In the first half, analyst of geopolitics and foreign policy Craig B. Hulet commented on the election cycle, current events, and the geopolitical landscape. Midweek Open Lines followed in the second half.
Linda Moulton Howe shares two images to accompany her 12/19/13 presentation. On top a healthy, vibrant morning sun sea star. Below, a dead morning sun star among tens of thousands found dead in October 2013, from a wasting disease that "melted" the sea stars in Howe Sound, Indian Arm, Defence Island, other regions near Vancouver, B.C., Canada and Puget Sound north of Seattle.The die-off extends south to Santa Cruz, California, and north up to parts of the Alaska coast. A similar melting syndrome is also killing sea stars on the East Coast from New Jersey to Rhode Island and Maine. Image courtesy Jonathan Martin.