Archive for the 'Politics' Category

For science in particular, great leaps forward sometimes happen primarily because a person with means chooses to leave a very different legacy than a name on a building. The birth control pill is one example, a particularly relevant one still today.

Different Drummer: Katharine McCormick

World Contraception Day

Kavanaugh confusion

Rethinking the Abortion Conversation

The Protectors (1972)

 

 

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Minority experiences and law enforcement.

Different Drummer: Claudette Colvin

 

Jimmy Cliff - "Piece of the Pie"

Billie Holiday - "Strange Fruit"

The Clash - "Know Your Rights"

The Beatles - "Piggies"

The Boomtown Rats - "The Elephant's Graveyard"

Public Enemy - "Welcome to the Terrordome"

Public Enemy - "Fight the Power"

Ice T - "Body Count"

Steve Reich - "Come Out"

801 - "Law And Order"

Michelle Shocked - "Graffiti Limbo"

Nahko and Medicine for the People - "Make a Change"

Bob Dylan - "The Times They Are A-Changin'"

Bob Dylan - "Blowin' in the Wind"

Sounds Of Blackness - "Black Lives Matter: No Justice No Peace"

Sounds Of Blackness - "Time for Healing"

Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Get Up Stand Up"

 

 

 

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Perhaps we have reached a point where the most important decisions I'll make in this lifetime can no longer be discussed with family members. They don't want to hear it. My challenges are confusing, even aggravating. Would it be best if I just, I don't know, talked less and smiled more?

Different Drummer: Alexander Hamilton

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186: Consent

01Jul16

Topics: Consent, Orlando, Brexit, Segregation, Abortion, Secretly Timid (Pride 48).

Different Drummer: Nan Little Kirkpatrick

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Perhaps the best way to answer the inaccurate and probably blasphemous words being put into the mouth of Jesus by some pastors and politicians is to quote Jesus of Nazareth at length. My favorite way of doing that is sharing The Sermon On The Mount. For better or worse, I've chosen to do that in a way that might have gotten me burned at the stake a few hundred years ago.

Different Drummer: John Wycliffe

Tea Party Jesus - the Tumblr

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I don't want to talk about gun control. It's a topic I have generally avoided, partly because the conversation usually misses the point. It isn't about controlling ownership -- the confiscation hysteria -- and it should be all about maintaining a "control" over our standards for usage. Only the fully qualified (law enforcement, hunters, National Guard) and properly trained (a standard that will eliminate even some of the legally qualified) should be using weapons in public. My subconscious called this obvious requirement to my mind this week, while I was trying not to dream about the latest in a long series of deadly school shootings.

Different Drummer: William Hamby

What If Gun Laws Were Like Abortion Laws?

Redrawing the Responsibility Line: A "Radically Moderate" Take on Gun Control

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