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Monthly Archives: November 2006

The Pope in Turkey

- Pictures speaking countless words…. remember the days when Pope John Paul II was globetrotting? In his more vigorous days, the first photos of his travel to a new country would show him kneeling to kiss the ground of the land…
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DC Schools: Here We Go Again

- Here we go again. In Saturday’s Washington Post, Colbert King confirms the rumors that have been echoing around the back rooms of the city: School Superintendent Clifford Janey does not have the confidence of key players in the city. King…
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Giving Thanks

- Thanksgiving. We must take time for gratitude amid the mundane chores and stressful demands of our daily lives. Daily life: the phone is ringing, and on line #1 there’s a student complaining about heat, and on line #2, a parent…
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Darfur Disgrace

- Most jarring visuals of the week: Steny Hoyer hugging Nancy Pelosi? Hardly. George Bush standing in front of a bust of Ho Chi Minh? Close. But a photograph of a young woman at the top of New York Times columnist…
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Losing and Leading

- All the news photos show two people with broad smiles hugging each other, the tall man with gray hair clamping his arm around the petite brunette. Both look like winners, and both are, in their own way. But the media
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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

- In a remarkably suitable coda to a week of political upheaval, during which “we the people of the United States” clearly proclaimed our desire for peace, thousands of people gathered on the National Mall to break ground for a new
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Veterans Day 2006

- Armistice Day: November 11, 1918, the Allies and Germans sign an agreement or “armistice” ending “the war to end all wars,” World War I. A year later, President Woodrow Wilson declared that November 11 should be observed as Armistice…
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First Woman Speaker

- To understand the historic weight of Nancy Pelosi’s achievement, look at the list of Speakers of the House, below, from the first Congress in 1798 to today’s 109th Congress. A total of 51 men have held the Speaker’s position…
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From Marble Corridor to Marble Ceiling

- “If women are to be truly accepted as leaders in this country, nothing is more important than seeing women in high political office.” (The White House Project) For more than a century, the nation’s women’s colleges have been…
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- Congratulations from the Trinity Community to our alumnae who were victorious in yesterday’s elections: Nancy Pelosi ’62, and Kathleen Sebelius ’70!! Governor Sebelius won her second term to lead the State of Kansas. She is widely respected for…
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