Dean Baker, No Corporate Shill, Takes a Look at Bernie’s Proposal

September 15, 2017

http://democracyjournal.org/arguments/can-we-pay-for-single-payer/

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Four Little Girls

September 15, 2017

On September 15th, 1963, four girls, Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, were getting ready sing in the choir at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. A bomb – 19 sticks of dynamite – planted by a group of vicious racists, went off, killing them. Given what we see happening around us today, we should remember.

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Harry Dean Stanton

September 15, 2017

It is with a weight in my heart that I write this short post of appreciation for a great artist, Harry Dean Stanton, who has passed away. Perhaps his most famous role is in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas.” Script by Sam Shepard. Here’s the heart-breaking scene with him and Nastassja Kinski, “I Knew These People” –

Thank you, sir, for the inspiration.

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Never Underestimate the Importance of Libraries and Librarians

September 10, 2017

A letter to the Chicago Tribune. Libraries are important – more important than the internet – to the kind of learning environment that our children need. Librarians introduce children to books, among the most powerful tools for the transfer of knowledge and culture that we have.

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Happy Birthday to Otis Redding

September 9, 2017

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60 Years Ago This Week, Things Changed

September 7, 2017

” . . .the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn . . .”

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This Is One of My Favorite Pieces of Music

September 7, 2017

I would like it played at my wake, thanks, though it’s best heard at strong volume, out on the highway, at illegal speed, late at night.

Love and Peace, Lou Reed . . . .

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