Monthly Archives: December 2008

POETRY / Alyce Guynn : Cardinal in Pyrocanthia

Cardinal, detail from quilt / Wolven CyberArts Cardinal in Pyrocanthia A wind chime plays softlythe melody of memorysoaked in winter sun Bright the contrastbetween then and now like the cardinalin my pyrocanthia bush The breeze behind the musicis cold againstthe … finish reading POETRY / Alyce Guynn : Cardinal in Pyrocanthia

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Hamas Rockets, Smart Bombs and Israeli Politics

‘Even smart bombing is bound to cause civilian casualties and much of the Israeli bombing is less than smart. So, of course, when the body count of Palestinian civilians exceeds the body count of Israeli civilians (as it always does) … finish reading Hamas Rockets, Smart Bombs and Israeli Politics

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‘Terrorist’ : A Word That Comes After ‘Arab’

“Arab terrorist,” played by Albert Moses in a Nescafe commercial. Since the classic definition of “terrorism” is the use of violence against civilians to achieve a political goal, Israel would seem to be inviting an objective analysis that it has … finish reading ‘Terrorist’ : A Word That Comes After ‘Arab’

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : The Politics of Gaza and Beyond

The SS Free Gaza and the SS Liberty, with human rights workers and supplies from the Free Gaza Movement successfully landed in Gaza early the evening of Aug. 23, 2008, breaking the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip: has been … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : The Politics of Gaza and Beyond

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Stephanie Chernikowski :
SHINE! 2009

New Year’s greeting from Stephanie Chernikowski | The Rag Blog | December 31, 2008

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New Years Day : J. D. Salinger Turns 90

Still Paging Mr. SalingerBy Charles McGrath / December 31, 2008 On Thursday, J. D. Salinger turns 90. There probably won’t be a party, or if there is we’ll never know. For more than 50 years Mr. Salinger has lived in … finish reading New Years Day : J. D. Salinger Turns 90

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Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez : The Real Problem of the 21st Century

30 Rock’s Kenneth the page (Jack McBrayer): “What about white men?” I would go as far as to say that the defining problem of the 21st-century United States is not, as W.E.B. DuBois claimed of the 20th, the “color line.” … finish reading Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez : The Real Problem of the 21st Century

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Those Wacky Republicans : "Magic Negro" May Actually HELP Candidate Saltsman

‘Four days after news broke that the former Tennessee GOP chairman had sent a CD including a song titled “Barack the Magic Negro” to the RNC members he is courting some of those officials are rallying around the embattled Saltsman.’By … finish reading Those Wacky Republicans : "Magic Negro" May Actually HELP Candidate Saltsman

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2008 : Bush Blew it on Katrina, But Where Were the Progressives?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Chalmette, La., Aug. 14, 2007. Pelosi and a congressional delegation of Democrats were visiting Hurricane Katrina ravaged areas. With her are House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, D-S.C. (right) and U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-La. Photo … finish reading 2008 : Bush Blew it on Katrina, But Where Were the Progressives?

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The Real Melamine Story : The FDA Isn’t Protecting Us

Dr. Stephen Sundlof says traces of melanine in baby food “perfectly fine.” Photo by Paul J. Richards / AFP / Getty Images. Conscientious consumers who have followed the melamine story are appropriately outraged. Some have written off the FDA as … finish reading The Real Melamine Story : The FDA Isn’t Protecting Us

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Israel and Gaza : 100 Eyes for an Eye

Gaza’s central security headquarters and prison, known as the Seraya, after it was hit in an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City on Sunday. Photo by Adel Hana / AP. ‘Even if you set aside the magnitude of Israel’s violations … finish reading Israel and Gaza : 100 Eyes for an Eye

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Hundreds Protest in Texas Against Israel’s Assault on Gaza

Protesters in Texas joined hundreds of thousands all over the world speaking out against Israel’s assault on Gaza in the last two days. Here, a Palestinian flag flutters in the wind, as people protest in the southern suburb of Dahiyeh, … finish reading Hundreds Protest in Texas Against Israel’s Assault on Gaza

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