Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ameena Matthews: Making a Peaceful Difference on the Streets of Chicago

I was fortunate to be in my car when Ameena Matthews was interviewed on “Fresh Air,” the on-air home of NPR’s extraordinary Terry Gross. The subject was The Interrupters, a new documentary by the maker of Oscar-winning Hoop Dreams. But the best part … Continue reading

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The environmental cost of eating shrimp is off the charts

Two vegetarian friends of mine, through their quiet example, have caused me to improve my approach to eating, at least sometimes. Although I will never achieve a “no meat” diet, I eat less of it than before, and I look … Continue reading

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Woz Larry Summers who dunnit

If I were king, I’d send any advisor who did this to me off to a life cleaning the royal chicken coops: Noam Scheiber: The Memo that Larry Summers Didn’t Want Obama to See, by Noam Scheiber: …Last month,… Ryan … Continue reading

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