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Marian Anderson

February 27, 1897- April 8 1993.

Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.

On this date, January 7, 1955, Marian Anderson became the first African-American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera. (more…)

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I’ve said before, I’m not a lawyer. I’m pretty clear about the cavernous maw of emptiness I have in this category. In reading the “Lawless” article below, I was reminded that as a constitutional lawyer, Obama is going to have some particular viewpoints about the state of affairs in the Justice Dept. What we have seen up to this week has been non-committal, maybe even conservatively strict. In the past, I’ve debated to myself as to whether given his path to now he will wind up entrenching patterns in the Department of Justice, or restore the balance BushCo tried so hard to break asunder. This article expressed pretty well some of the musing and questions I have. (more…)

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