In 1763, the Ottawa leader Pontiac led an alliance of Indian nations in the Ohio Valley in a war of resistance against the British. In defeating this Indian alliance, the British turned to ...
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For the past six months, I've felt little but anger and grief. I've tried to pray, to meditate, to ...
Sadly, I live in Oklahoma, where we don't do Mardi Gras. Only in the past couple of years can we even find King Cakes in a few bakeries.
That doesn't stop me from dreaming about forming a new Krewe.
My sister dabbles in Wicca. Actually she may be pretty well into it now, I suspect I'm kind of out of the loop. And she really doesn't talk about it. One thing I'm sure of ... Wiccans don't fit ...
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Arizona's newly elected Attorney General, Tom Horne, just said he will not pursue the investigation into the Sheriff's Command Association (SCA), a political action ...
Why do we put up with it? That's the question I posed in a previous diary , in which I tried to place America'...
I was reading this excellent diary on Bob Herbert's last NY Times article and it provoked me to ...
A voice for those of us on the bottom of the scrap heap, giving readers a glimpse firsthand of what the future looks like for more and more people.
Bob Herbert was quite an asset to NYT; he always ...