Americans have always had a fascination with royalty. Although we organized a revolution to overthrow a monarchy, and created a president not a king as head of State, we have spent more than two centuries trying to regain a royal image. By Walter Brasch In case you’re in a funk because you think the reason
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by Walter Brasch Take a pigeon. Now put that pigeon, along with thousands of others, into small coops that don’t give the bird much freedom to move. Don’t worry about food or water. It won’t matter. Take some of the pigeons—who are already disoriented from hours, maybe days, of confinement—and place a couple of them
All environmental groups are not created equal. Some of them are created, sustained, and shaped in corporate boardrooms, and we shouldn’t be surprised at the consequences. World’s Greatest Magic Trick “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George
It was nice running across these three erotic poems from ancient Egypt. Some of them are even a little kinky. It goes without saying that people have always longed for voluptuous, fertile beauty, celebrated the joys of intimacy, and enjoyed a little (or a lot) of the joyously weird. From a 3,000 year-old papyrus: She is one girl, there
What the GOP is doing to prevent voting across the country is awful. But while the Democrats are right to condemn it, the party of the donkey doesn’t have a clean record on the matter, even lately. Democrats need to swear off disenfranchising third parties if they want the moral credibility to fight GOP attacks
Who do you crush on and why? And are crushes healthy or sly?
On May 1, 2011, several organizations and thousands of people will join together and begin an indefinite strike and occupation in Sacramento. Everyone who can participate in this, partially or fully, should. After victories in Wisconsin and displays of solidarity around the country, it’s time to take California. A victory there would open the gates wide.
Peace of the Action (POTA), CodePINK, Cindy Sheehan, United Progressives, several other entities, and all Vulnerable Folks are calling on us to march, strike, and occupy Sacramento and beyond beginning May Day (1st), 2011. We seek your endorsement for – and participation in – this march/strike to strengthen our approach, our numbers, and our will.
by Walter Brasch Bullied, harassed, and lied to, District 1 of the Amalgamated Association of Easter Bunnies, AFB-CIO (American Federation of Bunnies–Cottontails International Organization) went on strike, forcing a halt to this year’s Easter egg hunts in Wisconsin. At Bunny Headquarters, Solomon P. Bunny, union executive secretary, and a militant corps of Easter bunnies were
I listened to the President’s speech Wednesday on my car radio, which only gets our local NPR affiliate–no lie. “Squarely in the middle” was how the generic NPR guy referred to Obama’s position in the current budget debate, a position solidified even further with yesterday’s firm, visionary-sounding, higher-ground-seeking, fairness-seeking budget speech. But we agree with Kevin Zeese,