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The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part III

Helen Davey | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Helen Davey

In Parts I and II, I described John's developing passion for nature, which I interpreted grew out of his experience of traumatic loss. From the loss of his mother, to his being "put out to service," John undoubtedly felt both bereft and constrained.

Feint Praise

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

When the plutocrats and their minions abuse the average citizen, it is called "oppression." When the oppressed presumed to assert their rights as citizens, the Republicans call it "class warfare." We call it justice ... or, the American way. No feints in that.

Kicked Out of the Hammock?

Caryl Rivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

In the past, the tale of the undeserving poor often gained a great deal of traction. They were folks not like us -- welfare mothers, gang members, poor pregnant teens. But the list of undeserveds is growing.