Category Archives: History

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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The WikiLeaks Scandal relative to DNC Emails is No Big Deal

The news that Wikileaks has released 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee, and that it demonstrates that the DNC was tilting in favor of Hillary Clinton instead of Bernie Sanders is not a surprise to anyone who has been … Continue reading

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We Need Hillary Clinton to Keep Us Safe from a Donald J. Trump Presidency

I would have watched Donald Trump’s speech last night if I could have. But I couldn’t. In any case, I knew that I would be able to read the “highlights” from his speech this morning, and I have. I did … Continue reading

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