Tag Archives: Martin Luther King

Do all of us older folks need to die before things get better?

A few days ago, in response to a post that I’d written about the young leaders emerging from the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, there was an interesting exchange between two of our favorite commenters, Jean [the first comment above] and Lynn [the second comment above], about, among other things, the idea that sometimes, for true […]

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Elizabeth Warren stopped on the floor of the Senate for attempting to read a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King about the civil rights record of Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions

Last night, on the floor of the United States Senate, Elizabeth Warren, in discussing the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, attempted to read a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King to the U.S. Judiciary Committee about the Senator’s history relative to civil rights. [Sessions, at the time, was in the running to […]

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It’s now scientifically proven… You have no voice. You have no power.

According to The Hill, the fall 2014 edition of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics will contain definitive evidence that, statistically speaking, you and I, as average Americans, have “virtually no impact whatsoever on the making of national policy in our country.” Here, with more on the findings of Princeton University’s Martin Gilens and Northwestern […]

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Is Star Trek good for girls?

At some point, about a year ago, Clementine and I got out of the habit of reading together every night. It might have had something to do with the fact that Arlo had come along, and was demanding more of my time, but I suspect she’d also gotten to an age where our interests were […]

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We’ve always known that the day would come when Kerry Bentivolio would embarrass us… Well, that day is today

Our favorite disgraced-local-teacher-turned-Santa-Claus-impersonator-turned-Congressman, the “mentally unbalanced” Kerry Bentivolio, finally made the big-time, scoring not only a feature story in yesterday’s New York Times, but a significant mention in columnists Maureen Dowd’s piece on the implosion of Republican party. Apparently, when you come out right before the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have […]

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