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  • LEDES

    TA MUG iconThis LEDE is a new feature on THE Ave.  The lede in a newspaper is the paragraph that initially draws readers into a story. On THE-Ave.US, stories can be spread across  many posts so we will use ledes to draw your attention to stories about specific topics or to authors who write here on TA.

    For example, you can click here for stories about the UW or here for timely stories about the presidency under Mitt Romney.

  • SUNDAY REVELATIONS

    ST PAUL ICONEvery Sunday, THE Ave begins with a story about religion. Sometimes these are quotes from one of the bibles, other times they stories about how religious and anti religious people behave. Hopefully there is enough balance to please, offend, or stimulate folks who care about what is done in the name or names of deities. READMORE HERE.

  • SOUTH CAROLINA

    Some months BBQ SC ago I started writing about South Carolina.  In part I started because of the fight between that state and Washington state about jobs for Boeing.  What I have found is almost unbelievable.  The cradle of the confederacy, remains almost incredibly foreign to any place I have lived.  Teen births, gun abuse, anti union laws, racism, … I have relatives who chose to live there but I doubt I would ever want to visit their home. CLICK the BBQ guy to readmore.

  • UW

    mR sMITH GOES TO THE uwThe UW was and is the soil from which THE Ave developed.  This lede will take you to stories about the UW … the athletic department’s budget, the lack of free speech on campus, the achievements of the UW that do not get heralded, relations with the city and state, and more. Recent stories have dealt wit a very strange fight over the UW logo.

  • ROGER RABBIT

     

    Roger RabbitRoger is our resident Chief Justice of the cabbage patch.  A former judge and a former journalist, this furry creature is cynical about most things, legalistic about law, and even .. at times … good at making fun.

  • LEGAL THUGS

    legal thuggeryLegal thugs …. they are a pestilence.  I found the lady here watching at the edge of a labor meeting in Seattle.  Who was she?  From her clothing, manicured nails and skeptical posture I took her for some corporate type, perhaps a corporate lawyer looking for an edge.   Lawyers working for corporations seem to be pretty good at that and pretty bad at any sense of ethics.  Indeed, I believe Law 101 teaches them that the first principle of the law is that “it is OK if you can get away with it.” This may be a caricature but I have been collecting stories about lawyers who use perjury as a device, extort money from targets afraid of the costs of law suits, hold forth while hiding under fictions that they are not acting as lawyers, and much more.   Read about this under the tag for legal thuggery.

Posts Tagged ‘Disaster relief’

April 10th, 2011 - 7:34 am § in America, Religion

Sunday Revelations: Most Americans don’t blame God for natural disasters

God: (guest editor) I am relieved and grateful for the forgiveness. By Nicole Neroulias, Religious News Service (RNS) We may never know why bad things happen to good people, but most Americans—except evangelicals—reject the idea that natural disasters are divine punishment, a test of faith or so[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 6:15 am § in America, Religion, Religion

Sunday Revelations: Chernobyl Legacy

Photography of sick children in Chernobyl  by Paul Fusco. Ed. To be fair, I have no way of knowing whether these kids’ illnesses are due to the Chernobyl meltdown.   Whatever the truth , the horror is overwhelming.  I wonder whether the cloak of compassion we hear from the Christian right [...]

April 8th, 2011 - 8:01 am § in Misc.

UPDATE: How to Donate for Japan Relief

From our American School in Japan alumnus, a complete listing of reputable charities engaged in relief work following the Tohoku Earthquake of March 11, tailored for donors outside Japan. Contact poster for complete info on donating from within Japan.[...]