Immigration and migration are, historically, the first line of defense against poverty and starvation. For those facing unsurmountable odds, being a refugee is the first line of defense against being murdered. Continue reading
Aretha Franklin, Marion Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Politics of Mink. Continue reading
Take a moment from harsh reality and sing along a nonsense song with our commander-in-chief. Continue reading
It might not sound that important, but back then, there was a feeling that terrorists not only took away our skyline and businesses and families, but that maybe they had stolen what Americans always rely on to survive a crisis: our sense of humor.
The picture says it all. Quick Takes Bits from our Social Media Sites in Case You Missed them This song really shouldn’t be as relevant today as it is.
Yep. The words in the headline are all connected. Check out the article we worked in that appeared on the CNN Op-Ed section this week: Continue reading
This week in 1954, the U.S. Senate voted 67 to 22 in favor to “condemn” paranoid, communist-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy for “conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.” Because the resolution used the seemingly unenforceable term condemn rather than censure, McCarthy’s supporters on the Senate floor erupted into laughter. Within moments, … Continue reading
When God Created Mothers A Parable by Erma Bombeck When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of “overtime” when the angel appeared and said. “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And God said, “Have you read the specs on this order? She has to be … Continue reading
“I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.”
~Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, born this day in 1837 Continue reading
“You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Duke Ellington, born this day in 1899
Some of the smartest people around are completely stressed out and really really smart. So, we’re celebrating National Winston Churchill Day! Some of our favorite Churchill utterances: Lady Astor to Winston Churchill: ‘If you were my husband I’d poison your brandy.’ Churchill: ‘If you were my wife I’d drink it.’ “An appeaser is … Continue reading
“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” ~Happy Birthday, Robert Frost