Jane Fondas Words of Politics and Passion
Historian Mary Hershberger has compiled some of the best words spoken by actress and political activist Jane Fonda. Reading Fondas words you realize they are as relevant and thought provoking today as when she spoke them. This book is an interesting insight into the life of a formidable activist
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi is the highest ranking women in the country, third in line for the presidency. She fulfills a path started ninety years ago, when Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress. Now a woman holds the top position, wielding the gavel as Speaker of the House.
Profiles in Courage
In 1989, President Kennedys family created an award to recognize the qualities of political courage that the book,Profiles in Courage,lauded. The 2006 recipients of the Profiles in Courage award are U.S. Representative John Murtha and Alberto Mora.
Roosevelt, Obama, and Fear
In addition to the similarities between their policies, FDR and Barack Obama both faced the problem of how to reinvigorate a country paralyzed by fear.
She Opened the Government to Everyone
The former Governor of Texas, Ann Richards, said, I did not want my tombstone to read, she kept a really clean house. I think I would like them to remember me by saying, she opened the government to everyone.
Ted Kennedy the Liberal
With the death of Senator Ted Kennedy, the word liberal is back in the news. What exactly is a liberal, and why should liberalism be back in our definition of the Democratic Party?
The Republicans Abandon Stay the Course
Sunday on NBCs Meet The Press, Republican Chairman Ken Mehlman said, We are not coming in and saying Stay the Course. The choice in this election is not between Stay the Course and Cut and Run it is between Win by Adapting and Cut and Run. Win by Adapting is not a plan. It is a reaction.
The Tragedy of the Birthers
The people who believe that President Obama is not an American citizen are clinging to an America that never really existed.
Today we have Broken the Marble Ceiling
Today, Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as the first female Speaker of the House. She said, Today we have broken the marble ceiling. For our daughters and our granddaughters the sky is the limit.
Why a Conservative America is a Myth
You have always been progressive in your ideas and values, but did you know---so are most Americans? In a new report, The Progressive Majority: Why a Conservative America is a Myth, it shows that on the issues, from economic to “values,” Americans are progressive in their stands.
Why Barack Obama Won the Nobel Peace Prize
Many people heard the news with great surprise on the morning of October 9, 2009: President Barack Obama was announced as the recipient of Nobel Peace Prize. Was the Nobel Committee sending a message to the world at large and especially to America? Yes.
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