— James Risen report by Jaisal Noor at The Real News. James Risen and Phil Donahue on Obama’s War on Press Freedoms
— Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic. Black People Are Not Ignoring ‘Black On Black’ Crime: The politics of changing the subject
Brilliant photojournalism by Saint Louis Post-Dispatch photojournalist David Carson.
— David E. Pozen at Harvard Law Review. The Leaky Leviathan: Why the Government Condemns and Condones Unlawful Disclosures of Information
— danah boyd at apophenia. Why Jane Doe doesn’t get to be a sex trafficking victim
One of the great pleasures of the Internet is encountering the work of nice people by surprise.
Via post here in my Tumblr from Indian Country Today a link to a story there: “Spirit of a Proud Nation: What We Can Learn from the Lakota” by Ms. Biba S. Kavass showed up and I clicked through to read.
I’m getting ahead of myself, because I didn’t notice who the author was until I was finished reading it. A wonderful piece of writing and especially beautiful in telling something important about Lakota culture through telling a Lakota teaching story.
I was curious whether Ms. Biba S. Kavass, the author of the article, was Native American? I don’t know the answer to that question. While I didn’t ask, what I found out is that Ms. Biba S. Kavass is one heck of a teacher. And it’s so cool she puts online some of what she does with her students.
One of the best parts of her Teacher’s Web site is she posts her resume on her About page. It’s impressive, but what really caught my attention is the curriculum she has developed. So much thoughtful work is in evidence.
Read Kavass’s article at Indian Country Today. And maybe take a moment to remember there are some great teachers in our communities who deserve appreciation. I was quite delighted to see Ms. Biba S. Kavass’s work today.
— Michael Shaw at BagNews Notes. David Frum Accuses NYT and Reuters of Staging Gaza Hospital Photos (GRAPHIC)
Felix Salmon at Medium. The #Griefault trade
Why Argentina’s bonds may be worth even more in default
I’m old and I think being on Tumblr helps me notice that. And there really are lots of downsides, feeling crusty and musty. But some older folk have perspective and are usefully reflective. Greg Mitchell is one. If you click the link, you might notice some of his books on the right column. He’s a smart fellow and has a real talent for directing attention to perspectives that increase understanding.
In my feed today there was a clip from a piece from May this year at BBC Africa: Kenya’s hidden sex tourism in Malindi. I used Google to find the article because having seen reporting on this issue previously, I wondered if something had happen, a new development.
The piece is by BBC producer Charlotte Atwood and was billed as an investigative piece. And heavens knows I’m not a qualified press critic, just someone who reads the news. The article disturbed me from a journalistic stand point.
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