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Today in Ferguson 150 years after the Civil War we see "ghastly remnants of our great shame emerging still"/Lincoln warned of "national suicide" if we neglect to be a "nation of freemen"/Mark Twain'...
by thirty three and a third
Comment Count 49 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 05:43 PM PDT with 290 Recommends
I was startled to find not one, but two ejaculations on the pages of “Tom Sawyer.” And here I wasn’t even sure the 139-year-old Tom has been through puberty. I wondered if perhaps I’d ...
by 8days2amish
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 08:14 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” So said Mark Twain, an opinion doubtless formed by his own experience of working for ...
by Retroactive Genius
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 02:24 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the-new-robber-barons/#.VJ9dO0NNZZs.google Mark Twain gave history a name called The Gilded Age: A Tale of today. It was the title of a book written in 1873. ...
by Vet63
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Dec 27, 2014 at 06:50 PM PST with 11 Recommends
IN LANDMARK DECISION, SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN MAIN REASON COUNTRY WAS STARTED The below image is from a blog dedicated to satire and since ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri May 09, 2014 at 10:21 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 7:00 am Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel free ...
by P Carey
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 03:35 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one” - A.J. Liebling My father Bob Wilson took this to heart, and bought one and started his own newspaper, the Prairie Post of Maroa,
by Prairie Post
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Mar 22, 2014 at 04:02 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Reports of deaths are often exaggerations. However that may disappoint.
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 58 comments on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 06:24 AM PST with 88 Recommends
One of the most potent stories about language is the Tower of Babel. It occurs in Genesis 11 . In the account, all humanity began by speaking a single language, even after exile from the Garden of ...
by The Geogre
Comment Count 57 comments on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 05:00 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
Say you're a scientist, and you're casually looking through the Guinness Book of World Records when you run across an entry that all of your experience and work in the lab tells you can't ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 06:27 PM PST with 66 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here . Not being Navajo, there were no “first laugh” ceremonies in my household.
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 07:23 AM PST with 3 Recommends
The Christian Scientist was not able to cure my stomach-ache and my cold; but the horse-doctor did it. This convinces me that Christian Science claims too much. In my opinion it ought to let ...
by MugWumpBlues
Comment Count 47 comments on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM PST with 95 Recommends
Harry Reid's getting tough and President Obama has a backbone! Good cop, bad cop, whatever...the American people seem to approve. Who knew? Suddenly, the TeaPeople I know are asking "what Tea ...
by Fury
Comment Count 227 comments on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 11:01 AM PDT with 433 Recommends
All he has to do is allow a vote of the House of Representatives. He doesn't have to approve of the continuing resolution; he doesn't have to vote aye ; all he has to do is let the majority decide...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 03:50 PM PDT with 124 Recommends
Today, at long last, the health care exchanges go online for real. Americans across the nation can engage in their least-most favorite pass-time: shopping! We are duly warned to expect snags, ...
by RadicalParrot
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 04:00 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
I recently posted a link to this in comments. It was suggested that it needs wide circulation, so here goes. Twain dictated this sometime in 1904 or 1905 in response to the Philippine-American War ...
by J Edward
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 05:24 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
If you want to get an idea what kind of drivel being taught by some Christianist schools and Christianist homeschooling curricula, People for the American Way found a real lulu from yesterday's ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 66 comments on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT with 64 Recommends
Mark Twain felt he had to write an autobiography , but didn't feel right doing it. He ...
by hungeski
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 06:10 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
Awhile ago I read _The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media_ by Brooke Gladstone, illustrated by Josh Neufeld (NY: WW Norton, 2011 ISBN 978-0-393-07779-7), a graphic novel on the ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:57 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Often diaries come to me in things I read or hear. This diary originated in a Readers Digest cover I saw, the current issue, where a panda was featured, with a title that said: Animals That Act ...
by BeninSC
Comment Count 109 comments on Sat May 04, 2013 at 07:01 PM PDT with 40 Recommends