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basic understanding

This year, I became frustrated with media narratives… …and wondered how I could better understand our news. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t reject media narratives.  I don’t reject those one-line, two-line explanations of complex situations, presented by our major … Continue reading

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voter, heal thyself

“The government you elect is the government you deserve.”                         — Thomas Jefferson Maybe so… …but when I consider my country’s dysfunctional democracy, it hardly seems to fair to blame the voters. Yes, we get to choose… …but our choices often … Continue reading

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purple people

States were first labeled “red” or “blue” during the 2000 elections by television journalist Tim Russert. I’ve heard the choice was mere chance—the colors were not meant to be symbolic. The problem is, I don’t believe in chance… I believe … Continue reading

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Small Hands Effort

  On this election day… …let it be known that I’m tired of being told to “make yourself heard at the ballot box”… …that I’m tired of being told to “write your Congressman” (or woman). I want to take a … Continue reading

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