We all instantly recognize the Lincoln Memorial next to the tidal basin, a feature of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, on the national Mall. While Abraham Lincoln is one of our best known U.S. figures, his Memorial is a unique blending of historic setting and architecture, as well as the president’s sculpted figure.
|By: Peterr Saturday November 9, 2013 10:18 am|
The world is filled with monuments that celebrate the generals who led the armies the men and women who fought in them. Some are local, devoted to the local folks who fought or the battle that took place right here, and others are national in scope, devoted to the entire effort of that particular war. There is one monument, however, that speaks most powerfully to the time after the battles are over, when the guns are silent and those who fought go home. On this Veterans Day weekend, it has a message we need to hear over the pageantry of a basketball game on an aircraft carrier and the noise of the flyovers at football games.
|By: Peterr Saturday April 9, 2011 9:30 am|
After watching the news last night, I couldn’t help but think of Eleanor Roosevelt and Marian Anderson. When it comes to hardball negotiations with entrenched interests, they sure could give the Obama Team a few lessons.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday August 29, 2010 9:30 am|
Glenn Beck’s various endeavors are so superficial and insincere it’s difficult to understand those who fall for his scams. America, of course, has a long tradition of hucksterism. We are a credulous folk, ready to believe in any old snake oil despite the fact that they always fail.
|By: Ruth Calvo Saturday August 28, 2010 12:52 pm|
Of course, the freedom from Rule of Law that the administration from Hell gave us has exploded into tragedies like the freedom from jobs, the freedom from safety of our food and environment, freedom from living wages, and freedom from health care.