Last week Bill Moyers was on The Daily Show talking about Democracy … and his new book of essays on the subject. An excerpt linked here (from the Common Dreams website) describes Democracy as a series of narrow escapes … and wonders if we can do it this time. He puts our current situation in historical context … and in incisive, elegant prose, decries and demystifies the disinclination of the press to speak truth about (or to) power.
But the American public has little energy for weighty fare (like articles on Democracy), so I’ll turn to the JordanCornblog version of celebrity news … HollyCornblog will be heading home tomorrow after an alligator-riddled time in Florida. I’m sure she was saddened to see the Flyers get shellacked by the Penguins yesterday, and will be glad to return to her high hills, hop rhizomes, lilacs and dandelions … and her loyal dog, ZoeyHopbrew-Cornblog!