Crazy Cases

Jean Barker 10 comments | 1382 views

People in other countries have always been amused by America's legal system, because it allows you to sue people for anything, including not realising how dumb you could be, even if they already know you're John Boehner, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Worse than al-Qaeda

Jean Barker 28 comments | 4701 views

Who would have thought you could actually create an organization that was worse than the Syrian regime, or worse than al-Qaeda, asks Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Missouri: The past bites back

Jean Barker 23 comments | 2174 views

The uprising over unarmed black teenager Michael Brown's shooting is really not so much about one young man, as all about what being brown-skinned still means in the USA, writes Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Fighting talk

Jean Barker 30 comments | 2614 views

It's impossible to have a civilised discussion about Gaza in with anyone I know in America right now, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Background and... action

Jean Barker 1403 views

That last thing I ever thought I'd do to make money in LA is act, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Living in the future

Jean Barker 3 comments | 1208 views

What do I miss the most about LA when I am in SA? My internet addiction, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Is a peaceful America possible?

Jean Barker 9 comments | 946 views

Is the USA finally relinquishing its status as global judge, jury and executioner, asks Jean Barker.


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Job-hunting in Hollywood

Jean Barker 911 views

Since my work permit arrived about 10 days ago, I've been experiencing all the Hollywood glam of trying to pay my rent, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Duck and Cover, kids!

Jean Barker 11 comments | 983 views

Apparently, gun control is not the answer. America's kids just need body armour, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Church in State

Jean Barker 85 comments | 2860 views

How does praying to Jesus before a city council meeting not violate the separation of church and state, asks Jean Barker

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Jean Barker

Micro-aggression, the Macro-buzz

Jean Barker 9 comments | 1311 views

A new buzzword is raising awareness in the USA of the seemingly small stupidities that can add up to serious prejudice over time, writes Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

The USA's 'Pot-Rush'

Jean Barker 33 comments | 2044 views

Maybe marijuana does have some medical uses. And now that medical use is legal, every pothead has a chronic ailment, says Jean Barker.


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