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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Roses for Lilly, Raises for the Rest

January 29, 2009 - 3237286114_a9737c13f6_m.jpg (Photo from the Emily’s List photostream on Flickr) Years from now, on that bright future day when women actually earn equal pay for equal work, may they remember Lilly Ledbetter.  Today, Lilly stood beside the President of the … Continue reading
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Weather Wimps?

January 28, 2009 - dcglass_s.gif Is the honeymoon over?  So soon?  Today, Washingtonians got hit with a cold blast from a most unexpected source:  President Obama!   Observing that his daughters did not have to go to school today because Sidwell Friends closed… as a Continue reading
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Office Do-Over

January 27, 2009 -  69154_pe183899_s2.jpg0071-0809-1111-4653_tn.jpg Do-overs are all the rage.  President Obama and Chief Justice Roberts did it with the presidential oath of office.  Yo-Yo Ma and Ishtak Perlman did it, in a backwards way, by string-syncing their inauguration performance… to their pre-recorded Continue reading
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Should You Skip Your Impeachment Trial?

January 26, 2009 - Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich skipped his impeachment trial today in favor of “The View.” Doesn’t seem like a good career move, unless he thinks that Whoopi will give him a cameo in her next comedy.  Barbara Walters… knows a valuable Continue reading
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Getting Down to Business

January 25, 2009 - So over… the party, and all that.    2 million people have gone home.   Toes are warm again.  Ball gowns gone to the cleaners, souvenier buttons languishing on the dresser, falling into the cracks and drawers where they’ll delight and surprise… Continue reading
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Pro-Life, Pro-Justice, Pro-Freedom

January 23, 2009 - ||32219227@N07||PROLIFE|| What a week in Washington!  What a week on Trinity’s campus!  No sooner had we said goodbye to our National Guard campout friends and put away our inaugural boots and ballgowns than we were greeting bishops, cardinals and hundreds… Continue reading
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Choosing Our Better History

January 21, 2009 - presidential-wave-large.jpg One of my favorite commentators on leadership, the late John Gardner who founded Common Cause, wrote in his essay No Easy Victories that “Most of all, we need leaders to give us hope…the first and last task of a leader Continue reading
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President Obama: A New Era of Responsibility

January 20, 2009 -  oath-wave.jpg How fitting that nearly 2 million people got up in the middle of the night, put on their best walking shoes and many layers of clothing, then trudged purposefully off to convene the largest citizenship convention the world has Continue reading
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Trinity's Inauguration Moments

January 19, 2009 - ng-trinity-5-small.jpg What a difference a generation makes!   Back in the day, in 1973 when I was a Trinity junior, my friends and I had a blast at Nixon’s second inauguration — at the demonstrations, that is.  It was the middle of Continue reading
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Getting Out Alive

January 17, 2009 - Who among us didn’t look at those people standing on the wings of a U.S. Airways jet, ankle-deep in the frigid waters of the Hudson River, and think, “AAAaaaaarrrrggghhhh!!” 44536788.jpg My feet are numb just looking at the photograph.   Those Continue reading
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