Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, November 11, 2013
In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Today is Armistice Day in Belgium, France, New Zealand, and Serbia; Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth; Independence Day in Angola (1975) and Poland (1918); and Veterans Day in the United States.

And, now the news:

IN HEALTH CARE NEWS: 

Behind the scenes as the Koch Brothers, Sarah Palin and
Fox News fought to defeat progressive health care reform

TEABAGGED ENOUGH ALREADY???

HEY! HEY! LBJ!!!

When the president sat for Norman Rockwell, the
encounter resulted in a quintessentially American image

NEWS FROM OUTER SPACE:

NEWS FROM PLANET EARTH:

The new scorpion measures between 2-2.5 centimeters.

MAYOR’S CORNER:

Harping on Rob Ford’s drug of choice appeals to readers’
prurience, and ignores crack’s race and class associations

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TODAY IN DISCRIMINATION NEWS:

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