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Chipping away at public education

I’ve seen how public education is being destroyed firsthand, and I can tell you that Bill Gates, Arne Duncan, Congress and presidents past and current are wrong about how to fix it. Instead of attempting to improve the underlying problems, … Continue reading

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Vote with your uterus

If Todd Akin wins the election, my uterus is going to get on a plane, fly to Missouri, and stage a sit-in at his home. Then she’s going to take the campaign nationwide. She’ll galvanize other uteruses all over the … Continue reading

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Are you worth more than a goat?

When it comes to being born, location is everything— especially for women. So I’m grateful that I wasn’t born in a part of the world where women are routinely denied rights by some fanatical element or another, or a place … Continue reading

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A world without lies?

I’ve been thinking about lies and liars since reading an article in the New York Times, about software scientists are working on to detect lying in speech. Though I abhor a liar, I have to admit to having lied in … Continue reading

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Honest Graft: An Oxymoron

A recent article in the Christian Science Monitor sent me to a November 13th segment of CBS’s 60 Minutes. In case you haven’t seen it, you can find it here. Steve Kroft interviewed, among others, Peter Schweizer, author of a … Continue reading

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Doublespeaking Speaker

I’m going to go out on a limb here, and say that our Speaker is employing doublespeak. According to Dictionary.com, here is the definition: evasive, ambiguous language that is intended to deceive or confuse.

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Fiery Fiends Find my Foot

I’ve always admired ants: they’re industrious, organized, and cooperative. Unlike humans, they’re unselfish. Unlike Congress, they get things done. Ants don’t have to receive orders: each one knows what to do, and does it. Among the most interesting and ubiquitous … Continue reading

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