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And What Was So Wrong With This?

We made this video right before the last election and thought it would be great for the Hillary campaign.  Continue reading

Fact Check: Would this really help?

4 to 7 billion trees are cut down every year, according to IntactForests Organization. According to Worldometers, there have been 44 million deaths this year. So as catchy as this meme is, it would take 159 years to replenish one year’s worth of deforestation. And there’s another problem. 28% of trees are cut down for … Continue reading

A Must Read on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed. Continue reading

#NoTrumpFriday – November 2, 2018 Edition

Okay, the #notrumpfriday movement we’re trying to start hasn’t gone so well. The reason could be that “trump” is right in the hashtag. But we won’t give up. We’re going to go on pretending that it’s driving Mr. 45 crazy, and hope that it catches on. It’s a simple idea:  Resist posting about him on social media every Friday. Make him feel unloved and unhated … insignificant. Post distractions instead. Continue reading

What was up with Aretha Franklin’s fur coat at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors?

Aretha Franklin, Marion Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Politics of Mink. Continue reading

Courage is Grace Under Pressure

“Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.” ~Happy Birthday, Edward R. Murrow Continue reading

Ready for “Laugh and Get Rich Day”?

Mix all this together. DACA is equal to $28 billion in your checking and savings account. CHIP is your $17 billion medical bill. You still have $11 billion in your piggy bank after you pay the medical bill, and that’s enough to pay for the first few inches of Trump’s wall. Continue reading

Remembering a True New Yorker on 9/11

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.
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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

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

See It Now

This week in 1954, one man had the courage to stand up for a nation. Luckily, it was captured on tape. Courage is grace under pressure. ~Ernest Hemingway *** For more on the dark side of television’s Golden Age, check out Lester & Charlie’s new book: ***

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