Dispatches From the Edge: The ‘Uniquely’ Dangerous Lebanon Border

By Conn Hallinan
Tuesday September 07, 2010 - 07:49:00 AM

While the Middle East—indeed, the world—is riveted by the on-going crisis around Iran’s nuclear program, the most immediate danger of a war may be on Israel’s border with Lebanon: “Exceptionally quiet and uniquely dangerous” was how the Independent’s Robert Fisk described it last month. -more-

The Public Eye: Republican Faith-Based Politics: The Dumbing of America

By Bob Burnett
Tuesday September 07, 2010 - 08:53:00 AM

Republican panic about the size of the Federal deficit is wildly inconsistent with their plea to continue Bush-era tax cuts for the rich. Nonetheless they keep harping on both themes. It’s emblematic of Republican faith-based politics; they believe -more-

The Public Eye: No Depression in Heaven

By Bob Burnett
Tuesday September 07, 2010 - 09:05:00 AM

Recent news about the contraction of the economy confirmed what many of us have suspected: the recession has morphed into a depression. Given that so many Americans are dejected and angry, how do Liberals turn this moment into an opportunity? -more-

Senior Power: Is There a Senior Culture?

By Helen Rippier Wheeler
Tuesday September 07, 2010 - 09:51:00 AM

Culture : Noun. The word "culture" is commonly used to refer to the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization or group, which suggests the possibility of a senior culture. -more-