TBC: Morning Musing 10.8.14

Today I have 2 articles for your perusal.

First up is an interview with Noam Chomsky. It covers a variety of issues and is long but well worth the read:

Chomsky: U.S. Spawned a Fundamentalist Frankenstein in the Mideast

For decades now, Noam Chomsky has been widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive (linguist, philosopher, social and political critic) and the leading US dissident since the Vietnam War. Chomsky has published over 100 books and thousands of articles and essays, and is the recipient of dozens of honorary doctorate degrees by some of the world’s greatest academic institutions. His latest book, Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013, has just been published by Haymarket Books. On the occasion of the release of his last book, Chomsky gave an exclusive and wide-ranging interview to C.J. Polychroniou for Truthout, parts of which will also appear in The Sunday Eleftherotypia, a major national Greek newspaper.

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Second, is a look at 6 other important cases that are already on or are likely to end up on SCOTUS’s schedule this term:

Six Supreme Court Cases Equality Advocates Should Watch This Term

When the U.S. Supreme Court convenes Monday, it will be the beginning of Chief Justice John Roberts’ tenth year at the helm, and with an unfinished docket of cases already packed with hot-button issues, his influence on the Court is apparent.

The Supreme Court, like it did in its most recent term, will venture into issues of religious liberties and free speech, in addition to tackling racial gerrymandering and pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. It’s a daunting docket for equality advocates and could be one of the most radical years for the Roberts Court yet.

So, how you doin’?  😀