Today, I want to urge you to actively seek out the most contentious, polarized, gridlocked places you can find. Because so often, throughout our history, those have been the places where progress really happens.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) in-house watchdog has demanded that the Project On Government Oversight turn over all information it has collected related to abuses and mismanagement at VA medical facilities. The VA is part of the federal government. POGO is a private non-profit group.
The rise of Pogo Parks deserves Hollywood treatment. Brilliant and improbable, vital and near triumphant. It's a story, though unfinished, that promises in its logic defying detail to warm hearts and change lives.
The documentary Dear Mr. Watterson explores what makes Calvin & Hobbes so special, beloved, and influential, and why its creator was willing to take on newspapers and the comics industry not only to serve his creation, but comics in general.
Edward Snowden -- hero or traitor? The 29-year-old Snowden has aroused as sharp a divide in opinion as any in recent memory. But focusing on Snowden is an unfortunate distraction. The real issue is the NSA data gathering programs he disclosed.
Military contractors are crying crocodile tears right now about the "fragility" of their industry. But in fact that industry is flush with cash, and will do or say anything to protect the one thing they care about above all else: profit.
Panetta and his counterparts in the war industry can play Chicken Little all they want about war budget spending cuts, but they can't change the simple fact that military spending is terrible at creating jobs.
As budget cuts come to the fore, military contractors will undoubtedly try to obscure the fact that every $1 billion of military spending costs anywhere between 3,200 and 11,700 jobs or more when compared to other ways of spending the money.
The energy industry is out for blood once again. Over a decade ago, it went after POGO for revealing that the largest oil companies were underpaying royalties to the government. And now it appears they've found a new target.
Using rarely seen footage from the Russian State Film Archives, documentarian Kevin McNeer has produced a fascinating documentary about the late Soviet political cartoonist and propaganda artist Boris Efimov.