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‘What threatens us today is fear ... our danger is the forces in the world today which are trying to use man’s fear to rob him of his individuality, his soul, trying to reduce him to an … more
How ironic! I just watched a PSA by the New Mexico School Boards Association, touting New Mexico public schools. It made glowing claims about our public school system that, if true now, may soon not … more
Our brains evolved not to reason and ask why but to do or die. Unbeknownst to us, our brains perpetually scan the environment for danger. A car crosses the double yellow line on 518, for instance. … more
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America claims to be the greatest nation on earth. But what makes us so great?  We say we are the land of liberty, and for much of our history we openly welcomed immigrants from other lands. … more
Be a citizen. Here are some considerations for the legislative session. The death penalty is state sanctioned homicide. It is expensive and prolonged. There are, to my knowledge, no studies that … more
According to a recent NASA study on the state of water in the western U.S., we are in a “drought apocalypse.” The West is undergoing rapid desertification due to human caused degradation of the land. Land loses its water holding capacity when … more
‘Maaruf, make sure I am always holding on to the stretcher!” “Why Judah?” “‘Cause if I am not, I am liable to be in some ditch somewhere.” The delirium increased with every step of the march. I had snuck away from the army … more
I am shocked and dismayed at the length people have stooped to in reaction to the President elect. The green neon signs displayed everywhere in the heart of our town are disgraceful, sexist, anti-God. Our children do not need to be exposed to this … more
When Barack Hussein Obama was running for president in 2008, I swore that if he won, I would dance with joy on the shingled roof of my house. Fortunately for my wife and the residents of Greenfield, Massachusetts, I was stricken with the flu on … more
Political events of the last few weeks, in Washington and across the country, have demonstrated — almost beyond the imagination — how quickly our freedoms, our rights, our protections, and our democracy can be lost. Basic democratic concepts we … more
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