Tag Archives: Politics & Activism

Call for government response, in rhyme

A classic Burma-Shave sign poem From today’s Albany Times-Union: Greenfield residents use touch of humor to push town for road repairs By DENNIS YUSKO, Staff writer First published: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 GREENFIELD — Denton Road residents have adopted an … Continue reading

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POEM: Luxury Hotel

Luxury Hotel Room after room after room with no stopping, no let-up. How many in a year? Five thousand? Six thousand? The human body can only take so much. So many liftings of the mattress, so many bends of the … Continue reading

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Book review: The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation

This brilliant graphic novel tells the unvarnished story of the development and amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The book is no hagiography of the document or its authors. Hennessey and McConnell point out the flaws in the Constitution and its … Continue reading

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Tasini to Paterson: Are you insane, Dave?

Labor writer and activist Jonathan Tasini Jonathan Tasini has written a simple and compelling piece about NY Gov. David Paterson’s call for pension givebacks for state employees. Here’s the core of Tasini’s argument: We could wipe out the budget deficit–or, … Continue reading

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“Action … and action now.”

This week, Obama takes another cue from FDR as he calls for “action and action now” in his weekly address. There’s a great exhibit at the FDR Library & Museum called “Action And Action Now” that I highly recommend.

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Obama’s first weekly video address

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