Whatever the twists and turns in the threads of historical connection between then and now, it’s clear that the association of February 14 with love and sex predates anyone carrying the name of Valentine.
We change the culture in little ways every day when we don’t hide our differences. Last December, when my daughter’s elementary school class asked parents to share their family holiday traditions, I shared our family’s tradition of singing a Krampus song. Yesterday, a Valentine’s Day
On February 14, after a series of initial votes, members of the Tea Party in Congress had one last chance to reject Big Government surveillance programs, searches and seizures without probable cause — practices forbidden by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution they swore to