Monthly Archives: August 2012

Economy Gone Kablooey

David Brooks writes of the Western economy, “The whole thing has gone kablooey.” I like that way of putting it. While those on the Right think the problem is simply too much taxation and too much regulation, those on the … Continue reading

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Strictly Reading the Constitution

I saw a bit of a program on PBS last night, showing a 1960’s photo of George Wallace, one time governor of Alabama, proclaiming that segregation would be the rule in Alabama forever. In the background was a banner emblazoned … Continue reading

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Trumping America

I am proud that in America anyone can dream of becoming president, even someone as ill-qualified as Donald Trump or Sarah Palin, but I am embarrassed for our country that anyone might pay the slightest attention to such people. I … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Grateful

What would you call a ship that is the largest, fastest, and safest vesel ever built? A century ago just such a ship was built and they named it after those very powerful gods of the Greek pantheon, the Titans. … Continue reading

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Being Somebody

Every few weeks our small-town newspaper includes a full page written and edited by students from the local high school. Some are better than others but all are fascinating because of what they show about what our teens think is … Continue reading

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Voluntary Dehumanization — 2

The following announcement was posted on the official PETA website: “PETA Sues SeaWorld for Violating Orcas’ Constitutional Rights,  Written by PETA “10-25-2011     In the first case of its kind, PETA, three marine-mammal experts, and two former orca trainers are filing … Continue reading

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Voluntary Dehumanization -1

In 1818, the Industrial Revolution was proving the power of technology and science was exploring its freedom, now out from under what Kant had called the “tutelage” of God. Mary  Shelley published the first Sci Fi novel, Frankenstein, or The … Continue reading

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