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What makes the Sarah Palin anomie possible?
INSIGHTS - by Joe Howard Crews --How was Palin able to burst so large and powerful, and so quickly onto the center stage of power and adoration of American politics? How is it possible that she, like some Greek goddess, has descended from Mount Olympus and breathed life into a encrusted old man who adorns himself with the mantle of the Hero? Or will she become the Julia Vipsania Agripina and McCain Emperor I. Claudius, leading this nation into bloody tragedy and dissipation? Read More

Event Reminders:

Free Workshop on Community Coastal Restoration
Thursday, 09/18/2008
Free workshop: Digging In: How To Engage Your Community in Coastal Restoration. The California Coastal Commission is hosting a series of workshops on how to develop a volunteer-based habitat restoration program on Thursday, September 18, from 3pm-6pm.

Francisco X. Alarcon, poet and educator
Thursday, 09/18/2008
If you'd like to introduce the children in your life to great poetry, please join us for a special visit from poet and educator Francisco X. Alarcon. This event will be hosted at our newest library facility, the Carlsbad City Library Learning Center, on Thursday, September 18 at 7pm.

Cignet Theater presents Dying City
Thursday, 09/18/2008
Cignet Theater Company presents the West Coast premiere of "Dying City" by Christopher Shinn. When an Iraq war widow is unexpectedly visited by her dead husband's twin brother, the two are forced to explore the repercussions of their loss, confront the secrets of the past, and admit the truth about the tragic legacy that connects them.

1 Million Doors For Peace Day of Action
Saturday, 09/20/2008
A day of action-take two hours on Saturday, September 20th, 2008 to talk to your neighbors in Vista about the War in Iraq-sponsored by True Majority.org and many other peace organizations! In the first six months of 2008, 205 American soldiers and over 6,000 Iraqi civilians were reported killed in Iraq. Only, you wouldn't know that from watching the three major newscasts which devoted a total of only 181 weekday minutes to covering the Iraq War. The media's complacency in ignoring the ongoing war has made one thing perfectly clear: This war isn't going to end on its own. We have to end it.