Where else do the Clippers' Donald Sterling and Toronto's Rob Ford co-exist other than here in our Week to Week news quiz?
One of the more memorable May Days in history went unreported to those of us who were defending the U.S. in Vietnam in May of 1971. That's more than a little ironic, especially for guys like me who served as "combat correspondents" and whose military job it was to report on what was going on with the troops and the war and all the rest.
Unlike the rest of the world's democracies, the United States doesn't use the metric system, doesn't require employers to provide workers with paid vacations, hasn't abolished the death penalty and doesn't celebrate May Day as an official national holiday.
It is also the holiday of soulful love, a time when we feel called to open our hearts and or connect more deeply with others. It celebrates love, attraction and courtship, and "spring fever" or "mating season."
If leaders with an agenda begin to surface from Occupy and take the electoral route, will they become only well-funded democrats? Can Occupy have an impact without moving inside; without mounting a full effort to reform the system?
Instead of celebrating our connection and relationship to the changing seasons and cycles of nature -- as in the original May Day -- we have turned it into a spring holiday.
One positive side effect of Congress passing comprehensive immigration reform would be an increase in workplace safety and a reduction in the staggering number of fatalities and injuries suffered by workers on the job in the United States.
No one should have to be afraid at work. No one should be afraid to stand up. Not the people who are born here that go to work to support their families or the ones that come here seeking a better life for their families.
Unlike the rest of the world's democracies, the United States doesn't use the metric system, doesn't require employers to provide workers with paid vacations, hasn't abolished the death penalty, and doesn't celebrate May Day as an official national holiday.
Now in its second year of existence and approaching the second "May Day" celebration in which it has participated, Occupy Wall Street has both toned down and ramped up its rhetoric and goals.
Is there some subterranean -- even subversive -- connection between spring celebration of the Earth and spring celebration of work and time for rest?
Today's Maytime Faerie Festivals, including Spoutwood Farm's May Day Fairie Festival, the Maryland Faerie Festival, and the New York Faerie Festival, are outgrowths of this vibrant May tradition. They feature kings and queens, Maypole dances, flower garlands and beautiful costumes.
I know many people who are sympathetic to Wicca but have little idea what we "do": how we worship, celebrate, meditate, pray. Spring, celebrated as a time of rebirth in so many different spiritual traditions, seems a good time to address such questions.
The brutal process of applying and waiting for acceptances is over. Now, seniors get to decide which college's offer of admissions to accept. While many adults and students often get attached to college names, they should both realize that colleges are so much more than their names.
What is at stake is not only the ideal of a political culture that respects and cherishes diversity, freedom and debate, but also the vision of a society where equality of opportunity is a work-in-progress through the social commitment of all.
OWS takes the traditional Marxist notion of class, simplifies it and inflates it into two cartoons -- the 99 percent and the 1 percent. In the process, it manages to ignore about 150 years of Marxist discussion and debate.