Month: September 2008

Celebrating 9/11…

As of Tuesday June 03, 2008 New York state had the highest cigarette taxes in the nation. Seems like a pact with the devil… or the perfect marriage between corporate profits and state revenues. Meanwhile, more than 30 other states, …

Books Sarah Palin attempted to ban

The list of books Sarah Palin attempted to ban in Alaska: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’EngleAnnie on My Mind by Nancy GardenAs I Lay Dying by William FaulknerBlubber by Judy BlumeBrave New World …

Shades of 1968…

Reviewing a Brief History Of Chicago’s 1968 Democratic Convention 40 years ago, brings to mind how chaotic the world must have appeared to me at 21 years of age. Having grown up in Chicago under the cloud of the “last …