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    ST PAUL ICONEvery Sunday, THE Ave begins with a story about religion. Sometimes these are quotes from one of the bibles, other times they stories about how religious and anti religious people behave. Hopefully there is enough balance to please, offend, or stimulate folks who care about what is done in the name or names of deities. READMORE HERE.

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    street-scene-prestonOK ..this is where we live  … on the gentriest city in the US.  Davis Preston writes abut the cracks in the gleaming polish of Seattle liberalism.  

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    UW WeritasClicking this logo will bring you to a magazine coverage of the UW unlike anything on the UW campus.   This lede will take you to other  stories about the UW … the athletic department’s budget, the lack of free speech on campus, fights with Cougar U over their desire to make a rival medical school, racism in the Athletic Department, achievements of UW faculty that do not get heralded, relations with the city and state, and more.

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  • BUCHENWALD: The Pain Continues

    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

Archive for July 4th, 2017

July 4th, 2017 - 12:52 pm § in Donald Trump

A July 4 Ode to Trump


July 4th, 2017 - 12:36 pm § in Bill of Rights

A Wonderful Essay on Becoming a US Citizen

The Country I Love By PRAMILA JAYAPAL JULY 4, 2017  SEATTLE  NY Times— Seventeen years ago, I celebrated my first Independence Day as a United States citizen. I couldn’t have predicated then that I would one day have the enormous privilege of being the first Indian-American woman to serve in[...]

July 4th, 2017 - 10:41 am § in America, Donald Trump

America in Crisis


July 4th, 2017 - 10:28 am § in Misc.

Celebration: American Music

American Music from Talking Points Memo On July 4th we celebrate America. The most obvious thing is our civic tradition, our history of democratic government. But since it’s so rightly and well celebrated, I thought I’d focus on something else for today: American music, or more specifica[...]

July 4th, 2017 - 9:20 am § in Foreign Affairs

BREAKING NEWS: Russia and China tell Trump to embrace THEIR de-escalation plan

Russia and China joined diplomatic forces on Tuesday and called on North Korea, South Korea and the United States to sign up to a Chinese de-escalation plan designed to defuse tensions around Pyongyang’s missile program. The plan would see North Korea suspend its ballistic missile program and [...]

July 4th, 2017 - 4:37 am § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Summer in America


July 4th, 2017 - 12:54 am § in Misc.


North Korea test-fires intermediate range ballistic missile ahead July 4 Illinois Senate prevent bankruptcy, overrides governor’s vetoes of  $5B tax increase HIGH ON THE 4TH OF JULY: Vegas deals pot… Honoring the Stars and Bars HAPPY FOURTH After Provoking China, Trump Seeks Help on North K[...]