Monthly Archives: March 2011

Comfort Food

ITALIAN BEAN SOUP In about 3 quarts of water, cook about 1 cup of rice, or diallini or salad macs (I use whole wheat macaroni) and 1 medium diced potato (skin left on.) Add the sauce (the sauce refers to … Continue reading

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Revisiting Women’s History Month

In late February, at the cusp of Women’s History Month, Stephen Colbert interviewed women’s studies author, Stephanie Coontz. In typical Colbert fashion, he cajoles Coontz as she discusses, A Strange Stirring, her new book about Betty Friedan’s, Feminine Mystique. Colbert … Continue reading

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Ex-Cop Lisa Staples Back in Court on Second DUI

On Monday, March 14, 2011, former Champaign police detective Lisa Staples returned to court for a second DUI. She nearly killed two 17-year-old girls on December 19, 2010 when she struck their car at high speeds. According to four additional … Continue reading

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Letter from Madison, February 27, 2011

This Sunday Zach Poppel and I traveled to Madison to support the occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol. I want to share some of my experiences. As we left for Madison, we knew we might not be able to get into … Continue reading

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Is it Fear of Uprisings or Altruistic Punishment?

As the uprisings are spreading around the world and in the United States, there are many who feel fear, reticence, and intense skittishness about what is transpiring. Yet, this anxiety, rather than surprising, is well-cultivated by the contemporary hegemonic forces … Continue reading

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