- Alternet, which has a bunch of tabs covering stuff like: Election '08, Water, Environment, Human Rights, Iraq, Books, more! Here, as on most of the other sites I'm talking about, outrage is just a click away. Try this, for example, about how Halliburton subsidiary KBR served up contaminated water to hundreds of thousands of our troops in Iraq. Or this encouraging little piece about what a bitch it's going to be to go to college or grad school, unless of course you're as rich as Croseus.
- truthout always has good stuff. Organized by tab like Alternet. Go get your spirits lifted reading how a new rule promulgated by Bush in these last minutes of his horrific presidency will assist the strip mining companies in dumping dirt and rock into Appalachia's streams
- The Huffington Post presents a daily cornucopia of interesting stories. What promises to be a long-running section is one just begun: stories by people who have been steamrolled by the economic meltdown. There's going to be no end of these. And the ones there now are pretty damn sad.
- and more . . . Common Dreams, McClatchy Washington ("Truth to Power" plus a weekly collection of great cartoons), and Op-Ed News.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Whenever one casts about for something bloggable for the day--yes, Virginia, there are those days where even Santa doesn't gift you with an automatic "Yes! That's what I'm going to blog about today." As I was saying, whenever this happens to me, not frequently but on occasion, it's easy to jump start the cranium synapses. All that's necessary is go to one of the blogs listed along the left-hand side here and voila: inevitably an idea appears to roil the thoughts into a blog subject for the day. It usually doesn't take much hunting at all. The most fruitful sites for me are those that contain a host of subjects: