Why the name “Occasional Planet”?

Superman fans will recognize our name as a takeoff on “The Daily Planet,” which was the newspaper for which Clark Kent/Superman worked.  Don’t take our name too literally: there’s nothing very “occasional” about this blog. We post at least one new article every weekday, and some weekend days as well.

Is the Occasional Planet affiliated with a political party, candidate, campaign, or other political organization?
NO! It’s just a blog where a group of writers can share their ideas concerning politics, education, health care, and whatever else tickles their fancy.

Why don’t you have ads on Occasional Planet?
We’re not here to make money. Our focus in on issues, and we think that ads are distractions.

I want to contact one of the authors. How can I do that?
Our contributors welcome any and all feedback. We’d prefer it if you left a comment at the end of a post, but you can also reach us through email.
Arthur Lieber – alieber@occasionalplanet.org
Gloria Shur Bilchik – gbilchik@occasionalplanet.org
Madonna Gauding – mgauding@occasionalplanet.org



How do I email an article to a friend?
At the bottom of every posting, there’s a bar with all sorts of options for sharing. From there you can post it on Facebook, email it to a friend, Digg it!, and about 100 other things.

Is there an easy way to print out posts?
Yes there is! Underneath the image for each article is a little box that gives you the option to print out the post.


What’s the orange button on the upper right side of the page?
The orange but­ton is an rss feed. If you click it, you will be auto­mat­i­cally updated any­time some­thing new is posted. For a bet­ter expla­na­tion, click here to watch a short film.