Monthly Archives: June 2008

Reading History on the Fourth of July

Growing up, my views of the American Revolution were influenced by the musical 1776 and the School House Rock specials on Saturday morning.   I grew to deeply respect our Founding Fathers and to see in them a heroism that is lacking … Continue reading

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Experiments with DTV

I got my box from a friend to blog about my experience with DTV.    I had trouble the first day with trying to get good reception, because my apartment didn’t have an antennae connection.  I used a homemade antennae that … Continue reading

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Supporting Obama

These past few months following the primaries have been a lot of fun for me, as I’ve found the Democrats running for President this year to be the most interesting in quite a long time.  The candidates ran the gamut … Continue reading

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The Congressional Progressive Caucus

In the House of Representatives, there are a group of 72 Democrats that are fighting to push forward Progressive issues within the federal government. This group is called the Congressional Progressive Caucus and it was founded in the early 1990s. … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage in California

Today I read in the paper about the first gay marriages to take place today after the California Supreme Court ruling making it legal in the state.   The San Francisco Chronicle has had a series of articles on the history of … Continue reading

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Appreciating Bobby Kennedy

When Bobby Kennedy died forty years ago, I was barely one years old.  So I can’t say that I have the same feelings of pain and anguish of the many people who had lived through that horrible time.   Bobby became … Continue reading

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