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War, the American way of life

War, the American way of life:  There are few scenes more heart-rendering than a parent or spouse overwhelmed by the death of a loved one. The sorrowful pieta sculptures and paintings attest to the universal angst of untimely demise. Despite … Continue reading

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Crimes against humanity

Crimes against humanity:  International courts deal with crimes against humanity––genocide, torture, political, racial or religious persecution––by using human rights as a framework of justice.  But there is another sort of crime-against-humanity created by social beliefs and political considerations.  Denial of … Continue reading

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Why deny climate change?

Why deny climate change?  Climate change has become a matter of ethics and polarized people: CO2 emissions are bad. Emitters are guilty of sin.  Concern over the danger, while enjoying the benefits, is hypocritical.  Moral responsibility lies at the crux … Continue reading

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Evil Trump

Evil Trump: Trump, and his ilk, would like you to believe, “It’s normal for men to joke about pawing women.” No, it’s not acceptable to joke about pawing women, let alone brag about it in public. Some men degrade women, … Continue reading

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Dirty Air, Dirty Water, Dirty Trump!  In 2012 crop-dusters sprayed pesticide that seeped into farm houses in Minnesota. Later a farmer’s 8-year-old was diagnosed with a brain disorder directly related to the toxin. The EPA banned pesticide spraying until Trump … Continue reading

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Trump: Condemn, or condone!

Trump: Condemn, or condone!  Failure to condemn Donald Trump is to condone him. If you do not condemn Trump obscenities against US prisoners of war as “poor soldiers for having been captured”, against died-in-battle veterans, “as what they signed up … Continue reading

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Cowering to gun fanaticism

Cowering to gun fanaticism:  Not many people know there have been 134 mass shootings over the past fifty years. More people are being killed in each new mass murder than the last on an average basis.  Mass murder deaths are … Continue reading

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