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Hit Print and Pull the Trigger

American politics and a segment of American society are currently engaged in that periodic shouting match known as the gun debate. Without intending to be overly cynical or simplistic, the … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Library in the High-Rise’s Lobby

So, have you heard the one about the library in financial trouble? You have!? Of course you have. That question hasn’t changed much in the last years, but luckily the … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

No Soda, No Tobacco, No Libraries

Mayor Bloomberg has been spending a lot of time worrying about your health (assuming you’re a New Yorker) lately. While he has been active in campaigning for stricter gun regulations, … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Through the Google Glass

Did you know that secretly recording somebody is illegal in California? James O’Keefe, the conservative provocateur behind such doctored classics as “ACORN assists in prostitution,” has recently received a pricy … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 20 Comments

You Have Already Opted-In

Have you ever walked around in a store, or by a shop window, and had a momentary odd feeling upon recognizing that you were on camera? Or, have you become … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Name Chiseled Above the Door

For those who don’t know, the actual name of the NYPL main branch on 42nd street (in NYC) is the: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Who is this Stephen A. Schwarzman? … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

Today with Big Brother

As you may have heard…yesterday the Supreme Court delivered a 5-4 decision in the case known as Clapper v. Amnesty International USA. The lawsuit had challenged an element of the … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

From the Testing Trenches

Most people who have taken their share of standardized tests know (on some level) that there is something about the tests that is, shall we say, bunk. While I was … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Neoliberalism Can Suck It

Good AROTE, faithful crewmembers.  Since the captains of this sinking ship live in New York City, we will probably have a lot to say about the state of things here.  … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

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