Category: Contemporary Issues

Miniseries Review: The Men Who Built America (History Channel)

Summary: If you are looking for a good historical docudrama about vision, grit, determination, and an abundance of moral dillemmas, greater-good scenarios, and hard choices, you might enjoy The Men Who Built America.  It focuses mainly on the enormous and world-changing contributions of 4 entrepreneurs: Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, and […]

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Trayvon Martin Shooting – New Facts vs. Media Bias

VOL 1: Current Events (2010.03.27) Trayvon Martin: One of the most talked about issues across the nation happened in Sanford, Florida last month.  Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old African-American youth was shot in an altercation/confrontation with 28-year old George Zimmerman, a gentleman of Caucasian-Hispanic dissent.  Since the beginning the media’s portrayal  of events has seemed […]

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Trayvon Martin’s Death and What it Says About Race, Privilege, and Homicide

Here is an excellent article analyzing crime statistics in American at the time of the Trayvon Martin shooting: Trayvon Martin’s Death and What it Says About Race, Privilege, and Homicide.

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Trayvon Martin Shooting in Florida

I’m a white guy living in Florida.  I didn’t know Trayvon and I don’t know who all was the aggressor in the situation, despite what I’ve heard on the radio.  However, I do think it highly unusual and suspicious that the police are giving Mr. Zimmerman a pass and not investigating. I believe they are […]

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Odysseus vs. Achilles – Progressive Populism for the 21st Century – Open Salon

Odysseus vs. Achilles – Rw005g – Open Salon. Odysseus finds Achilles (tapestry by Rubens)

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The Social Media Fulfillment Pyramid

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