A new issue of The Commoner is out!

There were 12 good issues of The Commoner earlier this century and then it disappeared for over two years. And now it's back with an issue on the Energy Crisis. It's available here Going with it is an 'editor's blog', where the 'editor' makes this observation:

This sumarises Obama’s world view: “We’ll provide new computers, new technology, and new training for teachers so that students in Chicago and Boston can compete with kids in Beijing for the high-tech, high-wage jobs of the future.”

Okay, perhaps I'm a bit obsessed by the Obama phenomenon. But, meh, I am interested by it. A friend on facebook recently said that she "welcomes President Obama, but urges you to remember one thing about the will of the people - it wasn't long ago that the world was swept away by the Macarena."