Category Archives: Policy and Politics

Of all the issues …

I find it fascinating that in just one week’s time, I have become one of the targets of those that oppose any regulation on guns, gun safety, and gun ownership in America. I am actually ok with all that — … Continue reading

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It just doesn’t seem possible

Last night, my final one in San Juan de Laguna, I had a special night out with the four children in my house: Kayla, Brian, Kayo and Alan. Instead of our typical dinner of tortillas, beans, eggs and sometimes a … Continue reading

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Our tax dollars at work — the shame of proprietary colleges

Floyd Norris writes today on the NYT’s business page about what ought to be a national scandal. It actually is a scandal but it would appear that the dollars being contributed to our politicians by the for-profit higher education industry … Continue reading

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The City of Brookhaven: Yes or No?

I’ve written about this once before, but the campaign is heating up. “Yes” and “No” signs have started to appear on the front lawns of neighbors. So far, I don’t sense any ugliness in the campaign, not nearly as much … Continue reading

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Our future is in good hands?

This weekend, the 2011 National Environmental Scorecard from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) arrived in the mailbox at home. The Scorecard represents the consensus of experts from about 20 of the most respected environmental and conservation organizations in the … Continue reading

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I’ll never look at the Olympic Flame and feel the same

Did you know that the tradition of moving the flame from Greece to the site of the summer Olympics via relay was started in 1936 by Joseph Goebbels as part of the Nazi propaganda machine to add to the myth … Continue reading

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Loving v. Virginia

In 1967, the United States Supreme Court (Loving v. Virginia) unanimously overturned anti-miscegenation laws that were still on the books in 16 states. Alabama was actually the last state to overturn its law against interracial marriage. No one has ever … Continue reading

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