With Joe away, Abe tackles the Pope's reversal on condom use and the state of modern sexual politics
In a stunning reversal of decades of dogma, Pope Benedict has declared that condoms can be used to control the transmission of HIV under certain circumstances. Specifically, if you're a male prostitute. Those Catholics who are neither male nor inclined to prostitution are still out of luck.
The editor and founder of Salem-News, Tim King, told us about his investigation of the William Coleman case. Our conversation explored racism at OSP, and in Oregon. You can read more articles written by Tim at www.salem-news.com or you can e-mail him at tim@Salem-News.com. His reports are thorough, well done and diverse.
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This week’s Aaron Campbell vigil, upcoming public meetings on Police Accountability Reform
In the wake of the Police Bureau’s firing of Officer Ronald Frashour for the fatal shooting of Aaron Campbell, Lisa Loving’s guest on Wednesday morning Talk Radio is Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch. Tune in for the latest news on this week’s Aaron Campbell vigil, upcoming public meetings on Police Accountability Reform and Mayor Sam Adams’ proposed new gun laws. Find out how you can get involved.
With corporate money at the wheel, whither then for the progressive?
As the populist wave that swept President Obama into office gives way to Business as Usual, Americans are waking up to the realities of life in a plutocracy. Both Frank Rich in the New York Times and Chris Hedges on Alternet reflect on this point in grand fashion. Rich, in a column titled "Who Will Stand Up to the Superrich?" writes that the issue is "issue is whether the country can afford the systemic damage being done by the ever-growing income inequality between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else, whether poor, middle class or even rich."