5 Ways The Modern Republican Party Is Absolutely Not The Party Of Lincoln

5 Ways The Modern Republican Party Is Absolutely Not The Party Of Lincoln

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Composite picture, Lincoln and Douglass, around 1860. Image public domain.  Conservatives often trot out the “We’re the party of Lincoln! How COULD we be racist?!” line these days, usually as a stopgap when their candidates are caught in a racist statement or speech. Where did this idea come from? […]

The Man In The Red Bandana: What A Legendary 9/11 Hero Looks Like

The Man In The Red Bandana: What A Legendary 9/11 Hero Looks Like

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit A new book has just come out about the life, family, and heroism of this man, Welles Crowther, who saved dozens of lives when 9/11/01 happened. A forthcoming documentary is in the works as well, narrated by Gwyneth Paltrow. His Dad gave him the red bandana when he […]

6 Things We Need To Fix Now, To Truly Honor Labor Day

6 Things We Need To Fix Now, To Truly Honor Labor Day

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Image: Labor Day, circa 1900, Buffalo NY via Wikimedia Commons license Labor Day began during a time when people in the United States were working 12-hour days, seven days a week to survive. (Sound familiar?) Children were working, too – some as young as 5 and 6 years old […]

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To Teachers

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To Teachers

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit It’s back-to-school season for most kids across the country. And with that comes the whole conversation about teachers, what they make, and etc. In fact, because of the attacks on teachers and their unions, more are leaving the profession every day. So … here are 8 things you should never […]

Matt Damon Returned To MIT To Give A Commencement Speech, And It’s Wicked Good

Matt Damon Returned To MIT To Give A Commencement Speech, And It’s Wicked Good

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit His warning to the bankers at the end of this? Priceless. Matt Damon blast’s Wall Street bankers for bringing America the “biggest heist in history,” and issues a dire warning to them. Damon returned to MIT this past June, where Good Will Hunting was filmed, and congratulated and […]

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