Tag: 1940s

Duke Ellington

Artist: Duke Ellington Tune: It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing When we turn on the radio today many of us don’t see a connection to Duke Ellington. In my opinion Duke Ellington put the “pop” in popular music. Throughout the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and even into the early 1960s, Duke Ellington was a force. From YouTube – Duke Ellington and his orchestra playing this awesome tune in 1943. “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” is a 1931 composition by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Irving Mills, now accepted as a jazz

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Taxing the Rich And Helping the Middle Class

Nick Hanauer, a rich venture capitalist, gave a simple TED talk, which has become an Internet sensation. To be honest, he really didn’t say anything that was earthshaking. But the fact that somebody who’s rich stood up and stated that the rich do not create jobs – Wow! It is not often that we see someone who simply speaks the truth. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, the United States made investments in the middle class and the lower class and we all benefited from an unprecedented economic boom. We had prolonged prosperity from the 1950s throughout the 1970s. Then, we decided

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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The Thirteeneth Juror

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