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One nation under God, and under surveillance

So a 29-year-old man, Edward Snowden, earning $122,000 a year as a security analyze, whom law professor Jeffrey Toobin describes as an expert on absolutely nothing, takes classified intelligence material and gives it to a Guardian newspaper reporter, Glenn Greenwald, to do with it as he will. Snowden, who had signed an agreement with his […]

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Working moms are working to make their children’s lives and the world better

I am “sick and tired,” of being “sick and tired” of articles that repetitively spread the pervasive myth that mothers who work at jobs outside their homes are not doing right by their children. That is simply not true, and in fact, mothers who work (and most women around the world have to work) are […]

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Governed by the Devil

  The Faust legend prevails as reality. Faust, an ambitious man, sells his soul to the devil, Mesestopheles (read, the NRA) in exchange for more pleasurable time on earth. (winning one more election.) Being Faustian is interpreted over the years as being corrupt, the selling of moral integrity for personal gain albeit for a limited […]

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The Marathon

THE MARATHON When the Ethiopian crossed the finish line on spindly legs, the cheers to his victory rose with the waves of billowing white smoke from the bomb that blew off the legs of the small spectator, waiting to watch his father run by.   Silent, the boy sat in his blood, and that of many […]

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Carnival Cruise Ship is no carnival for stranded passengers

The stranded Carnival Triumph cruise ship with 4,000 travelers, is a perfect psychological laboratory of how people act in desperate situations. The cruise ship suffered an engine fire which left it without power. This meant no A/C nor power for cell phones and no lights. Also, most toilets did not work so the cabins emitted […]

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Repealing the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is no more relevant today than was the 18th Amendment of 1919, which was repealed in 1932. The Second Amendment reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of the free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall […]

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Tyrants in Our Time and the Debt Ceiling

We need not look far for tyrants. As a matter of fact, we need to look only to our current Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to watch the tyrants among us. In my book, Tyrants in Our Time, I lay out the lives of 14 dictators, all lives having several common denominators. The one […]

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What’s in Assad’s DNA for Syria? More Destruction

QUESTION:  What’s to become of Syria now that Assad has announced he will not negotiate for peace? ANSWER: What’s to become of Syria? Exactly what Assad wants to become of it. Gone. He is like the jilted lover who kills his girlfriend because if he can’t have her, then nobody can. That is what Assad is doing […]

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Not all shootings are created equal

What’s the difference in a school shooting with a shotgun as compared to an assault weapon, as proven by the shooting in Taft High School in California Thursday? The difference is with a 9-gauge shotgun, one person was shot Thursday, but is alive, the shooter used a 9 gauge shotgun.  whereas with an automatic assault gun, […]

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Chimps and the gun controversy

What do chimpanzees have to do with the current gun controversy? One could better ask, what do chimpanzees have to do with anger, especially male anger, which is the root of mass gun slaughter? Many people would not look kindly at being compared to the monkey family, but this is primate mammalian animal science, not creationism. Male […]

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