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Nonsense ‘Carries Through’ the Anglophonic World

Languageby Jon N. Hall10/17/15
Many native speakers of the English language, even the highly educated, regularly misuse the word “or” and don’t even realize it. Quite a claim; we Anglophones can’t even use a common two-letter conjunction correctly. More » • (1449 views)

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False Premise of “Income Equality”

Equalityby Patricia L. Dickson10/16/15
I received an email a while back from a college student asking for my comments on the issue of income inequality for a research paper he was doing.  My response to him was in the form of a few questions. More » • (1377 views)

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Profanity or Profundity?

Profanityby Anniel10/15/15
I have always been fascinated with the idea that our language abilities constrain our thought. Can we even know something if we have no words to describe the event or idea? If our vocabulary is not understood or is impoverished, are our thinking abilities limited? More » • (1188 views)

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Democrat Debate Sets the Stage for More of the Same

DemDebate2015-1by Leigh Bravo10/15/15
Anderson Cooper of CNN began the Democratic debate on Tuesday with an important question: “Will you say anything to get elected? Some Democrats believe you changed your positions based on political expediency. More » • (733 views)

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Trump and the Chumps: What’s a Serious Candidate, Anyway?

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke10/14/15
Ever since Donald Trump rose to front-runner status in the 2016 GOP presidential field, we’ve heard dismissive talk about how he’s not a “serious” candidate. Pundits and political-party leaders have made this claim More » • (1001 views)

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Prices, Schizoid Americans, and the ‘Knowledge Problem’

Priceby Jon N. Hall10/14/15
In Nora Ephron’s romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle (1993), 8-year-old Jonah Baldwin is considering taking a commercial flight from Seattle to New York and asks his girlfriend Jessica: “How much would it cost to go?” Jessica answers: “No one knows. It changes practically every day.” More » • (844 views)

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Americans are Void of Critical Thinking Skills

ThinkingManby Patricia L. Dickson10/13/15
Never has there been a time in history requiring that an individual be equipped with critical thinking skills more than now. The biggest problem that America is facing today is the inability of the vast majority of the citizenry to think critically. Matt Drudge went so far as to say that Americans are sick. More » • (1086 views)

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Berry Picking Time

Berriesby Anniel10/12/15
Last night I dreamed of my mother when she had come to stay with us for a few months. We took a drive to Eklutna Lake to go berry picking and we wound up where low bush blueberries grew on a steep hillside above the unpaved road. More » • (1210 views)

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What Really Drives Obama’s Destructive Mideast Policy?

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke10/9/15
It’s not a stretch to say that what ex-president Jimmy Carter did for Iran, Barack Obama is doing for the whole Middle East and beyond. Islamic State is on the move; jihadism in general is raging and all the rage More » • (948 views)

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A Day in a Fallen World

WaitingRoomJake Thompson10/8/15
The Hospital Waiting Room  •  It is no great secret to those who know sorrow that things change quickly. Today, things changed. When I called my wife back I heard a familiar panic. It was hard to understand her. She was trying to tell me something, something that couldn’t be true. Was true. More » • (1058 views)

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Hearing the Northern Lights

NorthernLightsby Anniel10/7/15
We have had a couple of outstanding Aurora Borealis displays in the past few weeks and I was reminded of places and times I have seen them. I first saw the Northern Lights right after Autumn Equinox 1960. More » • (867 views)

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The Key To Our Demise

WireTongueby Leigh Bravo10/6/15
We have all heard it before. Students at colleges and universities around the country are demanding that anyone who has a differing opinion than their own should be tarred, feathered, banned and removed from their sight. More » • (929 views)

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