Violence Category

Dis-Sparity

This is going to be a brief post, just to make sure I don’t fall off the wagon during this busy part of the year. For one thing, I have been involved in completing a massive and very time consuming as well as complicated project that I hope to be done with tomorrow.  For another, […]

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Time is running out

Is this the way our democracy is supposed to work? http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-republicans-rig-the-game-20131111 National Republicans have waged an unrelenting campaign to exploit every weakness and anachronism in our electoral system. Through a combination of hyperpartisan redistricting of the House, unprecedented obstructionism in the Senate and racist voter suppression in the states, today’s GOP has locked in political […]

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Whose values?

This is Columbus Day. I just heard that there is a movement to change this holiday to Native American’s Day. Sounds like a good idea to me. That made me think about a couple of things going on right now.  For one, one of our three parties is holding their annual “Values Voter Summit” this […]

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Babes ‘n’ arms

The New York Times now has a running series of articles as a category, focusing on guns and the NRA.  I happened to notice two of them this week that are particularly concerning and both have to do with the fact that children are being targeted for gun sales and are also killing each other […]

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We the sheeple …

Over the weekend, watching all my usual news shows, I was bombarded by talk of the looming twin crises of government funding and debt ceiling showdowns. The media, in their usual, ‘if it bleeds, it leads’ fashion, were stirring the cauldron again, instilling a growing sense of dread that something terrible is about to happen, […]

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