Category Archives: Politics

Effects of Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith[1]. Every previous civilization has been destroyed by the unequal distribution of wealth and power. The more advanced the … Continue reading

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Resurgence Of Racism

It seems to me…. “Hatred, racism, and extremism have no place in this country.” ~ Angela Merkel[1]. The last fifty years have been an unprecedented period of human rights progress in the U.S.: civil rights, women’s rights, minority rights, and … Continue reading

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Single-Payer Healthcare

It seems to me…. “The American public believes that health care is a right and not a commodity.” ~ Michael Moore[1]. As a basic requirement in order to belong to their club, Republicans are obligated to condemn the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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Crime And Punishment

It seems to me…. “Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.” ~ Johnnie Cochran[1]. Prison population reduction needs to become a major U.S. priority. The federal prison system, especially, … Continue reading

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The Art Of Writing

It seems to me…. “Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. … Continue reading

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Presidential Misgivings

It seems to me…. “Don’t automatically obey Presidential directives if you disagree or if you suspect he hasn’t considered key aspects of the issue.” ~ Donald Rumsfeld[1]. There isn’t any logical explanation as to what motivated anyone to vote for … Continue reading

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Restoring Our Basic Values

It seems to me…. “It’s time that America’s government lived by the same values as America’s families. It’s time we invested in America’s future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century … Continue reading

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