The Senate and House have passed a $1.9 trillion dollar relief bill. It is historic. Meanwhile, the GOP is talking about Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head, and Meghan Markle. Here is Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin from the Associated Press: […]
Watch the House minority leader: McCarthy could be more original. Ted Cruz has already read Green Eggs and Hand in public. Here he is back in the days when he did not look like a contestant on Survivor: I am […]
Joe Biden is trying to get a COVID-19 relief package passed. Conservatives, who barely mentioned COVID-19 relief at CPAC last weekend, are worried about the Muppets and Dr. Seuss. Here is a taste of Christopher Cadelago’s and Meridith McGraw’s piece […]
Yesterday I offered some thoughts on Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ decision to remove several of Theodor Geisel’s books from print because they portrayed “people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.” Over at Slate, Rebecca Onion interviews Kansas State University literary […]
In case you haven’t heard, Seuss Enterprises will no longer publish six Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) books because they “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.” They are: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street […]
Here is the list. How many of these have you read? 1. “The Snowy Day,” by Ezra Jack Keats (485,583 checkouts) 2. “The Cat in the Hat,” by Dr. Seuss (469,650) 3. “1984,” by George Orwell (441,770) 4. “Where the […]
Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) in PM magazine, 1941. (Here is some context).
Pundits are calling Donald Trump’s inaugural address the “America First Speech.” Thanks to the work of historians, many Americans are now aware of the history behind this phrase. But just in case you have not had a chance to get caught […]