Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Freedom of Speech and Respecting Differences of Opinion

One of the things that I think is bad about the political climate of today is a lack of respect for differences of opinion among the various sides. Especially with the Tea Party and many of its supporters, I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats and a History of Bipartisanship

One of the things that I dislike about the Tea Party is their punishing of any Republican who works with Democrats or who deviates in any way from their conservative philosophy. I don’t understand how they could do this and … Continue reading

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Muriel Rukeyser and the Freedom To Speak Your Mind

One of my heroes is Muriel Rukeyser. Muriel Rukeyser was a poet who was involved in many left wing causes from the 1930s to the 1970s. In spite of her championing of many left wing causes, Muriel was often criticized … Continue reading

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Refugee Children Escaping Violence in the Middle East

These past few weeks, a national debate has been taking place over the great numbers of refugee children from Central America who have been crossing the border for the past few years. Over 50,000 children have traveled through dangerous terrain … Continue reading

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