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You know that among my reading and teaching, as well as writing interests has been the remarkable scholarship of the men and women in what has come to be known as Historical-Jesus Research. These historians have used traditional historiography, along with economic and anthrop… Read full post »
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The House votes now for the 37th time on a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act because new members, says the Speaker, haven't had a chance to vote to ditch it and they'd really like to go on… Read full post »
With Minnesota, yesterday, added to the roll of states affirming marriage equality (twelve now plus the District), and with the Court unlikely, next month, to hold for a sweeping, fifty-state mandate, we are, for a time and as to… Read full post »
While I get why Mr. Tarantino lost Best Picture to Mr. Afleck, and while I enjoyed "Argo" (and some other nominees), "Django Unchained" is simply a better film, more intelligent, historically ironic, written and acted w… Read full post »
The numbers of near-opportunities to have ended the ten-year rape-in-chains, suffering-in-squalor of Amanda Berry (who now has a six-year-old daughter born imprisoned) Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight...th… Read full post »
May 4, 1970, Mary Ann Vecchio, kneeling
&n… Read full post »
Those of us who make arguments for LGBT civil rights don't often enough raise up just how prevalent legal workplace discrimination remains throughout the United States. The states highlighted above allow businesses, state offices, and state age
When Tamar and I were expelled from The People's Republic of China in May, 1986 (see “Would You E… Read full post »
I'm pleased to tell you that a small, respected press, a midwestern book publisher, has offered to bring out a first book of my social justice essays, between sixty and seventy-five pieces. We've chosen about forty so far. Over… Read full post »
In this 1943 file photo, a group of Polish Jews are led away for deportation by erman SS soldiers during the destruction of the
For as long as most of us can recall, the conventional wisdom has had it that African-Americans far outnumber other racial groups in our prisons. There may have been a time when that was correct. Not anymore.
Erica Goode of the New… Read full post »
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Luis Lebron and his son leave a Florida courthouse in 2011.
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Oddly, perhaps, the yellow-white hot streaking ball -- is there some comic-cosmic rule about which God's seen fit to keep me in the dark: do meteors have to, absolutely have to plummet into frozen Siberian lakes? Why not, say,
I am sixty-two my son is twenty-three.
Ying was our student our friend twenty-five on 4 June 1989.
Tian-an-men three thousand dead on the square.
Twenty-six when we bribed her way out of there, when
Tamar and I bribed
For some time I've raised up the work of the federal courts as they work to stem the excesses of radically misogynist state legislatures when those bodies unconstitutionally restrict women's health services, particularly those for poor women. Mo… Read full post »
Despite the fact that, thanks to Drs. Salk, Sabin, and the World Health Organization, polio's nearly gone, I tend to read news items having to do with polio and efforts to stop it. Now, when I was very young, because I wore ungainly leg… Read full post »
While we debate immigration reform in the Capitol's clean halls and chambers, at the dusty, rock-strewn Arizona-Mexico fence an entirely different kind of reform is being enacted. Yesterday, reports the Associated Press, an autopsy was completed on a
Should states support with your tax dollars private schools that discriminate against children on the basis of gender-orientation?
You may think that the NRA leadership's response to the murders of Connecticut children is inadequate. You may even deem it mad as well as rapacious. I do. However, the organization's sense of that high-powered mayhem may well be nowhere close to the lunacy of its stand on… Read full post »
The Harvard Classics, published in 1910, is a fifty-one volume gorgeous leather-bound set of books, the Western canon in literature, sciences, philosophy, and the arts. The set I have has in each of its volumes the fountain pen signature of its orig… Read full post »
With many others, I've moved my blog to Our Salon.
I cannot continue here under present conditions. I hope to return to a reinvigorated Open Salon if/when Salon Media Group takes this site seriously enough to… Read full post »
Open Salon is a community that uses the OS website to stay in touch with a core group of people who enjoy writing and discussing all kinds of topics. We, the writers, are the community; Open Salon is a platform. We believe the OS platform has become incapable of… Read full post »
Doc says it happens to many early retirees who are alone with Doo Wop, MSNBC, Perry Mason re-runs, and a cat.
You know, no idea where your keys and specs are for weeks on end, you bumble into the kitchen at 1 p.m. only to be cheeril… Read full post »