As part of my escalating plan to dominate all media, I have two items to which to draw your attention.
Once again on Friday, I will be guest hosting "Right, Left & Center" on public radio station KCRW in Santa Monica. My panelists will be Arianna Huffington, Robert Scheer and John O'sullivan.
If u live in So Cal, u can hear it live over the air at 2:30 p.m. and rebrdcst at 7 p.m. at 89.9 FM.
Other wise, you can listen over the internet at KCRW.org or at http://kcrw.org/show/lr .
While your're listenting, pop open the L.A. Times and take a gander at my opinion editorial on why it was smart to scuttle the Freedom Center that was slated for construction at the World Trade Center. Here's a teaser:
But there is a good reason to scrap the center: In our current popular and political culture, the very word "freedom" has so many different meanings to so many people that it has ceased to have much collective meaning.
To paraphrase (or bastardize) the Kris Kristofferson song, freedom's just another word we use when we have nothing else to say. It can alternately be used to describe our right to free speech or the availability of 53 types of toilet paper. Or the right to sit in the middle of the street, or the right not to have our day disrupted by such public disobedience.
To others, freedom means providing all with the basics of life, while some are certain it guarantees the right to gain as much personal advantage as possible, even at the expense of the most disadvantaged. More...