Monthly Archives: September 2010

The power of the small press

Last weekend I attended the only comic book convention I go to every year, the Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, Md. It proclaims itself (and deservingly so) “North America’s Premiere Independent Cartooning and Comic Arts Festival.” Although I spend … Continue reading

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Victory is theirs

Nine years ago today the world changed forever. Especially for the U.S., which had not suffered such a deadly, surprise attack by a foreign enemy on its own soil since the bombing of Pearl Harbor. And in that moment when … Continue reading

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Love of labor lost

Despite our nation’s pride as capitalism’s greatest success story, and the oft-repeated claim that the preservation of free markets has played a crucial role in the flourishing of  democracy both at home and abroad, the history textbooks I read in … Continue reading

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