Category Archives: Schools

Divergent Views of National Institutions

It seems to me…. “The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society.” ~ Paddy Ashdown[1]. Republicans and Democrats offer starkly different assessments of the impact of several of the nation’s leading … Continue reading

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Gun-Control Conspiracy Theories

It seems to me…. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” ~ Joseph Heller[1], Catch-22. Many U.S. gun rights advocates have an irrational belief that the government wants to take away their right to own guns even … Continue reading

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False Economy

It seems to me…. “As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.´ ~ Caroline Kennedy. There are many examples of governments and corporations enacting budget reduction measures intended to reduce expenditures … Continue reading

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Civil Unrest

It seems to me… “Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates, and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.” ~ Joseph A. Schumpeter. There is racial disparity within the U.S. legal system. Caucasian … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Investment

It seems to me… “To be sure, the United States has profound problems, not least our faltering educational and physical infrastructure.”  ~ Eric Liu. President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address presented his vision of how smart government could … Continue reading

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Time To Say “Enough” To Guns

It seems to me… “Now is the time for a national policy on guns that takes the loopholes out of the laws, the automatic weapons out of our neighborhoods, and the tragedies like today out of our future.”  ~ Boston’s … Continue reading

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Too Many Guns

It seems to me… “It defies common sense that stores are fined for selling toy guns to children, but someone who isn’t even allowed to board an airplane in this country can purchase as many real guns he wants with … Continue reading

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