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earl-merkel's picture
Mar.30.2014
(Photo & headline, at right)   I love Ken Burns' work, and in the past he's been kind enough --or unwise enough-- to submit to my arguable "skills" in interviewing him. Nonetheless, I'm willing to wager that Mr. Burns' upcoming seven-part PBS series on "The Roosevelts" will indeed...
tim-fleming's picture
Nov.21.2013
America was once a great country, and its leaders understood that to keep it from falling into the hands of a petty, greedy, narrow-minded, regressive few, we had to be vigilant and forward thinking. FDR, Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy all took this responsibility quite seriously. However, every...
manny-pacheco's picture
Jul.22.2012
PBS and Ken Burns have announced that a documentary will air about the lives of the Roosevelt family in 2014. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History is a seven-part series that follows their story for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962. In...
sherrie-theriault's picture
May.22.2012
  May 22   SOOT     I diligently work to remove the soot, the residue from the last time I tried to hot wire my brain.  When I attempted the short circuit of my safety-thinking, I caught my life on fire and the flames, though brief, were spectacular.  Electric fires...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Apr.22.2012
We ask ourselves how it could be that approximately half of America agrees it's a fine idea to cut education so we can further pare the taxes of super wealthy greed-heads who don’t need our assistance. Obviously most supporters of this daffy notion are nowhere close to being super wealthy...
david-scott-milton's picture
Oct.02.2011
                                                         Drama, Obama!                      ...
stephen-evans's picture
Sep.09.2011
In response to my last post, Rosy Cole reminded me of FDR's famous phrase "we have nothing to fear but fear itself". The quote comes from his inaugural speech in 1933, not a fireside chat during WWII as I had always thought. In this megapartisan era, it is worth more than a look, and you can...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Jul.27.2011
The debt ceiling debacle isn't about debt any more than all the talk about balancing the budget is about the deficit. There is absolutely no ned to be in a crisis. The protracted stalemate has only reached crisis proportions because the president has allowed Congress to be diverted from raising the...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Jan.07.2011
Today, a tweet went scrolling past my computer screen announcing that it was exactly 100 days until the 115th Boston Marathon.  Not too long after, I found myself watching today’s TED video with Neil Parischa, founder of the 1000 Awesome things blog and author of the bestselling book of the same...
marilyn-sachs's picture
Jul.16.2010
A very special man who overcame  his disability was our 32nd president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Paralyzed from the waist down from Polio, he was able to deal with depression and pain, and go on to be one of the greatest presidents we ever had.  Luckily, he had an amazing wife who encouraged him...