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From December 2012 — History Lessons

Abraham Lincoln is as big as it gets. He is a towering figure in our country’s history. Perhaps more than anyone else, he shaped our modern democracy. His words are known by most of us and repeated by many. Now, … Continue reading

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Tony Kushner deserved better (Oscars 2013)

The Oscars are not an election. That’s been my mantra today. America did not reject Abraham Lincoln last night. And again, unlike an election, the identity of the Oscar winners has absolutely no impact on my life or that of … Continue reading

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The Athenian Pledge

This is a good week for those of us who think in terms of generational responsibility.  When Mike Dukakis accepted the Democratic nomination for President in 1988, he quoted the Athenian marathon pledge at the conclusion of his speech.  He … Continue reading

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