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Cut Short 60 Years Ago, Hear Now the Music of the Moondog Coronation Ball

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Sixty years ago this week, the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll concert took place in Cleveland, the city that now houses the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.1 The concert was the creation of Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who called his radio show “The Moondog Show,” himself “The King of the Moondoggers,” and the […]


“Right to Shirk” Undercuts the Right to Work

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Throng protests “right to shirk” in Indianapolis On the First of this month, Republican legislators and the Republican governor gave Indiana a so-called “right to work” law.1 2 Except to undercut it, such a law really has nothing to do with the Right to Work, and so should be renamed. For the reason that follows, […]


How to Read the Bible in Two Hours

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

It’s no miracle. To quickly read the Christian Bible, which holds some 800,000 words, we must cut it down to its essential core.1 Luckily, Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, has done that for us – though he meant it just for his own use.2 3 […]


Chicago Occupier: “Not the first time kids have stood up for other people’s rights.”

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Occupy Chicago guards first aid tent. The day after she got out of jail, Martese Chism gave an interview to Mike Malloy on his nightly radio talk show.1 On Saturday, October 22nd, Chism, and her fellow registered nurse, Jan Rodolfo, were manning the first aid tent at Occupy Chicago in Grant Park, when police came […]


Obama Backs Protesters’ Rights — in Egypt

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Tahrir Square, Cairo, 2011-02-08 (monasosh) Between the Arab Spring uprising in Egypt, and its successor Occupy uprising in America, President Obama has had different reactions.1 On January 28th, right after police cracked-down on Egyptian protesters to clear Tahrir Square in Cairo, President Obama made strong remarks:2 3As the situation continues to unfold, our first concern […]