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The Eight Year Filibuster (A little essay for Juneteenth)

I haven’t posted on this blog for some time now. I have taken a break from the news, politics, etc. Don’t get me wrong I am still listening to NPR and reading the BBC and a few other news sources. … Continue reading

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All Flags Should Be Permanently at Half Mast

Yet another public act of violence and the best response that can possibly be made is for flags to fly at half mast.  A more appropriate response might be the passing of those gun laws but that is not going … Continue reading

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How to Not Solve Gun Violence

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves.” – William Pitt the Younger, 1783 Let me be clear. I am in favor of sensible gun control, background … Continue reading

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Oh, No! Not Another Pope

For the first time in almost 600 years a sitting Pope has resigned. The last was Pope Gregory XII in 1415. And unending speculations and analyses have come forth over that. Some claim he this move weakens the church, some … Continue reading

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Fixing Gun Violence

President Obama has signed some twenty-three executive orders about gun regulation. Of course the heavily racist “fears” about him and his administration were running on high shortly after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Just like when you were … Continue reading

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Cliff Equality

> The term “fiscal cliff” is wearing away at my last nerve. This buzzword is supposed to mean something scary I guess. But who is it that needs to be afraid of the cliff. Not Congress. Not the president. So … Continue reading

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My First Small Town Election Experience

I have written in this blog about my frustrations and criticisms of our political system especially around the oppressive information overload that forms the the surreal circus of the presidential elections. But living in Alameda I realized that I will … Continue reading

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