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February 18th, 2019 - 9:56 am § in America, Jews

WW2 “Kissing Sailor” Dies

This photo taken in Times Square on V-J Day is one of the most iconic photos of World War 2. The Life magazine photographer, Alfred Eisenstadt, died in 1995. For many years, the kissing strangers were anonymous, but eventually were identified as Greta Zimmer Friedman, who died in 2016 at age 92, an[...]

February 17th, 2019 - 5:38 am § in America

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Christian Ridicule

Last Week in In Arizona State Representative Athena Salman gave a beautiful invocation, talking about the grandeur of the universe, the wonder of our existence, the smallness of our planet. A Christian colleague got up on a pint of order and demanded the right to ridicule .  State Rep. John Kavana[...]

February 7th, 2019 - 10:26 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Jefferson

THE VIRGINIA SCANDALS: Will the Real Hamilton Please Now Stand UP?

IMAGINE IF A REVERED FIGURE IN GOVERNMENT WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN A SLAVE OWNER While our dysfunctional society quarrels over whether the current, liberal governor of Virginia may have once worn black face, Broadway celebrates a fairy tale musical, HAMILTON. Fact is that Lin-Manuel Miranda got Alexan[...]

January 31st, 2019 - 1:18 am § in America, Hypocrisy

BREAKING NEWS: American Gothic Arrives in the White House

Grant Wood’s inspiration came from his decision to paint the house along with “the kind of people I fancied should live in that house.” (TA News, Jan 31, 19} The President and Mrs. Trump attend a celebration at the Art Institute commemorating  the purchase of a painting by Grant W[...]

January 20th, 2019 - 2:31 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

The hubris of youth

There’s a certain age at which boys know everything, and way more than elders with vastly greater knowledge and experience of life. Life is simple then. Should we warn him this lovely simplicity won’t last? Nah, let him enjoy this moment and find that out in good season. Read story here [...]

January 20th, 2019 - 10:18 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Jefferson

When the Lawyer is A Jew, a Woman and a Muscogee American

So often, scholarly inquiries into the lives of Native people focus on the past. Very few books are written about the intellectual lives of Native people or the future of Native people. I would like to be part of developing a field of “Mvskoke Studies”––which would parallel other areas of in[...]

January 18th, 2019 - 1:29 am § in America

Do We Need Vagrancy Laws?

The owner of Ben’s Deli said Paulette Wilkie refused help from people concerned about her.  Wilkie, a homeless woman with a long history of schizophrenia, was found dead from exposure in Morrisville, Pa. Sadly, Wilkie’s death was a joint demo-repub effort. Back in the era of bipartisan col[...]

January 16th, 2019 - 11:46 pm § in America

Can the US Dollar Go Off the Oil Standard?

Not so far back in history, the dollar was denominated in gold. That worked until capitalism told us that the real value of a currency had to be the capital, the productive wealth of a country.  Gold was just a raw material, worth  less than the factories and farms that made America the first real[...]

January 13th, 2019 - 9:46 am § in America, Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: ” Someone seriously left this as my tip today. pissed is an understatement. i was so excited when i saw $20″

Garret Wayman, a waiter  in a suburb of Wichita, Kansas, said he was excited on last year to see a $20 bill tucked under a ketchup bottle as a tip. The tip opened up to be a  religious pamphlet commending the waiter to seek “faith thru Jesus Christ” and start reading the bible. “[...]

January 7th, 2019 - 1:20 pm § in America

Does Amazon Prime Have More Room To Grow In The US?

 Jeff Bezos revealed last year that Prime has topped 100 million members. That is about 60% of Amazon customers and close to 50% of all adult shoppers in the US!.  Prime members spend $1,400 per year, while nonmembers still spend just $600. REMEMBER SEARS ROEBUCK?   [...]