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Meryl Streep calls for the “Principled Press”

“We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call him on the carpet for every outrage. That’s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in the Constitution.” Looks like Hollywood award shows are bringing back the soap box. Last night’s 2017 Golden Globes is the first out of the gate. […]

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2016 and the Official End of the 20th Century

#CruelCruelYear pic.twitter.com/I3O6NaKmjF — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 29, 2016 The sudden and unexpected death of Carrie Fisher “our Princess” as her “Star Wars” co-star Mark Hamill managed to tweet out in a haze of grief, followed by the death the day after of her mother Debbie Reynolds (Hollywood’s princess from the Golden age) seemed to […]

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A Seat for Lincoln at the Thanksgiving Table

I struggle this year with the Thanksgiving holiday. Standing Rock is on my mind and coupling the injustices with the mythology of “The First Thanksgiving” makes me want to throw my pumpkin pie at the wall. November has been that kind of month when the divisions are crystal clear. They were always there. There was […]

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The Smithsonian NMAAHC: Experiencing a Work in Progress

Saturday, September 24, the Smithsonian Institution dedicates and officially throw open the doors to its newest museum on the National Mall – the National Museum of African American History and Culture. There will be a ribbon cutting with museum founding director Lonnie Bunch and President Barack Obama among other dignitaries and celebrity contributors. Music performances, […]