Friday, December 6, 2013

12-6-13 teacherken at Daily Kos

teacherken at Daily Kos:







Nelson Mandela, the conscience of the world
His smile was like sunshine, but Nelson Mandela was made of steel. It was his strength of character, repeatedly tested throughout his long and impossibly full life, that made him one of the towering political figures of our time. That is the lead paragraph of Eugene Robinson's tribute to Nelson Mandela in today's Washington Post, titled as is this posting. Robinson only met Mandela once, about whi

12-5-13 teacherken at Daily Kos: "not an us-versus-them argument, but an all-of-us one."
Daily Kos: "not an us-versus-them argument, but an all-of-us one.": "not an us-versus-them argument, but an all-of-us one. "The words of my title are from The President, the Pope and the People, toda's New York Times column by Charles M. Blow.  It was written in response to Obama's speech yesterday, a speech in which, as Blow notes, " a populist president invoked a populis

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