Late Night: Gil Scott-Heron, RIP

By: Friday May 27, 2011 8:00 pm

An unafraid, untamed truth-telling voice has gone from our midst. Let’s remember the best of what he gave to us, and use his memory as inspiration to carry on in that spirit.


“The Sixties” Debate

By: Sunday May 22, 2011 9:30 am

We were idling away the evening on the balcony, drinking wine and talking about everything from the Keith Richards book to Medicare cuts. Our neighbors – she a world class blues singer; he an accomplished painter, musician and entertaining raconteur – were just paying a warm, old-American style social call.

But when I happened to mention that many today consider our generation, the Sixties generation, a failure, I set the singer’s eyes ablaze and we took off on a lively historical survey of the last few decades.

The Gawd-Awful Truth About Running For Office in Hoosier Country

By: Saturday February 20, 2010 7:55 am

All progressives including middle-aged women need to understand a few fundamentals before they make their first run for office in Indiana. Or any other state, for that matter.

“I’m Glad I Lost, Because I Now Know That I Was Wrong”

By: Saturday October 3, 2009 9:00 am

Those words came from former cattle rancher, Wyoming governor, and US Senator Cliff Hanson, one of the leading voices against the expansion of Grand Teton National Park in the 1940s. I’d love to hear some of today’s GOP senators say the same about health care reform in twenty years.

“Nurse, Bring Me My Guitar”: Mercy and Revolution

By: Sunday September 21, 2008 9:33 am

Americana music is part of a great American cultural tradition of resistance. We’d better sing. And listen. The current political crisis makes this more urgent than ever.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes George Lakoff: The Political Mind

By: Sunday August 10, 2008 2:00 pm

George Lakoff wants to give to truth all the advantages that propagandists have bestowed upon the lie.

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