Category Archives: voting

15th Amendment

Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870, the amendment securing the right of black males to vote, though the word black is not mentioned in the amendment itself. During Reconstruction, the period right after … Continue reading

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Vote on Tuesday!

Right now my students are studying the Constitution, reading this document word for word. Not an easy task. Some of the language is ambiguous, lots of double negatives and dependent clauses, complicated syntax, new vocabulary. But we have learned the … Continue reading

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Happy 50th, Jonathan Stuart Liebowitz!

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My mother’s refrigerator

Refrigerators are those unique places in people’s homes where usually images of family and friends, shopping and to do lists, recipes and favorite sayings often appear. You can often read the intimate heart of a home by the informality of … Continue reading

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The morning after

…What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth. The belief that our destiny is shared; that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations. The … Continue reading

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Ah, finally a good night’s sleep

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The choice couldn’t be clearer

I have to admit I’m plenty nervous about the outcome of tomorrow’s election. Though polls and state electoral counts seem to be in Obama’s favor, I still shake at pieces which show up on my facebook page that claim potential … Continue reading

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