Good things ARE happening in government, healthcare, infrastructure, civil rights, justice, environmental issues, education, energy policy, international relations, jobs, and even politics. Occasional Planet seeks out these hopeful developments–especially those that may be happening under the conventional-news radar–and reports them to our readers. We give equal attention to larger issues and trends, and we try to apply fresh thinking to them, too. About our name: When we chose it, we liked that it had a global sense, and we thought it reflected a sense of humor [something that is important to us.] But don’t take us too literally: this blog is anything but “occasional.” We post new items every weekday, and some weekends as well. We’re delighted that you’ve checked in, and we hope you’ll be back more than just, well, occasionally.
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Political cartoonists pay tribute to Nelson Mandela
I’m going to make a guilty confession here: During much of his lifetime, Nelson Mandela mostly existed at the periphery of my political awareness. When he was in the headlines, I, read about him and admired his courage and power to inspire. In high scho...11 hours ago
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