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A reflection of American history

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Growing up just outside of Boston, I was immersed in American history, especially from the Revolution. Down the road were Lexington and Concord, Faneuil Hall and Bunker Hill. This was where it had all begun. I dreamed of visiting Independence Hall in Philadelphia and the National Archive in Washington, DC. In the Archive I would see it, the real document, the Declaration of Independence.

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Is there an American right to impose one's values on others?

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News Flash! The Wait Is Over

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Hello my friends, If you are receiving this letter, well, I consider you a wondeful friend who I cherish and adore and support 100%.  You also know me and how I tend to put my personal efforts aside so I may assist others in reaching their goals and dreams. For the most part, it is done via the It Matters Radio broadcasts and web-site, though I also spend tons of time marketing for others via social media, and often create videos for their music or book trailers.  Of course, all my efforts are d
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My dear friend Monica Brinkman's new book is out. I read an earlier draft and highly recommend it as a book that will make you think about your values and the meaning of life.

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Monica Brinkman's curator insight, May 25, 2015 4:51 PM

enjoy the trailer and take a peek inside the book. Thanks much for all you do. 

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Infamous study of humanity's 'dark side' may actually show how to keep it at bay

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In 1961, with memories of Holocaust atrocities and the prosecution of Nazi officials at Nuremburg still fresh, psychologist Stanley Milgram undertook a series of now infamous experiments on obedience and reprehensible behavior. But Milgram divided his subjects into just two categories: obedient or disobedient. After examining the experiences of more than 100 of Milgram's participants, Matthew Hollander, a graduate student in sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, sees a great deal more

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Too often those who know what is wrong are afraid to resist, or at least to go beyond token resistance. One form of resistance is insanity, which is part of the truth which I try to share in "Memoirs." However, in the end, it is not enough to resist what is wrong, it is essential that we stand up and declare that who we are and what we value.

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The Right to Heaven — Reflections on the History of Rights in America by Kenneth Weene

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My maternal grandfather came to this country to seek his fortune and just as importantly to escape the Tsar’s army. His objection to service was not cowardice or conscientious objection; he just didn’t want to fight for a system that gave him no rights. “If I was nothing to him then why should the Tsar be something to me?” he explained as we walked from the apartment he and my grandmother shared to the small tobacco store which provided their living.

 

Years later Pa and I stood on another sidewalk. We were waiting for the parade. Ike was campaigning for the presidency and his motorcade was coming down Broadway—right in front of us!

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I share some of my thoughts on rights as seen through the lens of American History. I hope you'll read the essay and that it will get you thinking.

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A senator’s humble faith

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Sen. Chris Coons delivers a challenging message.
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This is a politician of a very different stripe than most. I would love to see the Democratic Party draft him for higher office; he we would not only be a great vice president, but in time a wonderful president.

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What Our Words Tell Us

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Gradual shifts in language use over the centuries reflect tectonic shifts in culture.
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This op-ed challenges us as a society to look at where we have been and where we are going. Who we are is surely reflected in how we speak, the words we choose to use.

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