Monday, March 5, 2012


31 were arrested at Virginia protest against law requiring women to have an ultrasound before getting an abortion.
Rep. Delores McQuinn
"The men and women who marched on Capitol Square have a right to peacefully protest without the threat that they will be arrested for exercising that right. At several recent women’s rights events, there has been an overabundance of police presence. In fact, the Capitol Police tactical team has been at all of the events."  -- Richmond Times-Dispatch
Anna Allanbrook, principal of P.S.146 in Brooklyn
Calls the scores the “invalid value-addeds.”-- Michael Winerip in NYT
Maureen Dowd
Mitt Romney reacted to Limbaugh for days with craven silence before finally allowing on a rope line on Friday night that “it’s not the language I would have used.” Is there a right way to call a woman a slut? -- NYT
George Will
Criticizing his own GOP presidential candidates' timid response: “They want to bomb Iran, but they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh.” -- TPM
It's the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement, a founding document of the '60s campus radical activist group, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Sam Roberts writes in the New York Times ("The Port Huron Statement at 50"):

But by invoking the spirit of John Dewey, Albert Camus, C. Wright Mills, Michael Harrington and Pope John XXIII, by at once championing and chiding organized labor as a victim of its own success (the S.D.S. began as the student arm of the League for Industrial Democracy), by elevating the university to the apex of activism and by validating liberalism and the two-party system, Tom Hayden and his colleagues forged a manifesto that still reverberates.
FYI: In the wake of the school shootings at Columbine High School, and Port Huron, Michigan in 1999, I wrote a chapter for our book, A Simple Justice: The Challenge of Small Schools, titled, "Remembering Port Huron." Check it out.

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