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Sex Colonies on Mars, Catching Russians and Donald Trump

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

One Voice

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

A Mother’s Day Parable From Erma Bombeck

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

Out for Justice

“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…”

“You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Duke Ellington, born this day in 1899

Poison Politics

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

Poetic Logic

“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

The E.R.A. Era

Read the horrific demands of the Equal Rights Amendment! Continue reading

A Literary Milestone

The book, a bold stab at slavery, sold second only to the Bible in its year of publication and for the rest of the Century — in spite of it pre-dating the Civil War. Here are a few blurbs from reviews in 1852: Continue reading

Some Claim That the Study of Stupidity is Called “Monology.”

… or “Journalism.” In case you were too bombed on St. Patrick’s Day, here are the headlines you missed for March 17, 2017. ***

Oh, right. Happy Inauguration Day.

“Chief among the forces affecting political folly is lust for power, named by Tacitus as “the most flagrant of all passions.” “No one is so sure of his premises as the man who knows too little.” “Government was rarely more than a choice between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” “A phenomenon noticeable throughout history regardless … Continue reading

Happy Labor Day

”Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. “Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” ~Abraham Lincoln Happy Labor Day to all those who built and maintain this nation! ***

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