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One of the most moving anti-war speeches during the war in Vietnam was given by Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City. The title of his speech was “Beyond Vietnam – A time to Break Silence.”
This… Read full post »
Truly one of the most memorable speeches in American history took place in Indiana on April 4, 1968. Robert Kennedy, addressing a predominately African American neighborhood in Indianapolis, announced that Dr. Martin Luther King had been … Read full post »
Thousands of southern Sudanese vote in U.S.
Image source – Al Jazeera
The world is watching the potential birth of a nation in Africa. The people of southern Sudan began voting Sunday on a referendu… Read full post »
“But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn.”
“The long-hoped-for bullet was entering his brain.
He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark mustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, s… Read full post »
In January of 1964 Lyndon Baines Johnson declared War on Poverty. Speaking at his first State of the Union, only weeks after the death of JFK, President Johnson stated:“This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional wa… Read full post »
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David Dayen, at FDL, has an important post noting that the 9MM Glock semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine that felled Gabby Gifford was illegal under the Assault Weapons Ban that was enacted in 1994 and allowed/… Read full post »
James Madison feared The Tyranny of the Majority when he wrote in Federalist Paper 51:
"It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers but to guard one part of the society against the injust… Read full post »
Just another pesky congressman?
Image source – Mother Jones
The New York Times has a front page article today entitled, “G.O.P. Newcomers Set Out to Undo Obama Victories.” Critical to the Republican plan is the use of House committee hearings to probe/… Read full post »
Arroyo Seco Parkway
The first California freeway was opened seventy years ago today. The Arroyo Seco Parkway, a.k.a. the Pasadena Freeway, connects Los Angeles with Pasadena through the artsy communities on the Arroyo Seco.
Since the… Read full post »
The New York Times yesterday published an op-ed by Ian Livingston, Heather Messera, Michael O’Hanlon and Amy Unikewicz entitled States of Conflict: An Update. The purpose of their essay, apparently, is to assure the American people tha/… Read full post »
St. Joseph’s Hospital – a Phoenix, Arizona landmark – was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1895. St. Joe’s, as it is called by local residents, has been recognized as a major Catholic medical facility - until t/… Read full post »
The corporate elite "tell" us what we want.
In business school we learned that “what people want” is really “what we can successfully convince people that they want”. A basic principle of Marketing 101 is that the consumer is a blank s/… Read full post »
According to a report issued this week by the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), the six largest U.S. banks plan to payout a staggering $143 billion in bonuses this year - an all-time Wall Street record.
Yes, that's right. - One Hundred and Forty Th… Read full post »
A Century Later
The Angel Island Immigration Station, located just north of Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay, was first opened in 1910 and remained open for thirty years. It was there that the U.S. government detained thousands of Asian immigrants … Read full post »
Let the court decide.
Many “truth-to-power” liberals are anxious to make a hero of Julian Assange. But what if our hero is indeed a rapist? Can we separate the important U.S. government lack-of-transparency disclosures provided by WikiLeaks from the… Read full post »
Bush v. Gore decision - December 12, 2000
It was 10 years ago yesterday that the Supreme Court of the United States decided in favor of George W. Bush in Bush v. Gore, stopping the Florida vote recount of 2000. Much has been written about this landmark/… Read full post »
The Great Chinese State Circus is Beijing’s answer to Cirque du Soleil. It is a combination of acrobatics, martial arts and Peking Opera. The group has been touring Europe for several years, mostly in the United Kingdom.
Above is their performance of a p… Read full post »
In a recent Gallup poll on Honesty & Ethics in Professions the usual professions ranked highest (nurses at 81%) and lowest (car salespeople and lobbyists at 7%). However, one profession that continues to decline is that of our U.S. legislators. Members of… Read full post »
Where were you when John Lennon was assassinated?
It’s hard to believe that this happened thirty years ago today.
Do you remember where you were on that Monday, December 8th 1980, when John Lennon was gunned down in front of his apartment at The Dakota in Ne… Read full post »
I don’t know about you, but I come close to hurling every time I see a TV ad about erectile dysfunction (ED). The immoral insensitivity of these ads has increased considerably since the days when Bob Dole would discretely tell us to contact our doctor/… Read full post »
Dave Brubeck, the great jazz pianist, turns 90 today. Brubeck teamed up with alto saxophonist Paul Desmond and other jazz greats to record many albums and perform many worldwide tours over six decades. The Dave Brubeck Quartet has gained international rec/… Read full post »
I know! I know! My liberal compatriots will equate this to me “dancing with the devil”, but I couldn’t help myself. It happened during the early '60s. I was in my freshman year at a conservative college… Read full post »