Amid the election year insanity with its endless rounds of rote indignation at each new reactionary comment from one of the members of the traveling clown car known as the GOP primary, it’s easy for progressives to lose focus on truly important issues. As Chris Hedges wrote in a recent piece in truthdig, “Turn off
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Delight your family and friends with this generous traditional meal. The best food is food served with friends.
Cutting the shrimp in half lengthwise gives the shrimp a beautiful corkscrew shape when cooked in this wonderful version of the hearty New Orleans classic.
The Reduced Shakespeare Co. cleverly and humorously abridges all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays to 97 minutes. Short of having a set of Cliff’s Notesor a collection of Classic Comics, sources of innumerable student essays for more than a half-century, it may be the least painful way to “learn” Shakespeare. The critically-acclaimed show, in addition to being
Once, many years ago, in a land far away between two oceans, with fruited plains, amber waves of grain, and potholes on its highways, there lived a young man named Sam. Now, Sam was a bright young man who wanted to work and save money so he could go to school and become an electrician.
We face a dangerous new kind of economic uncertainty—uncertainty in the rule of law. After settling with the banks, the government wants the system to snap back into the old rules, with everyone acting as if widespread institutionalized theft never happened. It doesn’t work that way. What assurance do we have that the rules won’t be rewritten again, when more blind forgiveness is needed for us to “look forward, not back”?
The Socialist Party, whose Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander will be featured in an interview here at politicalcontext.org in the coming days, has released the following statement by Mr. Alexander in response to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address. We are reposting Mr. Alexander’s commentary in full: The phrase that came to mind immediately upon hearing
Using traditional sweet Jewish Challah bread (cinnamon raisin), Brooke Elizabeth Barkley makes this delicious brunch item for her family.
Try this quick and easy classic recipe.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, Thursday. That means there will be an additional six weeks of winter. Or, it means there will be an early Spring. It doesn’t make much difference. Phil has an accuracy rate of about 39 percent, according to the StormFax Weather Almanac. That’s probably about the same as TV weather forecasters.