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farzana-versey's picture
Sep.10.2013
Pastor Terry Jones will burn 3000 copies of the Quran. A group of American Muslims will donate blood in response. While this pacifist reaction is good, why do Muslims, who are professionals, who contribute to the economic and social life of the U.S., have to get defensive and try to "overturn the...
mara-buck's picture
Aug.23.2013
  This is America --- a black woman using the blue skies of her soul, the red blood of her heart, and the white hot fire of her courage. THIS is America. It doesn’t wear a suit and tie or a uniform; it doesn’t carry a gun; it is the strong, soft voice of a woman whose brainpower overcomes...
randy-mitchell's picture
Aug.16.2013
America is in desperate need of a new wave of entrepreneurship, and leadership. The Economy. Money. Jobs. Your Future, and the future of our youth. It’s filling the minds of everyone these days especially during this super-heated political election. People are more concerned than ever about what...
steven-belanger's picture
Aug.07.2013
Photo: 1120 Winchester Place, Los Angeles, CA.  This is the real house used in the series.  From the show's Wikipedia page   I decided to view Season One of American Horror Story after viewing Season Two and liking it so much.  Season One was also good, though not as much as...
steven-belanger's picture
Jul.27.2013
Photo: A promo poster for the show, on its Wikipedia page   I've been trying forever to get to this series, which I'd DVR-ed.  Turns out, I somehow missed the first episode, and--since two episodes started later than they were supposed to--I missed fifteen minutes or so on those two...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.18.2013
So the Charles Koch Foundation is running an ad in Witchita, Kansas. It's about economic freedom.  Their ad has a few points.  1.   If you're making $34,000 or more in income, you're doing good.  You're among the world's 1% wealthiest of people. 2.  Minimum wage and...
farzana-versey's picture
Jul.16.2013
Had Edward Snowden exposed the dirt of the Taliban, he would have been standing behind the lectern in New York at the UN hall on Friday, July 12. The contrast, and irony, is stark. A young man is hounded by the government of his country for exposing its sly mechanism, of its covert war...
sherry-parnell's picture
Jul.05.2013
Last night as I sat watching brilliant bursts of color explode in the night sky and fall in soft strands of red, white and blue light, I thought about what it really means to live in America. I have always understood the advantages and appreciated the opportunities afforded to me as an American...
JohnnyOla's picture
Jul.03.2013
  “You can just give me a zero on that Dante’s Inferno test on Wednesday,” I boldly told my young, good-looking, blonde graduate student teacher, and the classroom roared with laughter.   I was a senior in my last quarter in college at Auburn University. It was 1978 on a Monday, July 3rd...
james-whyle's picture
Jun.05.2013
Rian Malan: I read somewhere that 'Blood Meridian' was itself begat by a text McCarthy found in an archive.   James Whyle: If a novel works it's because, when you're reading it, you believe it. A novel must be "fictionally true". But to achieve that, it makes sense to build on historical...