Harvard Ayers is professor emeritus of anthropology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
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Sunday, September 25, 2011
Which Obama Will We Get?
As President Barack Obama tours the country promoting his plans to put Americans back to work and to cut the deficit, he has the potential to reverse his slide in popularity and perhaps to truly represent "change we can believe in." For his first change, he will be promoting his specific solution to a pressing national problem rather than working behind the scenes with Congress. This is what great presidents do — lead. Secondly, he may for the first time apply his considerable oratorical skills to become "salesman-in-chief" for his plans.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Iñupiaq People Ask: “Will We Be the Victims of the Next Oil Spill Disaster?”
The BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that began on April 20, 2010, was a wakeup call for all of us as Americans as we weigh our country's energy future. In what way? It's because we Americans have consumed most of our "easy" oil. Like a drug addict who desperately takes more chances as he has to have more of his drug of choice than he can afford, we are willing to take more and more chances as we drill for the "hard" oil in more and more fragile and risky environments.