Thursday, April 21, 2005

A pragmatic idealist

I don't know why it seems uplifting to read this, but it is. Bob Herbert writes For Marla, No Sacrifice Too Great of a quixotic quest that to me demonstrates the best of the human spirit. (If you're not a user of the New York Times website, you will need to register.)

You can read the news account of Marla Ruzicka's death and noble life here at
SFGate
,

some of the reaction to her passing at Philly

and here, the work of the group she founded: Civic Worldwide .

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Rowing upstream in a quickening current

I have doubts about current efforts to pass a federal "shield law." I don't think Kristof takes a position on that here, but what he writes is a pretty good start on the reasons for my doubts. The New York Times, op-ed page: A Slap in the Face