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Dope and the 11-Year-Old

When 11-year-old Spencer Musgrave appeared at Laytonville’s combined elementary and middle school on a recent Monday morning, the first thing he did was head for…

Bad Mondegreens

In the 1950s a kid standing next to me in church was singing along with "America the Beautiful," ending with "stand beside her, and guide…

Spinning Populism in American News Media

A specter is haunting America — the specter of populism. Now that Patrick Buchanan has left the Republican fold to seek the Reform Party's presidential…

Getting Giddy about Georgia-Pacific’s Tree Sale

With considerable fanfare, The Timber Company (aka Georgia-Pacific of Atlanta) has announced that it will follow suit — like its anti-trust spin-off Louisiana-Pacific, G-P is…

In Dreams

When I was in my late 20s I started having these incredible flying dreams. I could take off from a standing start and find myself sailing over

Columbine: Revenge of the Brains

From the very first day this story has read like a movie in progress. The opening images of two boys in black, two gothic young…

Yankees Win, But Braves Don’t Lose

Don't be misled by what happened in the World Series this year. Sure, the invincible Yankees of New York once again beat the Braves of…

New Study Links Monsanto’s Roundup to Cancer

A recent study by eminent oncologists Dr. Lennart Hardell and Dr. Mikael Eriksson of Sweden, has revealed clear links between one of the world's biggest…

Why You Should Care About Waco

In the summer of 1992, a gun dealer named David Koresh sent a message to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). He asked…

Ruffled Feathers

Last May, Geoffrey and Barbara Gould moved some 50 pairs of breeding macaws and miscellaneous other parrots from Scottsdale, Arizona to Point Arena. The Goulds…

Agribusiness’s “Naked, Greedy Grab”

Corporate growers and their political allies are once again singing that whiny little ditty about how “Americans won't do stoop labor.” Which means they're once…

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