Sunday, July 22, 2012


Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. ~~ Emma Lazarus

RIP Alexander Cockburn

Alexander Cockburn, best known for his regular column at CounterPunch, recently passed away after a two-year struggle with cancer. Although I found some of the positions he took to be rather maddening (his climate change denialism comes most readily to mind), he was a welcome gadfly in an age when we can use all the gadflies we can find.