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Education Reform: Unspeakable Acts, Unnatural Practices

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.27.2016 | Home
Steve Nelson

Unspeakable Acts, Unnatural Practices. This title of Frank Smith's marvelous book debunking "scientific" approaches to reading is a good summary of ...

Hate Is Our True Enemy

Living Room Conversations | Posted 07.17.2016 | Home
Living Room Conversations

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.

This Trippy Disney Mashup Is Your New Earworm

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Home

YouTube’s Pogo, a.k.a. Nick Bertke, is back with yet another Disney-inspired earworm. The Australian electronic music artist sampled music and di...

Government Demands Whistleblower Organization's Encrypted Files

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.16.2014 | Home
Peter Van Buren

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.

Pogo -- A Spark in the Park

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 06.14.2014 | Home
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Michael Berkowitz

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.

Willy Wonka Remix Is Cer-azy Sweet

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2014 | Home

The 1971 classic, "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" might have gotten a Tim Burton remake, but it was still due for a Pogo remix. Watch and li...

Border Security or BS for Short

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 02.22.2014 | Home
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Something is missing in the passionately debated border security, as a part of the immigration overhaul. Advocates for increased border protection bri...

ReThink Review: Dear Mr. Watterson - Art and Business and Calvin & Hobbes

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Jonathan Kim

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.

Here's Your Mary Poppins Acid Trip

Posted 07.26.2013 | Home

Electronic musician Pogo remixed a new song called "What I Likes" using only sounds from Disney's "Mary Poppins." If a flying nanny and a dancing chi...

The Most Dangerous Terrorists Don't Have Verizon Accounts

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.18.2013 | Home
Steve Nelson

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.

Artist's Visa Complaint Video Goes Viral

Posted 03.19.2013 | Home

Nick Bertke, aka Pogo, is an Australian mashup artist who has a major beef with the American visa system. Back in 2011, the then-touring musician was ...

Zach Carter

Former Government Regulators Help Keep Banks Too Big To Fail | Zach Carter | Posted 02.11.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The steady flow of officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission into top corporate jobs feeds a regulatory culture of weak law ...

Pogo Delivers Once Again With New Wizard Of Oz Remix

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.15.2012 | Home

The new Pogo remix, "Wizard of Meh," is nothing short of incredible. The Australian master DJ who has remixed everything from Pulp Fiction to Disney's...

A Gore-And-Food-Filled Homage

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.21.2012 | Home

We've covered electronic remixer Pogo many, many, many, many times, it's true. Known to his family and friends as Nick Bertke, and to YouTube users as...

The Adorable 'Monsters, Inc.' Club Remix

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.05.2012 | Home

The Australian DJ Pogo is a legend around these here internet parts for his ingenious remixes of Disney movies (and other things, but the Disney movie...

'The Fresh Prince' Remixed Into A Song

Posted 01.16.2012 | Home

Pogo is back with one of his most lighthearted remixes yet. The Australian electronic artist, known for mixing movies ("Alice in Wonderland," "Up") an...

Electronic Artist Remixes The Sounds, People Of Bhutan

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

Australian electronic artist Pogo (Nick Bertke) puts remix artists to shame whenever he resurfaces. In his latest seamless production, "Kadinchey," Po...

Lockheed Martin's CEO Wants Your Social Security Check

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.21.2011 | Home
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

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 Starts Singing Contractors' Tune After Closed-Door Meeting

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

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.

The War Industry: Bad Job Creators, Bad Bosses, Bad Stewards of Tax Dollars

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.13.2011 | Home
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

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.

Facing Scrutiny, the Oil and Gas Industry Yet Again Resorts to Ad Hominem Attacks and Tantrums

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home
Project On Government Oversight

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.

Whistleblowers: "Rescind Obama's 'Transparency Award' Now!"

Coleen Rowley | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home
Coleen Rowley

Over 20 noted whistleblowers have just released a petition calling for rescinding a "Transparency Award" President Obama recently received.

WATCH: A Rare Look At Soviet-Era Political Cartoons

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
George Heymont

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.

Christmas in Brooklyn

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Jack Schimmelman

BAY RIDGE By Brian Merlis / Used by Permission I lived in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn for close to 15 years. During that time I worked at jo...

Yes, Pogo: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is US

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Takahashi

I am afraid that there will not be a global agreement to check climate heating until it is too late.