Monthly Archives: November 2011

7 Things I’ve Learned From the Republican “Debates”

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) To date, I’ve watched every minute of all eleven of those gatherings of the Republican candidates for the U.S. presidency that the various TV channels and other sponsoring entities call “debates.”  With the possible … Continue reading

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“We Are the Many,” by Makana (w/ lyrics and chords)

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Matthew Swalinkavich is a well-known Hawaiian slack guitar specialist who calls himself Makana (the Hawaiian word for “the gift”).  Recently he gave us all a gift with a new Song called “We Are the … Continue reading

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Sex and Religion Abuse: Personhood?! You wouldn’t recognize a person if she kneed you in the groin.

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) The sad news out of Mississippi, on this Carl Sagan Day, is that more than 40% of the voters there thought it made sense to give a fertilized human egg, a zygote, the status … Continue reading

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Time Running Out

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) (Johnny B’s Hiking and Photo Blog) More and more we hear people arguing that we’re running out of time.  It’s not just because December 12, 2012 is just around the corner, nor is it … Continue reading

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Culture Wars: Fear the People

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) “So,” asks Martin Bashir of Chris Matthews today (November 2) during a teaser segment for “Hardball”, discussing Herman Cain’s latest duck-and-cover response to reporters’ questions about his growing sex scandal, “So is it hip … Continue reading

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Essays on Inequality VIII – OWS and the “New” Income Inequality Data

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) The large and growing gap between the haves and have-nots will tend to undermine growth, both directly and indirectly — including by reducing the marginal propensity to consume and by amplifying the political polarization … Continue reading

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