Remember Tim Russert

Luke Russert, son of the late moderator of \With Russert gone, Sunday will never be the same

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A Video Tribute To Tim Russert, Dead Today At 58 a la Wonkette

Luke Russert, son of the late moderator of “Meet the Press” Tim Russert, touches the empty chair that was left behind by his father on the set of the show after a taping of “Meet the Press” in memory of Russert in Washington June 15, 2008.

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Milo Radulovich, R.I.P.

McCarthy Era Figure Dies
Milo Radulovich was a key figure in the red scare of the 1950s, and his passing marks the end of an American era.

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Presidential scholars urge Bush to ban use of torture

President Bush was presented with a letter Monday signed by 50 high school seniors in the Presidential Scholars program urging a halt to “violations of the human rights” of terror suspects held by the United States.

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Be Inspired

Watch and learn how to live.

Team Hoyt

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Dog Gets Medal for Saving Kids

Nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier George is being honoured with a posthumous bravery medal for saving five New Zealand children from an attack by two pitbulls.

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A Hero’s Luck Burns Down

jackbrown.jpgJack Brown carried co-workers from an inferno; since then, he has lost almost everything


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Holocaust survivor blocked shooter, letting students flee

Liviu Librescu

“It wouldn’t amaze me he would do such a thing,” fellow engineering professor Muhammad Hajj said. “He’s that kind of person, willing to take care of others, protect others.”

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Thank You Mr. Vonnegut

With the April 11 death of Senior Editor Kurt Vonnegut, In These Times lost a dear friend. /a>And the world lost a man who kept his moral compass always pointed in the right—excuse me, left—direction.

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Learning About Choices From Those We Honor

April 17, 2007

Last week’s big name in race relations was Don Imus. This week we have Sonny Carson. We’re not exactly working with a gorgeous mosaic here.

Mr. Imus needs no introduction. Mr. Carson’s name may not ring all bells. More on him in a moment. But first let us note the celebration of racial justice that took place on Sunday.

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Goodbye Kurt, I Know You’re Up In Heaven Now. ;)


Kurt Vonnegut, Writer of Classics of the American Counterculture, Dies at 84

I miss him already. Thankfully his words live on:

“Being a humanist means that you try to behave as decently, as honourably, as you can without any expectation of rewards or punishments in an afterlife. When we had a memorial service for Isaac a few years back, I spoke at it and said at one point, ‘Isaac is up in heaven now’. It was the funniest thing I could think of to say to an audience of humanists. Believe me, it worked – I rolled them in the aisles. If I should ever die, god forbid, I hope people will say, ‘Kurt is up in heaven now’. That’s my favourite joke.”


“Still and all, why bother? Here’s my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.” (more…)

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Moral Guidance Creates Motivation

Feb. 12, 2007

Some disagree with what we do and what we believe. (more…)

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At Least the Hero Was on Time

January 5, 2007

The year may be young, but it is not too early to nominate the No. 1 feel-good story of 2007. Somebody is going to have to work awfully hard to outdo Wesley Autrey, a true hero in a city where the word “hero” is overworked to the point of losing all meaning.

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Everyday Hero

Man Is Rescued by Stranger on Subway Tracks

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From Father to Son, Last Words to Live By

He drew pictures of himself with angel wings. He left a set of his dog tags on a nightstand in my Manhattan apartment. He bought a tiny blue sweat suit for our baby to wear home from the hospital.

Then he began to write what would become a 200-page journal for our son, in case he did not make it back from the desert in Iraq.

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Sean Penn: On Receiving the 2006 Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award

For the purposes of tonight and my own personal enjoyment, I’m going to yield to the notion that I deserve this.
[Thx Billy!]

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Learn his name. Malachi Ritscher.

The ultimate act of self-sacrifice that no one noticed

His suicide note.

[Big thanks to Rimone and Scott.]

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