Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Popular Vote is Practically Worthless

The Popular Vote is Practically Worthless: The popular voter holds a relatively extremist point of view. The popular position on public issues as more extreme is actually politically polarizing. Polarized politics may look great to a segment of the population, … Continue reading

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“Women’s History” month: Inventions by women

“Women’s History” month: Inventions by women The Car Heater: Margaret A Wilcox invented the car heater in 1893! (Margaret also invented a combined clothes and dishwasher) Monopoly: This popular board game was designed by Elizabeth Magie in 1904. Originally called … Continue reading

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Enemy of the People, A Short Story

 Enemy of the People “The trial of Jesus of Nazareth and why Jesus was crucified for being a reformer. A Short Story by Richard Dorsey “What is it these people want?” the Captain of the Guard asked of me without … Continue reading

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“Good ole boys” sell a bad idea

“Good ole boys” sell a bad idea: “Rugged individualism” is the Koch billionaires’ theme to “reclaim” public land for locals. By “locals” conservative propaganda disguises big mining, big lumber and big ranching. Blaming government for restricting enterprise, conservatives get away … Continue reading

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The Ugly American

The Ugly American In 1958 a political novel by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer depicted an American whose egotism, conceit and cool cocky self-assurance hid his colossal cultural and political naïveté causing him to make a lot of sad misjudgments … Continue reading

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“We don’t want safety,” The real gun-nut defense.

The real gun-nut defense: “We don’t want safety.”  If you are thinking about listening to the arguments of gun nuts here something to consider. Gun nuts are not really persuaded by data that says guns don’t protect against assault. Data … Continue reading

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Trump’s supporters proud of their anger

Trump’s supporters are proud of their anger: Trump’s followers are not just angry they are proud of their anger. In listening to comments from Trump’s audiences, it appears many of his supporters do not understand what is happening in the … Continue reading

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