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Bill Lichtenstein

Exercising Restraint in Schools

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 09.02.2014 | Education
Bill Lichtenstein

The controversy surrounding the use of physical restraints and seclusion rooms in schools has exploded and resonated across the country from Hawaii to Massachusetts.

Still a Terrifying Way to Discipline Children: One Year Later

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 02.22.2014 | Education
Bill Lichtenstein

One year ago, I wrote an article for the New York Times exposing the use of physical restraints and isolation rooms with students in schools across th...

Pen vs. Gun: I'll Absolutely Take the First Amendment Over the Second

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

If the NRA is not going to give an inch on the Second Amendment, then let's invoke our absolute First Amendment rights to speak and assemble without restrictions.

"Do You Miss Me?" Asks Ed Koch as Friends and Foes Weigh His Legacy

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
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I took this photo of a New York City subway stabbing, part of a wave of transit crimes that included Renee Katz, a flutist and student at the New York...

Clear Channel to Boston Radio Fans: All Hail EDF!

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 02.22.2013 | Media
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Radio behemoth Clear Channel, owned by Mitt Romney's Bain Capital and cousin of LiveNation and Ticketmaster, knows what you want to hear on the radio....

The Late David Rakoff's Early Radio Days

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

We always were pleased that we had a role in his early radio days. His powerful combination of wit, compassion and humanity will be sorely missed and lives on in his work.

Zaarly? Really?

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 09.28.2011 | Media
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I just got this notice about a new web application called Zaarly. It seems that right in your area, there are people selling things you want, and Zaa...

"Screw the Tripod!" Remebering Ricky Leacock (1921 - 2011)

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.26.2011 | Media
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It's rare to work in an established art form where you can work with and be influenced by those who invented the genre. Not so for documentary filmm...

Being There: Kristof's Game Changing View from Egypt's Streets

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

Proof there's hope. Nick Kristof walked the streets of Cairo for days, and writes of the needed paradigm shift in the attitudes of Americans regarding the Middle East.

U.S. Jobs: Good News Is No News To Fox and Glenn Beck

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

The growing number of private sector jobs and the cutback of the federal workforce is exactly what the GOP/Tea Party has been demanding. But you would never know it from their response.

Glenn Beck Not Even King for a Day

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

In 1995, Glenn Beck was asked to apologize after he ridiculed Asian Americans on the air, including calling and mocking a local Chinese restaurant by pretending to be speaking Chinese.

Proposition 8 Dispatch From the Culture Wars Front

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

There is a side to gay America that is rarely seen and takes place in conservative, often deeply religious small towns and rural communities where those strive to fit in rather than to stand out.

Can You Find the Mexican Alien?

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

How difficult will it be to enforce Arizona's new anti-immigration law, which gives law enforcement the right to stop and detain anyone who is "reason...

Senator Scott Brown On Austin Terror Attack: "People Are Frustrated"

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

In what Fox News is calling his first national TV interview since being elected, Scott Brown pointed to the public's frustration with Washington when he was asked about Joe Stack.

NPR Gets in News Staff's Facebook

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

One has to wonder just what the editors at NPR will say if they are asked, "Is it OK to post a link to last night's Jon Stewart rant or to Frank Rich's recent editorial on my Facebook page?"