Whoopi Goldberg Brings Groundbreaking Comic Moms Mabley to New Audience

By: Friday November 8, 2013 6:00 pm

Goldberg made the documentary, which features historic photos and clips of Mabley performing as well as interviews, because “A lot of young people have no sense of history. No sense of history of the United States. Moms is a great magnifying glass into the past.”

Mars Attacks: Notes on the 2012 Campaign

By: Sunday November 4, 2012 9:30 am

Assuming that interpretations of the Mayan calendar are wrong and the world won’t end on December 21, the presidential campaign of 2012 is about as close as we’re going to come to end-times mania. Maybe I should say “depressia.”

Mitt Romney’s campaign of lies seemed stuck on an an adjective accelerator, from big to bigger to biggest. Maybe the latter was his claim that President Obama bankrupted Chrysler which was now moving all Jeep jobs to China. Maybe it was that he opposed overturning Roe v. Wade. The accelerator moves to quickly to judge.

Lessons in Negotiations from Marian Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt

By: 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.

Revisiting Segregation

By: Sunday January 23, 2011 5:00 pm

Most of the time, I read a news story about something in education, and I think about it for about five minutes before letting it go, chalking it up to just another new smudge on the complicated stained glass window that is public education. The other day, though, I read the article “In N.C., a new battle on school integration,” and I thought of little else during my “processing” time, with the exception of lesson modifications and other “teachery” things like that.

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