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  Oct/Nov 2017

A Pandora’s Cake of Discrimination

Consider this story: Two gay men walk into a bakery and ask to buy a cake for their wedding. The owner, citing religious conscience, declines. The two men sue the owner and win in lower courts, but the owner appeals, … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2017

Trump or Pence: Hobson’s Choice

Would our country be better off with Vice President Mike Pence as president or with Donald Trump? That question has been raised many times starting just weeks after Trump’s inauguration in January. The question can be broken down to this: … Continue reading

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  September 2017

Time to Call Out the Hypocrites

This section is devoted to studying the local impacts of specific issues the Trump Administration or Republican Congress will propose. “The Bible insists that the best test of a nation’s righteousness is how it treats the poorest and most vulnerable … Continue reading

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  September 2017

“History Is Watching Us All”

Even before the tragic events in Charlottesville in which Heather D. Heyer was killed when white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr. rammed his car into a group of protestors, two Republican senators, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of … Continue reading

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  August 2017

All of Us Must Take Action

This section is devoted to studying the local impacts of specific issues the Trump Administration or Republican Congress will propose. Ronald Reagan said this in 1983: “Since the founding of this nation, freedom of the press has been a fundamental … Continue reading

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  July 2017

Monuments and “Multiple Use” Don’t Mix

This section is devoted to studying the local impacts of specific issues the Trump Administration or Republican Congress will propose. “A person is forced by the sparseness of what is outward and visible in all this land and sky … … Continue reading

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  June 2017

Trump’s Budget Dumps on the Struggling

This section is devoted to studying the local impacts of specific issues the Trump Administration or Republican Congress will propose. “Words may show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning.” — Benjamin Franklin “Actions speak louder than words. Words cost … Continue reading

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  May 2017

Climate Facts Trump You Know Who

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. Max Planck, physicist “I’m not a … Continue reading

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  April 2017

Deportation, Here and Now

I’ll never understand how destroying families through deportation benefits our society. How we treat the undocumented says a great deal about us as a people and whether or not we’ll continue to fulfill the fundamental American promise of equality and … Continue reading

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  March 2017

Truth Matters

Lies are destructive to democracy. In the short time Donald Trump has been president, he and his aides have made a deliberate attack on fact, truth and honesty. The distortions and outright lies have been legion, and they are challenging … Continue reading

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