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eva-schlesinger's picture
Nov.18.2013
Luke “Sasha” Fleischman, 18, has a friendly smile and likes wearing a skirt. They (Sasha’s preferred gender pronouns are they, them, their, and it) were born biologically male, but identify as agender. On November 4, Sasha fell asleep riding the bus from their Berkeley, California, high school on...
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.17.2013
Photo: President Bush and President-Elect Obama meet in the Oval Office on November 10, 2008.  From Obama's Wikipedia page.   This isn't exactly a political rant, so stay with me if you felt like leaving because of that.  It's more of a plea, I guess.   There are so many...
bretigne-shaffer's picture
Nov.12.2013
  I've written an open letter to Russell Brand in response to his calls for revolution. It appears today on EconomicPolicyJournal.com:   Dear Mr. Brand, Let me start off by saying that I’m a huge fan. I haven’t seen your live show yet, but I’ve been really impressed by every one of...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Oct.29.2013
            Her little body hidden under kerchief and raincoat, the woman is arranging her treasures to tempt people who might pass: bulky socks and scarves that she has knitted, an old table lamp, several ashtrays of varying sizes and shapes,...
michael-seidel's picture
Oct.28.2013
We take such interesting tacks on life in America. It creates a strange merry go round. Starting at the top, we keep tax rates lowest on the wealthiest, who can most afford it.  People can buy pistols, rifles and assault weapons but they can't grow vegetables in their front yards or raise...
steve-hauk's picture
Oct.24.2013
With the Obamacare website's ongoing problems, I thought it's too bad Gary Kildall isn't still around. Kildall, although wrongly somewhat forgotten, is perhaps the greatest genius of the computer age, creator of CP/M (control program for microcomputers). Kildall could have fixed whaever ails the O...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.14.2013
How interesting evil is. It makes all else look good in comparison. Without evil, there would be no concept of good. But can evil exist without good? It is like this: evil does not need something to compare itself with. You can see a wrong as an independent entity, as intent too. The right comes...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.11.2013
Those who spent days hyping up the Nobel Peace Prize are now saying it is a load of nonsense.  The reason is simple. 'Their' candidate did not get it. There goes all talk about a unified world.  Technically, this year's winner is the right choice, if we understand that the Nobel Peace is for...
bretigne-shaffer's picture
Oct.09.2013
My dad writes this morning: "I just received a frantic e-mail from the MoveOn organization, informing me that “The Tea Party and the GOP actually took us over the cliff – and shut down the federal government.” Such a calamity must be analogous to parents running away from home and leaving...
steve-hauk's picture
Oct.08.2013
. . . write the truth is a quality we don't often recognize for its importance to great writing. It is as, if not more important, than talent or style. John Steinbeck had it, writing ``The Grapes of Wrath'' under threat of death. John Reed had it, so did Maxim Gorki. Great reporters have it,...