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The 16 Year War in Afghanistan – Headlines Tell the Story

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 07:18
Since 2001 the US has been at War in Afghanistan – the longest war in US history. Headlines concisely tell the story of this cruel boomeranging quagmire of human violence and misery. Below are some newspaper headlines from 2010 to … Continue reading →

Will the Federal Civil Service Defend Us?

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 07:27
As the Trump wrecking crew ramps up its destructive campaign against federal health and safety protections and social services for impoverished, disabled and vulnerable people (young and old) the latest targets of their ire are the federal civil servants who … Continue reading →

Will a Mega-Billionaire Rescue America from GOP’s Insurance Mayhem?

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:12
Before recommending a practical way to reverse the devastating impact of Congressional Republicans’ attempts to strip tens of millions of Americans of health insurance coverage, and the  non-stop anxiety and dread that comes with such cruel and vicious legislation, note … Continue reading →

Can the World Defend Itself from Omnicide?

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:33
  Notice how more frequently we hear scientists tell us that we’re “wholly unprepared” for this peril or for that rising fatality toll? Turning away from such warnings may reduce immediate tension or anxiety, but only weakens the public awareness … Continue reading →

Detecting What Unravels Our Society – Bottom-up and Top-down

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:30
The unraveling of a society’s institutions, stability and reasonable order does not sound alarms  to forewarn the citizenry, apart from economic yardsticks measuring poverty, jobs, wages, health, savings, profits and  other matters economic. However, we do have some signs that … Continue reading →

A Clarion Call for our Country’s Pillars to Demand Justice

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 07:16
It is time for an urgent clarion call.   Given the retrograde pits inhabited by our ruling politicians and the avaricious over-reach of myopic big-business bosses, the self-described pillars of our society must step up to reverse the decline of … Continue reading →

The Destructive Power Trips of Amazon’s Boss

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:56
For his smallish stature, Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos has a booming, uproarious laugh. Unleashed during workdays, its sonic burst startles people, given it comes from as harsh and driven a taskmaster as exists on the stage of corporate giantism. Is … Continue reading →

Driverless Cars: Hype, Hubris and Distractions

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:01
The hype and unsubstantiated hope behind the self-driving car movement continues unabated, distracting from addressing necessities of old “mobilities” such as inadequate public transit and upgrading highway and rail infrastructure. At a conference on Driverless Cars sponsored by the George … Continue reading →

Closing Democracy’s Doors Until the People Open Them

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:55
In 2006 a book was published called Losing Our Democracy by civic leader, Mark Green. His 21st book, it was the usual Mark Green brand of meticulous research with memorable examples. One would have thought such an important subject would … Continue reading →