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Henry Melcher

Entries by Henry Melcher

"Yes We Can" to "Yeah... We Will"

(4) Comments | Posted July 7, 2011 | 11:17 AM

In 2008, I was a hope-seeking, "yes we canner," "change we can believer." I remember checking off delegates on my Obama daisy chain by the soft, hopeful glow of my Obama nightlight. On Election Day 2008, my sister and I held signs asking drivers to "Honk for Change" in Durham,...

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A Commencement Speech to My Fellow 2011 Graduates

(2) Comments | Posted May 18, 2011 | 6:11 PM

This morning I graduated from college; specifically, the celebrity mixer known as NYU. Looking out upon a sea of purple robes, plastic-frame glasses and side-swept bangs, President Bill Clinton told us that we -- the class of 2011 -- are the future. And as the future, we must change...

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Our World Is in Dire Straits -- Time to Take a Month Off

(2) Comments | Posted April 5, 2011 | 3:47 PM

Bloody protests are spreading across the Middle East and North Africa, nuclear radiation is seeping into the ocean, and our government might shut down because Congress cannot pass a budget. If you haven't seen the state of the world today, spoiler alert: not good. Even that sentence exhausted me. To...

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