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phil-naessens's picture
  People ask me all the time why every Wednesday for the past few months I’ve been changing my profile picture. It’s real easy to answer this question and I can do this in three simple words.   Free Saeed Abedini.   That’s it. That’s what this is all about. There are thousands of us...
dale-estey's picture
I don't know if I would have the gumption to do this. Two authors have asked Penguin India to pulp their books published by Penguin, in response to censorship against another author. Both the pros and cons as to whether this particular act by Penguin is censorship can be argued. The laws of...
charles-degelman's picture
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allan-goldstein's picture
            Let us now pause and give thanks for an odd-numbered year.  For me, the best thing about this “off-year” November was that I could mostly ignore a trivial election and concentrate on what truly matters during the last weeks of...
anniken-davenport's picture
  My new home faces a very public square. On one of the trust lots facing Lafayette Square sits The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, its twin spires two talisman guiding my return home when I venture out. The Andrew Low house faces from another trust lot, as does the Hamilton-Turner Inn at...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Self-immolation isn't what it used to be. This ultimate form of protest became global news in 1963 when the venerable monk Thich Quang Duc set himself ablaze in the middle of Saigon, Vietnam, protesting religious oppression. Doused in gasoline, the monk sat serenely in lotus position and lit a...
allan-goldstein's picture
            I’ve been spending some time on the blogs lately and wow, the rage and hopelessness are overwhelming.  Rage from the cuckolded tea party, rage from the flummoxed left.  And everyone’s outrage is The Worst Thing Ever....
charles-degelman's picture
If  you are between the ages of 18 to 30,  you might have been a part of this.  Would you have written about it then? What would you write about it now?    
mara-buck's picture
  Make sure to include all available ammunition, accessories, heavy metal of all kinds; toss in a can of gun oil or two. Ribbons, holiday paper to individual taste. Gather a pailfull of rocks; granite is optimum. Acquire coffin, hopefully sans occupant, but, if occupied, move body gently over...
andrew-q-lam's picture
  The Occupy Wall Street movement began in New York last September and quickly spread around the country -- then, inevitably, in the age of instant information, the world. But just as quickly, it petered out. Here in San Francisco, the protest began the same week the iPhone 4S came out and...