Thought for the Day

On my WeatherBug smartphone App, the pollen tab notes: This lack of change in airborne pollen will continue to affect those who suffer from allergies and those who live with allergy sufferers. How is it, then, that the “no excuses” education reform crowd is unable to admit that poverty affects those living in poverty and […]

The Manufactured Support of the Marginalized

A prisoner stands before a court and is told to make a decision between execution and amputation. The prison chooses amputation. Imagine using this situation to claim that amputation is the right thing to do for a generalized population because the prisoner chose it. Now, consider Michelle Alexander in her The New Jim Crow: Yet […]

“Because It Is My Name!”

John Proctor, in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, nearly bends to signing a false confession, but then has a moment of clarity and proclaims: “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of […]


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