Category Archives: History

WTF, Government shut-down avoided for one week?

Some of you may have noticed that on Friday the United Congress voted to avoid a government shut-down by passing a resolution that keeps the Government funded for one more week, so that they can do it again this week.[1] … Continue reading

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Trump’s first 100 Days

One of the very few things I agree with Donald Trump on is the notion that the “first 100 days” standard is essentially a meaningless standard. As National Public Radio pointed out in a recent story, the first 100 day … Continue reading

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It’s 2017, and we really have to March for Science?

It’s 2017, and apparently we have to have a ‘March for Science.’ In 2017. I thought we had validated science back in the 1600s, when people like Copernicus and Galileo were making their discoveries. The ‘science deniers,’ I should note, … Continue reading

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Why the Donald will never be my President, regardless of what he says today

I don’t hate Donald Trump. I just hate the fact that he’s about to become our next President. I never really thought much about Donald Trump until he declared. I mean, I knew who he was, but he always seemed … Continue reading

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Arlie Russel Hochschild and the Analogy of Cutting in Line

In the last decade there have been a spate of books examining the question of why conservatives so often seem to vote against their own economic interest. “What’s the Matter with Kansas” and “Deer Hunting with Jesus” are excellent examples … Continue reading

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What would really be involved with building a Wall

If you watched the news yesterday than you know that inimitable Presidential Candidate Donald Trump accepted an offer from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to take a jaunt south of the border and say hello. And indeed, that’s what the … Continue reading

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Sometimes Bigger is not Better (I’m Looking at You, Summer Olympics)

Bigger isn’t always better, and there’s probably no better example of that then the 2016 Summer Olympics. My family have been die-hard fans of the Olympics since back in 1972, when my Grandfather participated in organizing the Summer Games in … Continue reading

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