Archive for February, 2008

Monday, February 25th, 2008

The Politics of Hope

I watched a bit of cable news yesterday. Honestly, I forget which network it was. It doesn’t matter. For the benefit of their audience they were showing one of those “test groups” of average voters. They were in the process of reacting to a speech by Barack Obama, each with a buzzer in hand contributing […]

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Sunday, February 24th, 2008

She Will Not Be Forgotten

I don’t know Ruth Christenson. Until today, I’d never heard her name before. I suspect that you haven’t either. What I do know: In July of 1984, she walked into a Minneapolis bookstore that sold pornography. She carried a backpack filled with literature that condemned sexual exploitation. Earlier that week, Christensen had written letters to […]

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Friday, February 1st, 2008

Ruth Christenson Update

Update on Ruth Christenson I am revising the post on Ruth Christenson and will be posting a new version soon. Thanks to Moonlight and a few other researchers, another article about Ruth Christenson was uncovered at the Star Tribune. It is from December 14, 1990. Christenson died of apparent suicide on December 6, 1990, as […]

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