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Category Archive for 'Higher Ground'

On occasion, DC can feel like a great episode of the West Wing, where good triumphs. This is one of those occasions. #NoBillNoBreak — ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) June 22, 2016 "If we’re going to raise our kids in a safer, more loving world, we need to speak up for it." —@POTUS #NoBillNoBreak https://t.co/GSw4TkZxKB — The […]

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What the world needs now

First of all, I am a sucker for Broadway musicals and those Burt Bacharch horn charts are sublime. I am also a fan of people pulling together for a cause, so this whole thing is hitting my sweet spot: If these people were asking for kidneys, they’d have both of mine already. In order to honor […]

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48 years ago today

Robby Kennedy’s funeral train passing through Philadelphia, June 1968.

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Coming together

I laughed so hard:

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R.I.P. The Greatest

#RIP Muhammad Ali, who died Friday evening following a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease #TheGreatest @whas11 pic.twitter.com/QeVaT5yJQ5 — Kayla Moody (@WHAS11Kayla) June 4, 2016

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Loved this

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Link: When I was 11 years old, my dad told me a little girl could grow up to be president. Forty-eight years later, I believe him.

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PISCATAWAY — As President Obama left the stage following his convocation address at Rutgers University, he stopped to embrace Rutgers student government President Matt Panconi, standing with other honorees as a representative of the graduating class. But many graduates leaving High Point Solutions Stadium–as they paused to hug, pose for pictures and rejoice, said the […]

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It’s the start of graduation season, and President Obama spoke at the Historically Black Howard University graduation ceremony earlier today. The Washington Post reports that Obama emphasized that “racism persists, inequality persists. But I wanted the class of 2016 to open your eyes to the moment you are in.” …And in front a predominantly black […]

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And his name is George Foster. He’s the kind of Catholic I’ve always admired; he saw something wrong and he didn’t stop until he fixed it: Foster’s brother was a priest; the two heard rumors of abuses and began looking into them. In 2002, Foster wrote an op-ed for the local paper, calling on the […]

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