“Who Then Will Speak for the Common Good?”

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

In 1976, Rep. Barbara Jordan gave what is widely considered the best keynote address in recent history at the Democratic Convention. Jordan, the first black woman elected to Congress from the South, warned that if Americans did not come together, America could become “a collection of interest groups: region against region, individual against individual.” Also: immigration, the migration of African Americans out of New York City, gender-based college admission and Republican New Jersey State Senator Tom Kean, Jr.

Who's Coming, Who's Going?

Sam Roberts, reporter, columnist and editor for the New York Times and author of Who We Are Now: The Changing Face of America in the Twenty-first Century (Times Books, 2004)
Dr. Sylviane Diouf Historian and researcher, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Chung Wha Hong, Executive Director ...


Remembering a Legend

Wayne Bell producer of "Rediscovering Barbara Jordan", a radio documentary on the life of Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
- on Barbara Jordan's life and times

» Rediscovering Barbara Jordan


The Cost of Admission

Elizabeth Farrell, reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education covering admissions and testing
Tom O'Neill, dean of admissions at the University of Chicago

» Elizabeth Farrell's articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education
» Admissions at the University of Chicago


Kean the Younger

Tom Kean Jr., New Jersey State Senator and candidate for the Republican Party for U.S Senator for New Jersey

» Tom Kean for Senate Website


SI Ferry Goes North...

WhatISee, a photoblogger, spotted an SI ferry headed towards Albany. What's going on?


Required Reading: April 4, 2008

In which the Supreme Court refuses to hear Padilla's case, NY legislators spend hidden Medicaid bucks, Mayor Bloomberg says "I've always thought guest worker programs are either a deliberate attempt just to hoodwink the public or that people that propose them are being naive,", Hal the coyote dies, NYC's cabaret ...


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