When it comes to tangibly honoring great Americans, Washington tends to drag its collective feet, usually decades, before making room along the Mall for a tribute.  The notable exception is the Viet Nam war memorial that was completed a mere 7 years after the war ended; the impetus to build it so quickly was the hope that it would begin to heal the hemorrhaging wound of the Viet Nam war on our society.  It fulfilled that hope for the healing to begin.  Read the rest of this entry

Eric Cantor’s breathtaking hypocrisy on Occupy Wall Street – PostPartisan – The Washington Post.

I’ve been watching the Occupy Wall Street movement since it started in New York on September 17th.  In the early days, coverage outside of Occupy Wall Street’s own website was virtually non-existent, dismissed by the media.  The major networks were no where to be found, and even local coverage was sparse.  It wasn’t until a video of a police supervisor pepper spraying peaceful protestors went viral did the media finally wake up. Read the rest of this entry