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How to Forget on Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, there will undoubtedly be much cant in the form of tributes to “our heroes” and then, Tuesday morning, when the mangled cars have been towed away, the barbecue grills cleaned, and the “heroes” set aside, the forgetting will continue.

Posted on May 24, 2012 READ MORE



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MLK Memorial Opens … and Then Has a Shaky Moment

A monument memorializing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the first on the National Mall and in other nearby parks to honor an African-American, was officially opened to the public Monday. Within hours, the memorial, along with all other monuments on the National Mall, was closed after an earthquake struck Washington, D.C., and a large area of the eastern U.S on Tuesday. At the time of this posting, officials were not saying when the King memorial would be reopened.

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Stewart Gives Back to D.C.

As he prepares for Saturday’s “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington, D.C., Jon Stewart has been using his “Daily Show” platform to rustle up funds to help shape up and beautify the National Mall in our nation’s capital.

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Anyone for a Little Immigration Reform?

Congress is expected to vote on health care reform this weekend, so what’ll all those senators and representatives have to busy their idle hands with next? Giving Wall Street the what for? Not likely. Well, how about a big debate on immigration?

Posted on Mar 19, 2010 READ MORE


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