Alibi V.21 No.32 • Aug 9-15, 2012 ››
Chasing the big-money phantoms in New Mexico
We got to wondering about the PACs in our state and country. Stay tuned for this series, which will be running in the news section over the coming weeks.
Gun Rhetoric Fires Blanks
Once again, we’re in the middle of two sad American cycles: senseless, lethal violence and the slew of specious arguments that inevitably follow, flying hither and yon like, well, bullets that never quite hit the mark.
All Tied Up
The Council kills a measure that would add four districts instead of diluting the minority voice in the city.
Top 10 National Super PACs
With the rise of the super PAC, so too have emerged watchdog groups that track spending, donors, leaders and beneficiaries. We found OpenSecrets enormously helpful in compiling this list of the big-money political groups today. But that ranking of who’s on top will shift dramatically in the coming weeks, so it’s best to keep a close eye on roster. ProPublica’s PAC track tool is also useful and easy to parse.
Harry Potter Night
See the Albuquerque Isotopes go against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Fans dress up as their favorite witches or wizards and explore Hogwarts.
UFOs at UNM: A Skeptical Believer Presents His Research
David Marler talks about how he uses UNMs collections and other resources to research UFO phenomena, including the mass sighting in Farmington in March 1950 and the “Battle of Los Angeles” in 1942.
New Mexico Hempfest
Presentations from industry leaders, as well as exhibitors and vendors showcasing products and services. Vendors are licensed producers, dispensaries, nutrient companies, medical clinics, health and wellness providers and more.