Monthly Archives: May 2012

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I’ll never look at the Olympic Flame and feel the same

Did you know that the tradition of moving the flame from Greece to the site of the summer Olympics via relay was started in 1936 by Joseph Goebbels as part of the Nazi propaganda machine to add to the myth … Continue reading

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Loving v. Virginia

In 1967, the United States Supreme Court (Loving v. Virginia) unanimously overturned anti-miscegenation laws that were still on the books in 16 states. Alabama was actually the last state to overturn its law against interracial marriage. No one has ever … Continue reading

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A House Divided

I was listening this morning about reports from Indiana where Tea party candidate Richard Mourdock handily defeated long-time Senator Richard Lugar in the Republican Senatorial primary. I am no fan of Dick Lugar, although I did appreciate the comments he … Continue reading

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Redemption and Retribution

Four years ago, I made my first visit to Angola prison. I was moved to write something then.  I think it’s still worth a read. In today’s New York Times, Campbell Robinson writes about Angola and Warden Burl Cain. Of … Continue reading

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A half-million new jobs a month and $2.00 gallon gas

I have not even read through the news today (I now read rather than watch –it’s far easier to make it disappear), but guess what’s the BREAKING NEWS story of the day? Candidate Romney is telling the American people that … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Heifer 12 x 12:
Jisu Erxi is 70 years old, poor, and living with her husband Leer Wujia and her three grandchildren in Gudu community, Zhaojue County, Sichuan Province. She’s missing some teeth and there’s no doubt that the…

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