California’s War on Plastic

by baldilocks Shooting blanks as usual; hitting the average Californian. The state has outlawed or restricted single-use plastic bags, plastic drinking straws, and plastic cutlery. Future targets: plastic detergent bottles, unattached caps on plastic bottles, and polystyrene containers (typically used to hold restaurant takeout orders), which more than 100 California cities have already banned. Some … Continue reading California’s War on Plastic

Assange: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?

Is Julian Assange a journalist, a whistleblower, or a thief? Before being implicated in the acquisition and release of the Hillary Clinton campaign’s emails in 2016, Assange and WikiLeaks published diplomatic cables and video footages of an airstrike that killed two Reuters photographers, provided by Chelsea Manning. WikiLeaks describes itself as a “media organization” that … Continue reading Assange: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?

Lenten Reflections Sixth Tuesday of Lent: Ordinary

Yesterday we talked about how Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are ordinary days in terms of what goes on with the Church in Holy Week that Jesus' acts during those days were significant, but there is another aspect of this that's worth mentioning as Lent nears its end. The fact that these last days of lent … Continue reading Lenten Reflections Sixth Tuesday of Lent: Ordinary