Pale Blue Dot
In an effort to add some context to a troubling day, theLeftAhead turns our thoughts to the incomparable Carl Sagan. In a public lecture at Cornell University in 1994, Sagan presented a photograph of planet Earth titled “Pale Blue Dot” that was taken on Valentine’s Day 1990 by the Voyager 1 space probe. He then delivered a brilliant, poetic speech about the photograph’s deeper meaning. For those of us who…Read more...
Tags:Carl Sagan , Donald Trump
President Obama Gives a Eulogy for the Charleston Shooting Victims
On Friday, June 26, 2015, President Obama gave a eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney and the eight other victims of the Emanuel AME church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina. President Obama delivered his address inside the TD Arena at the College of Charleston. He gave an eloquent address that honored the victims and their families, and cited their faith as an example of how the power of love and grace…Read more...
Tags:Barack Obama , Clementa Pinckney , Cynthia Hurd , Daniel Simmons , Depayne Middleton-Doctor , Emanuel AME , Ethel Lance , Gun Control , Myra Thompson , Sharonda Coleman-Singleton , Susie Jackson , Tywanza Sanders
Quantic – Time Is The Enemy
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The Debate Over Marriage Equality
As a native of upstate New York, I have been closely following the latest installment in the fight for marriage equality–and the equally passionate fight by right-wing Christians against it. I constantly find myself having to prioritize all of the issues of the day in my own mind, and often this issue is considered by some to merely be a devisive distraction. While I understand the argument by those who may or may…Read more...