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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Goodbye to All That

- Whether history judges 2008 as historic (Barack Obama’s election) or miserable (economic catastrophe, unrelenting wars, political scandals abounding) or both depends on the angle of vision through which future generations will perceive these days.   But we don’t need to wait…
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Whatever Happened to "Peace on Earth"

- Gaza is on fire.   That bright light in the sky isn’t a star leading wise men, it’s a rocket raining death and destruction.   Hamas, a political group associated with terrorism, is in control of the Gaza Strip, home to…
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Merry Christmas!

- ||32219227@N07||TCXMAS5|| From the Gospel According to Luke……
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The Spirit of the Season

- merry_md_clr.gif I went looking for the Spirit of the Season this past weekend. Probably wasn’t too smart to start out on a Saturday afternoon the weekend before Christmas.   In the rain.  At a shopping center in Bowie.  But for some inexplicable…
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Blago Must Go

- blagojevich.jpegIn using the word “lynch” to make himself appear as the hapless victim of a murderous mob, Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich has abused history and provided yet one more reason why he should resign from office.   Lynching was the most…
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Revolutionaries and Reactionaries

- “Education Reform” is one of the prime embattled fronts in the culture wars in this country.  News of President-elect Obama’s choice of Chicago School Superintendent Arne Duncan as the new U.S. Secretary of Education brought the more recent skirmishes to…
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"The Destiny of Girls"

- If you read nothing else today, please take a few minutes to click on this link to Mary Jordan’s report, “This is the Destiny of Girls” in the December 13 Washington Post.  Then try to imagine, if you can,…
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Softening the Cruel Winter

- I sit on a lot of nonprofit boards — an occupational hazard! — and in the last week it seems that each one has has a meeting.   So far, five board meetings this week, and more to come next week.  …
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Absolute Corruption

- I am tempted to headline this blog, “What’s the Matter with Illinois?” but that would be unfair to all of the good people of that great state who have seen five governors indicted in 50 years, the immediate past governor…
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Keeping College Accessible

- dollar.gif Like waves crashing against the bulkhead in a storm, each day’s news roils with gloomy stories about declining hopes for college access and rising concerns about tuition affordability.  In the face of these stories, I want to reassure the large…
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