This inscription appears in the entrance to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Problems abound with Theodore Roosevelt’s statement, “If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.”. Roosevelt places peace and righteousness at odds with one another; many would say that peace, and nonviolence more generally, [...]
Barack Obama said it recently:
Barack Obama discussed the idea of that choice in pledges he made in 2007 and then in 2008. As a candidate, many years closer to the attacks of September 11 2001, Barack Obama told us that we should reject the urge to choose between security and liberty:
At an anti-Muslim protest in New York City yesterday, Dutch politician Geert Wilders exercised the right of everybody in the United States — be they citizen or foreigner — to peaceably assemble and to speak freely. Wilders used his First Amendment rights of assembly and speech to argue for the revocation of American Muslims’ First [...]
Whenever I want hyperbole, I turn to Greg Palast. This means I don’t turn to Greg Palast very often, but I run into him on a regular basis through the newsletter he somehow keeps shoving into my e-mail inbox. Along with information I feel the need to verify elsewhere because it’s occasionally incorrect, each newsletter [...]
It’s sad, but true: tales of protest don’t always end with “and then you win.”
A couple of weeks ago, Rowan summed up the hopelessness that plagues many progressive activists with a poster reworking Gandhi’s old slogan to read, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you die.”
A cryptogram of a quote from a member of Congress this week – can you figure it out? [...]
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: “Republicans want to take away my Social Security again” [...]
“You ask me my feelings on an issue and I’ll give it to you straight up, because that’s the only way a voter knows where his employee stands. Elected officials are exactly that—employees.” — Sarah Palin, September 30 1992.
9 days since Sarah Palin was announced as VP pick. 0 press conferences with Sarah Palin [...]
“I am so sorry I’m such a weasel.” — Sarah Palin, October 8 2000