Daily Archives: April 17, 2013

President Obama’s Remarks on the Senate Vote For Gun Reform & How They Voted

From Esquire: The Manchin-Toomey Amendment: How They Voted By The Editors Both my senators, Amy Klobachar and Al Franken voted for the BACKGROUND CHECKS. Curious if your senator voted for or against the popular Manchin-Toomey amendment? The widely supported (polling … Continue reading

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The Central Park Five: A Story of Race & Gross Injustice

The Central Park Five  is a 2012 documentary film about the Central Park Jogger case, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon. It was released in the US on November 23, 2012. Critic A. O. Scott of The … Continue reading

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One of those stories that hits the gut – from the attack in Boston

hat tip-The Obama Diary From Mother Jones: These Soldiers Did the Boston Marathon Wearing 40-Pound Packs. Then They Helped Save Lives. When the bombs went off, the Tough Ruck 2013 crew sprang into action. —By Tasneem Raja | Tue Apr. … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Bruce Springsteen Week

We continue to explore the career of “The Boss”-Bruce Springsteen. 1984–1991: Commercial and popular phenomenon Springsteen probably is best known for his album Born in the U.S.A. (1984), which sold 15 million copies in the U.S. and became one of … Continue reading

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