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Category Archive for 'Higher Ground'

Breakthrough

Somewhere, Christopher Reeve, who raised so much money for spinal cord research, is smiling: A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries. Polish surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from the nose of […]

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Hamsters!

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Dance party

From Perth, Australia. I am firmly in favor of singing and dancing in public:

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The plot to help poor kids

Those damned union thugs! Of course, this is part of the master plan to keep poor people dependent.. oh wait, it’s not? It’s just kindness? My bad: Marvin Callahan, a first grade teacher at public school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has started a program to send backpacks full of food home with some of his […]

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Thomas Frank interviews Bernie Sanders for Salon. Go read it all: I’ve followed what you have been saying for a long time. You and I are both concerned about the big change of our time, which is the concentration of wealth in this country, deindustrialization, the slow decline of the middle class.  The not-so-slow decline […]

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In case you missed yesterday’s news coverage.

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Christians acting like Christians

Not all Christians are buying into homophobia — at least, not on this campus! When an anti-gay preacher decided to visit a Virginia university yesterday (16 September), he was expecting a perfect opportunity to spout his nonsense for everyone to hear. But it turns out, not many people could hear his sermon. Instead, the James […]

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I know this happened with my mother-in-law, and she absolutely refused to talk about it: Why is it important for you to believe that there is life after death? It was not important for me, at all, to believe. I’m a journalist. I don’t go around thinking, “I really hope there’s life after death.” Indeed, […]

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Mohammed is 14

He has been in intensive care for three weeks and lost 12 members of his family in the Rafah bombing in Gaza. Now he dreams of the day he can have artificial legs. Look at this half-starved kid smile, it just breaks my heart. Please give to one of these Gaza relief organizations, as much as you […]

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See, this is why I was okay with JRW beating the Taney Dragons.

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