have in common, according to OccupyWallSt.org. Although they claim to be using Arab Spring tactics, they are actually continuing a practice that emerged in Great...
  • Occupy Wall Street shifts from protest to policy phase

    Occupy Wall Street shifts from protest to policy phase
    How do you know when a protest movement is starting to scare the pants off the establishment? One clue is when the protesters are casually dismissed as hippies or rabble, or their principles redefined as class envy or as (that all-purpose insult) "un-...