Category Archives: Poverty

Worsening Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “We need to start talking about inequality again; we need to start talking about the inequities and unfairnesses and the injustices of an excessively divided society, divided by wealth, by opportunity, by outcome, by assets and … Continue reading

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Gun Control And Common Sense

It seems to me…. “Yes, people pull the trigger – but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.” ~ Eliot Spitzer[1]. Let me preface my statements with the admission that … Continue reading

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Pro-Life/Pro-Choice

It seems to me…. “I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born … Continue reading

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Explaining Donald Trump

It seems to me…. “New Rule: Whenever you think the Tea Party can’t get any dumber, they get dumber. Now they’re in love with Donald Trump. Because nothing says ‘We’re serious about fiscal responsibility’ quite like a billionaire whose corporations … Continue reading

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Uncompassionate, Closeminded, Mendacious….

It seems to me…. “Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings.” ~ Howard Dean[1]. … Continue reading

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Another Mass Murder

It seems to me…. “In general, those who resort to mass murder on a collective scale always put forward the justification that they acted on behalf of the nation.” ~ Taner Akçam[1]. Another mass shooting. This time, the attack on … Continue reading

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Wealth Inequality

It seems to me…. “No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.” ~ Adam Smith[1]. According to the Pew Research Center[2], more than three-quarters of U.S. conservatives … Continue reading

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