With nothing but poverty, trauma and political strife in the news for the Gaza Strip, the future seems unremittingly bleak. People are resilient, but how much more can they stand?
Some corporations dipping their toes into new modes of campaign funding have been rebuffed by hostile consumer and stockholder reaction, but Chevron doesn't seem to mind.
Jack A. Smith was editor of the Guardian -- for decades the nation's preeminent leftist newsweekly -- that closed shop in 1992. Smith now edits the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter.