One of the things I learned from my father is that a crisis is both a danger and...– Within Crisis, Opportunity by Susan Leem, associate producer “That’s in the Chinese characters.” This passing reference by the 96-year-old Chinese-American philosopher Grace Lee Boggs got us wondering. What exactly does she mean? And what do those characters look like? As it happens, explains our...
As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this...– President Obama’s statement on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (via barackobama)
You left behind a beautiful legacy. I hope you knew.
The Wikipedia blackout presents a horrifying picture of a world with no...– Andy Daglas (via kateoplis) Quote of the night. (via shortformblog)
Taking trains and trams in Berlin, I noticed: people reading. Books, I mean, not...– Joshua Cohen, My Berlin Airlift - NYTimes.com (via housingworksbookstore)
When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our...– Martin Luther King, Jr. Southern Christian Leadership Conference Presidential Address, 16 August 1967. This is literally my favorite quote of his (probably true for many people), and that’s saying something because he was such a brilliant and incredibly quotable man. The long arc of the moral...
Trust Me I'm a Doctor: We're going to be the old... →
doctorshawki: When you think of the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and so forth, they feel very distant and antiquated. You may be able to appreciate their impact on the world, but you will never be able to associate yourself with those decades. But the 1900’s 10’s and 20’s? At least to me, those seem centuries more…
Important Amusements: A Duty to Carry Out for The... →
allthreedimensions: Two hundred fifty words is not nearly enough to describe just how amazingly phenomenal She is. Oh, how wondrous it has been to have met Her in my otherwise mundane and unintelligent life. From day one, Her pervasive holiness (please excuse the understatement) has so beautifully permeated the… He would like me to mention that the tags are very important ^______^
Remember the scandal over Janet Jackson's boob...
redlightpolitics: Super Bowl Viewers Will See Graphic Anti-Abortion Ads With Pictures Of Bloody Fetuses
I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I became the...– Comment by @glasnova, after I tweeted that most ‘Fresh Air’ mentions on Twitter are Fresh Prince-related. (Will Smith on Fresh Air)
The Political Notebook: The Prospects for Women in... →
thepoliticalnotebook: United States: 2012 is a general election year in the United States, and it’s a fairly certain bet that no woman will head the country come next January, but what are the prospects for the Congressional seats and governor’s positions across the country, and where exactly do women stand in the…