Humanity’s ‘Quest For Meaning,’ Part 1

September 2, 2015 4:36 PM0 comments

One value of a print newspaper, compared to online, is that as you leaf through the pages and skim headlines, you expose yourself to new things beyond your previous range of interests. So, when watching an all-news TV channel you think you’ve just about had your limit of Donald Trump […]

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Anti-Gay Kentucky Marriage Clerk a Charlatan Shyster

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In the same way that the rise of Donald Trump is the logical conclusion of a Republican Party that has lost its way, it is only natural that the most notable faces on the Religious Right in 2015 are Josh Duggar and Kim Davis. Duggar, one of the children on […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Women Still Disenfranchised in Workplace

August 27, 2015 8:47 AM0 comments

Today, 95 years after women were finally given equal access to vote, we continue to disenfranchise women in the workplace, undermining their ability to succeed and handicapping the economy. There is no more common sense issue than the fight for women’s economic empowerment. I am proud to announce that I […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: Cold Fusion Gets a U.S. Patent

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Sometimes our government moves very slowly. In the case of granting a patent to cold fusion technology, which just might replace fossil fuels, it took 26 years. The odyssey that started with a press conference at the University of Utah back in 1989 and has bumped along below the world’s […]

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The Trump Monster From the GOP’s Id

August 26, 2015 4:25 PM0 comments

Who remembers the 1956 science fiction classic, Academy Award-nominated film, “Forbidden Planet,” featuring the likes of Walter Pidgeon and Robby the Robot? To the sci-fi aficionado, it was in a league of its own and according to Gene Roddenberry an inspiration for the “Star Trek” franchise. Do you remember the […]

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Peggy Hubbard’s Viral Video Rant on Race

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The death of a 9-year-old girl who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, while she sat in bed doing her homework prompted a spontaneous online video rant by Peggy Hubbard. In her viral video, she slammed the Black Lives Matter movement for what she said was defending thugs and […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: A $4 Trillion Hole

August 19, 2015 5:37 PM6 comments

Last week reporters at the Wall Street Journal sat down and did some arithmetic. They looked at how much oil was selling for in the spring of 2014 (over $100 a barrel); looked at what it is selling for today (under $50); and concluded that if prices stay low for […]

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Sexism & the Presidency

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In the late 1960s, when as a Berkeley, Calif., graduate seminarian, this writer became deeply involved in the social ferment of those times, there was a lot more clarity of the moment than the haze of the subsequent dissembling nearly 50 years of history and the seemingly relentless babble of […]

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Fiorina Commits Treason: Commends Muslims & Hillary

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Carly Fiornia is doomed. Just as she was getting the once-over for her above mediocre debate performance, she committed double sedition in Republican politics. She did the unthinkable of praising both Islam and Hillary Clinton. GASP! While she was at it, she might as well have burned a flag, called […]

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‘Best of Enemies:’ How Vidal Bashed Buckley

August 12, 2015 6:21 PM1 comment

“The Best of Enemies,” an Oscar-worthy documentary on a handful of screens across America now but guaranteed to be a first-rate resource when it hits the Internet for many a moon to come, chronicles the 10 extraordinary, unscripted, live head-to-head TV throw-downs in the Summer of 1968 pitting two of […]

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