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La Dulceria Mexicana…

…five blocks from our house.

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Confessions of a Republican

This was a presidential campaign ad aired in 1964. In November of that year, Lyndon Baines Johnson defeated Goldwater in the biggest landslide since 1820. Hauntingly timely.

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“Bad Reception” by Barry Blitt

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Use it or lose it

In class today we talked about Obama’s State of the Union last night. The students claimed they were not bored listening to it like Donald Trump was who claimed in a tweet, “It was boring.” They were intrigued with the … Continue reading

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Bravo, Mr. President

Kevin Drum, a blogger for Mother Jones, has called this executive action by Obama absolutely politically brilliant. He details how the Republicans will be tripping over themselves, alienating themselves from the fastest growing sector of our population, latinos, and tying … Continue reading

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“Yes, the dogs are loose.”

Jane Byrne died last Friday (1933-2014). She was the first and only female mayor of Chicago, lasting for only a term 1979-1983, replaced by Chicago’s only black mayor, Harold Washington. Though she ran as a reformer, she was trained in the … Continue reading

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

We have been watching Mr Smith Goes to Washington all week and finally finished it today. It’s such a perfect film–so well acted (Jean Arthur and Jimmy Stewart are superb), so relevant to the role of money in politics today. At … Continue reading

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