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Because I Cannot Say It Better —

Melissa Harris-Lacewell’s essay titled Celebrating the Full Narrative of America. In it, she speaks about the conflicting views of African Americans concerning Independence Day. And yes, I got the link to the Frederick Douglass speech from her Twitter. [Twitter is the new black.] She teaches at Princeton and is totally awesome.

4th of July Required Reading —

Frederick Douglass Speech July 5, 1852: What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Okay, so this is long and dense, but worth the read. I, being a dork and alone in the office, read it out loud. With each word, you can feel his passion and conviction. It’s pretty amazing, and, unfortunately, sad […]

LMAO —

Found this page through Twitter. [Aside: I don’t know how I used to get through the day without Twitter.] Best caption ever shown below. Literally laughed until my posterior was no more. Ana Marie Cox (I’m assuming she said this cause I don’t know who Jason Linkins is): Joe Biden, as always, reminding Hillary that […]

Expanding On My Dorkitude —

So I mentioned yesterday that I submitted my latest blog about my health insurance struggles as a commentary to Marketplace. According to the website, I should not expect a response for at least 3 to 4 weeks. Happiness in submitting my work slightly dulled by the denied gratification of learning whether it is good enough. […]

A Snap Shot Regarding Health Reform —

Currently in Washington, elected officials, lobbyists, and advisers are debating over health reform. One major point of contention, a public option, is what I wish to discuss in this post. Along with a more-than-super majority of the American people, I want the option of purchasing public health insurance for one simple reason: I was rejected […]

Another One!?! —

Okay, so by now everyone has heard about where South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has been since he went missing last Thursday. If not, here’s a link to the full story for those not in the know. In a week, there was speculation that he was away writing or away hiking, missing out on Father’s […]

I’d Vote For This —

Barney Frank Introduces Marijuana Bill He wants to remove criminal penalties for possession less than 100 grams and only a $100 fine for public use of the substance. To me, being a clear minded liberal who sees that almost half of drug related arrests and imprisonments are due to pot, I see this as fair, […]