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To observe the Kent State Shootings, I’m reposting an essay I wrote 2 years ago. The night of May 2, 1970 I was a 17 year-old high school senior, living about 40 minutes east of Kent, OH. One of my … Continue reading
A little nonverbal communication from Joe Crowley (D-NY) , who delivered a one-minute on the House floor. Thanks to Skewriter for posting this on her blog, November Fifth.
National elitism is a crock of shit. We are no better than the best and no worse than the worst among us. The same is true across the planet. The thing about exceptionalism that few of its adherents recognize is that when one is truly exceptional, he or she need not announce it to the rest of the world. Continue reading
Disregard most of the comments in reaction to this clip. I doubt that many of the posters have read Dr. West or know much of his work. Suffice to say that Cornel West is worth listening to…and as usual, I … Continue reading
WASHINGTON- Well, they did it. After threatening for decades, majority House Republicans today passed legislation to deny funds to National Public Radio (NPR). Convening an emergency committee Wednesday to take advantage of a controversy generated by an ambush interview in … Continue reading
Sometimes one knows when it’s time to go. Others overstay their welcome and must be shown to door. Martin Harty ((R-NH), a New England politician, is such a man. Continue reading
Old news by now but I wasn’t blogging when this appeared and since I wrote on it earlier, thought it worth revisiting. In case you missed it, GM recently reported profits of $4.7bn on new vehicle sales. As if that … Continue reading
Think a million dollars is a lot of money? Well, according to a recent Fidelity Investments survey, forty percent of American millionaires don’t. In fact, prevailing opinion among those surveyed is that one needs $7.5 Million to feel wealthy. Continue reading
Despite frigid temps and draconian political pressure from Scott Walker’s Koch Bros.-buttressed administration, unprecedented throngs of union faithful and supporters of the American Labor Movement continue to gather in Madison, WI to protest the first prong of the National GOP-orchestrated … Continue reading