Category Archives: Community and Personal Freedom

All-American Bears

Sarah Palin devotes a chapter of her new book America by Heart to defending the “Mama Grizzly” movement and her own feminist credentials – and, oddly, she starts by accusing citizens of the lower-forty-eight of perpetuating “bear propaganda.” That’s odd … Continue reading

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The Curious Absence of White-Hot Social Anger

A quiet Sunday evening in Hollywood, rain on the way, browsing the news and opinion sites, trying to get a sense of what seems to be going on in the world, or what people think is going on – with … Continue reading

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What We Share

It’s October, so that means baseball – the playoffs and the World Series. That’s been going on since 1903, although it didn’t used to be so complicated – no multiple divisions and wild-card slots for teams that weren’t the best … Continue reading

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Meeting on the Commons

Friday, February 26, in history – on this day, in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure establishing Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, and on February 26, 1929, President Calvin Coolidge signed a measure establishing Grand Teton National Park … Continue reading

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