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Where Magic Happens

I’ve called politics in America a clown show, but I think that is a bit glib. As someone who has been intensely and passionately engaged in the political process, who majored in political science in my youth, I cannot take … Continue reading

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The New America

I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer.  I’ve admitted this before.  So we recorded the Edward Snowden interview and watched it later in the week, at an earlier time, when the old brain might be sharper. It’s now been … Continue reading

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Rebranding Hate

Batshit crazy people believe one or more of the following*: The earth is 6,000 to 8,000 years old Evolution is not proven Growth has no limits Our actions have no consequences More guns are the answer Enhanced interrogation is not … Continue reading

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Pretzel Logic

Since I’ve puked out the democratic party, I’ve been mulling over my options.  Something inside of me kind of insists on staying aware and participating in our government.  But there aren’t too many places that welcome critical thinkers. My batshit … Continue reading

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Freaking on the NSA

I’ve been ruminating on the whole NSA freak out and a few questions strike me. One: What is terrorism? There is not one standard definition that all of our federal security forces are working from. And states have adopted their … Continue reading

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Illusions of Safety part 2

The thing I keep hearing over and over again is that “we” need all of this surveillance to “keep us safe.” Do you really believe for one moment that the government cares about your safety? When I think of a … Continue reading

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Refugee Nation

The election is over.  I did not vote for President Obama.  If the Democratic Party does not reinvent itself for the next cycle, it’s unlikely that I will ever vote for one of the two parties again. Those of us … Continue reading

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