Tag Archives: Washington Post

Matters of Life and Death

“The pedigree of honey Does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him Is aristocracy.” –Emily Dickinson This may sound weird, but I love bees. If I were allergic to their sting, maybe I’d feel otherwise. As it is, … Continue reading

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Teach My Kids … But Not So Much

“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a … Continue reading

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Patriotism, Ho!

“In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.” … Continue reading

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Still Digging

“Our newspapers do not represent public interests, but private interests; they do not represent humanity, but property; they value a man, not because he is great or good, or wise, or useful, but because he is wealthy, or of service … Continue reading

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How Great We Art … Or Something

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” –Martin Luther King Jr. Approaching nothing. It too often looks like we’re well past spiritual death … Continue reading

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