Category Archives: History

Stink in America

The American Stench

Something is rotten in America. And it stinks! The stink the rancid Republicans continue to make over abortion rights is simply foul. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wonders whether our court will survive the stench of overturning Roe v Wade.

Stink in America

The American Stench

Something is rotten in America. And it stinks! The stink the rancid Republicans continue to make over abortion rights is simply foul. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wonders whether our court will survive the stench of overturning Roe v Wade.

boy watching TV as Oswald shot

November 22, 1963 An Unforgettable Weekend

History was compressed into a single weekend that November of 1963. It was the weekend that never seemed to end, that began with a TV bulletin and ended with a burning flame flickering on TV screens across the nation. Like

boy watching TV as Oswald shot

November 22, 1963 An Unforgettable Weekend

History was compressed into a single weekend that November of 1963. It was the weekend that never seemed to end, that began with a TV bulletin and ended with a burning flame flickering on TV screens across the nation. Like

Big Birds, Big Bees, and Big Vaccines

Thanks to an oversize cartoon bee, everyone was buzzing about a new vaccine in the early 1960s. The Sabine type II oral polio vaccine helped a lot of children in 1962 in part due to the diligence of a happy

Big Birds, Big Bees, and Big Vaccines

Thanks to an oversize cartoon bee, everyone was buzzing about a new vaccine in the early 1960s. The Sabine type II oral polio vaccine helped a lot of children in 1962 in part due to the diligence of a happy

vintage photo pulp fiction woman

Criminalizing Abortion Doesn’t Stop Abortion

Once again the right wants to terminate Roe v Wade and abort women’s constitutional rights. An important reminder as the Supreme Court begins hearing cases potentially challenging Roe v Wade. Oral arguments have begun in a challenge to the controversial

vintage photo pulp fiction woman

Criminalizing Abortion Doesn’t Stop Abortion

Once again the right wants to terminate Roe v Wade and abort women’s constitutional rights. An important reminder as the Supreme Court begins hearing cases potentially challenging Roe v Wade. Oral arguments have begun in a challenge to the controversial

Superman Gets Woke

Cancel Me This Batman! Superman, that all-American immigrant from a far distant planet is changing his famous motto. Truth, Justice and the American Way long the superhero’s rallying cry since WWII, has now been changed by DC Comics to Truth,

Superman Gets Woke

Cancel Me This Batman! Superman, that all-American immigrant from a far distant planet is changing his famous motto. Truth, Justice and the American Way long the superhero’s rallying cry since WWII, has now been changed by DC Comics to Truth,

Ms. Magazine and Me

You can call me Ms. Edelstein, from now on! Ms. Magazine, that grande dame of feminist publications started by that grande dame of feminists Ms. Gloria Steinem, just did a profile on me. For a long time feminist like myself,

Ms. Magazine and Me

You can call me Ms. Edelstein, from now on! Ms. Magazine, that grande dame of feminist publications started by that grande dame of feminists Ms. Gloria Steinem, just did a profile on me. For a long time feminist like myself,

Art Collage Sally Edelstein

A Fractured State of Our Union

After the calamitous events of 2020 can we piece the country back together even as the state of our union is being torn to shreds? The perpetuation of myths, lies, and fears both old & new is ripping our nation

Art Collage Sally Edelstein

A Fractured State of Our Union

After the calamitous events of 2020 can we piece the country back together even as the state of our union is being torn to shreds? The perpetuation of myths, lies, and fears both old & new is ripping our nation

9/11 Twenty Years Ago

September 10, 2001. It was 20 years ago …the day before the world changed forever; and one in which my own world went through a life-altering change of its own. I had just moved into a newly built house in

9/11 Twenty Years Ago

September 10, 2001. It was 20 years ago …the day before the world changed forever; and one in which my own world went through a life-altering change of its own. I had just moved into a newly built house in

Abortions Back to the Past  Heartbeats and Heartache

Nearly a decade to the day from when Roe v Wade was passed, I had an abortion. If I lived in Dallas today, it never would have happened. It was a blustery day in late January 1983 and the N.Y.C.

Abortions Back to the Past  Heartbeats and Heartache

Nearly a decade to the day from when Roe v Wade was passed, I had an abortion. If I lived in Dallas today, it never would have happened. It was a blustery day in late January 1983 and the N.Y.C.

Personal Sacrifice for the Greater Good is the American Way

If a segment of nobody-tells-me-what-to-do-keep-the-government-off-my-back American’s still whinge at the thought of a mask mandate while shedding crocodile tears about the discomfort, inconvenience, and infringement on their freedom, how in hell would these self-serving “patriots” feel if suddenly Uncle Sam

Personal Sacrifice for the Greater Good is the American Way

If a segment of nobody-tells-me-what-to-do-keep-the-government-off-my-back American’s still whinge at the thought of a mask mandate while shedding crocodile tears about the discomfort, inconvenience, and infringement on their freedom, how in hell would these self-serving “patriots” feel if suddenly Uncle Sam