Monthly Archives: October 2008

Coit Tower and the History of Its Murals

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Coit Tower, one of the great landmarks of the city of San Francisco. Coit Tower is a frequent tourist attraction that offers a breathtaking view of San Francisco and the Bay. Within its … Continue reading

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Groupthink and the Importance of Thinking For Yourself

It’s always difficult for an individual to go against a group of people. We all want to get along and be liked by people, so we often keep quiet about opinions when we’re with a group of friends or family … Continue reading

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Graphic Satire and the Masses Magazine

One of the great sources of liberal and left wing thought has always been the leftist magazine and newspaper.   I’ve learned a lot about left wing thought and the social problems that are hidden from the general media from periodicals like the … Continue reading

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The Fight for Interracial Marriage

As California voters decide on the fate of Proposition 8, a ballot measure to ban gay marriage, it is well to consider the fory-first anniversary of a Supreme Court ruling that also had a profound effect on the institution of … Continue reading

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California’s Proposition 8

In the thirtieth anniversary of the assasination of gay San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk, a proposition is now being considered that would ban gay marriages in the state of California. This proposition, Proposition 8, would create a state constitutional amendment … Continue reading

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Walt Kelly and Pogo

I recently read that Berkeley Breathed is retiring his wonderful character, Opus, after almost 30 years of creating wonderful gentle satire of American culture and politics. Opus is part of a long tradition in comic strips of sharp political satire. … Continue reading

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Why Crossleft Has Been Important To Me

It’s been a year now that I’ve been in Crossleft, a Progressive Christian site.  Why have I stayed?  For the most part it’s because Crossleft dovetails my two prevailing interests:  an interest in liberal and progressive politics and an interest … Continue reading

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