Post-RNC Convention Notes – Behind the scenes in Cleveland with TPV

The tents have been folded up, the dancing horses (and elephants) loaded back on the trains, and the circus won't be back in town...

Wishing Our Readers a Happier New Year!

Dear Readers: This year is on its very last legs and, between us, I'm happy to see it go.  It gave us a second presidential...
Coerceively, Maureen and John Lennon

Coercively … without a thought

Romney has yet to step up as the cases have mounted of Jews posthumously and coercively baptized by Mormons -- Maureen Dowd,...

Donald the Shithole Chief

During a discussion with a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House on Thursday, President Trump was heard using language derivative of hole, over...
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The Promise of Public Education in 1822 and 2012

"The liberal appropriations made by the Legislature of Kentucky for a general system of Education cannot be too much applauded. A popular Government, without...

The Sporting Life

"Everything that has been dreamt on this side of the Atlantic has a chance of being realized on the other. They build the real...

La Femme et Son Image

MoMA brought to our attention Cindy Sherman's work this year, but what the New York's modern art crown jewel should also do is bring...

Gitlin Spells It Out: Trump’s Media Intimidation Strategy Will Fail

First published here: http://billmoyers.com/story/trumps-failing-win-win/ Why Trump’s Media Intimidation Strategy Is Bound to Fail. Trump is pursuing what he thinks is a win-win strategy. But there’s more than...
CUTTING by george murphy

May Day

May Day, 1886 Resolved by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions the United States and Canada, that eight hours shall constitute legal day's...

Chag Sameach! from the White House and TPV

As TPV was busy cleaning up its cupboards of bread crumbs, we were very pleased to receive the email below from our friend, the...

Defining Intellectuals

"If by intellectual you mean somebody who works only with his head and not with his hands, then the bank clerk is an intellectual...
marx-machiavelli

Entrepreneurs in History

History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this. --Karl Marx Entrepreneurs...
Albee and the Idea of Michelle

Theater as Life and as … Theater

People like theater that is safe, generally speaking - things that are easy, that are not too deeply troubling. In other words, people want...
Santorum au pied du JFK

On Talents and Their Lack

“All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy,...
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