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In Julian Barnes' novel Sense of an Ending , there are two key women in the life of Tony Webster, the narrator, who at that critical late-life reflective stage offer him two possible epitaphs. ...
by Capriccio
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Jan 04, 2015 at 09:44 AM PST with 5 Recommends
How about another 1000 unsolicited words on the video of the woman walking around New York City streets for 10 hours collecting catcalls for social research and community uplift? Do I really have ...
by Capriccio
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 09:13 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Hi. This is going to be short and sweet. I'm sure at some near future point, I will have more to say here (most likely on other topics than this one), but I'm getting my feet wet and grinding an ...
by dianegsocialist
Comment Count 66 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 10:54 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Is Israel on the path to becoming an apartheid state, or is it already one? The discussions on this topic have been contentious since President Carter published his book Palestine: Peace not ...
by ask
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 07:57 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
In what could have been a real sleeper, we were amazed at the unintended unveiling of yet another Mitt Romney. This was not the usual consistently inconsistent Mitt Romney, for we've seen all ...
by lbines
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 06:29 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
U.S. foreign policy going forward, is about as transparent as mud in the eye of the international community. With the most influential nation on earth proposing earthshaking change to its method of ...
by lbines
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 07:34 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
I have been thinking a lot about this lately. Perhaps it is because I am a teacher and a union activist, two categories that make me a target for some on the other side politically, who having ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 41 comments on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 03:40 AM PST with 44 Recommends
I've been having a thought that goes something like this: I feel like the "religious right" has the right questions but the wrong answers, and that the "secular left" has the right answers but the ...
by greywolfe359
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 06:28 PM PST with 1 Recommend
Most people don't discuss abortion. They have a position they want other people to support and they then "frame" the issue in the way they think will win the most support to their position. In ...
by greywolfe359
Comment Count 217 comments on Sun Nov 08, 2009 at 02:50 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Over the past several weeks [http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2009/09/08/pro-israel-groups-create-anti-iran-front-group/ Richard Silverstein]at Tikun Olam and [http://mondoweiss....
by Jolly Holiday with you Bert
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 08:04 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
It's time to chill out for both sides. Really. Do not fall into the trap and engage in a screaming match with the GOP shrills! The latest developments (and comments I've seen) are very worrying.
by tyfon
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Aug 07, 2009 at 09:01 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Hilzoy [takes the high road http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2009/07/last-post.html]: I’ve always thought that a good citizenry is also composed of people who assume, ...
by Alien Abductee
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 01:17 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Last Sunday sucked. It started with a 4 hour drive to my in-laws. At 82 and 85 years old they are in marriage counseling. Their counselor wanted to have a "family meeting" to discuss some issues ...
by Reetz
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri May 08, 2009 at 07:56 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
I had this revelation yesterday after speaking with a center-right friend of mine who has shed the 'conservative' label in recent weeks as it has become too tarnished by wingnuttia. We were sitting ...
by PiRierran
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 09:15 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue, as it is said. Mostly I think it's just the excuse that the lazy blogger gives to avoid confronting the actual issue in a straightforward manner, ...
by EverLastingGaze
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2009 at 09:51 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Many of you might have read Juan Cole's account of Rick Warren's appearance this weekend at the annual ...
by John Campanelli
Comment Count 904 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2008 at 06:20 AM PST with 425 Recommends
I have all the confidence in the world that Barack Obama will be elected President on November 4th. This confidence does not stop me from making phone calls or canvassing for my local--Omaha NE, or ...
by ArchibaldWatt
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 03:51 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
This ought to really raise the ire of condemnation within the Fundamentalist Christian Community, especially as practiced in the U.S..
by jimstaro
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Feb 17, 2008 at 07:21 AM PST with 3 Recommends
I attended a presentation recently where the person speaking was talking about when it is and is not appropriate to challenge your host's views, perhaps at a dinner party or other social event. He ...
by ChrisHardie
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 11:12 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Also posted at the Independent Bloggers' Alliance I was thinking recently of ...
by Renee in Ohio
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 12:47 PM PST with 5 Recommends