Comics in classroom: Politics. One Nation. Book 10, column 9a.
Comics make learning fun - " Rolling out the red carpet has long been a way of extending hospitality. It's especially appropriate when doing so for visiting dignitaries from Iran or any of the other countries we have long been at odds with.After many years of non-contact, it's now time to really celebrate — to paint the town red, perhaps, because it's the color at the extreme end of the visible spectrum.Unfortunately, some see red over it. They're out and out angry. Seeing red originally alluded to the fury of a bull driven to fever pitch by the matador's red cape. If the truth be told, however, bulls are color-blind, and are probably responding more to the motion of the cape than to the color. It's different for people. When we get angry, the blood vessels in our eyes dilate, causing us to actually see red, or at least to appear as if we should.This should be a time for rejoicing, not anger. Those critical of our growing friendship with our former enemies should have red faces, "be embarrassed by their own hypocrisy." Instead, they put a positive spin on the facts, i.e. color them to their liking. The history of the word color shows there was once a relationship between coloring an object and an effort to hide something. Color adds dimension. When it comes to the facts, however, there are still some of us who prefer them in black and white.