Something extraordinary and unprecedented is happening within the environmental movement. The epicenter of this "Earth"-quake is Sacred Stone Camp on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota.
I'm about to shock you, so be prepared. I'm going to defend a more-hated entity than Congress. I'm going to defend the media, the universally agreed-upon Dr. Frankenstein in the creation of Donald Trump.
Of all the excuses ladled out for the Obama administration's shredding of the Fourth Amendment while assaulting press freedom and prosecuting "national security" whistleblowers, none is more pernicious than the claim that technology is responsible.
As the skiers race downhill, also going downhill is US relations with Russia and Venezuela where an opposition leader backed by the National Endowment for Democracy is now in jail as street protests escalate.
Amy Goodman spoke clearly and engagingly about topics ranging from radio to revolution, from drone wars to the death penalty. Her voice, so familiar to most of us in the audience, might have been coming from a Democracy Now! broadcast.
As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney square off in the first presidential debate tonight, Democracy Now! will broadcast live from Denver with a special expanded presidential debate from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. ET.