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Did you miss Al Capp's 100th birthday?

Date: 03/25/2011

The 100th birthday of cartoonist Al Capp, has come and gone, ignored by the hundreds of newspapers that used to carry his satirical daily comic strip “Li’l Abner.” In today’s politically correct environment, Capp’s centennial quite a few months ago didn’t rate mention since he was a iconoclast who mercilessly made fun of such popular heroes as Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Tedd ...

 

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NIMBYitis Alert: Not In My Back Yard!

Date: 01/24/2011

Most Americans want things to get better in our nation. We want the economy to flourish. We want the government to be solvent. We want affordable, excellent medical care. We want clean energy. We want all of these things . . . but don't want to have to incur any personal cost or inconvenience to get them. Surely, somebody else has to pay. "Fix it," we say, "but not in my back yard!" We are sufferi ...

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Contest for Teachers Only: DVDs on Presidents and Martin Luther King

Date: 01/09/2011

I have two DVDs to give away -- for teachers only, this time. These are from my very favorite series for kids, Scholastic's Storybook Treasures and they are perfect for celebrating Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Women's History Month, and President's Day in the classroom. March On!... and More Stories About African American History The first story on this DVD is written by the s ...

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Contest for Teachers Only: DVDs on Presidents and Martin Luther King

Date: 01/09/2011

I have two DVDs to give away -- for teachers only, this time. These are from my very favorite series for kids, Scholastic's Storybook Treasures and they are perfect for celebrating Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Women's History Month, and President's Day in the classroom. March On!... and More Stories About African American History The first story on this DVD is written by the s ...

Related Topics: Blog 97

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Fewer Catholics in Congress

Date: 12/03/2010

But, interestingly, the two parties have about the same number. From CNS, via U.S. Catholic: With more than three dozen Catholic Democrats voted out of office or choosing not to run in the November election, a decline in the number of Catholics in the 112th Congress would seem inevitable. But the decrease is not nearly as steep as might be expected, because of the 33 new Catholic Republi ...

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