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Propaganda techniques find their way into our politics, our advertising and our speech.
Lies by big companies have brought us opioid addiction, obesity and related health troubles.
The partial government shutdown started on Friday, Dec. 21 at midnight. The issue is over money to build a border wall between the U.S. and… Continue reading
What would happen if all the undocumented immigrants went away? Both sides of the issue.
“We (the United States) are both fated to lead and fated to do so erratically and impulsively” (Joseph P. Ellis, “American Dialogue: The Founders and… Continue reading
Today’s super wealthy succeeded in another Gilded Age, negating many laws that protect middle class.
We must be on guard, though, to search for understanding using history with an open mind.
Would you give up your smart phone in exchange for world peace? That’s the question I asked my high school Civics and Government students recently.… Continue reading
What are logical fallacies? Ross Weisman’s article, “Is Your Reasoning Sound? A Look at Logical Fallacies,” published at Smerconish.com, gives us this definition: “Flaws in… Continue reading
Two strategies with two potential outcomes: the course our nation was decided Tuesday.
The book gave me a deeper understanding of President Trump and his unique style of leadership.
“A partisan reputation… is going to cause very serious harm to the status and integrity of the decisions of this court in the eyes of the country.”
Politicians can only hope they have made the right choices and that their constituents vote them in/back into office.
Even non-partisan city council races feel the heat.
The partisan political divide is growing as the November midterm elections approach. Emotions are on edge. Democrats are hoping for a big blue wave of… Continue reading
Due to the enormous volume of data at our fingertips, we are now living in the age of “post-truth.”
Take a rubber band and place it around your fingers and thumb. When you move your thumb, all the rest of the fingers feel the… Continue reading
Nothing else makes much sense.
But the current atmosphere of fear and uncertainty may be part of the mix driving the economy.
Have you ever played the board game called “Risk”? Last week I taught my three oldest grandkids (ages 11, 9 and 9) how to play… Continue reading