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Emmett, Ireland and Easter

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Make Way for the Elephant Robert Emmett, Irish patriot, was hanged, drawn and quartered in Dublin, Ireland, convicted of leading a failed rebellion for Irish freedom in 1803. He was 25 years old. Emmett was a protestant from a wealthy family, hardly the type to commit “high treason.” But he identified strongly with Catholics in […]

Top Ten Ways To Save The Cathedral

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Washington National Cathedral To Charge Admission It’s official: beginning in 2014 Washington, DC’s iconic National Cathedral will begin charging a $10 admission fee. To wit, the top ten ways to cover their budget gap. 10. Baptismal Font Admission Lottery- The Font will be refit as a lotto-style ping pong blower with balls marked $5 to $25. Pay […]

On the Frontline: The White House

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Almost Hidden DC: Winston’s Rude Awakening

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  Nelson Moves In Washington, DC’s MassachusettssAvenue is called “Embassy Row” for a reason: lining the street for several miles are a string of mostly stately buildings which now serve as the Washington home to foreign governments. These buildings are on their second lives, at least, having originally been built as stately mansions of the […]

Guiding: Your Money For Your Christ

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I chose death. Let’s be honest, that’s where the drama is.

The Apparition

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Here we are, on the cusp of Memorial Day, when we honor and remember those who died serving our country.

History and Race: March 18, 1942

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  The War Relocation Act Seventy-one years ago today Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an executive order requiring 120,000 mostly Japanese-Americans to report for forced relocation. In the wake of the December 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, politicians, leaders and many others concluded that all Americans exhibiting the features of Japanese ancestry were potential spies, soldiers or […]

March 4, 1908: Catastrophe in Collinwood

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No doubt they would marvel at both our schools and our unwillingness to keep our children safe in them.

Of Villainy and Religion

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  To Apologize for Kindness You may recall that after the Newtown massacre where 20 children and six adults were murdered, an inter-faith memorial service was held. Reverend Rob Morris, a Newtown Lutheran Minister, one of whose young parishioners was among the dead, gave the benediction at the service. Reverend Morris was subsequently forced to […]

Almost Hidden DC: What Lovely Lamps You Have

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The (mostly) federal buildings around the city are adorned with some extraordinary lighting.                                                                                     […]

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Mike Schwartz
Techno: Could Be Time
It's about time! Guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.
2014-09-14 22:30:09
jb
Labor: Leave Ray Rice Alone
What Ray and his wife need is alcoholol rehabilitation. Would any of this have happened if they were both not totally drunk on their assess?
2014-09-14 15:10:22
Prince
Labor: Leave Ray Rice Alone
I have something to say... I have no problem with the NFL kicking Ray Rice out the NFL league for hitting his fiancee....... but that door have to swing both ways..... if a woman who play basketball in the WNBA hit her fiancee on video........ should the WNBA kick her out of the WNBA.......... what…
2014-09-13 13:50:33
Victoria Huckenpahler
Labor: Leave Ray Rice Alone
Spartacus, I don't agree with you. Subsequent to that admittedly deplorable episode, Rice and wifey have admitted that drink played a HUGE role. He, at least, has subsequently given up hard alcohol. Will that be enough? Maybe so, maybe not...but he deserves a chance to see. Also, both have become strongly involved in religion. Granted,…
2014-09-12 15:59:03
Spartacus
Labor: Leave Ray Rice Alone
Smitty's comments are just and sound. I, personally, am not having much luck in sympathizing for poor, misunderstood Ray Rice. And I try to sympathize with his wife, but why would she put up with him? 'Oh,Spartacus, it's much more complicated than that!' Bullshit. She should get as far away from him as possible and…
2014-09-12 14:55:44
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The Part We Forget
The Part We Forget
The Real Problem With Ray Rice
The Real Problem With Ray Rice
Techno:  Could Be Time
Techno: Could Be Time
Labor: Leave Ray Rice Alone
Labor: Leave Ray Rice Alone

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